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!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday Closings and fun times ahead!

The Pleasant Hills Public Library would like to wish you a very HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!!!

In honor of the holidays, the Library will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th and remain closed through Thursday, December 26th. We will reopen on Friday, December 27th! We will also be closed for the New Year holiday on Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1st. We will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd!
 
Happy New Year!!!
 
Here's a brief highlight of awesome programs coming up that you definitely don't want to miss!
 
*Glow Fest - Monday, December 30th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Celebrate the New Year a day early! We're going to party in the dark with awesome glowing games, crafts, food, and more! Wear neon or other black light receptive clothing to really shine in the night! For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!
 
*Music Together FREE Family Music Class - Thursday, January 2nd at 6:30 pm - Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood program that for over 25 years has been bringing mixed-age families together to sing, dance, and enjoy making music with other families! In this FREE community class, we'll explore the wonders of making music together! For children ages birth to 5, with a caregiver. Please register by visiting the library, calling 412-655-2424, or emailing Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
****WEEKLY STORYTIMES ARE BACK! ALL WEEKLY STORYTIMES BEGIN THE WEEK OF JANUARY 6th!!!***
 
Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
TOT Time - Thursdays @ 10:30 am
 

Monday, December 2, 2013

December fun!

It's finally December! Winter is upon us! The holidays are creeping around the bend! Enjoy every moment of the season at the library! Join us for one or more of our fantastic programs happening this month!

Trim the Tree: Handmade Ornaments - Wednesday, December 4th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Learn how to make a plethora of really awesome handmade ornaments you can use to decorate your tree or home! Create unique holiday treasures that can be reused year after year! A $2 donation per child is requested and will be collected at the event. For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. PLEASE REGISTER!

Deck the Halls: A Family Holiday Celebration - Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 pm - Help us decorate for the holidays! Join in the celebration of the holiday season with crafts, games, music, stories, snacks, and more! We'll even have a special visit from the man in red! Don't miss out on all the holiday fun! A $1 donation per child, and a half dozen cookies per family, is requested and will be collected at the event. PLEASE REGISTER!

PJ Family Storytime: Gingerbread Family - Monday, December 9th from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - A gingerbread family is running around inside the library! Can you catch them? Find out with stories, songs, games, a craft, and a yummy snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! PLEASE REGISTER!

Chick-fil-A Family Craft Night - Tuesday, December 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Stop by Chick-fil-A on Route 51 to make a fun craft, play a silly game, and enjoy a free kids 4 piece nugget or strip meal!* Drop by anytime between 5 - 7 pm! Fun for the whole family! No registration necessary. (Free kids meal with purchase of adult combo or entrée salad) This program will take place at Chick-fil-A Restaurant located at 461 Clairton Blvd (Route 51).

Teen Advisory Group - Thursday, December 12th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Are you looking for volunteer hours? Interested in helping design library program? Then join TAG and be a part of something special! Each participant will receive 1 hour of community service and have the opportunity to earn more! We'll start our session off with pizza and volunteer projects within the library. For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show ready for fun!

Gingerbread House Workshop - Saturday, December 14th at 11:00 am & 1:00 pm - Let your creativity run wild while you use a variety of edible materials to decorate a pre-made gingerbread house! Fun for the whole family! A $3 donation per house decorator is requested and will be collected at the event. PLEASE REGISTER!

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

Monday, November 25, 2013

What are you thankful for?

Here at Pleasant Hills Public Library, we're thankful for lots of things!
Good health, delicious food, an excellent community who loves and supports its library, and of course, books and people who love them! What about you?
 
We're also thankful for storytime! Our weekly storytimes will be taking a break in December so make sure to check out the last sessions of 2013! Weekly storytimes will resume the week of January 7, 2014!
Preschool Storytime - Tuesday, November 26 @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Baby Book Nook - Wednesday, November 27 @ 10:30 am
 
***Pleasant Hills Library will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday, November 27th and remain closed Thursday and Friday, November 28th & 29th. We will reopen on Saturday, November 30th. ***
 
Are you looking for something fun to do after the Thanksgiving holiday?
Make sure to check out Let's Get Messy: A Family Adventure in Painting - Saturday, November 30 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Who needs brushes? Not us! Explore the wonders of painting without traditional tools in this fun family program! Get out of the house after a long holiday weekend and let loose with scented finger paint, squishy goo, and unique painting tools such as toothbrushes and cotton balls! Fun for the whole family! Please register!
 
