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, December 22, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

After the holidays, when things have calmed down, be sure to check out our January storytimes. Bring the kids to the library to escape those winter blahs!

Baby Book Nook
Wednesdays in January @ 10:30 a.m.
for children birth to 2 years
Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
January 12 - Feb. 16
ages 3 1/2 to 5 years
TOT Time
Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.
January 14 - Feb. 18
ages 2-3 years
No registration required.
So get out of the house, meet some new friends, enjoy good books and chill out at the library!

Monday, December 7, 2009

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!












Fun was had by all at the
Gingerbread House Workshops!








































Wednesday, October 21, 2009

RONALD MCDONALD VISITS OUR PRESCHOOL STORY TIME



Ronald McDonald stopped by to visit us yesterday morning for our Preschool Story Time! He told stories, made us laugh, taught us about the importance of reading and read The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. But Ronald wasn't the only one involved in the story telling. Children, moms and grandmothers helped by making sound effects to accompany the stories. Fun was had by all!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cute and kinda gross Halloween Snack


OK, so you are looking for something fun and different and easy for an upcoming Halloween Party. Well, here it is! EAR WAX POPS! Oh, and did I mention kinda GROSS! Looks like all you need are lollypop sticks, mini marshmallows and peanut butter. Happy Halloween !

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tired of the same ol' same ol' jack-o-lantern on the front porch?




Come to our Family Night Pumpkin Carving Workshop!
Area artist will treat us to a pumpkin carving demonstration. Bring your own pumpkin, and we will provide new and fresh ideas, tools and light refreshments. Why make a mess at home when you can make a mess at the library!!! Monday, Oct. 26th @ 6:30 p.m. Registration is requested.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

NUTTY FOR BOOKS

Do you love storytimes? I know I do! So just like those little squirrels we see scampering around gathering nuts, we are busy at the library gathering books for our fall storytimes.


So come join us for stories about fall leaves, pumpkins, Halloween, socks (yes, socks!) and more!

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES
ages 3 1/2- 5 years
Tuesdays @ 10:30 and 1:30
October 6 - November 10
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TOT TIME
ages 2-3 years
Thursdays @ 10:30
October 8 - November 12
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BABY BOOK NOOK
ages birth - 2 years
Wednesdays @ 10:30
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
November 4, 11, & 18

Wednesday, August 26, 2009









WHY SHOULD I SIGN MY YOUNG CHILD UP FOR SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES?
Have you ever tried to sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" without the hand motions? It just doesn't feel right! Actions help children remember words to a song or a finger play because there is muscle memory involved. Young children love movement and actions. Sign language caters to both. Research shows that children find sign language fun and children retain what they learn through fun, engaging activities. So come join us on Tuesdays, Sept. 15 and 22 @ 10:30. Suggested ages 2-6 years. Please sign up at the front desk or call 412-655-2424.

Monday, August 17, 2009

EVERYWHERE YOU TURN IT IS "BACK TO SCHOOL"



and Pleasant Hills Library is no exception! So if you have a young child headed "back to school" come check out our "back to school" shelf in the children's department.

Here's a little taste of what we have to offer:




Fish School by Nancy Poydar
Can a goldfish really learn? Charlie is sure that his pet Wishy can.
So when his class visits the aquarium.............



Corneluius P. Mud, ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL? by Barney Saltzberg
It's time for school. Is Cornelius P. Mud up? Is that plucky little pig ready for school?

Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill by Jamie Harper
It's Fire Safety Week in Miss Mingo's room.
This isn't your typical classroom, and Miss
Mingo isn't your average teacher!

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School by Laurie Halse Anderson
Zoe has wild and beautiful hair. But Zoe's new first grade teacher says
"School has rules." and she says "No wild hair in my class!"
So what are Zoe and her free-spirited hair going to do now?

Monday, July 20, 2009

IT IS TIME TO PARTY!




Summer Reading Clubs are winding down and that means it is time for our SRC parties.




If you signed up for the Summer Reading Club (Be Creative @ your library) at the Pleasant Hills Library, then you are invited to one of 2 parties:


The Elementary SRC Party Monday, July 27 @ 1:00 P.M. with "Dogbeard the Pirate"


OR

The Read To Me SRC Party Tuesday, July 28 @ 10:30 A.M. with "Star AR'Teest"


Sunday, June 7, 2009

IT'S OFFICIAL! OUR SUMMER READING CLUB IS IN FULL SWING!







