The Knoxville Branch Library, 400 Brownsville Road, kicks off its summer reading club on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a celebration that includes a puppet performance, book and bake sale and more.
Storyteller/puppeteer Joann Kielar will present "A World of Stories," for families with preschool and early elementary school age children at 11 a.m. The sale of gently used books, materials and tasty baked goods will be on-going throughout the day.
Registration for summer reading, which has a multicultural theme for every age group, is the focus of the day. Children receive a free t-shirt and folder at registration, plus ways to earn prizes all summer, including weekly story and craft programs centered on the theme "One World, Many Stories."
An online reading program, "You Are Here," features prize drawings for teens who record their reading on the website. On Thursday afternoons there will also be a Teen Art Club at the Knoxville Branch, with a special exhibit planned in August for the Main Library in Oakland.
Adults can participate in the "Novel Destinations" summer reading club, which includes grand prize eligibility for those who participate.
Stop by the Knoxville Branch on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the kickoff. It is also possible to sign up for summer reading online at www.carnegielibrary.org or at the library anytime.
For more information, call 412-381-6543 or check out the website at www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/knoxville. Find them on Facebook by searching Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Knoxville to learn about all the summer events.