Music moving and fun!

August 9, 2016 By Monessen Public Library

Monday July 25h the library was visited by Mr. Drew DeCarlo the McKeesport area band director and music teacher. He taught the children about musical instruments and tempo, lead the children in a march, and gave the children the chance to play a tuba, a trumpet, and drum sticks. Thank you Mr. Drew for showing […]

Indoor Camping Day

By Monessen Public Library

On July 23rd the children’s department celebrated the joys of camping indoors. They read a book about camping, roasted fake marshmallows over a pretend fire, and learned all about Smoky the Bear. Each child was given a smores kit to make at home. Summer is fun!

Our Summer reading program reaches the finish line…

July 30, 2016 By Monessen Public Library

Saturday July 18th marked the end of our Summer reading program “Ready, Set, Read” for 2016. A picnic was held outside in the lot next to the library. Hot dogs, chips, snow cones, and ice cream were given to each child and their family that completed the program. After the picnic the children were led […]

Fitness Circuit 

July 28, 2016 By Monessen Public Library

Throughout the Summer reading program the children were encouraged to learn about healthy eating,  movement, and general well being.  On July 16th the children participated in a fitness circuit outside on the patio area of the library.  Several stations were set up for the children to go through,  they were timed and then each were […]

ABC’s and 123’s

By Monessen Public Library

On Wednesday July 13th the children’s department celebrated building with ABC’s. The kids built structures with letter building blocks and listened to a story all about letters. Toddler Time never fails to make us all smile! 

Mother Goose Olympics

July 20, 2016 By Monessen Public Library

Monday July 11th we celebrated Mother Goose Olympics at the children’s library department. The children recited nursery rhymes at different themed stations, each child went home with a gold medal! What a fun day!

Monessen Community Celebration

July 16, 2016 By Monessen Public Library

On July 9th the Children’s department was invited to participate in a community celebration for Monessen. We read a bubble themed book called “POP” and the children were invited to learn how to make our famous bubble snakes. The weather was beautiful and couldn’t have been nicer for a community picnic!

Gingerbread Men and Giant Candyland

July 6, 2016 By Monessen Public Library

Miss Marsha started out today’s toddler time with a story about the Gingerbread man. After storytime the children played a giant version of the board game Candyland, and each child was given a prize. A great time was had by all!

Little Patriots March into Monessen Library…

July 3, 2016 By Monessen Public Library

On July 2nd the Children’s Library Department celebrated America by hosting the event “Red, White and Move”. Miss Marsha read the book “God Bless America” highlighting the lyrics to the song. Then we held an impromptu parade in the library marching up and down the steps to various patriotic songs. Janae then lead the children […]

Animal movements and giggles galore!

June 30, 2016 By Monessen Public Library

The Toddler Time theme of the day was animal yoga, which gave the children a chance to move and sound just like their favorite animals. They were treated to an animal story and a animal dice game. The children’s department continued the day at the Monessen Community Civic center  where they preformed games and outreach programs […]