• summer reading

  • Pittsburgh Public Schools and

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

    Summer Reading Program


    Join us for READ-A-PALOOZA Bookbowl!  In partnership with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we invite YOU to participate in our K-12 Citywide Summer Reading program! Read for enjoyment throughout the summer and engage in activities promoting health and wellness while nurturing your imagination, critical thinking, and creativity! Read to explore careers and learn more about your future career options! Engaging in reading over the summer months offers a multitude of benefits beyond just entertainment. It helps prevent the "summer slide," ensuring that skills gained during the school year are maintained and even improved upon. Reading fosters vocabulary growth, comprehension skills, and critical thinking abilities-- all are essential for academic success. Exploring diverse genres and perspectives through reading enhances empathy, creativity, and cultural understanding. 

    Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will offer many fun activities and challenges throughout the summer with opportunities to earn incentives and win prizes!  The PPS Prize list is below.  The list will be updated throughout the summer as students win prizes for engaging in summer reading.  

    Click here to learn more about the program. 

    Take pictures throughout the summer and tag #PPSREADS on social media! Pictures can also be sent to afillmore1@pghschools.org


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  • PPS Prize List

    As a PPS student, you can win prizes from PPS and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh!  The list of prizes will be updated as donations are received and awarded to Summer Readers. 

    PPS thanks the local organizations who have donated prizes for the summer reading program! Your generosity is greatly appreciated! 

    The prizes you can win from PPS are listed here: 



    PPS Winner!

    Pittsburgh Pirates

    100 Vouchers (2 tickets each) Redeemable at any Sunday-Thursday game from June 17-August 8


    Pittsburgh Riverhounds

    4 ticket vouchers redeemable for a Midview seat to any 2024 regular season home game


    Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

    2 Admission Tickets


    Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Museum Lab

    One-time Use Family Pass (five same day tickets)


    Mattress Factory

    Family Membership (Good for 1yr)


    Senator John Heinz History Center

    4 Admission Passes


    Fort Pitt Museum

    4 Admission Passes

    (also redeemable at Heinz History Center or Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village)


    Soldiers & Sailors Museum

    4 Admissions Passes


    Pittsburgh Glass Center

    Make-It-Now Experience for Two (up to $100 value)


    Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

    1 Pass for One Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children)


    The National Aviary

    2 Admission Tickets


    FA Climbing & Fitness

    100 Day Passes


    ASCEND Climbing

    2 – One Free Day Passes


    Fun Fore All Family Fun Park

    4 – Free 2hr Time Play Passes


    Big Burrito Restaurant Group

    $25 burrito bucks gift card


    Arsenal Bowling Lanes

    4 Passes each for 5 Free Games


    Carnegie Science Center

    4 Admission Tickets


    Pittsburgh Opera

    2 Tickets to Pittsburgh Opera's production of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini on Tuesday, October 8th @ 7:00pm. 


    Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    4 Admission Tickets


  • Summer Reading Registration

    Registration will open on May 11th.  Click here to register!

    There are lots of ways to sign up and to log books.

    • You or your grown-up can go to the Library’s website or CLP staff can sign you up and log your books.
    • Stop into any CLP location with your reading log.
    • Call 412-622-3114
    • Go to carnegielibrary.org to live chat with CLP Library staff
    • Send a text to the Library (SMS: 412–775–3900)


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  • Book Log and Book Challenge

    Click here to find the summer reading book log and book challenge.  Students will be eligible to win prizes for their participation in the summer reading program.

    How do I win prizes?

    • Log books between June 16 - August 11 to be automatically entered in the monthly prize drawing. 
    • Stop by your Carnegie Library Branch to receive a Tote Bag (while supplies last)
    • Log 5 books between June 16 - August 11 to be automatically entered in the grand prize basket drawings at the end of summer. 
    • Reader Book Log: Challenge yourself to read 25 books throughout the summer!  Log the books you read on the Book Log!  When complete, you can submit your book log to your Carnegie Library Branch or to Dr. Ann Fillmore, afillmore1@pghschools.org. (While supplies last.)
    • Bingo!: Once you complete one of the reading activities listed on the bingo card, you can mark a spot on the bingo card.  Once you have 5 in a row, you have BINGO! When you have bingo, submit your bingo card to your Carnegie Library Branch or to Dr. Ann Fillmore, afillmore1@pghschools.org. (While supplies last.)
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  • PPS Book Lists

    Check out our PPS Book Lists!  These books have been reviewed and recommended by our PPS librarians!  Check out the PPS display at your local Carnegie Library Branch! 

Dr. Walters