Summer Reading Program

If you have a minute: please fill out the summer reading survey if you did not have a chance to complete it on your Beanstack account.
We also have paper copies at the front desk. All surveys help us greatly in preparing for future events and submitting statistics for our state report and funding.


July 1-August 4, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Summer Reading webpage! This year’s theme is Tails and Tales! We are scurrying to put together a “paw-some” summer full of fun, in-person adventures, and lots and lots of reading!

Looking to have a paws-itively fun summer? Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library. We have a summer reading challenge for every age…even adults!

Register here:

Our summer reading program uses an online platform called Beanstack, where you will login/create an account, register and track your reading and activities. When you sign up, you can add multiple readers all under one account and it will automatically set each reader up with the appropriate reading challenge for their age.

-Summer reading is FREE!
-Easily keep track of your reading through Beanstack
-Earn digital badges
-Connect with other readers
-Go on adventures!
-Win prizes!

This year’s summer reading theme is “Tails and Tales” where you’ll find reading challenges that encourage reading and include activities designed around the theme of animals and tales. Each age group will have their own reading goal which upon completion, will earn a ticket into their grand prize drawing. There will be weekly participation prize drawings for specific age groups too.


We have a full schedule of planned in-person programs for the summer which includes weekly family night programs, storytime in the park, Pittsburgh Zoo and lots of other exciting programs! All programs will be in-person with registration required. Registration for in-person programs will be announced in July. Here is the peek into our summer reading schedule so you can start planning.

We’re so excited for you to join in!



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