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Oakmont Carnegie Library readers celebrate end of summer program

Oakmont Carnegie Library recently celebrated a record-breaking summer reading program.

Children’s librarian Karen Crowell said 300 children registered this year, more than any in previous programs.

Registration’s normally around 200 or less. Participants were from Verona, Oakmont and surrounding communities.

“I think this is the best summer we’ve ever had,” she said. “I think it’s been a great success. People think libraries are dying. We’re seeing quite the opposite.”

Reading kicked off June 2. Its theme was “Libraries Rock.”

Activities included visits from the Western Pennsylvania Center for the Arts and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall.

The end of summer celebration was Aug. 4.

Children brought in their book list and received tickets for a Chinese auction. Everyone left with a prize.

More information about Oakmont library programs is available at or call 412-828-9532.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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