For the first five books you read, you’ll get a voucher for a FREE ICE CREAM CONE at the Swissvale Dari-Delite. Keep reading & earn a raffle ticket on Beanstack for each 5 books you read!
Log your reading & engage with your library with Beanstack!
To log your reading online and enter to win PRIZES, visit carnegielibrary.beanstack.org.
Over thirty libraries across Allegheny County have collaborated together to present digital summer reading programs. For more information or Beanstack account questions, contact us.
Allegheny County Library Association Summer Reading
In an unprecedented show of collaboration, ACLA and its member libraries have come together to provide an extensive slate of programs for the entire county and surrounding areas, as well as partners in the region. We encourage you to explore the many engaging activities and hope this is your destination for family entertainment and discovery this summer. Learn more about ACLA summer reading
Grab & Go Kits
New Grab-and-Go kits are released on the second Monday of the month! Drop by the library for a simple STEAM activity to do at home!
Outdoor Story Time
Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. • Library lawn
Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities on the lawn, weather-permitting, and downstairs if it doesn’t.
Mondays at 4:00 pm • Virtual
For school-age kids and tweens. Play Minecraft online with your friends! We play using Java Edition, which is incompatible with phones and mobile devices. Contact Miss Cece for login information or if you have any questions (email@example.com).
Stories on Saturday
Saturdays at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for an all-ages storytime with Miss Cece. Come for stories and stick around for a fun activity. Can’t make it? The stories and activity will be here all day, so drop in and check them out at your convenience!
Tween & Teen Time
Thursdays at 3:00 pm
For tweens and teens. Come hang out at the library with Cody. We’ll do a different activity every week, ranging from debates to scavenger hunts to making origami. Come check it out!
Watch It Wednesdays
Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
For tweens and teens. Join us downstairs in the basement to watch fun anime and movies – with snacks!
Every other Tuesday, 5 – 6 p.m.
Feeling like you don’t have enough time to finish up that craft project you’ve been working on? Bring your supplies and yourself here, and take some time to work on it!
Thursdays from 11 am to 2 pm
Sign up for a 30 minute session to get help with using and navigating your device! Note: we cannot help with hardware issues. To sign up: visit or call the library or email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.