By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is starting its youth summer reading initiative this Sunday.READ MORE: Prosecution Rests Its Case In Sheldon Jeter Trial
The goal? To get kids to read five books over the course of the summer.
The library says that it will give away a free book to children up to age 18 every time they visit a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location while supplies last. The children do not need to be enrolled in the reading program to get a book.
Local celebrities will also be encouraging children to read via social media.READ MORE: Report: Former Pitt Football Player Jaylen Twyman Shot 4 Times In Washington, D.C.
Audiobooks and eBooks will count as valid reading materials.
Children and their guardians can log their reading progress online at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s website.
Or they can use a paper form, which was mailed to Pittsburgh households last month, and turn them back into the library.
Another option is to use the Beanstack Tracker App, which can be downloaded via the Apple app or Google Play stores.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Businessman Ty Ballou Wants To Make A Play To Buy Pirates
To talk about summer reading on social media, the library is encouraging people to tag them at @carnegielibrary on Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #PGHReadsFive.