HEY TEENS! Check out Teen Talk: Holiday Edition - Saturday, November 30 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Family driving you nuts? Get away from it all and hang out at the library! We'll have pizza and snacks, games galore, and lively conversation about books and life! For teens in grades 6 - 12. 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
 

Monday, November 4, 2013

November fun at the library!

Check out all the awesome programs happening this month! You don't want to miss out on all the library fun!
 
 
THIS WEDNESDAY!!!
After School Adventures: Blowing in the Wind - Air Science: Wednesday, November 6 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - How can you tell the difference between hot and cold air without feeling it? How can you test air pressure? Learn the answers to these questions and more through awesome air and wind experiments! For children in Kindergarten - 5th grade. PLEASE REGISTER!
 
HAPPENING SOON!!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR TODAY!!!
PJ Family Storytime: A Turkey for Thanksgiving: Monday, November 11 from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Turkeys are hiding out in the library! Let's see if we can find them and invite them to Thanksgiving! Join us for stories, songs, games, crafts, and a scrumptious snack sure to please all the hungry turkeys out there! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! PLEASE REGISTER!
 
Let's Get Messy: A Family Adventure in Painting: Saturday, November 30 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Who needs brushes? Not us! Explore the wonders of painting without traditional tools in this fun family program! Get out of the house after a long holiday and let loose with scented finger paints, squishy goo, and unique painting tools such as toothbrushes and cotton balls! Fun for the whole family! PLEASE REGISTER!
 
HEY TEENS! COME HANG OUT!
Programs listed below are for teens in grades 6 - 12.
No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!
Catching Fire: Movie Release Party: Thursday, November 21 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - The second movie in the thrilling Hunger Games trilogy gets released on November 22nd. Prepare yourself by testing your courage and strength with Capital games, crafts, food, and more! We'll have a trivia contest to see who amongst us could triumph over all! May the odds be ever in your favor.
 
Teen Craft: Cupcake Creations: Monday, November 25 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm - We'll provide the cupcakes and decorating supplies, you provide the creativity to turn them into edible artwork!
 
Teen Talk: Holiday Edition: Saturday, November 30 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Family driving you crazy?!? Get away from it all and come hang out at the library! We'll have pizza and snacks, games galore, and lively conversation about books and life!
 
Have a question? Want to register for a program?
Visit the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
We hope to see you soon!
 


Monday, October 28, 2013

Storytime is back!

Join us for storytime this week for a special Halloween treat!
Feel free to come in costume as we talk about pumpkins, ghosts, trick-or-treating, and other delightfully spooky things!
 
Storytimes will run through the month of November! Don't miss out on all the fun!

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, October 29 - November 26 @ 10:30 am AND 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, October 30 - November 27 @ 10:30 am - Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more! For children from birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver.

TOT Time - Thursdays, October 31 - November 21 @ 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 registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's Teen Read Week!!!

 
Seek the Unknown! October 13 - 19 is Teen Read Week at the library!!
Celebrate reading with a slew of activities that are out of this world!!!
All activities below are for teens in grades 6 - 12.
No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!
 
 
Mystery Make-N-Takes - Monday - Saturday, October 14 - 19 - Stop by the teen department every day to see what the daily make-n-take activity is! Make a variety of awesome things you can take home!
 
Kick-Off Party: Alien Encounters - Monday, October 14 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Aliens have landed at the library! Explore outer space by making your own alien spaceship and gear to transform yourself into an extraterrestrial! Enjoy games, snacks, and more!
 
Teen Craft: Origami Creatures - Wednesday, October 16 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Learn how to make a variety of silly and spooky creatures using origami!
 
Edible Book Art Contest - Saturday, October 19 - Using anything that's edible, create a piece of delicious art representing your favorite book, literary character, or author! Entries can be dropped off anytime during regular hours on Saturday and the winner will be chosen during our Finale Party.
 
Finale Party: Seeking Unknown Awesomeness - Saturday, October 19 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm - We'll unlock the mysteries of the universe by stuffing our faces with awesome food, playing truly awesome games, and making a few awesome crafts! The winner of the Edible Book Art Contest will be chosen and all entries (with their creator's permission, of course!) will be devoured!
 
Got questions? Ask Miss Dani via email at danylod@einetwork.net or phone 412-655-2424.
 
Hope to see you soon!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October is finally here!

The Pirates are in the playoffs! The leaves are changing colors! Halloween is approaching! October is finally here!
 
Enjoy everything October has to offer by attending one or more of our awesome programs!
 
