Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146


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Friday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

Beaneath The Surface - Summer Reading Programs at Monroeville Public Library

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2014 Summer Reading Programs

For Children | For Teens | For Adults

We have something for everyone. It all begins June 9th.

There will be activities for all ages this summer at MPL, your go-to resource for beach reads and summer programs!

Check back often – a complete schedule of all our activities is coming soon!

Children Summer Reading Programs

For Children

Fizz, Boom, Read is the exciting science-based theme for this summer's reading program.

Children who have not yet started first grade can sign-up for the Read-to-Me Club, where parents keep a list of at least 20 books they share with their child over the summer.

Children who are reading are encouraged to read-aloud the their parents. Older children can participate in the Summer Reading Club, where the goal is to read and report on at least 10 books throughout the summer. Studies have shown that reading over school vacation is the best way to avoid "the summer slide".

There are prizes for both groups, plus contests and activities. Registration begins Monday, June 9.

Questyinz Program

The Allegheny County Library Association has created and implemented Questyinz, an interactive online game, that engages K-5 students in reading and exploring their own interests through quests created by librarians, teachers, and community partners. The program pushes students to venture beyond the library, using community and self-guided experiences to further explore personal interests, whether that means a trip to the zoo, Phipps or a local museum.

Visit the Questyinz Website

Teen Summer Reading Programs

For Teens

On June 9th, Monroeville Public Library will kick off its annual Teen Summer Reading (TSR) program. TSR is open to all students going into grades 6-12. Students read all summer to participate in a Chinese auction of prizes -- as well as getting the chance to attend a variety of summer activities, from movie marathons and stargazing parties to book clubs and Doctor Who events. There are special weekly drawings for extra prizes, and every teen who reads at least 10 books or writes three book reviews will be eligible for a special gift card. We'll wrap up the summer with our annual ending program party.

Stop by the Welcome Desk to get your rating slips and program packet, or register online starting June 9!

Teen Summer Reading Registration

Adult Summer Reading Programs

For Adults

Check out plenty of What elements make up a great summer? Check out Monroeville Public Library's "Literary Elements" Adult Summer Reading Program to find out! The Adult program will run concurrently with the children’s and teen’s programs, so get your whole family involved.

For every book read or audiobook listened to, receive a ticket good for this year's prizes. Our Grand Prize is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet! Be sure to turn in your raffle tickets often - we're giving away prizes on June 23, July 7, July 21 and August 4. ALL entries will be eligible for the Grand Prize, drawn August 11.

Also, the first 30 people to register will receive a small prize!

The more you read the more chances you have of winning!

Adult Summer Reading Registration

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