Dormont Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program will run from June 16 through July 28 this year. The theme for all ages is “Libraries Rock!”.

Summer Reading for Children & Young Adults

Sign up at Dormont Library and you’ll receive a reading log. All books that you log for this program must be checked out from Dormont Library. The more minutes you spend reading, the more chances you’ll have to win a great prize!

Summer Reading for Adults

Sign up at the front desk and log the books you’ve read between June 16 and July 28. There are no restrictions on the genre of books for this year, so you can read anything you’re comfortable with. For every 5 books an adult participant reads, you’ll receive a Sarris candy bar and one raffle ticket for a $25 gift card–the more books you read, the more candy bars and chances to win you’ll receive.

Special Events for Children, Young Adults, & Families

We have a lineup of special events and building-themed storytimes this summer. Registration is requested for these events; please call 412-531-8754, visit Facebook, or ask at the front desk to register. Certain events have a limit on the number of participants, so read each event carefully.
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Summer Reading: Open Craft

Thursday, June 21 at 5:00 pm
Come and create wonderful crafts with a variety of materials.

Summer Reading: Saturday Storytime

Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 am
All ages welcome. Summer Reading themed stories and a craft with a librarian. Saturday Storytimes are different from ones during the week!

Summer Reading: Lego Club

Saturday, June 23 at 11:30 am
Bring your own blocks or use ours! For ages 3-18.

Summer Reading: Origami Paper Crafts Workshop

Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 pm
A special session of our Origami Workshop with a Summer Reading theme. Sessions are held on the fourth Saturday of each month from 1-2 PM. This program is open to adults, teens, and children 3rd grade and up. You can see some photos of our previous workshops on Facebook. Registration is requested for this program. To register or for more information, please call 412-531-8754 or ask at the front desk.

Summer Reading Storytime

Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 am
For children up to 5 years old. Summer Reading themed stories and a craft with a librarian

Gateway to the Arts: “Violet’s Music”

Wednesday, June 27 at 10:30 am
For children up to 5 years old. Violet wants to be a musician, but she can’t find friends to make music with her! This is an interactive story time experience of the award-winning children’s book Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson. Teaching Artist, Anqwenique Wingfield will sing Violet’s story in a range of musical styles from classical to hip hop to jazz. Children are invited to sing and play instruments in Violet’s band, and they discover that musicians must work together!

Summer Reading: Open Craft

Thursday, June 28 at 5:00 pm
Come and create wonderful crafts with a variety of materials.

Summer Reading: Tail Waggin’ Storytime

Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 pm
This unique Storytime is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade who would like to practice their reading skills with special storytime listening dogs, or for readers of all ages who enjoy visiting with some furry friends. Registration for this program is required, and there will be a limit of 16 participants. Please call 412-531-8754 to register. Storytime listening dogs provided by Therapy Dogs International, Golden Triangle Chapter.

Ocean Karaoke

Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 pm
All ages program. Join us as we sing ocean related songs, get your picture taken as a pirate and have a Jolly Roger good time!

Summer Reading Storytime

Tuesday, July 3 at 10:30 am
For children up to 5 years old. Summer Reading themed stories and a craft with a librarian

CLOSED: Fourth of July

Wednesday, July 4 at 12:00 am
Dormont Library will be closed all day on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open on Thursday, July 5.

Summer Reading: Open Craft

Thursday, July 5 at 5:00 pm
Come and create wonderful crafts with a variety of materials.

Musical Storytime with Miss Julie

Tuesday, July 10 at 10:30 am
For children up to 5 years old. Enjoy a Summer Reading themed storytime with musical accompaniment!

Musical Storytime with Miss Julie

Wednesday, July 11 at 10:30 am
For children up to 5 years old. Enjoy a Summer Reading themed storytime with musical accompaniment! This is a repeat of Tuesday’s performance.

Summer Reading: Open Craft

Thursday, July 12 at 5:00 pm
Come and create wonderful crafts with a variety of materials.

Summer Reading: Rock Painting

Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 pm
All ages program. Transform an  ordinary rock into a work of art. Please bring your own rock.

Rocks, Minerals, and Hounds (Pre-K-3)

Saturday, July 14 at 9:30 am
This session is for students in preschool through 3rd Grade. Discover the secrets inside everyday rocks and minerals!

Rocks, Minerals, and Hounds (4th-6th Grade)

Saturday, July 14 at 10:45 am
This session is for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade. Discover the secrets inside everyday rocks and minerals!

Summer Reading: Lego Club

Saturday, July 14 at 11:30 am
Bring your own blocks or use ours! For ages 3-18.

Summer Reading Storytime

Tuesday, July 17 at 10:30 am
For children up to 5 years old. Summer Reading themed stories and a craft with a librarian

Gateway to the Arts: “Duck, Duck, Dance”

Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 am
For children up to 5 years old. Vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield will introduce children to a family of quacky ducks who love to have fun and show off their socks in Duck Sock Hop. After the ducks tear, rip, and ultimately lose their socks, everyone has to problem-solve in order to find new ones! Anqwenique will engage children in counting skills and recognizing shapes and colors through dramaitic reading, singing and dancing.

Summer Reading: Open Craft

Thursday, July 19 at 5:00 pm
Come and create wonderful crafts with a variety of materials.

Minecraft Scavenger Hunt (K-2)

Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 pm
For children in kindergarten through 2nd Grade; limit 15 children. Bring your Minecraft game to life at the library!

Minecraft Scavenger Hunt (3rd-6th Grade)

Thursday, July 19 at 7:15 pm
For children in 3rd through 6th Grade; limit 15 children. Bring your Minecraft game to life at the library!

Summer Reading Storytime

Tuesday, July 24 at 10:30 am
For children up to 5 years old. Summer Reading themed stories and a craft with a librarian

Gateway to the Arts: “Billy Goat Blast”

Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 am
For children up to 5 years old. Children will love trip-tropping across the bridge with the Three Billy Goats Gruff as they explore this classic tale through dramatic play, sound, and pantomime. Amber Fantini engages participants in the musical and physical concepts of “High,” “Middle,” and “Low” and encourages problem-solving as the young billy goats try to trick the hungry troll lurking in the river below.

Summer Reading: Open Craft

Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 pm
Come and create wonderful crafts with a variety of materials.

Summer Reading Ending Party: Square Dancing

Saturday, July 28 at 11:00 am
All ages welcome. Grab your partner and do-si-do. Don’t know how to do-si-do? We can fix that. Beginning and experienced square dancers are welcome. This is your last chance to submit books you’ve read for the program; don’t miss it!

July 28th is also the last day to log minutes or books read to receive credit in the Summer Reading Program. Don’t miss out!