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.

Storytime in the A.M.

A daytime Storytime program is held at the Library on Wednesday mornings, 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.

Fall Storytime has Resumed!

Monday Evenings, 5 PM

Fall Storytime has resumed! 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 October 12, November 2, or December 7, 2015.

The schedule of topics to be covered is:

  • October 5: Explorers
  • October 19: Dr. Seuss’s new book on pets
  • October 26: Halloween

Monessen Community Christmas Tree Craft Sessions

Monday Evenings, 5 PM

A new 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. For further information and to register, stop at the Circulation Desk.

Teen Read Week

October 18-24, 2015

“Teen Read Week” is being celebrated on October 18-24, 2015. It is a national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association that is aimed at teens, their parents, librarians, educators, booksellers and other concerned adults. The continuing message of the Teen Read Week initiative is to encourage 12-18 year olds to "Read For The Fun Of It". Stop and see the cool new teen books that have been added to the collection.