PLEASANT HILLS LIBRARY CHILDREN'S AREA

Do you have questions? Please call Miss Dani at 412-655-2424 or send an email to danylod@einetwork.net.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April showers bring May flowers! (Hopefully, anyway)

Even through it doesn't always feel like it outside, we're excited that it's SPRING!!

SPRING into the Library for awesome books and terrific programs! 
Click here for a printable version of our April or May children, teen & family newsletter.

***Weekly storytimes will be taking a break in May. Make sure to enjoy the last two weeks before our Spring break. Weekly storytimes will resume the week of June 5th!**
Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, April 17 & 24 @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays, April 18 & 25 @ 10:30 & 11:30 am
TOT Time - Thursdays, April 19 & 26 @ 10:30 am

Chapter Chat: Teen Book Club - Thursday, April 19 @ 3:30 pm - This month we're reading our favorites! Read your favorite young adult book and come prepared to convince everyone that it's the best book ever written! There will also be snacks. For teens in grades 6 - 12. Registration requested but not required.

Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesdays, April 25 & May 30 @ 4:00 pm - Calling all Lego fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! Build whatever you want and when you're done we'll put it up on display. For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Teen Smoothie Making Competition - Wednesday, April 25 @ 6:30 pm - Do you have what it takes to make the most delicious smoothie in the world? Test your smoothie making skills against your friends to find out who can make the best one. A $5 donation per person is requested and will be collected at the event. For teens in grades 6 - 12. Please register!

SAT Strategy Session with The Princeton Review - Saturday, April 28 @ 1:00 pm - Learn everything there is to know about the SAT exam! A Princeton Review expert will talk about how to properly manage your time, process of elimination when answering questions, what to expect before taking the exam, and score-rising strategies you can use on test day. For teens in grades 9 - 12. To register online, please visit: https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/384091

Which was Better? Book VS. Movie Family Book Club - Monday, April 30 @ 6:00 pm - Before our meeting, read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll as a family. We'll talk about the book and then watch the movie while snacking on popcorn and punch! After the movie we'll decide which we liked better and why. Extra copies of each month's selection are available at the circulation desk. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Please register!

To register for ANY program, please visit the circulation desk at the Library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Party at the Library!

March is finally here and we have soooooo many fun things happening at the Library! So many fun reasons to celebrate! We hope you can join us for one or all of these awesome upcoming programs!

To register for ANY program, please visit the Library, call 412-655-2424, or email Ms. Dani at danylod@einetwork.net 

Classic Cartoons - Thursday, March 1 @ 3:30 pm - Come relax after school and watch some old school classic cartoons. Enjoy popcorn while watching old favorites and making some new favorites. For students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 
Saturday, March 3rd from 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Join us for our annual awesome finale celebration of Read Across America Week with a special birthday party for Dr. Seuss! Enjoy games, crafts, snacks, and other fun activities from 12:00 — 1:30, with stories read by special guest readers from 1:30 — 2:00.
Fun for the whole family! Please register!

PJ Family Storytime: In the Heart of the Jungle - Monday, March 5 @ 7:00 pm - What animals live in the jungle? Join us for stories, silly songs, fun games, a craft, and a delicious snack! Wear
your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Teen Games N@ - Thursday, March 8 @ 3:30 pm - Stuff your face with pizza and other delicious snacks while playing a wide variety of board, card, and Wii games while hanging out with friends. For students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!

Family Dance Party - Monday, March 12 @ 7:00 pm - It’s almost spring so let’s dance those winter blues away! We’ll dance to a variety of music, use fun props, try out some different instruments, and work up a sweat while having an awesome time dancing together. Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Leprechaun Traps - Wednesday, March 14 @ 4:00 pm - Make a colorful trap in hopes of catching your very own Leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day! Feel free to bring along any recyclables you’d like to use in your trap; tissue boxes work great as traps! A $2 donation per child is requested and will be collected at the event. For children in Kindergarten—5th Grade. Please register!

Chapter Chat: Teen Book Club - Thursday, March 15 @ 3:30 pm - This month we’re reading The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey. Read the book prior to our meeting then come for lively discussion and snacks related to the book’s theme. Extra copies of each month’s title will be available at the circulation desk. For students in grades 6—12. Registration requested but not required.


