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15th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza, Sunday, June 7, 2015, 12-5 pm

Sunday, June 7, 2015 | 12 - 5 pm
CLP - Main (Oakland)
This event is held rain or shine. No event registration required.

Every Hero Has A Story. What's Yours?

Children, teens and adults can be the hero of their own reading adventures this summer, through the popular Summer Reading programs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The adventure kicks off at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 15th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza. Kids, teens and adults can enjoy this super outdoor festival with music, crafts, games and... books!

Here's a sample of some of the great things you can do at this year's Extravaganza:

  • Sign up for Summer Reading and get your materials that day
  • Enjoy live performances, interactive storytimes and puppet shows
  • Rock out with The Labs and play fun CLP Readers Games
  • Learn about the exciting things you can do all over town this summer with Pittsburgh City of Learning
  • Browse the annual book sale
  • Try your hand at science experiments
  • Personalize a Smiley Cookie with Eat 'n Park
  • Support your Library by purchasing food from the featured food trucks
  • Try your hand at gardening, cooking, robots, learning a new language and so much more!

Schedule of Events

EQT Performance Tent

12:00 | Pittsburgh Puppet Works, Writers Contest Show
12:40 | Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcome
1:00 | Pittsburgh Musical Theater
2:00 | Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
3:00 | Timbeleza, Street Samba Funk
4:00 | GeeksDanz, excerpt from Finding Margo, Losing Gus
4:30 | GeeksDanz encore

Emcee: Larry Berger, SLB Radio Productions, Inc.

CLP Languages Tent

12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 | Bilingual Storytimes

CLP Wellness Tent

12:45, 1:45, 2:45 & 3:45 | The Healthy Hero Experience - an audience participation adventure
1:15, 2:15 & 3:15 | Gardening Thyme cooking demonstration

Quiet Reading Room

1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 | Performances from Female Artists, WYEP's Reimagine Media series

Children's Room

12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30 | Puppet Show - The Three Billy Goats Gruff


Thank You to Our 2015 Extravaganza Sponsors!

2015 Summer Reading Extravaganza Sponsors

In Collaboration With:

• Commonwealth Connections Academy • Larry Berger and SLB Radio
• Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School • Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School
• Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy • Pittsburgh Pirates