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.

Preschool Storytime

Monday Evenings, 6 PM

The program is designed for preschool children and consists of a story and craft each Monday night at 6 PM.

There will be no Storytime on November 2 or December 7, 2015.

The schedule of topics to be covered is:

  • November 9: Native Americans
  • November 16: Picture Books
  • November 23: Thanksgiving
  • December 14: Christmas Around the World

Monessen Community Christmas Tree Craft Sessions

Monday Evenings, 5 PM

A Craft Class, for young artists aged 6 and over, is meeting at the Library on Mondays, at 5 PM. Crafts will be created for the Monessen Community Christmas Tree.

Picture Book Month

November is “Picture Book Month”, which is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book in an increasingly digital age. Stop and see the wonderful collection of picture books in the upstairs Children’s Room.

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.