Annual Family Egg Hunt Extravaganza - Sunday, March 18 @ 3:00 pm - A mischievous bunny has hidden eggs throughout the entire library and we need your help to find them! Join us for stories, games, crafts, snacks, and an extreme egg hunt! A $2 donation per child is requested and will be collected at the event. This is an after-hours program: Library doors will open at 2:45 pm! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Teen Spa Night - Wednesday, March 21 @ 6:30 pm - Have you ever wanted to make your own bath bomb? Come to the Library to find out how! A $5 donation is requested and will be collected at the event. For students in grades 6—12. Please register by emailing Ms. Maria at inksm@einetwork.net




Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale:
Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 — 8:00 pm : Preview Night - For $6 admission, you can enjoy delicious refreshments and get a first look at all of the awesome items!
Friday, March 23 from 10:00 am — 8:00 pm - Stop by between 6:30—8:00 pm to do a fun craft with Miss Dani!
Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 25 from 12:00 — 3:00 pm: Bag Sale! - Fill one of our boxes for $6, or one of our plastic bags for $3.
Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale will take place at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building located at 410 E. Bruceton Road.

Which was Better? Book VS. Movie Family Book Club - Monday, March 26 @ 6:00 pm - our meeting, read The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster as a family. We’ll talk about the book and then watch the movie while snacking on popcorn and punch! After the movie we’ll decide which we liked better and why. Extra copies of each month’s title will be available at the circulation desk. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Please register!

Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesday, March 28 @ 4:00 pm - Calling all Lego fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! Build whatever you want and when you’re done we’ll put it up on display. For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Will Spring ever come?

Winter always feels like it stretches on for-ev-er! 
Never fear, the Library has tons of fun activities for you to chase those winter blues away!


HEY TEENS! (and parents of teens!) 
We've made some changes to our monthly programming schedule. Check out our new offerings! The following programs are for teens in grades 6 - 12. Please direct any questions about teen programming to Maria at inksm@einetwork.net

Classic Cartoons - First Thursday of the month - February 1 @ 3:30 pm
Enjoy popcorn while watching old school classic cartoons! 

Games N@ - Second Thursday of the month - February 8 @ 3:30 pm
Stuff your face with pizza and other delicious snacks while playing a wide variety of board, card, and Wii games!

Chapter Chat: Teen Book Club - Third Thursday of the month - February 15 @ 3:30 pm
This month we're reading Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen. Read the book prior to our meeting then come for lively discussion and snacks! Extra copies of each month's selection are available at the circulation desk. 

Our Family Fort Night returns!!!
Join us for our 2nd Annual Family Fort Night on Friday, February 23 @ 6:00 pm for a truly unique Library experience! Come to the Library after-hours and build your own family fort! We'll start with some silly bedtime stories, then explore the Library to find the perfect spot for a reading nook! We'll read by the light of our flashlights and even play a few glow-in-the-dark games! Please bring any supplies you'd like to use such as blankets, pillows, and flashlights. This is an after-hours program - Library doors will open at 5:45 pm! Please register!

Check out these other AWESOME LIBRARY PROGRAMS!!!

PJ Family Storytime - Monkey See, Monkey Do - Monday, February 5 @ 7:00 pm - Monkeys are known for being mischievous! Join us for stories about monkeys, silly songs, fun games, a monkey craft, and a scrumptious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Tail Waggin' Tutors - Monday, February 12 @ 7:00 pm -
Trained therapy dogs will be here hoping to hear a story or two! Practice your reading skills while enjoying the company of some furry friends. Make a craft or two while waiting for your turn. For children ages 4 and up – reading ability encouraged but not required. Please register!

No-Sew Heart Pillows - Wednesday, February 14 @ 4:00 pm
- Learn how to make a heart-shaped pillow out of super soft fleece. Once the pillow is put together, we'll decorate it using puffy paint and fabric markers! Keep your pillow for yourself or give it to your Valentine! A $2 donation is requested and will be collected at the event. For children in grades 1 - 5. Please register!

Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesday, February 28 @ 4:00 pm - Calling all Lego fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! We'll have Legos you can use but feel free to bring your own. For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

To register for ANY program, please visit the Library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us here at Pleasant Hills Public Library! We hope 2018 is filled with peace, love, joy, and of course, reading!!!
The Library will be closed on Monday, January 1st. 
Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd.

New Year, new programs!

Weekly Storytimes are back!!
Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, January 2 - April 24 @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm - Explore different themes through stories, songs, a craft, and a snack! For children ages 3 1/2 - 6 years old, with or without a caregiver.

Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays, January 3 - April 25 @ 10:30 & 11:30 am - Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more! For children birth - 2 years old, with a caregiver.