We couldn't have asked for a better day! The sun was shining, the kids were smiling and the ice cream was delicious! Check out these pictures from our SRC Kickoff at Pleasant Kingdom.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

SRC KICK-OFF PARTY
COME JOIN IN SOME FUN IN THE SUN! We are kicking off our Summer Reading Club with a PARTY on Saturday, June 6 from 1-3:00 p.m. at PLEASANT KINGDOM! Everyone is invited--yes, everyone, from 1 to 101! Activities for all ages.....

Ice Cream Social
Scavenger Hunt
Splatter Painting
Chalk Murals
Bubbles
Limbo
Bingo
Crafts
Sign up for Summer Reading and receive a goody bag!

Please register (412-655-2424) and mark your calendar.
DON'T MISS OUT ON THE FUN! OR THE ICE CREAM!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


If you are passing by the library anytime in May, come on downstairs to the children's area and take a look at the PHMS Puppet Master display! Students from Mrs. Watson's sixth grade class have created wonderful puppets based on characters from books such as "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales", "Sleepless Beauty" and "The Frog Principal".


Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Come join in the fun, Muffins with Mom,
Saturday, May 9th @ 10:30 a.m.
A story, a craft and of course, muffins!
Registration required.
(suggested age 3-10 years)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Library Has Gone To The Dogs!






Thank you to Toby, Daisy, Noah,
Presto, Squeeze and Cody,
our Tail Waggin' Tutors, from the Golden Triangle Obedience Training Club! Children and dogs alike had a tail waggin' good time reading and listening to books. All of the children who attended our Read to a Therapy Dog Program received a certificate of participation and a chance to interact with some very gentle, sweet and well-behaved dogs.

















Wednesday, April 15, 2009

BOOKS AND DOGS--WHAT A GREAT COMBINATION!





COME READ TO A THERAPY DOG

Sign up to read to a therapy dog on Saturday, May 2nd from 2-3:00 p.m.

Dogs from the Golden Triangle Dog Obedience School will be here to listen to stories, read by you! And let me tell you these dogs are good listeners! Please sign up at the front desk or call 412-655-2424 to register. Suggested ages 4-10 years.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE COMING SOON!


Friends of the Pleasant Hills Library will hold it's Annual Used Book Sale on Friday, March 27th-Monday, March 30th. The sale is held at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building. Shop for books, puzzles, games, records, videos, magazines and MORE! Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 20, 2009


HELLO SPRING!!!
Hop into the library and see what we have to offer on a rainy spring day!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"ONE BOOK, EVERY YOUNG CHILD" CELEBRATION


We will be celebrating the "One Book, Every Young Child" Statewide Program on Monday, April 13th @ 7:00 p.m. , with a special If You Were a Penguin story time for children 3-5 years old. Come join us for penguin-related songs, activities and snacks. Registration requested....tuxedos not required.

Thursday, March 12, 2009



HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

More new books to read and enjoy!

Fancy Nancy Sees Stars
by Jane O'Connor

Hugging Hour
by Aileen Leijten

My Penguin Osbert in Love
by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Yum Yum! What Fun
by Mara Bergman

Tea for Ruby
by Sarah Ferguson

Armadillo Trail The Northward Journey of the Armadillo
by Stephen R. Swinburne

Emmaline and the Bunny
by Katherine Hannigan

Skeleton Creek
by Patrick Carman

Chasing Lincoln's Killer
by James Swanson



Tuesday, February 24, 2009







New books at the library!

Birds by Kevin Henkes

A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis
Bed, Bats, & Beyond by Joan Holub

Dodsworth in Paris by Tim Egan

Mighty Monty by Johanna Hurwitz

The Worry Tree by Marianne Musgrove

Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls by Lynne Jonell

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Phenomena Secrets of the Senses by Donna M. Jackson

Thursday, February 19, 2009




March brings a shower of storytimes:
Preschool Storytimes Tuesdays @ 10:30 & 1:30
March 3rd - April 7th
ages 3 1/2 - 5 years

Baby Book Nook Wednesdays @ 10:30
March 4th, 11th, & 18th
ages birth - 2 years

TOT Time Thursdays @ 10:30
March 5th - April 9th
ages 2 - 3 1/2 years

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

HERE'S WHAT'S NEW ON THE SHELF THIS TUESDAY!

The Snow Day by Komako Sakai

If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor

Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa

Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw
by Jeff Kinney


The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff

The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg

Dogs on the Bed by Elizabeth Bluemle