Chick-Fil-A Family Craft Night - Tuesday, October 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Stop by Chick-fil-A on Route 51 to make a fun craft, play a silly game, and enjoy a free kids 4 piece nugget or strip meal*! No registration necessary - Drop by anytime between 5 - 7 pm! Fun for the whole family! *This program will take place at Chick-fil-A Restaurant located at 461 Clairton Blvd (Route 51).*
 
After School Adventures: Apple Art - Wednesday, October 9th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - It's apple season! Using apples both as inspiration and as a tool, we'll create beautiful art destined to be treasured forever! Please bring a t-shirt or tote bag with you! A $1 donation, per child, is requested. Please register! For children in Kindergarten - 5th grade.
 
PJ Family Storytime: Sail Away - Monday, October 14th from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Jump in a boat and sail away to storytime! We'll share stories about ships, sing boat songs, play a few traveling games, make a floating craft, and enjoy a scrumptious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! Please register!
 
Owl Prowl @ the Arboretum - Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 pm - Whooooo's hiding in the woods? Owls! Join Robert Mulvihill, ornithologist at the National Aviary, for a twilight walk where we'll see just how many owls we can spot! Feel free to bring binoculars to help in the search. Fun for the whole family! Please register!
 
Pumpkin Carving Workshop - Monday, October 28th at 6:00 pm - Bring your own pumpkin to carve and leave the mess at the library! Evan Gealy, local artist, will present a demonstration on pumpkin carving techniques and provide jack o' lantern patterns along with tips and suggestions for doing your own carving! Fun for the whole family! Please register!
 
After School Adventures: Candy Science - Wednesday, October 30th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Candy is not only delicious, but educational too! We'll experiment with various candies and see if we can make them explode, expand, dissolve, and more! A $2 donation, per child, is requested. For children in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Please register!
 
To register for any program, please visit the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy Fall!

 
It's nearly Autumn! The weather's getting colder and soon the leaves will start to change colors....
Stay warm and cozy at the library!
 Check out our upcoming programs for the remainder of September...

Teen Talk ~ Saturday, September 21st from 1:00—2:00 pm ~ Stuff your face with delicious pizza while enjoying conversation with friends and a variety of games! Have a favorite game? Bring it with you! Tell your friends! For students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary.

Handprint Flowers Fundraiser ~ Monday, September 23rd from 5:30—7:30 pm ~ Would you like to help the library while also being a part of library history? Join Lynne Mack, local artist, for a spectacular evening of handprint art! For a donation of $25, your handprint will grace our walls as a beautiful flower forever! Enjoy fun crafts and activities while you wait your turn! Fun for the whole family! Please register by visiting the library, calling 412-655-2424, or emailing Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net

Fall Art ~ Wednesday, September 25th from 4:00 — 5:00 pm ~ Autumn is now officially here! Let’s celebrate the changing of the seasons by creating beautiful art using natural items only seen in the Fall. For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Please register by visiting the library, calling 412-655-2424, or emailing Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net

Teen Craft: Nail Art ~ Monday, September 30th from 6:00—7:00 pm ~ Learn how to style your nails with a variety of fun and unique techniques. We’ll have a plethora of nail polish to choose from, but feel free to bring your favorite! For students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Back to School Fun

Does going back to school got you down? No need to frown!
Join in on the fun happening at the library!

TONIGHT!!
Teen Craft: Duct Tape Art - Monday, August 26 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Learn how to make a wallet and more using duct tape! Bring a roll or use ours! For students in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary.

RECENTLY ANNOUNCED!!
Bug Hunt @ the Pleasant Hills Arboretum - Saturday, September 7 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
With the weather getting cooler, will bugs be easier or harder to find? How many bugs will you find? Join Chad Gore, local entomologist, at the Pleasant Hills Arboretum to learn more about bugs in our area! Fun for the whole family! Please register by visiting the library, calling 412-655-2424, or emailing Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net

NEW TO THE LIBRARY!!
Music Together: Family Music Class - Saturdays, September 14 - November 16 from 9:30 - 10:15 am
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood program that, for over 25 years, has been bringing mixed-age families together to sing, dance, and enjoy making music with other families! Sing songs, play instruments, dance, and have pure fun with your child every week for ten weeks! Enjoy a special tuition offer good thru September 3rd - $160 with NO registration fees for the first child and $120 with NO registration fees for each additional child. Classes are limited to 12 children so don't delay!! For children ages birth to five, with a caregiver. Please register by visiting www.SingSteps.com, emailing info@singsteps.com, or calling 412-943-7668.

                        
       
  

Thursday, August 22, 2013

What do you think about Summer Reading?