TOT Time - Thursdays, January 4 - April 26 @ 10:30 am - Learn and grow with stories, songs, finger plays, fun activities, and a snack! For children ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver.

Check out these other awesome upcoming programs! 
To register for ANY program, please visit the Library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net

PJ Storytime: Splish, Splash, Taking a Bath! ~ Monday, January 8 from 7:00 —7:45 pm ~ January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day! Let’s celebrate with stories, songs, fun games, a bubbly craft, and a delicious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Teen Games ’N@ ~ Thursday, January 11 from 3:30 — 4:30 pm ~ Stuff your face with pizza and other delicious snacks while playing a wide variety of board, card, and Wii games while hanging out with friends. For students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Handprint Flower Fundraiser ~ Monday, January 15 at 6:00 pm ~ Would you like to help the library while also being a part of library history? Join Lynne Mack, local artist, who will be sharing her talents for a spectacular way to leave your mark on the library walls! For a donation of $25, your handprint will grace our space as a beautiful flower. All proceeds benefit our library. Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Parenting Help: Encouraging Speech and Language Development at Home ~ Tuesdays, January 16 & 30 at 6:00 pm ~ Join Jill Shook, a speech-language pathologist, to learn about speech and language development and milestones. During our first session, we’ll cover milestones to watch out for, what speech therapy is, and if your child would benefit. During the second session, we’ll talk about how to encourage speech development at home and answer your questions. Children are welcome to attend with their parents. Questions about these sessions can be sent to jillshookslp@jillshooktherapy.com prior to the program. Please register!

Preschool Dance Party ~ Wednesday, January 17 from 1:30—2:00 pm ~ Come dance your winter blues away at our Library! We’ll dance to a variety of music, use fun props, and work up a sweat while having an awesome time! For children ages 2 and up, with a caregiver. Please register!

Chapter Chat: Teen Book Club ~ Thursday, January 18 at 3:30 pm ~ We’re starting a new book club just for teens! The first book will be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. If you haven’t already read this one, read the book prior to our meeting (watching the movie doesn’t count!) then come for lively discussion and snacks related to the book’s theme. Extra copies of each month’s title will be available at the library. For students in grades 6—12. Registration is requested, but not required.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors ~ Monday, January 22 from 7:00 — 8:00 pm ~ Trained therapy dogs will be here hoping to hear a story or two! Practice your reading skills while enjoying the company of some furry friends! Make a fun craft or two while waiting for your turn. For children ages 4 and up — reading ability encouraged but not required. Please register!

Which was Better: Book VS. Movie Family Book Club ~ Monday, January 29 at 6:00 pm ~ Before our meeting, read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum as a family. We’ll talk about the book and then watch the movie while snacking on popcorn and punch! After the movie we’ll decide which we liked better and why. Extra copies of each month’s title will be available at the circulation desk. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Please register!

Lego Extravaganza Club ~ Wednesday, January 31 from 4:00 — 5:00 pm ~ Calling all Lego fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! Build whatever you want and when you’re done we’ll put it up on display. For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!

To register for ANY program, please visit the Library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net

Thursday, November 30, 2017

'Tis the Season for READING!

Weekly storytimes are taking a break throughout December but there are TONS of FUN PROGRAMS happening all month long!!!

PJ Family Storytime: Penguin Parade: Monday, December 4 from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Penguins are parading around inside the Library! Join us for penguin stories, silly songs, a fun craft, and a scrumptious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! Please register! 

Painting Bookends: A Holiday Craft for Teens AND Adults: Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 pm - Looking for a unique handcrafted present? Join us as we paint a set of bookends for the special book lover in your life. A $3 donation per person is requested and will be collected at the event. For teens in grades 6 - 12 AND adults. Please register!

Ornaments Made with Love: Family Ornament Making: Wednesday, December 6 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Start a new family tradition by making an ornament together with love! We'll make a few different types that you can use to decorate your home year after year. A $ 2 donation per child is requested and will be collected at the event. For children ages 2 and up, with a caregiver. Please register!

Perler Bead Ornaments: Wednesday, December 6 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Design your own holiday ornaments using a variety of brightly colored and even some glow-in-the-dark perler beads! A $2 donation per crafter is requested and will be collected at the event. 
For children and teens in grades 3 and up. Please register!

