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 or email Children's Librarian, Jill Godlewski at

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.

2014 Summer Reading Club

Week 1 - June 30 - July 5: Dinosaurs

Monday, June 30, 6 pm
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp and Dinosaur Time
Craft - Dinosaur puppets coming out of their eggshells

Wednesday, July 2, 5 pm
Making Dinosaur Bones

Saturday, July 5, 1 pm
Mad Science of Pittsburgh presents "Detective Science"

Week 2 - July 7 - 12: Detective Science

Monday, July 7, 6 pm
The Bear Detectives and the Missing Dinosaur Bone
Craft - Thumbprint art

Wednesday, July 9, 5 pm
Altoids Tin Kits: Detective, Survival, First Aid, etc.

Saturday, July 12, all day
Monessen Celebrate America Festival - Spin Art

Week 3 - July 14 - 19: Optical Illusions

Monday, July 14, 6 pm
Hello Red Fox; Duck! Rabbit!
Craft - Easy Circle Kaleidoscope

Wednesday, July 16, 5 pm
Pringles Can Kaleidoscope

Saturday, July 19, 1 pm
"Bugs and Creepy Crawlies" by Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Week 4 - July 21 - 26: Butterflies and Moths

Monday, July 21, 6 pm
Where Does the Butterfly Go When It Rains?
Craft - Plant Milkweed seeds

Wednesday, July 23, 5 pm
Caterpillar to Butterfly

Week 5 - July 28 - August 2: Rainbows

Monday, July 28, 6 pm
Elmer and the Rainbow - "Roy G Biv"
Craft - Rainbow Lacing Cards

Week 6 - August 4 - 9: Clouds & Rain

Monday, August 4, 6 pm
The Cloud Spinner