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Extravaganza 2023

August 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Find your voice and make it heard! Summer Reading 2023 is a celebration of self expression!

Join us on Sunday, August 13 from noon – 5 pm at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Summer Reading Extravaganza, a family-friendly outdoor festival for all ages. Grab your friends and head to the Library in Oakland for music, crafts, games, historic tours, storytelling, food trucks and so much more! While you’re there, take your best guess at the total number of books read this summer for a chance at Pittsburgh-inspired prizes!

Enjoy activities and experiences presented by CLP partners, including:

  • Allegheny Land Trust
  • Andy Warhol Museum
  • Animal Friends
  • Bike PGH
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Center for Creative Reuse
  • Colour of Song
  • Fund my Future
  • Juliandra Jones – PBJ Customs
  • Macedonia FACE
  • Mike the Balloon Guy
  • Moonshot Museum
  • O’Ryan the O’Mazing
  • Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring Program
  • Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
  • Pittsburgh Community Services Inc. (PCSI)
  • Pittsburgh Opera
  • Pittsburgh Science Workshop
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library
  • Puppets for Pittsburgh
  • Single Mom Defined
  • UniSound
  • UPMC

Satisfy your cravings with food and sweet treats for purchase from:

  • Billu’s Indian Grill
  • Kona Ice
  • Mandu Handu
  • Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream
  • The Roaming Bean
  • Tom’s Diner on Wheels
  • Vaya Mexican Street Food

Don’t miss performances by:

  • Brittany Thurman, author of Fly, and the Double Dutch Swing Squad
  • Frzy
  • Gab Bonesso
  • Pittsburgh CLO
  • Puppets for Pittsburgh
  • Sharon Flake, author of Once in a Blue Moon


Collection of Summer Reading sponsor logos and names including: EQT, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh CLO, Chase, duolingo and UPMC health Plan


Thank you to the following for making the Extravaganza prize package extra exciting!

Andy Warhol Museum
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Science Center
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
National Aviary
Pittsburgh CLO
Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium




August 13, 2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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CLP – Main (Oakland)
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Age Group
Adults, Early Learners Birth-5 Years, General Audience, School Age Kids Grades K-5, Teens
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