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june 6th - august 2nd

Welcome to Crafton Public Library's 2024 Summer Reading Challenge! 

Summer Reading kicks off on June 6th 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 2024 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 and raffle baskets!

   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 more 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 2024" as your challenge!

How To: Sign Up & Enter A Challenge

Be sure to select the "Crafton Public Library Summer Reading 2024" challenge!

How To: Log Books & Enter Drawings

Getting Started


Baskets #1 & #2: Outdoor Adventure - Includes water bottle, Pittsburgh hiking book, birding pamphlet, and binoculars.

Basket #3: Movie Night - Includes Cinemark gift card and Cravebox snacks

Basket #4: Pittsburgh Day Out - Includes 2 Pittsburgh Zoo tickets and Antney’s gift card


Gift Card #1: PNC Park - $75

Gift Card #2: Pittsburgh Paintball Park - $50

Gift Card #3: TopGolf - $50

Gift Card #4: Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park - $50


 programs and ACTIVITIES

June 7th | 11:30 AM | Join us at the Library to create your own library book bag!

June 14th | 11:30 AM | Join us at the Library for an activity hosted by Cub Scouts Pack 205!

June 21st | 11:30 AM | Join us at the Library for rock painting and a garden activity.

June 28th | 11:30 AM | Join us at Thornburg Conservation Park for a nature hike!

July 5th | 11:30 AM | Join us at the Library for clay nature prints.

July 12th | 11:30 AM | Join us at Crafton Park for the 2nd annual Chalk and Popsicle-fest!

July 19th | 11:30 AM | Join us at Crafton Park for a potluck lunch and ice cream party!

July 26th | 11:30 AM | Join us at Crafton Park for an activity and a round of mini golf!

August 2nd | 11:30 AM | Join us at Crafton Plaza for our 2nd annual wrap up party!

Programs & Activities

If you're not sure what to read next, here are a number of ways that you can find your next read:​

  • 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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