Allegheny County Library Association wants to hear from you!
Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey about Summer Reading Club. Your answers will help us improve Summer Reading Club next year all across the county!
 
 
Thanks!

(Paper copies are available in the library)

Monday, August 19, 2013

September Fun!!!

The weather might be changing,
but the fun isn't stopping!
 
Weekly storytimes continue
throughout the month of September!
No registration necessary - just drop by ready for fun!
 
Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays @ 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 @ 10:30 am - Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more! For children birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver.
 
TOT Time - Thursdays @ 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.
 
After School Adventures continue!
For children in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Please register!
 
Sink or Float Science - Wednesday, September 11th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Think you know what will sink and what will float? You might be surprised! We'll test various materials for buoyancy, then make a variety of boats and test them on the open waters!
 
Fall Art - Wednesday, September 25th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Autumn is now officially here! Let's celebrate the changing of the seasons by creating beautiful art using natural items only seen in the Fall.
 
Check out these awesome family programs coming up soon! Please register!
 
Bug Hunt @ the Arboretum - Saturday, September 7th TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON - With the weather getting cooler, will bugs be easier or harder to find? How many bugs can you find? Join Chad Gore, local entomologist, at the Arboretum to learn more about bugs in our area! Fun for the whole family! *This program will take place at the Arboretum, located at 181 West Bruceton Road*
 
PJ Storytime: Spectacular Superheroes - Monday, September 9th from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - It's a bird, it's a plane, no, it's a library superhero! Join us for exciting superhero stories, fun and fantastic games, a super craft, and a delicious snack sure to get you flying! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family!
 
Handprint Flower Fundraiser - Monday, September 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Would you like to help the library while also being a part of library history? Join Lynne Mack, local artist, for a spectacular evening of handprint art! For a donation of $25, your handprint will grace our walls as a beautiful flower forever! Enjoy fun crafts and activities while you wait your turn! Fun for the whole family!
 
Hey teens!
There's awesome stuff happening here just for you!
For students in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!
 
Teen Craft: Candy Sushi - Wednesday, September 18th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Do you like candy? Who doesn't?!? Learn how to transform ordinary candy into sushi lookalikes! Eat your creations or share with friends, it's up to you!
 
Teen Talk - Saturday, September 21st from 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Stuff your face with delicious pizza while enjoying conversation with friends and a variety of games! Have a favorite game? Bring it with you! Tell your friends!
 
Teen Craft: Nail Art - Monday, September 30th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Learn how to style your nails with a variety of fun and unique techniques. We'll have a plethora of nail polish to choose from, but feel free to bring your favorite!
 
To register for any program please visit the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net



Monday, August 5, 2013

SRC Ends Soon!

Summer Reading Club ends on Saturday, August 10th!!!!
 
This is your last week to earn instant prizes* and raffle tickets!!! Redeem your reading log today!!
 
Celebrate all of the amazing reading you've done this summer by attending one of our awesome SRC Finale events! 

TEEN & ADULT SRC FINALE: ZOMBIE PARTY - Thursday, August 8th @ 6:30 pm - Adults and Teens who participated in the Summer Reading Club programs are invited to join us for this undead celebration! Dress up as a zombie or a survivor and enjoy games, crafts, favors, prizes, food and more! Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Please register!
 
CHILDREN'S SRC FINALE: MAGICMAN TJ HILL - Friday, August 9th @ 1:00 pm - Children who have participated in Summer Reading Club, along with their families, are invited to enjoy this one of a kind magic show! Sure to make you laugh and scream, Magicman TJ Hill will bring the magic of SRC to a delightful conclusion! Fun for the whole family! Please register!
 
Join us at Community Day on Saturday, August 10th for more Summer fun!
Watch for the Library's Peter Pan float in the parade and visit the Library's booth at Mowry Park. The booth will have crafts and games for the kids and a used paperback book sale. Take a chance on a raffle to win a pirate Jolly Rodger flag!
 
To register for any program, please visit the Library circulation desk, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
*You must have your reading log with you to earn an instant prize. One prize a day per person.
 


Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer's almost over...

..but the fun hasn't stopped at the library!

Summer Reading Club ends on Saturday, August 10th!
You have two weeks left to earn instant prizes* and raffle tickets for all of your amazing summer reading! Visit the library today to earn your instant prize* and participate in one of our awesome upcoming programs!

TONIGHT!!!! Teen Craft: Designer T-Shirts - Monday, July 29 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm - You provide the t-shirt and we'll provide the decorating supplies! Paint, cut, or bling out your t-shirt! For teens going into grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - but don't forget to bring a t-shirt!

