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!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Reading Rainbow Remixed

Do you remember the amazing show Reading Rainbow?
PBS Digital Studios has released a series of You Tube videos featuring their station's icons, such as Mister Rogers, Julia Childs, and Bob Ross. The newest video features LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow. It's worth checking out...but you don't have to take my word for it!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays!


The Pleasant Hills Library would like to wish you and your family a very happy and joyous holiday season!

In honor of the holidays, we will be closed on  December 24th and 25th. We will be open from 1:00 - 8:30 pm on Wednesday, December 26th. We will also be closed on December 31st and January 1st.
 
2012 might be coming to a close, but 2013 is just around the corner!
 
Have a question? Just ask!
Email questions, comments, concerns, and registration information to danylod@einetwork.net
 
 

Monday, December 17, 2012

It's time for a SNOWMAN PARTY!!!

Join us tonight from 7:00 - 7:45 for a special family storytime all about SNOWMEN!
 
snowmen family clipart
We'll share stories, sing songs, make a craft, and enjoy a delicious snack that even these cold creatures would enjoy! Wear your jammies and bring a friend (stuffed or real!) to join in the fun!
 
Fun for the whole family!
 
It's not to late to register!
Please visit the library front desk, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
We hope to see you there!!! 
 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Upcoming Programs

December is a busy month!
There are holiday parties to go to, family to visit, shopping to be done, and so much more! With all the hustle and bustle of the season, don't forget about our awesome programs all happening in the month of December!

*Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays @ 10:30 am & 1:30 am - Stories, songs, crafts, and a snack specially designed to educate and entertain children ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old, with or without a caregiver. No registration necessary. **Storytime runs weekly through December 18th!**

*Baby Book Nook : Wednesdays @ 10:30 am - Share stories, rhymes, songs, and more specially designed to educate and entertain children birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary. **Storytime runs weekly through December 19th!**

*TOT Time: Thursdays @ 10:30 am - Share stories, songs, finger plays, and a snack. For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.**Storytime runs weekly through December 20th!**

*Gingerbread House Workshops: Saturday, December 8th @ 11:00 am OR 1:00 pm - Use a variety of materials to decorate a gingerbread house! Suggested ages 3—12 years old. Please register. *Please note that the 1:00 pm session is already full! You may sign up on the waiting list...but the 11am session still has room!*

*Teen Crafty Christmas: Monday, December 10th @7:00 pm - Learn how to make a few simple ornaments that you can keep for yourself or give as gifts just in time for the holidays! For students in grades 6—12. Please register.

*PJ Family Storytime: Monday, December 17th @ 7:00 pm - It’s time for a Snowman Party! Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and a snack all about these cold creations! Fun for the whole family! Please register.

*Teen Talk: Saturday, December 29th @ 12:30 pm - Come for pizza, conversation and games! For students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary.

To register for any of the above mentioned programs, please sign up at the front desk, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's time for a holiday celebration!!!


"Jingle bells! Jingle bells!! JINGLE ALL THE WAY!!!"

Join us THIS THURSDAY for an awesome family holiday celebration! Celebrate the holiday season with music, crafts, games, snacks, and more! There will even be a special visit from the man in red himself! This fabulous event promises to be fun for the whole family! *Please note: $2 donation requested, per child, collected at the event.*

Don't forget!!!
THIS THURSDAY (11/29) @ 6:30 pm - 
Jingle All the Way:
A Family Holiday Celebration!!!

Please register!  You can register by visiting the library, calling 412-655-2424, or emailing Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net 

We hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!




The Pleasant Hills Library Children's Area would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

In honor of the holiday, we will be closing early today at 5 pm and remain closed Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd. We will reopen on Saturday, November 24th at 9 am.

After all the hustle and bustle of the holiday are over, and the last bite of turkey has been gobbled, join us for some fun and engaging programs! The following programs are coming up next week...Don't miss out!

*Teen Talk - Saturday, November 24th at 12:30 pm - Come for pizza, conversation and games! For students in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary.

*PJ Family Storytime - Monday, November 26th at 7:00 pm - Thanksgiving may be over, but we're still hungry! Let's share stories, songs, crafts, and a snack all about our favorite foods! Wear your jammies! Fun for the whole family! Please register.

*Jingle All the Way: A Family Holiday Celebration - Thursday, November 29th at 6:30 pm - Celebrate the Holiday Season with music, crafts, games, snacks, and more! There will even be a special visit from the main man in red himself! Fun for the whole family! A $2 donation is requested - collected at the event. Please register.

***To register for any event, please visit the front desk at the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net***

Hope to see you soon!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Storytimes Start This Week!!!

Visit the Library and hear a story!!!

Storytimes for Preschoolers & Babies start this week:
Tuesdays @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm - Preschool Storytime
          Stories, songs, crafts, and a snack specially designed to educate and entertain children ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old, with or without a caregiver. No registration necessary.

