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WQED Multimedia and area libraries team up for Summer Reading Roadshow

Press Contact:
Lane Maggio Cigna

Communications Manager
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 578-2458
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Gigi Saladna
WQED Multimedia

PITTSBURGH, PA - WQED Multimedia, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Library Association are teaming up for the Summer Reading Roadshow at the Monroeville Mall, Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Summer Reading Roadshow is a fun-filled event promoting family literacy.

Attendees can "check out" the Bookmobile, join the Summer Reading Program and register for library cards, play games, win prizes and participate in reading activities for all ages. On June 28 kids can meet X the Owl from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and on July 12 the Pittsburgh RIVERHOUNDS ® join in the festivities. Librarians will be on hand with more information about summer reading programs and WQED's Education Resource Center will have information on Ready to Learn programs and WQED's Kids' Club.

The Summer Reading Roadshow is part of a statewide Summer Reading Program that encourages kids to keep reading for fun during the summer months. The program helps parents to spend time with their children, improve the quality of reading instruction and expand and intensify summer library services. This year's theme is "Get In the Game." Any child from birth to 12 years of age may participate in the Summer Reading Program. Kids who are 13 years and older may participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program.

More information on the Summer Reading Roadshow is available on WQED Multimedia's website at and on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's website at

WQED Multimedia provides educational, cultural and informational products and services, which enhance and engage the community. It is the parent company of WQEDtv13, WQEDfm89.3, WQEJfm89.7/Johnstown, a publishing division which includes PITTSBURGH magazine, local and national television and radio productions, and the WQED Education Resource Center.

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Through its Main Library and network of neighborhood locations, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh serves the dynamic and diverse information needs of people living in Western Pennsylvania. The Library is a vital community anchor that provides universal access to literature, culture, art, music, history, business and technology. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a member of the Allegheny County Library Association.

About the Allegheny County Library Association
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The Allegheny County Library Association is a federated library system with 44 member libraries. It exists to challenge and assist members to improve library service to the residents of Allegheny County. Through membership, libraries share resources and have access to additional funding and support for programming and services.

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