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!

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


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Marching on to fun!

So many fun things are happening at the Library!


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! ~ Saturday, March 4 from 12:00—2:00 pm ~ Join us for an 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 Storytime: Wonderful Weather ~ Monday, March 6 from 7:00 — 7:45 pm ~ What will the weather be like today? Join us for stories about all kinds of weather, silly songs, fun games, an awesome 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!

Teen Games ’N@ ~ Thursday, March 9 from 3:30 — 4:30 pm ~ We’re breaking out all 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 students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!

Leprechaun Traps ~ Monday, March 13 from 4:00—5:00 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! For children in Kindergarten—5th Grade. Please register!

Anime Club ~ Thursday, March 16 from 3:30 — 4:30 pm ~ Are you an anime fan? Join fellow enthusiasts as we watch anime and enjoy Japanese snacks! For students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!

Flowerpot Fun ~ Monday, March 20 from 4:00—5:00 pm ~ Celebrate the first day of Spring by decorating your very own flower pot using a plethora of fun supplies. We’ll also plant some seedlings for you to take home and eventually transplant into your unique flowerpot. A $2 donation per child is requested. For children in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Please register!

Which was Better: Book VS. Movie Family Book Club ~ Monday, March 27 at 6:00 pm ~ Come be a part of our exciting new book club! Before our meeting, read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl 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, March 29 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!

Crafting with Miss Dani at the Book Sale ~ Friday, March 31 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm ~ Join Miss Dani at the Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale to make a fun craft! While you’re there, shop the awesome sale to find a book or two to take home with you! Fun for the whole family! No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun! This program will take place at the Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building on 410 E. Bruceton Road. *Check out website for more details about the Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale!*

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

Monday, January 30, 2017

Come join our team!

We're currently have an open position for a Youth Programming Assistant! 
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This part-time position (10-12 hours a week, plus 1 - 2 Saturdays a month) will assist Miss Dani, our youth services Librarian, with tween/teen programming as well as family events and other programs for youth, from ages birth through high school, both independently and in cooperation with other staff. Candidates must be available to work afterschool hours (2:30 - 5), evenings and Saturdays as needed and must also have all valid PA employment clearances. Click the links below to learn more!


Saturday, January 7, 2017

New Year, New Programs!

Weekly Storytimes are back!! 
No need to register - just drop in ready for fun!

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, starting January 3rd at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm - Explore different themes through stories, songs, a craft, and a snack! For children ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old, with or without a caregiver.

Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays, starting January 4th at 10:30 & 11:30 am - Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more! For children birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver.

TOT Time - Thursdays, starting January 5th at 10:30 am - Learn and grow with stories, songs, finger plays, fun activities, and a snack! For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver.

No school? Come play at the library!
Building Workshop - Monday, January 16th from 2:30 - 3:30 pm - Build crazy structures using a wide variety of building materials including marshmallows, toothpicks, mini wooden logs, magnetic shapes, and many more! For children ages 3 and up. Please register!

We're starting a NEW BOOK GROUP for FAMILIES! 
Check it out!
Which was Better: Book VS. Movie Family Book Club - Monday, January 30th at 6:00 pm - Come be a part of our exciting new book club! Before our first meeting, read Charlotte's Web by E.B. White as a family. We'll talk about the book and then we'll watch the classic cartoon while snacking on popcorn and punch! After the movie we'll decide which we liked better. We'll also talk about all our favorite books and movies so we can pick a title for our next meeting. Extra copies of each month's title are available for checkout at the circulation desk. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Please register!

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

Monday, December 19, 2016

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

2016 is almost over! While we still have a few programs going on in December, we're really gearing up for 2017! Check out eventkeeper for a full list of programs and make sure to check out our January 2017 program newsletter!

Please note the Library will be closed December 24 - 26. The Library will also be closed December 31 - January 2. The Library may close due to severe inclement weather - please call the Library to make sure it is open during harsh weather.


The Pleasant Player’s Readers Theater Presents “A Visit of St. Nick” ~Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30 pm ~ Come listen to this fun radio program, first performed in 1939, about the family from Clement Moore’s famous poem! Peek into the lives of a mouse family as they prepare for a special visitor! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Learn How to Play Chess ~ Thursdays, December 29 from 2:00—3:00 & January 5 from 4:00—5:00 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!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Upcoming Storytime Break...

Our weekly storytimes will be taking a break in December....but don't worry! There's still tons of fun things to do at the library! And our weekly storytimes will resume in the New Year!

The Library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 23. The Library will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25. Normal hours resume on Saturday, November 26. 

Don't miss out on all the fun!
Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, November 22 & 29 @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays, November 23 & 30 @ 10:30 & 11:30 am
TOT Time - Thursday, December 1 @ 10:30 am (NO STORYTIME on Thursday, November 24)
*Weekly storytimes will resume the first week in January!*

Anime Club - Thursdays, November 17 & December 15 @ 3:30 pm - Are you an anime fan? Join fellow enthusiasts as we watch anime and enjoy Japanese snacks! For students in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

No Bake Thanksgiving - Monday, November 21 @ 4:00 pm - Learn how to make tasty treats that don't require an oven just in time for Thanksgiving! We'll make apple pie in a cup, Nutella banana sushi, and chocolate turkey legs, just to name a few! Sample them while you're here and then take the recipes with you to try it again at home! A $2 donation per child is requested and will be collected at the event. For children in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Please register!