TOMORROW!!!! National Night Out - Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm - Join us on the library lawn to celebrate the 15th annual National Night Out, crime and drug prevention event! Come early to get a good spot for the parade! Enjoy fun activities, a craft, and family friendly music provided by DJ Wes of One Left Standing Entertainment! Fun for the whole family! No registration necessary - hope to see you there!

Teen Talk - Thursdays, August 1 & 8 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Stuff your face with delicious food while playing games and hanging out with friends! Weekly SRC winner picked at each meeting - winner need not be present to win. For teens going into grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary.

Afternoon Adventures: Too Cool for School - Wednesday, August 7 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Decorate your school supplies to be uniquely yours! We'll make a few accessories but please bring anything you want to decorate! For children going into Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Please register!

TEEN & ADULT SRC FINALE: Zombie Party - Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 pm - Adults and Teens who have participated in Summer Reading Club are invited to transform into zombies to celebrate the end of SRC in undead style! Come dressed as a survivor or a zombie! Enjoy games, trivia, favors, and more! Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share! For teens going into grades 6 - 12 and adults. Please register!

CHILDRENS SRC FINALE: Magicman TJ Hill - Friday, August 9 at 1:00 pm - Children who have participated in Summer Reading Club, along with their families, are invited to a one of a kind magic show!Sure to make you laugh and scream, Magicman TJ Hill will bring the magic of Summer Reading Club to a delightful conclusion! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

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

*To earn an instant prize, you must have your reading log with you. One instant prize per person per day.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Reading Club is halfway over!

We're now in week six of Summer Reading Club! So far, the Wiggling Worms have redeemed over 85 weekly prizes, the Junior Diggers have read over 1300 books, and the Earth Explorers have read for more than 180 hours!
Wow!!! That's a ton of awesome summer reading!!!
 
 It's amazing how fast this summer is blowing by! Have you been to the library to receive an instant prize* yet? If not, there's still time!
 
Summer Reading Club runs until Saturday, August 10th!!!
 
Celebrate all the amazing reading you've done this summer by attending one of our cool Summer Reading Club finale parties!!! Registration is now open - don't miss out on all the fun!


Adult & Teen SRC Finale: Zombie Party - Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm - Adults and Teens who have participated in Summer Reading Club are invited to join us for an undead end of summer party! Dress up as a zombie or a survivor! Enjoy games, snacks, favors, and plenty of other surprises! Wrap up Summer Reading Club in undead style! Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share! Open to adults and teens going into grades 6 - 12! Please register!
 
Children's SRC Finale: Magicman TJ Hill - Friday, August 9 @ 1:00 pm - Sure to make you laugh and scream, Magicman TJ Hill will bring the magic of SRC to a delightful conclusion! Items will appear, disappear, and multiply before your very eyes! One lucky audience member will even get a chance to levitate! Fun for the whole family! Open to all children who have participated in Summer Reading Club - and their families! Please register!
 
To register, please visit the Pleasant Hills Public Library circulation desk, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
*You must have your reading log with you to earn an instant prize. One instant prize per day.

 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Pirate Tales!

Pirates Tales at the Library!

Attention All Readers between the ages of 4 - 12!
Read your way into the PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, by participating in Pirate Tales, a program brought to you by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
Every time you finish a book, fill out an entry form here or stop by the library to fill out a paper entry form. After August 2, six lucky children from around Allegheny County will be chosen in a random drawing to receive 2 tickets to a Pirate game, as well as a special storytime with a Pirates celebrity and the Pirate Parrot at PNC Park on September 15, 2013.
 
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Pleasant Hills Public Library are proud to offer this program and encourage the importance of reading. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
 
Paper forms can be downloaded here! Return to the library by August 2, 2013!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

The Pleasant Hills Public Library would like to wish you a very Happy Fourth of July!!!
In honor of the holiday, we will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd and remain closed on Thursday, July 4th!
We will re-open on Friday, July 5th!
 
Check out these fun things happening after the holiday!
 
PJ Family Storytime: Dino Snores - Monday, July 8 from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Can you snore like a dinosaur? Get ready for bed with dinosaurs while enjoying stories, songs, games, crafts, and a delicious snack! Wear your PJs! Fun for the whole family! Please register!
 
Afternoon Adventures: Alternative Art - Wednesday, July 10 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - It's amazing what you can use to create art! Discover surprising uses for everyday objects while creating beautiful artwork! A $1 donation per child is requested. For children going into Kindergarten - 5th grade. Please register!
 