Teen Games N@ - Thursdays, December 7 & 14 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm - Join us on the first and second Thursday of every month for games, snacks, and an awesome time! Stuff your face with pizza and other delicious snacks while playing a wide variety of board, card, and Wii games with your friends. For teens in grades 6 – 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Annual Family Holiday Party - Monday, December 11 at 6:30 pm - Celebrate the holidays in style at the Library!  Enjoy holiday stories, fun games, cool crafts, delicious snacks, and a special visit from the man in red! A $2 donation per child and ½ dozen cookies to share requested from each family. Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Annual Gingerbread House Workshop - Saturday, December 16 at 11:00 am OR 1:00 pm - Let your creativity run wild while you use a variety of edible materials to decorate a pre-made gingerbread house! A $3 donation per house decorator is requested and will be collected at the event. Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Introduction to Kinderflute - Tuesday, December 19 at 10:30 am - KinderFlute is designed to teach kids how to play flute using fun and games to keep them engaged. Join us for an introductory class with instructor Katie Shesko where kids will learn the basics of music and flute playing. Recommended for children ages 4 - 9. Please register!

Classic Holiday 'Toons - Thursday, December 21 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm - In honor of the upcoming holidays, our Anime club will be watching old school holiday favorites! Enjoy snacks while you get in the holiday spirit! No Grinches allowed! For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesday, December 27 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Calling all Lego fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! We'll have Legos you can use but feel free to bring your own. For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

To register for ANY program, please visit the Library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Upcoming Storytime Break


The Library will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 22. The Library will remain closed Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24. Normal operating hours will resume on Saturday, November 25. 
We hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Our weekly storytimes will be taking a break in December. 
Don't miss the last two weeks of awesome weekly fun!
(Don't worry - weekly storytimes will return in January 2018!)

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, November 21 & 28  @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm 
(returning January 2)
For children ages 3 1/2 - 6 years old, with or without a caregiver

Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays, November 22 & 29  @ 10:30 am & 11:30 am
(returning January 3)
For children ages birth - 2 years old, with a caregiver

TOT Time - Thursday, November 30 @ 10:30 am 
 (returning January 4) 
For children ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver.

Join in the fun happening at your Library this November!
Sock Creations - Monday, November 20 @ 4:00 pm - Do you have mismatched socks lying around? Bring them to the Library and transform them into a cool creature such as an octopus, rabbit, caterpillar, or penguin. For children and teens in grades 3 and up. Please register!

Which was Better: Book VS. Movie Family Book Club - Monday, November 27 @ 6:00 pm - Before our meeting, read The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling as a family. At the meeting, we’ll talk about the book and then we’ll watch the movie while snacking on popcorn and punch! After the movie we’ll talk about the similarities and differences, then decide which we liked better. Extra copies of each month’s title will be available for checkout at the circulation desk. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Please register!

Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesday, November 29 @ 4:00 pm -
Calling all Lego fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! We'll have Legos you can use but feel free to bring your own. For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hooray for Fall!

It's officially Fall, even though it doesn't really feel like it. We're excited anyway! We've got tons of awesome programs happening soon so make sure to check out our October Newsletter for more information.

We're excited to announce our FIRST EVER LITERARY PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST!!!
Decorate a pumpkin to look like your favorite book character using any materials you would like! Paint it, dress it, accessorize it...but PLEASE NO CARVING! Work alone or as a group (fun for the whole family). Bring your decorated pumpkin to the Library between October 2 - 30 during normal operating hours - there will be a brief form to fill out at drop off. Pumpkins will be put on display throughout the Library.

This contest is open to ALL AGES! Library staff will judge two winners - one individual and one group - on Halloween! Winners will be notified October 31st and will receive a $25 gift card.
Visit the Children's Department to learn more. 

Make sure to join us for one of upcoming spooktacular programs!!

PJ Family Storytime: Monster Bedtime! ~ Monday, October 2 from 7:00—7:45 pm
Even monsters need to go to bed sometime! We’ll share stories about monsters, sing silly songs, make a fun craft, and enjoy a delicious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Teen Games N@ ~ Thursdays, October 5 & 12 from 3:30—4:30 pm 
Join us on the first and second Thursday of every month for games, snacks, and an awesome time! Stuff your face with pizza while playing games with your friends! We’ll bust out new and classic board games, card games, and the Wii! For students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!

Anime Club ~ Thursday, October 19 from 3:30 — 4:30 pm
Are you an anime fan? Join fellow enthusiasts on the third Thursday of every month as we watch anime and enjoy Japanese snacks! For students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!

