Children’s Room Etiquette

  • Children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult for activities.
  • Please remember the Children’s Room is not a playground.  Children should not scream or run around.
  • Please encourage the children to clean-up, when they are finished playing.
  • Children’s room toys and materials must be left in the room and not taken home.
  • During Storytime activities, children should refrain from playing with the toys and disrupting the program.

Children’s Dept. Grant

Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center received materials from the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries to provide materials for young children through the “Cruise into Kindergarten” program grant. The materials offer children opportunities to express themselves and develop skills such as cooperation, self-confidence, initiative, eye-hand coordination, hand manipulation, mathematics, science, language arts, and art. There are nine different sets of materials for children to use. Check it out in the Children’s room!


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.

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.