Summer is almost upon us, and while some of us may be dreaming about no school, swimming pools, fireworks and ice cream cones, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is gearing up for its annual Summer Reading program.
Participating in a summer reading program can help kids and teens retain the literacy skills they have gained during the school year. Studies have shown that when kids and teens read during the summer, they are more likely to succeed when the new school year begins. Summer slide, or summer learning loss, can be challenged by reading books and engaging in out-of-school learning opportunities. Fortunately, the Library has many fun and educational programs planned for those long, hot summer days, as well as excellent booklists to help kids, teens and their families stay sharp all summer long.
The Summer Reading program engages kids, teens and adults by tracking books read over the course of the summer. Kids, teens and adults have the chance to participate in summer reading themed programs and activities, while also earning awesome prizes (like free books!).
To kick-off the Summer Reading program, the Carnegie Library hosts the Summer Reading Extravaganza, an outdoor festival packed with fun games, live music and storytelling, puppet shows, crafts and much more!
So join us for the 16th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza on Sunday, June 5th from 12-5 pm at CLP – Main in Oakland. Extravaganza is a rain or shine event, and registration is not required.
Jessica is a Children’s Specialist at CLP – Squirrel Hill. An avid reader of all things Moomin, Jessica also enjoys beekeeping, biking and digging in the dirt.