Dig into summer reading programs for kids at the Knoxville Branch Library


The Carnegie Library of PittsburghKnoxville branch is digging up fun this summer with programs and reading incentives for children of all ages.

Research proves children who do not read over the summer can lose up to two months of essential literacy skills. The library’s summer reading events are designed to keep kids interested in reading with fun programs full of stories, science, arts and crafts, music and games. In addition, the annual Summer Reading Club provides a way to children of all ages keep on track with reading and/or listening to books from June 9 to August 10.

A Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration features the “Dig Deep into Science” show, presented by Mad Science of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. This audience participation event unearths mysteries to get kids excited about the science beneath our feet – volcanoes, underground critters, earthquakes and more.

Programs planned this summer include: Kids Create: Dig into Arts & Crafts on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for all ages; Pre-K Program: Little Diggers Storytime on Thursdays at 1 p.m. for ages 2-5 with an adult; and School Age Fun: Reading Rocks! For K-fifth graders on Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Additional events are planned throughout the summer so be sure to check often for the latest news. All library programs are free.

Learn more about current programs and sign up for Summer Reading Club by visiting the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Knoxville, 400 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh 15210, or call 412-381-6543. Information is also available on its webpage: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/knoxville; on Facebook (search for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Knoxville).

The library’s email address is knoxville@carnegielibrary.org


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