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june 1st - august 12th

Welcome to Crafton Public Library's 2022 Summer Reading Challenge! 

Summer Reading o-fish-ially kicks off on May 31st this year, and we have an exciting summer full of activities planned! This year, there are a few ways you can participate—by tracking your reading AND attending library programs. You won't want to miss this!

   Here's how our 2022 Summer Reading Program will work:   

To get started, make an account on Beanstack so that you can track your reading digitally.

Beanstack is also available as an iOS and Android app for quick logging on the go!

You can log books, graphic novels, magazines, audiobooks, e-books. You read it, you can log it!


All participants will receive 5 raffle tickets per 5 books logged.

These tickets can then be entered into virtual drawings (more on that below).

Prizes include four $25 gift cards and three gift baskets.

   Are there any other ways to earn tickets?   

Yes! Kids may also earn extra raffle tickets by completing activity badges . There are 3 badges for each week of summer reading. You can complete just one badge or all of them—it's totally up to you! Each badge may only be earned once.

   Need help or have lingering questions?   


Please feel free to reach out to us by phone at (412) 922-6877 or by email at

 Getting Started 

These short videos were created for our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge, but the process is still pretty much the same. Just make sure you choose "Crafton Public Library Summer Reading 2022" as your challenge!

How To: Sign Up & Enter A Challenge

Be sure to select the "Crafton Public Library Summer Reading 2022" challenge!

How To: Log Books & Enter Drawings

Getting Started


By reading books and earning activity badges, you can earn tickets to enter raffles for a number of $25 gift cards and CPL-curated gift baskets. Seven lucky readers will be chosen once the program concludes on August 13th. 

  • $25 Antney's gift card

  • $25 Blue Snail gift card

  • $25 Caliente gift card

  • $25 Dunkin' gift card

  • Gift Basket #1 - Ocean Basket

    • Pittsburgh Zoo tickets (2), Ocean Squishmallows, Go Fish card game, Let's Go Fishin' game, dolphin paint by number, and markers

  • Gift Basket #2 - House Plant Basket

    • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden tickets (2), planters, plant hangers, planting tools, soil

  • Gift Basket #3 - Movie Basket

    • Cinemark gift card, variety of snacks


 programs and ACTIVITIES

   Crafton Public Library Programs   

With the sunny summer weather coming, we have some socially-distanced, outdoor events planned for you to enjoy! Keep an eye out here and on our programs calendar for updates:

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 starting at 6 pm

Broglie Shelter at Crafton Park

Join us for snacks, storytime, mini golf, and an opportunity to learn how readers of all ages can win prizes for their reading this summer!

   Countywide Virtual Learning Bingo Cards   


Once again, we've teamed up with the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and its 70+ member libraries to bring you a calendar full of exciting virtual learning programs and social media content geared towards kids and families.

Follow ACLA Youth Services and Crafton Public Library on Facebook to see updates when new content is posted. You can find a calendar of events at the link below:

Programs & Activities

Our ​library is open to the public for inside browsing! If you're not sure what to read next, here are a number of ways that you can find your next read:


  • Follow our Facebook page for weekly staff recommendations, book lists, and previews of new arrivals.

  • Search the library catalog to see what's available at CPL and 70+ other county libraries.

  • Use our database NoveList+ to find recommended reading lists and read-alikes of your favorite books and authors!

  • Take advantage of our library's many e-resources, such as:

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Our library provides you with access to a variety of e-books, audiobooks, and magazines through apps like Hoopla, Overdrive, Libby, and Flipster. Check out our "Resources" page for more information on these apps and more.

 HOW DO I FIND something TO READ? 

Finding Something to Read
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