2nd Annual Family Halloween Spectacular ~ Friday, October 20 at 6:00 pm
Boo! Wear you costume for a truly spooktacular after-hours evening at the library! We’ll start with not-so-scary stories then make some sinister crafts, play a handful of mysterious games, and gobble up frighteningly yummy snacks! Trick-or-treat inside the Library and play a game to earn your treat! At the end, prizes will be awarded for best costume in different ages categories. A $3 donation per child is requested and will be collected at the event. Fun for the while family! *Library doors will open at 5:45 pm.* Please register!

Tail Waggin’ Tutors ~ Monday, October 23 from 7:00 — 8:00 pm
Trained therapy dogs will be here hoping to hear a story or two! Practice your reading skills while enjoying the company of some furry friends! Make a fun craft or two while waiting for your turn. For children ages 4 and up — reading ability encouraged but not required. Please register!

Lego Extravaganza Club ~ Wednesday, October 25 from 4:00 — 5:00 pm 
Calling all Lego fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! Build whatever you want and when you’re done we’ll put it up on display. For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!

Which was Better: Book VS. Movie Family Book Club ~ Monday, October 30 at
5:30 pm
It’s back! Before our meeting, read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling as a family. At the meeting, we’ll talk about the book and then we’ll watch the movie while snacking on Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.Please register!
popcorn and punch! After the movie we’ll talk about the similarities and differences, then decide which we liked better. Extra copies of each month’s title will be available for checkout at the circulation desk.

To register for ANY program, please visit the Library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY!!!

Summer reading is over. School starts soon. We're sad to see summer end but we're excited for SEPTEMBER!


Thanks to the generous support of the Jack Buncher Foundation, donations made to PLEASANT HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY throughout the month of September will be MATCHED! This September, libraries across Allegheny County are inviting residents to participate in a special fundraising collaboration to show their Library some LOVE by supporting & investing in their libraries.
Please donate by check, cash, or online through the Library’s website: www.pleasanthillslibrary.org

September is also National Library Card Sign Up Month! Children signing up for their first library card will receive a fun goody bag! Stop at the front desk to learn more!

During the month of September, receive a raffle ticket for every children’s and family program you attend and enter to win one of ten pairs of tickets to either the Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series or the EQT Bridge Theater Series! This contest runs from September 1—30, 2017. 
Winners will be notified Monday, October 2.

Popular children’s book characters will be hidden throughout the children’s department during September. Find all of them to earn a small prize! 
See a staff member downstairs for more details.


Weekly storytimes will continue through November!
Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, now through November 28 @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays, now through November 29 @ 10:30 & 11:30 am
TOT Time - Thursdays, now through November 30 @ 10:30 am

Check out these awesome programs happening in September!
DIY Fidget Spinners - Wednesday, September 6 @ 4:00 pm - Learn how to make your very own fidget spinner using a variety of common objects. A $2 donation per crafter is requested and will be collected at the event. For children and teens in grades 3 and up. Please register!

PJ Family Storytime: Love Your Library - Monday, September 11 @ 7:00 pm - We love our library! We’ll share stories about libraries, sing silly songs, make a fun craft, and enjoy a delicious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Love Your Library Creations - Monday, September 18 @ 4:00 pm - Show some Library love by making your very own no-sew heart pillow and a duct tape Library card holder. A $5 donation per craft-er is requested and will be collected at the event. For children and teens in grades 3 and up.
Please register!

Kids & Furry Friends Fundraiser - Tuesday, September 19 @ 6:30 pm - Make your very own furry friend from Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop to take home AND meet & read to some of our “Tail Waggin’ Tutor” therapy dog friends! Come into the library to pre-order your stuffed pet friend ($20 will be collected the night of the event) by Fri. Sept. 8 & you will get a free “Love Your Library” collar at the event! Fun for the whole family! Please register! Click HERE to print a registration form.

Love Your Library Bingo  "Fun-raiser" - Monday, September 25 @ 6:00 pm - Round up your game loving friends & family for a few laughs while you help the Library too! Snacks will be available for purchase. 50¢ per game, per card, per person. All ages welcome! Please register!

And don't forget about these cool monthly programs!
No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Teen Games N@ - FIRST & SECOND THURSDAY of EVERY Month @ 3:30 pm - for teens in grades 6 - 12

Anime Club - THIRD THURSDAY of EVERY Month @ 3:30 pm - for teens in grades 6 - 12

Lego Extravaganza Club - last WEDNESDAY of EVERY Month @ 4:00 pm - for children ages 3 and up

To register for ANY program, please visit the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUMMER READING HAS STARTED!!!


