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Carrick library planning a summer full of activities


Beginning June 15 kids and their families can explore trails of all kinds through programs, books and activities at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Carrick location.

The 2004 Summer Reading program, “Discover New Trails @ Your Library” encourages children from toddlers to teens to maintain their reading skills over the summer by reading for fun while earning prizes at the same time. In addition, there will be story times, songs, games and art activities.

Programs for children 6 to 10 years old will be on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. from June 16 through July 28. Little trailblazers ages 18 months to 5 years can attend story times on Thursday mornings at 11:15 from June 17 through July 29, as well as two special evening pajama story times on Thursday, June 10 and July 15 at 6:30 p.m.

All kids ages 3 and up are welcome to come to the Stuffed Animal Pet Show on Wednesday, June 23 at 1 p.m. Every critter wins an award. A special visitor from Animal friends will talk about caring for dogs and cats. Donations of old, clean towels/blankets and kitten/puppy food will be accepted. Registration is required for this program.

Harry's back, and he's at the Carrick library. Fill up the afternoon with grindylows, redcaps and dementors. This year's Hogwarts class will learn the fine points of Defense Against the Dark Arts. Who knows?…Prongs may even ride again on Saturday, June 19 from 1-2:30 p.m. Registration is required and the program is for ages 6-10.

The Carrick Players will present a special Puppet Show for the young and young at heart on Saturday, July 17 at 1 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-8.

Bring the whole family for an evening of Tall Tales and Campfire Songs around the library “campfire” on Tuesday, July 27 at 6 p.m.

Got books? Get reading. Get stuff. Teens have their own reading club, book discussions and an afternoon movie program. The more books they read, the more chances they have to win great prizes. The Grand Prize county-wide is six tickets to Kennywood and a limo ride to and from the park.

A summer reading program for adults will be coming soon to the library.

All activities are free of charge. For more information call 412-882-3897 or visit The library is at 1811 Brownsville Road, next to Saint Basil's Church.


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