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Summer Reading 2022 -- Oceans of Possibilities


Summer Reading Challenge registration is now open! Sign up in Beanstack, track your minutes and activities, and enter to win cool prizes!

Check out our Summer Reading promo video: Miss Glynnis Goes for a Swim!

Instead of storytimes, during the summer we offer ABC and Infant Playtimes. Join us for free play and family bonding time! Registration is required. Register here.

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Block Party summer flyer

Block Party is a PA State Library STEAM initiative used to encourage the use of block play for developmental and learning growth in young children. Join us for an hour long free play session with wooden blocks and other fun building toys. Use your hands, carefully stack pieces together, knock them down, and do it all over again! 

Open to ages 2 to 5. Registration is required.

Movie Matinee flyer

Join us on select Wednesdays during Summer Reading at 11 am for a lunch-time movie. Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy the show! All ages are welcome and registration is required

Here is the list of movies that will be shown this summer.

Flyer for The Water Games middle grade program

Prepare to get wet! Kids entering grades 3 through 5 can beat the heat at our Middle Grade Water Games. Wednesday, July 6 at 6 pm.

Space is limited and registration is required. We recommend all participants bring a towel to dry off with at the end.

Storywalk flyer Summer 2022

Follow the walking path in front of the Municipal Building around the Sample School House to enjoy a picture book and some physical activity. Join us at our monthly Storywalk kickoffs with a special activity or enjoy the Storywalk on your own time throughout Summer Reading. Registration for the kickoff event is preferred, but not required.

June Storywalk: The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist. 
Kickoff: July 7 from 6 pm to 7 pm.

Flyer for Surf's Up children's program

Come hang loose at the Library! Learn about sun and water safety and participate in fun water-themed crafts and activities.

Thursday, July 14 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Registration is preferred, but not required. 

Flyer for Shark Week children's program

Dun, dun dun, dun dun, dun dun! Take a bite out of summer by celebrating Shark Week at the library. Discover and learn about sharks with some "fin"-tastic crafts and activities.

Thursday, July 21 from 6 pm to 7 pm. Registration preferred, but not required. 

Crafty Friday flyer Summer 2022

Stop by the Children's Department every Friday during Summer Reading for a simple craft between 11 am and 1 pm. All ages welcome, no registration required. And while you're here, be sure to stop by Hot Dog Fridays in the Mazzoni Reading Garden!

1000 books before kindergarten flyer

Are you ready to start your child off on the road to reading? Join our ongoing 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge!

Read any book to you newborn, infant or toddler to work toward the goal of 1000 books. Your child will earn stickers, coloring sheets and lots of praise from librarians along their reading journey. 

Log your books through Beanstack and stop by the library at each 100-mark milestone to add your child's name to our display.

Masks Now Optional For All Library Programs and Storytimes

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cranberry Public Library, along with Cranberry Township, has been monitoring recommendations from the Department of Health and Education, as well as CDC guidelines to determine safety protocols for Cranberry Public Library.

Due to the recent guidance from the CDC and in accordance with township protocols, masks are now optional during all library sponsored programs and storytimes. Those wishing to wear masks may continue to do so. All library sponsored programs are listed on our events calendar

The Library and Township continue to monitor both state and local guidance and request understanding that protocols and expectations could change. Changes will be communicated via the Library’s website.

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