Teen Talk - Thursdays, July 11 - August 8 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Stuff your face with delicious food while playing games and hanging out with friends! Weekly SRC winner picked each week (winner need not be present). For teens going into grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary.
 
To register for any program, please visit the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

More fun things happening soon!

There's always something fun happening at the library!
Check out these awesome programs coming up...
 
Teen Craft: A Whole Lot of Worry - Monday, June 24 @ 6:00 pm - Do you have worries? Who doesn't?!? Learn how to make worry stones and dolls to take your worries away! For teens going into grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary.
 
Afternoon Adventures: Lego Fun! - Wednesday, June 26 @ 4:00 pm - Join us for intense and wacky building competitions with some free play thrown in! Bring your own Legos or use ours! For children going into grades K - 5. Please register!
 
Teen Talk - Thursdays, June 13 - August 8 @ 12:00 pm - Stuff your face with delicious food while playing games and hanging out with friends! Weekly SRC winner pulled each week (winner need not be present). For teens going into grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary.
 
PJ Family Storytime: Dino Snores - Monday, July 8 @ 7:00 pm - Can you snore like a dinosaur? Get ready for bed with dinosaurs while enjoying stories, songs, games, crafts, and a delicious snack! Wear your PJs! Fun for the whole family! Please register!
 
Afternoon Adventures: Alternative Art - Wednesday, July 10 @ 4:00 pm - Discover surprising uses for everyday objects while creating beautiful art! We'll use recyclables and food stuff to create our masterpieces. A $1 donation per child is requested. For children going into grades K - 5. Please register!
 
To register for any program, please visit the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

MakeShop Workshop TODAY!!!


Join us TODAY from 1-3 pm for a special hands-on program all about electricity! Children's Museum MakeShop staff member Ken Goodwin will be here to help us learn and explore! Drop by and build a circuit, take apart old electronics, and gain a truly unique understanding of electricity! Open to all ages 0 - 22, with or without a caregiver!
No need to register - just show up ready to learn!
 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fun Stuff Happening This Week

There's so many fun things to do at the library this week!!
DON'T MISS OUT ON ALL THE FUN!!
To register for any program, please visit the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
Bug Hunt @ The Pleasant Hills Arboretum - Monday, June 17th @ 7:00 pm (THAT'S TONIGHT!!!) - How many bugs can you find? Join Chad Gore, local entomologist, at the Arboretum to learn about bugs in our area. A $1 donation per child is requested. If you'd like to take any bugs home, please bring a container to do so! Fun for the whole family!!! The Pleasant Hills Arboretum is located at 181 West Bruceton Road, Pittsburgh PA 15236
 
Chick-fil-A Family Craft Night - Tuesday, June 18th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Stop by Chick-fil-A on Route 51 to make a fun craft, play a silly game, 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 Entrée Salad.) No registration necessary! Just stop by hungry! This program is being held at Chick-fil-A Restaurant located at 461 Clairton Blvd.
 
MakeShop Workshop: Understanding Electricity - Wednesday, June 19th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Have you ever wondered how electricity works? Have you ever wanted to take apart an old electronic device to see what was inside? If you answered yes then this is the program for you! Join Children's Museum MakeShop staff member Ken Goodwin for this unique hands-on program all about electricity! Drop in and explore basic electricity by building circuits and exploring old electronics! No registration necessary - just stop by ready to explore! Open to anyone ages 0 - 22, with or without a caregiver!
 
Teen Talk - Thursdays, June 13 - August 8 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Stuff your face with delicious food while playing games and hanging out with friends! Weekly SRC winner picked each week (winner need not be present). For teens going into grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just stop by hungry!
 
Hope to see you soon! 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Reading is in full swing!

Have you registered for summer reading club yet?!? NO?!?
Well don't miss out on all the fun!
Register today!
 
 
We have a Summer Reading Club for every age and reading ability!!! Register at the library or online by visiting our web page. Visit the library to pick up your reading log and goody bag*!
 
Babies and Toddlers are invited to join Wiggling Worms! Earn a weekly prize for completing tasks such as reading together, singing together, and visiting the library! Complete at least eight weeks to earn a free board book!
 
Children not yet reading on their own, or just learning to read, are invited to join Junior Diggers! Earn a raffle ticket for every 10 books you read or listen too! Raffle tickets are good towards any of our awesome weekly raffle prizes! Also, earn an instant prize every time you visit the library as long as you have your reading log with you!
 
