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Summer Reading Extravaganza: Makes a Splash!

Mother Nature cooperated after an ominous June 6th forecast,and the Library's 10th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza made a big "splash" without thunder, lightning or rain! During the event 3,245 people jump-started the summer reading season with live entertainment, storytimes and cool activities (including a dunk tank!).

During the summer months, all Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations offer summer reading activities for the whole family, including book clubs, crafts and games, guest authors and programs designed especially for children, teens and adults. The Extravaganza is a great reminder to the community about the critical services the Library provides.


We are fortunate to live in a city that places an emphasis on literacy and the value of learning. Because of our sponsors we are able to continue our tradition by celebrating Summer Reading in a big way!

Allegheny Regional Asset District  •  Colcom Foundation  •  Comcast  •  Dominion  •  Duquesne Light  •  Eat'n Park  •  Giant Eagle  •  Heinz North America  •  Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield  •  k12 Charter School  •  Maher Duessel  •  Radio Disney AM 540  •  The Saturday Light Brigade  •  UPMC Health Plan  •  Verizon

Special thanks to our donors who support literacy and Summer Reading activities through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program:

AMSCO Inc., a subsidiary of ESB Bank  •  Allegheny Technologies Incorporated  •  BNY Mellon  •  Hefren Tillotson, Inc.  •  Industrial Scientific  •  PPG Industries, Inc.  • 

To learn more about how your company can be involved in the important work of the Library, please contact Pat Quinn Winter, Development Director at 412.622.8873.

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