Looking for a lazy, hazy, crazy days-of- summer-read? Check out one (or a few) of these new books by popular authors that will be published in July or August of 2021.
The Women of Troy
Blind Tiger Sandra Brown
Another Kind of Eden James Lee Burke
The Women's March
A Terrible Fall of Angels Laurel K. Hamilton
A Slow Fire Burning Paula Hawkins
Devil in Disguise
It's Better this Way
Count the Ways
The Man with the Silver Saab
Alexander McCall Smith
19 Yellow Moon Road
Ice and Stone
Joyce Carol Oates
The Shadow James Patterson
The Madness of Crowds
Douglas Preston & James Child
Once a Laird
Mary Jo Putnes
The Bone Code
Until further notice, all of our programs will be held virtually. Full information about each program can be found on the Adult Programs page of our website.
July 13 @ 6pm
In honor of Shark Week, test your knowledge and wrack your brain with us online.
Library Card Photo Challenge
Send us a picture of your library card on vacation! Submit your photo to us online and earn a badge for summer reading.
Short, Short Story Contest
Have a whale of a tale to tell? Spin us a yarn with an animal theme using only seven words! Submit your story to us online for a chance to win prizes and earn a summer reading badge.
In person programs will resume in September, until then all of our programs will be held virtually. Full information about each program can be found on the Teen Programs page of our website.
Teen Trivia Night
6-7pm July 22
Join other teens in a battle of wit and general knowledge in Teen Trivia! Live via Zoom and using Kahoot. Register online.
Teen Writers Club 6:30-7:30pm
July 1, 15, & 29
Do you like to write? Come share your work and get feedback from other teen writers. We will work with writing prompts as well as assignments for our teen magazine, "Wordplay." Register online.
Teen Take & Makes
Dragon Eggs: July 12 - 16
Register online for this dragon egg DIY kit, no guarantee of hatching. Registration is limited.
Zen Garden: July 19 - 24
Create a miniature version of a Japanese Zen garden. This little Zen garden can help reduce stress and provide you with a creative boost. Registration is limited.
Journal it Out: July 26-31
As summer nears its end, register for a journal with select writing prompts and ideas to help you as the new school year begins. Registration is limited.
Literary Scavenger Hunt July 2 - 24 Register online to participate in a Photo Scavenger Hunt for items inspired by popular literary gems.
Teen Virtual Gaming
July 14 4pm
Hey, teens! Join us online as we explore different virtual games and play together. Check the website for registration and to see what the upcoming games will be.
In person programs will resume in September, until then all of our programs will be held virtually. Full information about each program can be found on the Children's Programs page of our website.
Tuesday, July 6
Climb aboard for a virtual safari from the comfort of your home! Learn about animals from all over the world and check in on live cams to see some real wildlife in action. Access this fun event via Beanstack or the Cranberry Library Website.
Check out the library's Facebook or YouTube page each week in July to watch Miss Glynnis present a virtual ABC storytime short.
Scavenger Hunt Kits Mondays, July 12, 19, & 26
Have fun exploring and observing in your neighborhood, backyard and favorite playground using wheel charts, egg cartons, and foldable books to find items on each weekly list. Kits are available on Mondays in the Children's Department while supplies last.