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, January 26, 2013

February News!

February is full of excitement!
 
Groundhogs' Day! Valentine's Day! Black History Month! Spring is just around the corner!
 
Here at Pleasant Hills Library we're gearing up with a plethora of fun and exciting programs! Check them out here!
 
Weekly Storytime continue throughout the month of February!
No registration necessary...just stop in!
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.
 
More After School Adventures!!!
Candy Concoctions - Thursday, February 7 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching! Learn how to make a variety of tasty treats to share or keep! A $2 donation, per child, is requested - collected at event. Please register.
 
Food Buildings - Thursday, February 21 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Not all buildings are made of stone and brick. Join us for intense and wacky building competitions using a variety of unconventional materials! A $1 donation, per child, is requested - collected at event. Please register.
 
More fun programs for children and their families!!
A Heart-y Party: A Family Valentine's Day Celebration - Saturday, February 9 from 1:00 - 2:30 - Join us for an affair of the heart! We'll celebrate Valentine's Day with crafts, games, stories, and a delicious array of snacks! End the evening by decorating your own cake pop! Fun for the whole family! A $2 donation, per child, is requested - collected at event. Please register.
 
Preschool Yoga - Wednesdays, January 9 - February 27 from 1:30 - 2:15 pm - Wear comfy clothes to stretch and unwind while learning some fun yoga poses perfect for little bodies! Please bring a large towel or yoga mat with you. For children ages 3 - 6. Please register.
 
PJ Family Storytime: Strange Love - Monday, February 11 from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Love comes in all shapes and sizes! Help us celebrate the wonder of love through stories, songs, games, crafts, and a snack! Wear your PJs! Fun for the whole family! No registration necessary.
 
There's fun programs for teens, too!!!!
Anti-Valentine's Day Fest - Thursday, February 14 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Does this lovely-dovey holiday got you down? Stop stressing and join us for an anti-mushy festival with food, crafts, and games! Come prepared to dis on all things romantic! For students in grades 6-12. No registration necessary.
 
Teen Movie Night - Monday, February 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Instead of our usual Teen Talk, let's get together over pizza to enjoy a movie about growing up and fitting in, set and filmed in Pittsburgh. Film rated PG-13. For students in 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
 


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Children's Choice Awards!


The 3rd annual Children's Choice Awards is rapidly approaching! Students in grades 3-5 are invited to read up to eight popular titles and vote for their favorites at RC Clubhouse.
 

The 2013 titles are:
        Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend, Casper, and world domination as Casper uses a spectacularly convincing fake mustache and the ability to hypnotize to rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president.

-The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
        With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.
 
-In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz
        Frog joins cousins Jack and Jill in leaving their own stories to seek a magic mirror, encountering such creatures as giants, mermaids, and goblins along the way. Based in part on fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.
 
-Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
        When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father.
 
-The Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book #7) by Jeff Kinney
        A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down until an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves his best friend Rowley the odd man out.
 
-Wonder by R.J. Palacio
        Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
 
-Who Could That Be at This Hour? (All the Wrong Questions Seris #1) by Lemony Snickey
        In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read
 
-I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived, Book #6) by Lauren Tarshis
        When Lucas decides to skip school because he wants to discuss football with a firefighter friend of his father, he finds himself caught up in the terrorist attacks on New York City.
 
To learn more about the Children's Choice Awards and the finalists celebration planned for May 9, 2013, visit RC Clubhouse Events.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy Birthday to You!



Host your child’s next birthday party at the Pleasant Hills Library! 

You bring the party and we’ll provide a themed storytime and craft activity for your partygoers! Create your own theme or choose from a variety of age-appropriate suggestions. Parties can accommodate a group of up to twenty children, with a minimum of two adults present. In addition to a tailored storytime, the birthday child will also receive an honor book in celebration of their special day!

Our program room can be reserved for a two hour time slot during regular hours on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Available dates are limited by library programming and staff availability. You may register for a date up to 8 weeks in advance. You must register in person with Miss Dani.

A minimum donation of $50 is requested. The donation amount may vary based on group size, library involvement, and other factors.

The library will provide use of our tables and chairs, a library professional to lead a 30 minute storytime, a craft and/or activity, and an honor book in celebration of the birthday child.

The party host is responsible for providing refreshments, utensils, decorations, supervision of children, and clean up. Party hosts are expected to remove all garbage from the premises and return the program room to its original condition.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Miss Dani. She can be reached at the library Monday-Thursday, or via phone 412-655-2424, or email danylod@einetwork.net

Monday, January 14, 2013

It's a Penguin Parade!

Calling all penguin lovers!
Join us tonight (Monday, January 14th) from 7:00 - 7:45 pm for Family PJ Storytime! Tonight we'll be discussing all things penguins! We'll share stories, sing songs, play games, make a craft, and enjoy a delicious snack all related to these adorable creatures in tuxedos! Wear your jammies and bring a friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family!
 
It's not too late to register! Please visit the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
Hope to see you soon!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!

We're so excited to start the year off right...with storytimes!
 
Weekly storytimes start this week!
We hope to see you there!
 
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, with a caregiver.
 
*All weekly storytimes begin this week and run through January, February & March!*
*No regsitration necessary!*
 
BUT THERE'S MORE!!!!
Check out these other fun programs happening in Januaray!
 
Lego Extravaganza! - Thursday, January 10th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - If you enjoy building with Legos, then this is the program for you! Join us for intense and wacky building competitions with some free play thrown in! Bring your own Legos or use ours! For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. No registration neccesary.
 
Preschool Yoga - Wednesdays, Januaray 9th - February 27th from 1:30 - 2:15 pm - Wear comfy clothes to stretch and unwind while learning some fun yoga poses perfect for little bodies! Please bring a large towel or yoga mat with you. For children ages 3 - 6 years old. Registration is limited so register today!
 
Teen Make-N-Take - Starting Monday, January 7th, check the teen area every weekfor a new fun make-n-take project! Don't panic if you can't make it Monday - projects will remain out all week! Projects will incorporate origami, recycled art, and duct tape craziness. For students in Grades 6-12. No regsitration necessary.
 
To register for any program, please visit the Pleasant Hills Library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
BUT THERE'S STILL MORE!!!!