MONESSEN
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 will present two Preschool Storytimes in April.

On Monday, April 13 2015, at 6 PM, she will celebrate National Library Week with a story and craft in the Children’s Room.

The following Monday, April 20, 2015, there will be an Earth Day Storytime.

Celebrate Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6 PM

Natalie Reese from Westmoreland Cleanways will be at the library on April 22 (Earth Day) at 6PM for a 30-45 minute program on Recycling. Ms. Reese will have an informative and entertaining program geared towards children ages K-12. Please call the library for more information!

Elementary/Middle School Children’s Programming

Volunteer, Fumiko Green will facilitate a program for elementary and middle school aged children on Mondays during the months of April and May at the library.

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 )

The program will begin on April 13 at 6 PM.

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.

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.