Summer Reading Club (SRC) runs from June 3 through August 12, 2017, for 10 WONDERFUL WEEKS OF READING AND PRIZES!! 
We have a SRC for EVERY AGE and READING ABILITY, from babies through adults!
 Join the club that works best for you!

Tiny Builders - Families with babies and toddlers can earn a set weekly prize just for reading together! This SRC is recommended for children ages birth to 2 years old.

Junior Architects - Children not yet reading confidently on their own earn a raffle ticket* for every 10 books they listen to or read on their own to be used towards any of our awesome weekly raffle prizes. Earn an instant prize for each library visit!** This SRC is recommended for children ages 3 - 6 years old.

Engineering Readers - Children reading on their own, up through those going into 5th grade, earn a raffle ticket* for every hour spent reading to be used towards any of our awesome weekly raffle prizes. Earn an instant prize for each library visit!**     

Teen Readers - Teens going into grades 6—12 can earn a raffle ticket* for every hour spent reading to be used towards any of our awesome weekly prizes and instant prizes for each library visit!**

Adults - Adult readers enjoy weekly drawings and great programs! Many of our ongoing adult programs will be “giving back” to our local community through a variety of community service projects. Stop in the Library to learn how to get involved! Contact Darcy with questions. (vergallitod@einetwork.net)

Register by visiting the library! 

When you register you'll receive a goody bag full of awesome coupons & a reading log!

Please direct any questions about children and teen programs to Miss Dani (danylod@einetwork.net)

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

May...when it's almost summer, but not quite...

Weekly Storytimes are about to end....that is, of course, until they return in June!!!


Preschool Storytime - Tuesday, April 25 @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm - For children ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old, with or without a caregiver.
**Returning June 6th!**

Baby Book Nook - Wednesday, April 26 @ 10:30 & 11:30 am - For children birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver.
**Returning June 7th!**

TOT Time - Thursday, April 27 @ 10:30 am - For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver.
**Returning June 8th!**

HEY TEENS! We offer some pretty cool programs just for you!
Anime Club - Thursdays, April 20 & May 18 @ 3:30 pm - Join fellow enthusiasts on the third Thursday of every month to watch some anime, sample Japanese snacks, and talk about manga. For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Free Practice SAT Test with Princeton Review - Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm - Join the folks from the Princeton Review for a free full-length practice SAT exam. Get a feel for the real exam before you take it! For teens in grades 9 - 12. Please register by calling the Library or visiting www.princetonreview.com/events

Games N@ - Thursday, May 11 @ 3:30 pm - We're breaking out the best classic and new board games including Settlers of Catan, Fluxx, and Zombie Dice just to name a few! And just for fun, we'll set up the Wii too! Plus there will be snacks! For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Check out these other awesome upcoming programs!!!
Which was Better: Book VS. Movie Family Book Club - Mondays, April 24 & May 22 @ 6:00 pm - Read a classic children's book together as a family then come watch the movie adaptation at the library! We'll snack on popcorn and punch while we discuss the similarities and differences and ultimately decide which was better! Recommended for families with children ages 5 and older. Please register!
April: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brien
May: Mary Poppins by L.P. Travers

Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesdays, April 26 & May 31 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Calling all Lego fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! Build whatever you want and when you're done, we'll put it up on display! For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

PJ Family Storytime: Mother Goose is on the Loose - Monday, May 1 from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - It's Mother Goose Day! Join us for stories featuring all of Mother Goose's crazy characters, silly songs, fun games, an awesome craft, and a delicious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Family program. Please register!

May the Fourth Be With You: Crafts & Games - Thursday, May 4 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - In a galaxy far, far away...actually, the Library isn't that far away at all! Join us for crafts, games, and other fun activities that will celebrate the beloved franchise that is Star Wars! Move from station to station to become the ultimate Jedi Master. For children ages 4 and up, with or without a caregiver. Please register!

Mom & Me Spa Night @ the Library - Monday, May 8 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Children are invited to bring their favorite leading lady to the Library for an exquisite night of pampering! We'll make bath bombs, body scrubs, and paint our nails! Enjoy refreshments while delighting in each others company. A $2 donation per person is requested and will be collected at the event. Recommended for children ages 6 and up, with an adult. Please register!

Learn How to Play Chess - Tuesday, May 16 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm - Learn the art of chess from a U.S. Candidate Master! David Donohoe will teach us some basic strategy and tactics then we'll play a few rounds. For children and teens in grades 4 - 12. Please register!

To register for ANY program, please visit the Library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net