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am - Baby Book Nook
          Share stories, rhymes, songs, and more specially designed to educate and entertain children birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

*Due to a scheduling conflict, TOT Time will not resume until December. We apologize for the inconvenience but welcome TOT Time families to attend either Preschool Storytime OR Baby Book Nook throughout the month of November.*

Monday, November 5, 2012

November & December Programs for Children, Teens, and Families

Itching to hear a good story? Want to make a craft while enjoying a snack? Then make sure to check out our program schedule for November and December. Here you'll find information about upcoming storytimes, family programs, and teen gatherings. Don't miss out on all the library fun!

Click here to access our November & December programs for children, teens, and families!

Have a question? Just ask!
Email questions, comments, concerns, and registration information to danylod@einetwork.net

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Help us make the Pleasant Hills Library be the best that it can be!

In order to serve you better, we need your input on how to improve library services and programs at the Pleasant Hills Library. Please take a moment and fill out this brief survey:
Pleasant Hills Library Children's & Teen Survey

If you'd prefer to fill out a hard (i.e. paper) copy, surverys are available in the Children's Department.

Thanks for your support! We appreciate your help!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Meet our new librarian - Miss Dani!

Pleasant Hills Library would like to invite you to join us in welcoming our new Youth Services Librarian...
Miss Dani Danylo!


I love being a librarian!
I earned my Bachelors degree at Carlow University and my Masters of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Over the last ten years, I have worked at various libraries around the county in a variety of positions ranging from circulation assistant to Children's Librarian. I am super excited to share my knowledge, experience, creativity, and fun-loving personality with the Pleasant Hills community!
 
Although not originally from Pittsburgh, I am proud to call this glorious city home! I currently live in the North Hills with my amazing husband, Bill, and our three mischievous cats - Jacob, Tigra, and Hillary. When I'm not at the library, I can be found making all sorts of arts and crafts, traveling to see family and friends, attending concerts, going to amusement parks, and of course, reading!
 
Come on in and introduce yourself! Hope to see you soon!
 
If you have any questions, or suggestions for programming or materials, please let me know! I can be reached by calling 412-655-2424 or emailing danylod@einetwork.net!
 
Look for November & December Program News - Coming Soon!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

REMEMBER for the most up to date information on Children's Programming go to our Event Calendar.  The link is located on the left side of our homepage at www.pleasanthillslibrary.org.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


"I love it when you read to me"
TAIL WAGGIN' TUTORS   
Saturday, September 8th
10:30 am
Come read to a therapy dog at the Pleasant Hills Library.
This program is for children 4 to 10 years of age.
Please register by calling the library at 412-655-2424
or email Miss Joanna at heywoodj@einetwork.net
 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

HAVE YOU LISTENED TO AN AUDIO BOOK LATELY?

Not every child enjoys reading a book.  So you may want to look for a different way to introduce reading to your child.  Audio books emphasize reading as a source of pleasure rather than skill and make kids eager to learn how to read or improve their reading.  Listening to audio books can strengthen listening, concentration and imagination skills.  Here are a few audio books that I recommend.
Young Fredle by Cynthia Voight.  Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside, makes some important discoveries and allies, and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.  (Grades 3 and up.)



 The Misfits by James Howe.  Four middle school students who are considered misfits decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.  Read by Spencer Murphy and the Full Cast Family.  (Grades 4 and up.)

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon.  In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.  (Grades K and up)


Olivia The Audio Collection by Ian Falconer.  Olivia, the pig stars in five of her greatest stories.  Read by Dame Edna Everage.  (Preschool- K)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


at the PLEASANT HILLS LIBRARY
SUMMER READING CLUBS
What are you waiting for?  there are prizes to be won.
Call 412-655-2424 for more details
or register online at www.pleasanthillslibrary.org

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

SUMMER READING AT THE LIBRARY
summer = fun + sun + relaxation + reading
Here are the different reading clubs/games by age:
 
Dream Big Read To Me  (for children birth to preschool) Read to your young child to help develop early literacy skills and earn rewards all summer long.
Questyinz  (for children entering grades K-5)  This NEW online, interactive game will engage your K-5 children in reading and exploring their own interests.
Own the Night  (for students entering grades 6-12)  Kick back and read what you want when you want and earn rewards.
3 Ways to Sign Up!
*Sign up at our June 9th Kick Off Event
* Sign up online
Sign up at the library beginning June 11th
                                               
       




Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Programs

  
Cinco de Mayo Story Time                                                                               Saturday, May 5 @  10AM         
Please register.  
                                                                                                                                             
Mother's Day Tea
Monday, May 7 @ 7PM                                                                                                                  Bring Mom, Grandma or other special
guest for tea and cupcakes.   
Please register.
                                  
Baby Book Nook                                
Wednesdays in May @ 10:30 AM
For infants through 2 years old. 
No registration necessary.


 

                                                                                              


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

EVENING STORYTIMES





Bedtime Family Storytime




Monday, March 12 @ 7 pm




Be sure to wear green to this all things green storytime!








Easter Bedtime Family Storytime




Monday, April 2 @ 7 pm




Who is that hopping down the bunny trail?





One Book Every Young Child Storytime




"Stop Snoring Bernard!"




Monday, April 23 @ 7 pm




This storytime is jam-packed with hands-on activities (including puppets, puzzles, games and manipulatives) for children 3 to 6 years old.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012