Children reading confidently on their own are invited to join Earth Explorers! Earn a raffle ticket for every hour you spend reading! Raffle tickets are good towards any of our awesome weekly raffle prizes! Also, earn an instant prize every time you visit the library as long as you have your reading log with you!
 
Teens going into grades 6 - 12 are invited to join Beneath the Surface! Earn a raffle ticket for every book you read! Raffle tickets are good towards any of our awesome weekly raffle prizes! Earn a free book for every five books you read! Also, earn an instant prize every time you visit the library as long as you have your reading log with you!
 
Adults have a Summer Reading Club too! Adults are invited to join Groundbreaking Reads! Earn prizes for turning in book reviews, finding the gnome, and more! Enjoy fun programs throughout the summer just for grown-ups!
 
Don't miss out on all the fun! Register today!
 
*If you already registered but did not receive a bag, please let a staff person know. We'll happily give you a bag!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

SUMMER'S ALMOST HERE!!!!!

The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. School's almost over....it's ALMOST SUMMER! Which means, it's ALMOST time for SUMMER READING CLUB!

Join us on Saturday, June 8th  from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Pleasant Kingdom Playground for our awesome, annual, all-ages SUMMER READING CLUB KICK-OFF! Celebrate the kick-off of Summer Reading Club with games, crafts, and ice cream sundaes! Sign up for Summer Reading Club while you’re there and receive a fun goody bag! There’s a program for every age and reading ability! Pleasant Kingdom Playground is located on East Bruceton Road, behind the Pleasant Hills Borough Building.
 
Summer Reading Club runs June 8th - August 10th, 2013
Dig Into Reading is for children from birth through students going into 5th grade.
          Wiggling Worms - A special club for babies and toddlers just learning the joys of reading! Read together to earn weekly prizes!
          Junior Diggers - Children not yet reading on their own, or just learning to read, will want to join this club! Read together to earn raffle tickets and instant prizes for each library check-in!
          Earth Explorers - Children reading on their own earn raffle tickets based on time spent reading and instant prizes for each library check-in!
 
Beneath the Surface is for teens going into grades 6 - 12. Earn raffle tickets for each book you read between June 8th and August 10th! Raffle tickets can then be used towards a variety of awesome prizes that will be chosen weekly throughout the summer! Also, earn instant prizes every time you check-in at the Pleasant Hills Public Library! Prizes range from signed comic books to gift cards for local businesses and everything in between!

 
Groundbreaking Reads is a summer reading club special for adults! Parents, did you know that your kids model your reading habits? Show them how much fun summer reading can be by participating in weekly drawings and great programs!

**Winners need not be present at time of drawings. **
Returning this year...Questyinz! An online summer reading program that has readers complete tasks, have fun, and earn cyber badges while practicing important educational skills. Open to students going into Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Stop by the library to pick up your special card that will grant you access into this virtual reading universe that opens June 1st!
 
 
Our summer newsletter is now available! Stop in the library to pick up one today! Or click here to view a printable version* of the Children's Summer Newsletter! 
TEENS - click here to view our Teen Happenings Summer Bookmark! There's two per page - one for you, and one for a friend!
 
*Please note that the Children's Summer Newsletter will need to be printed on legal (8.5" x 14") sized paper.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

We have so many new books, we don't know what to do!

Our new book shelves are overflowing with fantastic new reads for children of all ages! We have a plethora of new picture books, easy readers, beginning chapter books, graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction titles on a variety of topics to choose from! Below is just a sampling of some of our new hot-off-the press titles! Stop in to see more and check out a few!
 
 
By Lauren Tarshis
 
Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco, but early one spring morning, everything changes when he finds himself stranded in the middle of the city as it crumbles and burns to the ground. Does Leo have what it takes to survive this devastating disaster? Juv Fic Tar
 
 
By Tamera Will Wissinger
 
In this novel told through poems, nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad, so when his pesky little sister horns in on their fishing trip, he is none too pleased. Juv Fic Wis
 
 
 
 
 
 
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Serge Bloch
 
What do 'I Scream!' and 'Ice Cream!' have in common? Nothing--besides the fact that they sound the same! Juv Pict Ros
by Richard Cowdrey
 
Includes six Marley tales showcasing just how bad Marley can be! Juv Pict Mar
 
 
 
 



 
by Jessie Haas
 
Bramble the horse gets bored giving riding lessons, but regains her enthusiasm when she goes to live with a girl named Maggie. Juv BC HAA
 
by Bill Doyle
 
Struggling with a lack of sponsorship and playing time, Scream Team player Dennis is unable to win his teammates' trust because of his relationship with the Vampire Team and attempts to change their opinion during a championship game. Juv BC DOY
 
 
By Paul Meisel
 
A group of dogs that loves to dig has a fun-filled day of making mischief, in this easy-to-read story. Juv Easy Mei
By Mary Man-Kong
 
Princess Tori, who wants to be a famous singer, meets pop star Keira, who wants to be a princess, and they decide to trade places. Juv Easy Man (pap)
 
 

 There are so many new titles, we can't possibly list them all here! Stop in and check some out for yourself!
 
