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” (

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.

Storytime in the A.M.

A daytime Storytime program will be held at the Library on Wednesday mornings in August, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, for children aged 3 to 7. Old favorites and new stories will be read to the children at each session. The children will be encouraged to explore the many books available in the Children’s Room for their enjoyment.

Summer Reading 2015

Thank you to all the children who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Program. We have many heroes in our community! The evening Story time programs will start again in September, after the children return to school. Look for exciting new sessions on Autumn and the great holidays that will soon be upon us.

The Daytime Storytime programs will continue through the month of August on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. Learning the love of reading continues at Monessen Public Library and Cultural Center.

Looking Ahead

Monessen Community Christmas Tree Craft Sessions

Stop by the Library and register for an upcoming new craft class for children. Starting in September, a craft class for children age 6 and older will begin to create decorations for the Monessen Community Christmas Tree that will be displayed in the old Manos Theatre lot next the Library during the holiday season. Come have fun at the Library!

Graphic Novel Club

Currently in the planning stage, a Graphic Novel Club is being organized for children aged 11 to 17.