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Make a Splash: Hit the Beach Make a Splash:
Hit the Beach
Featured Collection August 2010

Enjoy the last full month of summer! Grab your favorite beach read, barbecue cookbook, travel planner or Beach Boys CD from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and hit the waves.

 
Kids: Stretch your Summer
Some lucky folks get to visit the beach and enjoy the sound of the surf and the soft sand squishing between their toes. Others have to make do with reading about seaside adventures. Whether you're headed out of town or hunkered down on the porch, check out these selections for a virtual visit to a world of water.
 
Beachcombing and Shore Walking
Beachcombing and shore walking are water sports you can engage in without knowing how to swim and without getting too wet. Here are some books to help you appreciate and understand the shore and its inhabitants: two-legged, four-legged, many-legged and no-legged.
 
Our Most Rustic Cooking Method Open Fire
Get those charcoal briquettes and lighter fluid and head on down to the beach for a cookout! Whether you love hamburgers and hot dogs or more sophisticated gourmet fare, we've got the cookbook for you. Even if you are a vegetarian!
 
Beach Travel
Whether you are taking a road trip to Rehobeth Beach or a cruise to the Caribbean, come into the library to check out some travel guides before you go.
 
Novel Summer Reading
Take this new fiction to the beach, the mountains, the porch, or your neighborhood (air conditioned) coffee shop.
 
Beach Reads
If you're going to the shore, take along these beach-themed books to get you in the mood. And if you're staying home, they'll help you take a virtual trip.
 
Hurricanes
Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th so there's always a chance for some hurricane excitement when you go to the Eastern Shore.