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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.

Storytime in the A.M.

Starting July 8, a new daytime Storytime program will be held at the Library on Wednesday mornings in July and 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. Registration is not necessary. This program will not be the same as the Monday evening Storytimes, and will not be part of the “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading event.

Summer Reading 2015

Summer has arrived and Storytime has begun! Sign up for a season of fun activities and learning at the Library. Stop at the Circulation Desk and get registered. There are weekly Storytimes every Monday at 6 PM in the upstairs Children’s Room with special programs on certain Saturdays. The schedule for events is as follows:

  • July 6 (Monday) – Community Heroes: 6 PM.
  • July 11 (Saturday) - Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents "Adventures in Archaeology": 12 Noon
  • July 13 (Monday) - Community Heroes: 6 PM
  • July 20 (Monday) - Superheroes: 6PM
    (Need to preregister, if attending)
  • July 25 (Saturday) - Superhero School: 12 Noon
    (Need to preregister, if attending)
  • July 27 (Monday) - Sidekicks: 6 PM
    (Need to preregister, if attending)
  • August 1 (Saturday) - Summer Reading Finale: 12 Noon