Upcoming Children’s Activities:

Toddler Time

11 AM on Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Age appropriate story and activities.

Summer Reading Pre-Season camp

Saturday June 4 and 11, at 11 AM. 


Richard Scarry’s Birthday Celebration

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11 AM. 

Watch a movie and enjoy some popcorn.

Storytime STEM PACK

Monday, June 6, 2016, starting at 5 PM for parents/guardians and 6 PM for students. 

Parents and Guardians are invited to learn how library Storytime STEM Packs will enrich your child’s summer reading experience.  Miss Marsha will entertain the children for the hour, while parents learn.  At 6 PM, parents and children get a hands-on experience doing a STEM activity.  Come and see the fun!

StoryTime Walk in the Park Library Edition

Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 10 AM to 2 PM

At Monessen City Park.

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Event

Monday, June 13, 2016 from 5 PM to 7 PM

Children MUST BE PREREGISTERED by June 6 to attend this event!!!!  Enjoy outdoor activities, refreshments, and a special surprise for preregistered children.  In case of rain, the event will be held in the Children’s Room of the Library.

Body System Breakdown

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 5 PM

Presented by Carnegie Science Center.

Daddy Dino Dig

June 18, 2016 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Pre-school aged children can bring Daddy or another adult for a Father’s Day Special Dinosaur Dig for fossils, bones, and artifacts.  See real dinosaur artifacts with Pat Laemmie, a dino expert from the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, leading the expedition. 

Meet Author Diana Perry

June 18, 2016 from 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Diana will be presenting Science Weather Shows.  She has 33 science experiments for the children to participate in.  The program is free!  Books will be available for purchase at $12 each and will be autographed by the author. 

10:30 AM

“The snake that could bake” – for beginning readers (Age 3-6).

12:30 PM

“The weather by Heather” – for 2nd to 5th grades. 

2:30 PM

“Andres, the Maya Warrior” – for 3rd-6th grade. 


Monday, June 20 and 27 at 11 AM and 6 PM

Special Summer Reading sessions filled with fun, learning and play. 

New Children’s Coordinator

Come meet the new Children’s Coordinator, Marsha Adams! She is planning many great ideas and future activities!

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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!

Graphic Novel Collection

The library has greatly expanded the GRAPHIC NOVEL collection! A GRAPHIC NOVEL is a work of fiction or nonfiction that tells a story using comic strips and that is published as a book. Graphic Novels can be enjoyed by all ages!!! Stop by the library and browse the collection.

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.