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june 9th - august 11th

Welcome to Crafton Public Library's 2023 Summer Reading Challenge! 

Summer Reading kicks off on June 9th 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 2023 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 gift cards to various local businesses!

   Are there any other ways to earn tickets?   

Yes! Kids may also earn extra raffle tickets by completing activity badges . There are 4 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 2023" as your challenge!

How To: Sign Up & Enter A Challenge

Be sure to select the "Crafton Public Library Summer Reading 2023" challenge!

How To: Log Books & Enter Drawings

Getting Started




 programs and ACTIVITIES

   Crafton Public Library Programs   

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!

Friday, June 9th starting at 6 pm

Hoffman Shelter at Crafton Park

Join CPL and Crafton's Magistrate Jack Kobistek for sno-cones and

crafts all while learning how to participate in Summer Reading!

More coming soon!

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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