Want help locating a particular title or series? Just ask! We're here to help!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Have you ever wondered what your stuffed animal friends do while you're asleep?
 
Wonder no more...and join us for our
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Drop-off: Friday, May 3rd from 10 am - 4 pm
Pick-up Storytime & Breakfast: Saturday, May 4th from 10:30 - 11:30 am
 
Drop your stuffed animal friends off in the Children's Department during normal operating hours on Friday and come back Saturday morning to see what kind of mischief they got into! We'll celebrate the reunion with stories, songs, crafts, and a scrumptious breakfast!
 
A $2 donation per child is requested - collected at drop-off.
Please register! Space is limited!
 
Can't make it in on Friday before 4 pm?!?
Stuffed animal friends may be dropped off before 8:30 pm TONIGHT (Thursday, May 2nd) in the children's department.
 
To register, please visit the library front desk, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
See you soon!

Monday, April 29, 2013

May Children, Teen, and Family Programs!

May is full of fun things to do at the Pleasant Hills Public Library!
Don't miss out on all the exciting programs!
 
***Please note that during the month of May there will be NO WEEKLY STORYTIMES. Weekly storytimes will resume the first week in June. Mark your calendars now! While we are taking a break, make sure to take advantage of all the other fun programs happening during the month of May!***
 
Preschool Yoga is back! New day, same time!
Tuesday, April 23rd - May 28th from 1:30 - 2:15 pm
Wear comfy clothes to stretch and unwind while learning fun yoga poses perfect for little bodies! Class runs for six weeks - come to one or all of the sessions! Please bring a large towel or yoga mat with you. Classes will be taught by Alicia Parenti, certified yoga instructor. For children ages 3 - 6 years old, with or without a caregiver. Please register - space is limited!
 
After School Adventures continue!
For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Please register - space is limited!
Stamp Art - Wednesday, May 8th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Almost anything can be turned into a stamp! Learn how to make your own stamps using unconventional materials! Using our new stamps, we'll create beautiful cards just in time for Mother's Day!
 
Clay-tastic! - Wednesday, May 22nd from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Using just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own clay! Together we'll make a few different types of clay and then sculpt them into interesting creations! A $1 donation per child is requested - collected at the event.
 
Check out these awesome programs that are FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Drop-off: Friday, May 3rd from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Pick-up Breakfast & Storytime: Saturday, May 4th from 10:30 - 11:30 am - Ever wonder what your stuffed animals get up to when you're asleep? Drop your stuffed animal friends off in the Children's Department during normal operating hours on Friday and come back Saturday morning to see what kind of mischief they got into! We'll celebrate the reunion with stories, songs, crafts, and a scrumptious breakfast! A $2 donation per child is requested - collected at drop-off. Please register - space is limited!
 
Mom & Me Spa Night - Monday, May 6th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Children are invited to bring their favorite woman in their life for an exquisite night of pampering! Learn how to make a variety of spa staples such as bath salts and hand cream. Punch and cookies will be served. Expect to feel well rested and beautiful! A $2 donation per pair ($1 for each additional child) is requested - collected at event. Please register - space is limited!
 
PJ Family Storytime: Snoring Lions - Monday, May 13th from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Lions roar, but did you know that they also snore? Join us for stories, songs, games, crafts, and a delicious snack sure to please even the hungriest of lions! Wear your PJs! Please register!
 
Hey Teens! Check out all the cool stuff happening at PHL!
For students in grades 6 - 12.
No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!
Teen Talk - Thursday, May 23rd from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Stuff your face with delicious pizza while enjoying conversation with friends and a variety of games! We'll play Wii and chat about books! Tell your friends!
 
T-Shirt Totes - Thursday, May 30th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Do you have any old t-shirts laying around the house that you no longer wear? Turn them into awesome and useful tote bags! Learn some sewing basics while transforming something old into something new! Bring an old t-shirt with you!!
 
To register for any event, please visit the library's front desk, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net