Summer Challenge Begins on June 11th.
Come into the library and sign up for the Summer Challenge starting on June 11. Pick up your game board and start collecting your activity badges right away. Some badges are earned by reading or doing fun activities. Many of our programs and other special events will also offer stickers you can use on your board game, giving you even more ways to win. Speaking of programs and events, we have a ton of offerings for people of all ages and interests. Every age group has badges made just for them as well as many you can do as a whole family. The more badges you earn, the more fun prizes you receive, and everyone who finishes their game board will receive a free book to keep! But the very best prize of all is all the amazing memories you will make this summer by participating in the Summer Challenge.
Every year the library choose a charity to support in order to give back to the community and this year we are conducting a diaper drive to benefit the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank. One in three American parents struggles to provide clean diapers for their children. Food stamps and WIC don’t cover diapers and families often are forced to make tough decisions regarding day care and employment because they can’t afford diapers. The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank partners with local social service organizations to distribute diapers free of charge to families in need. Diapers collected at our drive will go directly to families in our community. Drop disposable diapers of any size off in our donation bins before the end of the Summer Challenge and earn a badge for your game board as well as helping a family in need.
Pirates Tales and Riverhounds Tickets
Kids ages 4-12 can win free tickets to a Pittsburgh Pirates game by reading! Stop into the children’s area and pick up entry forms. Fill one out for every book you read to try to win. The more you read the better your chance is to win! All entries are due by August 31st, 2018.
Any child who reads three books this summer is eligible to receive free tickets to a Pittsburgh Riverhounds game. Forms to record books read are available in the children’s area and need to returned by August 15.
Summer Challenge Ends on August 25th.
The last day to drop off your game boards is Saturday August 25 to receive your prizes, free books and/or entry forms for the prize drawings. Drawings for teen and adult prizes will be done the following week.