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Hampton Community Library



A World of Possibilities!



Tales & Tails: Summer Reading with Hampton Community Library 

Whether you are traveling, going out in public, or chilling at home, we have something for everyone.  This year we have expanded programs to include virtual, in-person, & live opportunities to participate.  Just imagine the possibilities!

Smart, Safe & Saavy.   

We are super excited to be able to offer some in-person programming this summer!  Please note:  Masks are required indoors.  Please help us to stay open all summer long by following state & local guidelines regarding masks, social distancing, & COVID management practices as they arise.  We have missed seeing our patrons & have worked hard to modify programs, resources, & the physical space at the library to keep our community safe & healthy

Summer programs are from June 1 to August 8, 2021.

All ages are encouraged to participate.


The HCL Summer Reading Program


Children & youth ages birth-18 are invited to register for the in-person program at the library starting June 1, 2021. Take home your swag bag & a challenge card to complete.  Return each week for a new challenge card & use the previous week’s card as a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of our awesome Grand Prizes!   

Adults can participate the summer reading challenge too.  Read books, get raffle tickets, win prizes---it’s that simple!  Register at the library starting June 1, 2021.

Register for the virtual program with Beanstack.  Participate in activity challenges, update your reading log, earn badges & tickets for the Grand Prize Raffle.  Program is for all ages: birth to adult.  Register online or download the app. 


Log Books...Win Prizes!  Download BeanSTACK!

It's easier than ever to earn rewards for reading!  Just download the Beanstack Tracker app using the links below & use the ISBN tracker to log what you are reading---books, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels---everything counts! Read 100 books or read the same book 100 times.  For more information about registering with and using Beanstack, check out this Quick Guide.  You can also view this cute kids video (1.5 minutes long) from Beanstack.


How to Register for the HCL Summer Reading Program


Summer Reading Program Registration opens June 1.  Please click the graphic to the left to register for the Summer Reading Program. You will be taken to the Beanstack webpage.  To register:

Join the Hampton Community Library for a reading adventure!  What will you discover?

* For the question that asks, "Which library do you visit most often?"  please select "Hampton Community Library."

* Families & caregivers should elect a responsible adult to register as the “Account Creator,” then add children or other family members as "Readers" to be linked from that main account.  

*Users can only register with one library at a time

* For help registering and using Beanstack, please check out this Quick Guide.  You can also view this cute kids video (1.5 minutes long) from Beanstack.


New!  Independent Activities for Families


New! Independent Activities for Families: 

  • Grab-n-Go STEAM bags.  Stop by each week & pickup an activity bag to get your creative juices flowing!  

  • Story Stroll Windows.  Dropping off or picking up books?  Take a stroll past our windows for stories & activities to do on your own.   

    June: Tiger Tales   

    July:  Eagle Eye, I Spy   

    August: Paseo de la Historia de Animales 


Weekly Programs at the Library



Check Mate! A Summer Chess Club! 

Wednesdays, June 16th through July 21st 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

Join us for a fun, instructive, interactive play. Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years…there’s always something new to learn!  All skill levels welcomed!  Registration is appreciated.  Ages 6 -12.   

Wag Your Tails! A Story and Play hour! 

Tuesdays, Starting June 8th through August 3rd!  10:30 a.m.  

Calling all preschoolers! Get ready to “wag” your tails with this interactive story time, filled with stories, songs, music and weather permitting maybe even the parachute! There will be time for independent play! Registration not necessary, program will go on rain or shine!  Program will run approximately ½ hour to 45 minutes.  

Early Bird Story Time! 

Thursdays, June 10th through August 6th  8:30-9:00 a.m. 

Salute the sun & wake your body up with gentle stretches, stories, songs & rhymes.  Rain or shine, we will meet outdoors at the Rotary Pavilion (this is the pavilion closest to the police station/municipal building/soccer fields).  Ages Birth-PreK. 

Hoot & Holler Story Time!  

Thursdays, June 16th-August 10th 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The most wonderful thing about being outside for story time is that we can make as much rumpus as we want!  Nature themed stories & songs, puppets & games.  Rain or shine, we will meet outdoors at the Rotary Pavilion. All ages welcome. 


Already Registered?

Be sure to check out the Allegheny County Library Association's Summer Reading Program website for a wonderful variety of programming from Allegheny County Parks, Common Sense Media, The Carnegie Museums, The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, WQED, and more!


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