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 or email Children's Librarian, Jill Godlewski at jill.mplkids@gmail.com

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.

 

Wednesday Crafternoons

Wednesdays / 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM for Grades 4 & up.

Wednesday Crafternoons meet from 5PM to 6:30 PM and is adapted for grades 4 and up. Past projects have included sewing skills and clay creations. For April, Easter eggs created from recycled materials will be featured.

StoryTime

Mondays / 6:00 PM

Guest Readers

We are inviting a guest from the community to read on the last Monday of each month. We still have openings if you know of someone who would like to read. Contact Jill at 724.684.4750 or jill.mplkids@gmail.com.

April Tricksters

The StoryTime theme for April is “Tricksters”. Readings will feature Anansi the Spider, Brer Rabbit and the Hodl. Family StoryTime is held Monday evenings at 6 PM in the upstairs Children’s Department.

Last Saturday Super Story Time

Saturday, April 26, 2014 / 11 AM - 12:30 PM

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, “Last Saturday Super Story Time” will comprise the three stories of the month and three crafts. It will be held from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.

Family Movie Schedule

Saturdays / noon in the Children’s Room

  • Apr 5: The Essential Bugs Bunny
  • Apr 12: The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
  • Apr 19: Godspell
  • Apr 26: Animal Crackers

Toddler Dance Party

April 19 - April 26 - May 3 - May 10 / 10:30 AM to 11 AM

Jill Godlewski, Children’s Librarian, announces a “Toddler Dance Party” that will be held on four Saturdays, April 19 through May 10 from 10:30 AM to 11 AM. April 19 will feature the Bunny Hop and April 26 will focus on the Hokey Pokey.