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Events & Programs

Summer Reading Program Wrap Party
for Kids and Young Adults
You’ve done all the work—now let’s celebrate! The Fizz Boom Read and Spark a Reaction Summer Reading Programs for kids and young adults will conclude with a party on Thursday, July 31st at Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th Street in Lincoln Park.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the party starts at 6:00 p.m. Ice cream, brownies, and drinks will be served. Every child who attends will receive a free book!

The event is free and open to reading program participants and families. Please stop by or call the youth services department to R.S.V.P.

Fizz Boom Read! Program for Kids and Young Adults
The Summer Reading Program for kids and young adults is now underway at the library.

Read books to win free swim and mini-golf passes, plus fun prizes!

Click here for a PDF with all the details
The Summer Reading Program is for readers and nonreaders from birth through age seventeen. Participants may read or listen to books at home. The last day to turn in books for credit is Saturday, July 26th.
Summer story times for all ages are held five times each week. On Thursdays, the library hosts a program for kids ages seven to eleven. The MovieMakers program for teens in sixth through twelfth grades are scheduled for Monday mornings in June at 10:00 a.m. Teens are invited to participate in both the Fizz Boom Read and Spark a Reaction reading programs!
Fizz Boom Read will conclude with a wrap party on Thursday, July 31st at 6:00 p.m. at Lincoln Center (710 W. 9th Street, Lincoln Park). Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

It’s going to be another great summer at the library!

2014 Summer Programs for Kids ages 7—11

July 3:            Eric Vaughn Magic Show Special All-Ages Program (1pm ONLY)
Program held at St. John’s Activity Center across from the library
July  10:        Fun with Fibonacci! (10am & 1pm)
July  17:        Nutty Professor Science Program (1pm ONLY)
July  24:         7-11 Fizz Boom Read Scavenger Hunt (10am & 1pm)            

Spark A Reaction Program for Young Adults
For young adults in sixth through twelfth grades, the Pittsburg Public Library is hosting
the Spark a Reaction Summer Reading Program.

Click here for a PDF with all the details
Participants may check out and read any combination of five books, magazines, or audio books. Everyone who completes one reading log will receive a free book.
All reading logs will be entered into a drawing for one of two $100 Wal-Mart gift cards. The grand prize drawing will be held at the end of July.
That’s not all...Young adults can also join the Fizz Boom Read Program to earn free mini-golf and swim passes. Stop by the youth services or young adult departments to get started.

There’s No Place Like the Library Program for Adults
Don’t let the kids have all the fun! There’s No Place Like the Library, the reading program for adults, is in full swing!

Stop by the second floor reference desk to pick up your stream-lined reading log and let our friendly staff help you pick out books in the appropriate reading genres.

Read six books and you’ll receive a PPL book tote, plus every entry will earn you a chance to win the grand prize awarded on July 25th (need not be present to win). Follow the yellow brick road to the Pittsburg Public Library!

Scrabble Club @ the Library
The Pittsburg Public Library has teamed up with a local Scrabble Club to offer twice-monthly scrabble games at the library. The club will meet on Saturday, July 5th and Saturday, July 19th at 1:00 p.m. Beginners and seasoned players are welcome to attend this free program.