Let's Get Messy: A Painting Adventure - Monday, November 28 @ 2:30 pm - Explore the wonders of painting with non-traditional tools in this unique all ages program! Create multiple masterpieces with scented finger paint and unique painting tools such as toothbrushes, marbles, and cotton balls! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Chick-fil-A Family Craft Night - Tuesday, November 29 @ 5:00 pm - Stop by Chick-fil-A on Route 51 to make a fun craft or two and enjoy a free kids 4 piece nugget or strip meal*! Drop by anytime between 5:00 - 7:00 pm. (*Free kids meal with purchase of adult combo or entree salad). This program will take place at Chick-fil-A Restaurant located at 461 Clairton Blvd (Route 51). Fun for the whole family! No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesdays, November 30 & December 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! *The November meeting will meet outside the program room! Look for signs!* For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Long time, no post...

We've been so busy having fun that we totally forgot to post here in our blog! We're sorry! 
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Come see what's keeping us busy at the library...


Weekly Storytimes run NOW through the end of November! Come join in the fun!
Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm - For children ages 3 1/2 - 6 years old, with or without a caregvier.
Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays @ 10:30 & 11:30 am - For children ages birth - 2 years old, with a caregiver.
TOT Time - Thursdays @ 10:30 am - For children ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver.


THE DOGS ARE COMING BACK TO THE LIBRARY!
Tail Waggin' Tutors - Monday, October 10 @ 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 fun Halloween themed craft or two while you wait for your turn. For children ages 4 and up. Reading ability encouraged but not required. Please register.


HEY TEENS! It's almost

Celebrate Teen Read Week, October 10 - 15, with a different fun and exciting make-n-take in the teen department every day! 

Also make sure to check out 
Teen Games N@ - Thursday, October 13 @ 3:30 pm - Ever played Fluxx? How about Zombie Dice? Coe learn how to play a variety of enjoyable board and card games. And just for fun, we'll est up the Wii too. Plus there will be snacks! For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

THERE'S SO MANY FUN PROGRAMS COMING UP! 

We're sorry that we fell behind posting here on our blog. We promise to do a better job in the future. For the most up to date program information, please check eventkeeper

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Time for back to school...

...but it's always time for FUN at the Library! Make sure to check out our program newsletter for all our awesome upcoming programs and events!!


This September, show your love for your library!
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 support for their local library & encouraging residents to show their library love by investing in their libraries. 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, 2016.

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.
When you check out your items upstairs, see if you can find our “Love Your Library” Bear to earn a small prize. See a staff member upstairs for more details.


Monday, June 6, 2016

SUMMER READING CLUB HAS STARTED!!!!



Summer Reading Club started June 4th and runs for 10 weeks, ending August 13th! That's 10 weeks to read and earn awesome prizes!!! We have a reading club for EVERY AGE and READING ABILITY, from babies through adults!

Readers in Training is perfect for babies and toddlers! Read together every day, share a rhyme or song, and visit the library to earn your prize! Complete at least six weeks to earn a board book! Visit the library to see the complete list of prizes.

Varsity Listeners is for children not yet reading on their own OR just learning how to read. Every 10 books that you read or listen to earns you a raffle ticket! Raffle tickets can be used towards any of our awesome weekly raffles. Visit the library to see the complete list of prizes. Also earn an instant prize for each library visit! (Only one instant prize per day)

Olympic Readers is for children reading confidently on their own, up through those going into 5th grade. Earn a raffle ticket for every hour spent reading! Raffle tickets can be used towards any of our awesome weekly raffles. Visit the library to see the complete list of prizes. Also earn an instant prize for each library visit! (Only one instant prize per day)


Get in the Game...READ! is for teens going into grades 6 - 12. Earn a raffle ticket for every hour spent reading! Raffle tickets can be used towards any of our awesome weekly raffles. Visit the library to see the complete list of prizes. Also earn an instant prize for each library visit! (Only one instant prize per day)

Adults can get in the action too! Email Darcy at vergallitod@einetwork.net to learn more about our adult program, called Book Your Summer!!

Visit the library to register and pick up your awesome goody bag! Email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you might have!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It's not too late for fun!

There's still time to sign up and be a part of our Stuffed Animal Sleepover happening THIS WEEKEND!!! 
Drop-off your beloved stuffed animal friend anytime during normal operating hours (10am - 4pm) on Friday, May 13th in the Children's Department. Return on Saturday, May 14th at 11:30 am for a joyous reunion filled with stories, songs, crafts, and delicious breakfast snacks! A $2 donation per person is requested at drop-off. 
Please visit the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net 

While you're busy registering for our awesome Stuffed Animal Sleepover, please consider attending another one of our wonderful programs! Keep reading to learn more!

Angry Birds Battle - Monday, May 16 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - The movie is coming out soon so let's prepare by having our own Angry Birds battle in the library! Work in teams or on your own to construct a tower. Then see if you can knock down your opponents' tower! Feel free to bring recyclables to help in the construction of your tower. For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Please register!

Taco Tuesday: Teen Book Discussion - Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Bring a friend or two and join Miss Terry for lively discussion and delicious snacks! This month we'll be reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Request your copy at the circulation desk. For teens in grades 6 - 12. Please register!

Anime Club - Thursday, May 19 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm - Are you an anime fan? Join fellow enthusiasts right after school as we watch anime and enjoy Japanese snacks! For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Mad Hatter's Wonderland Tea Party - Monday, May 23 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Children and grown-ups of all ages are invited to put on their best or silliest hat for a wonderful tea party inside the library! We'll sample various teas, enjoy dainty snacks, play a silly game or two, and even make a fun craft! A $5 donation per person is requested and will be collected at the event. All ages welcome! Please register!

Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesday, May 25 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Calling all Lego fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! We'll have plenty of Legos you can use, but feel free to bring your own too. All of our creations will be put up on display at the end of our session. For children ages 3 and up. Please register! 

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