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PUBLIC LIBRARY

KIDS' PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

The Children's Department is located on the library's second floor. Take the stairs to the balcony or ride up on the elevator next to the Main Desk.

For more information, or to make a comment or suggestion about children's programs call 724-684-4750. 

Have You Visited the Children’s Room Lately?

Are you looking for somewhere to bring them for an afternoon or evening of fun and education? If you have not visited the Children’s Room since the Library was remodeled, you are in for a great surprise. The room is filled with activities, such as play stations, books, toys, crafts, movies, and FUN!

Great Websites for Kids

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, maintains the following website called “Great Websites for Kids” (greatsites.ala.org).

It is an online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children. 

Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Newly evaluated and accepted sites are added to the database three times a year. The committee also reviews all sites within the database twice a year to guarantee sites are still relevant, appropriate and accessible.

April Storytime

Allysa Gigliotti is preparing for the upcoming Summer Reading program and will not have Storytime in May.

Summer Reading 2015

The 2015 theme for children is a "Every Hero Has a Story”. Summer Reading begins in June and will be filled with fun activities and great storytimes.

Elementary/Middle School Children’s Programming

Fumiko Green continues her program for elementary and middle school aged children on Mondays at 6 PM during the month of May. She is working with the children to use their imaginations in the construction of:

She will teach the children to construct:

  • Paper dolls ( Avatar building )
  • Book Marks
  • Light Lamp ( doll base )
  • Bracelets with fabric remnants
  • Origami boxes
  • Story board making ( group effort with Avatars )

2015 Play Group

Beginning in January 2015 The New Covenant Evangelistic Outreach of New Vision CT Ministries is offering a play group that will meet every THIRD Saturday from 11 am - 12 pm at the library.

The group is for children birth to age 5 and their parent/guardian.

A small snack will be provided.

The first play group date will be Saturday January 17, 2015.

If you have any questions please contact the library at 724-684-4750.