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, March 28, 2013

Happy Easter!

In honor of the Easter holiday, the library will be closed Friday March 29th, Saturday March 30th, and Sunday March 31st.
We hope you have a joyous holiday!

After all the Easter fun is over, join us at the library for some amazing programs happening in April....
 
One Book Every Young Child: The Bus for Us - Monday, April 1st from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Let's kick off the month of One Book Every Young Child by celebrating transportation in all of its forms! We'll share stories, sing songs, play games, make a craft or two, and enjoy a snack on the go! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

PJ Family Storytime: Itsy Bitsy Spider Climbs Again - Monday, April 8th from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Oh no! Itsy Bitsy Spider has been washed down the water spout! Join us as we cheer him back up again with stories, songs, games, crafts, and a delectable snack! Wear your PJs! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Teen Talk - Saturday, April 6th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Stuff your face with delicious pizza while enjoying conversation 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.

After School Adventures: Exploding Science - Wednesday, April 10th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - What happens when you mix together an acid and a base? They erupt! Come prepared to get messy as we investigate what makes things explode! A $1 donation, per child, is requested. For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Please register!

Weekly storytimes continue through April 11th!

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, April 2 & 9 @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm - Explore different themes through stories, songs, crafts, and a snack! For children ages 3 1/2 - 6 years old, with or without a caregiver.

Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays, April 3 & 10 @ 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, April 4 & 11 @ 10:30 am - Learn and grow with stories, songs, fingerplays, fun activities and a snack! For children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver.

There's so many fun things to do at the library!

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Important Updates for the Family Egg Hunt Extravaganza!!!



 
Our Family Egg Hunt Extravaganza is filling up fast! If you're planning on coming, please register no later than Thursday, March 21st!! Registration will close when the library closes on Thursday (8:30 pm) so that we may adequately prepare for all the fun and amazing things that will happen on Sunday, March 24th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm!!!
 
To help cover expenses, we're asking for a $2 donation, per child, that will be collected at the event.
 
Please note that our Egg Hunt Extravaganza is an after-hours library program. This means that the library doors will be locked until 1:45 pm. Doors will also be relocked at 2:15 and remain locked throughout the duration of the program. Don't worry, you can leave at any time, you just can't come back without being let in (which we'll happily do! Knock loudly!). Plan on arriving as close to 2:00 pm as possible.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Miss Dani via phone 412-655-2424 or email danylod@einetwork.net

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

April showers bring...fun programs at PHL!

It may be raining and grey outside, but inside the library fun things are happening!
 
Weekly storytimes will run through April 11th. There will be no weekly storytimes during the month of May. Weekly storytimes will resume the first week in June.
No registration necessary!
 
Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, April 2 & 9 @ 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, April 3 & 10 @ 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, April 4 & 11 @ 10:30 am - Learn and grow with stories, songs, finger plays, fun activities, and a snack! For children ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old, with a caregiver.
 
After School Adventures continue!!!
For children in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Please register! To register, please visit the front desk, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
Exploding Science - Wednesday, April 10th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - What happens when you mix together an acid and a base? They erupt! Come prepared to get messy as we investigate what makes things explode! A $1 donation, per child, is requested and will be collected at the event.
 
Lego Extravaganza - Wednesday, April 24th 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!
 
There's even more fun programs happening in April...
Please register! To register, please visit the front desk, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net
 
One Book Every Young Child - The Bus for Us - Monday, April 1st from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Let's kick off the month of One Book Every Young Child by celebrating transportation in all of its forms! We'll share stories, sing songs, play games, make a craft or two, and enjoy a snack on the go! Fun for the whole family!
 
PJ Family Storytime: Itsy Bitsy Spider Climbs Again - Monday, April 8th from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Oh no! Itsy Bitsy Spider has been washed down the water spout! Let's cheer him back up again with stories, songs, games, crafts, and a delectable snack! Wear your PJs! Fun for the whole family!
 
Preschool Yoga - Tuesdays, April 23rd - May 28th from 1:30 - 2:15 pm - It's back! New day, same time! 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 to 6, with or without a caregiver.
 
Teens! Check this out!
For students in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary.
 
Teen Talk - Saturday, April 6th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Stuff your face with delicious pizza while enjoying conversations with friends and a variety of games! Have a favorite game? Bring it with you! Tell your friends!
 
Duct Tape Art - Tuesday, April 23rd from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Duct Tape can be used to make just about anything! Learn how to make a variety of awesome accessories using this sticky and colorful tape!
 

Monday, March 11, 2013

March Fun!

Although we're approaching the middle of March, there's still tons of fun things happening at the library that you won't want to miss!

After School Adventures continue with two fun sessions this month!
For children in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Please register!
 
Green Fun - Wednesday, March 13th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - March is all about the color green! Let's explore the many shades of green through art and science activities! We might get a little messy so please wear appropriate painting attire. A $1 donation, per child, is requested and will be collected at the event.

Paper Flowers - Wednesday, March 20th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Spring is finally here! Let's celebrate by using origami techniques to create a bouquet of beautiful flowers that will last forever! We'll also create a sampling of origami animals that wake up in the Spring!

We have programs that promise to be fun for the whole family!
 
Family Egg Hunt Extravaganza - Sunday, March 24th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm - A mischievous bunny has hidden eggs throughout the entire library and we need your help to find them! Join us for games, crafts, snacks, and an extreme egg hunt!  A $2 donation, per child, is requested and will be collected at the event. Library doors will open at 1:45 pm! Please register!

PJ Family Storytime: Very Hungry Caterpillars - Monday, March 25th from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies! We'll explore their metamorphosis with stories, songs, games, crafts, and a scrumptious snack sure to please even the hungriest of caterpillars! Wear your PJs!  No registration necessary!

Vote for your favorite!

Voting for this year's Children Choice Awards is now open!
 
Children in grades 3 - 5 are invited to vote for their favorite title from a select list found on RC's Clubhouse. Voting will be open from March 1st to April 30th. The winner will be announced at the celebration event on May 9, 2013 at the Carnegie Library of Homestead. Children from all over Allegheny County are invited to attend the finalist celebration. Adam Gidwitz, author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and In a Glass Grimmly, will give a special presentation that you won't want to miss. It should be an epic party!

This year's titles are:
*The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
*In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz
*Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
*The Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 7) by Jeff Kinney
*Wonder by R. J. Palacio
*Who Could That Be at This Hour? (All the Wrong Questions Series #1) by Lemony Snicket
*I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6) by Lauren Tarshis
Click on the title to learn more and check availability

 For more information on the Children's Choice Awards, please visit RC's Clubhouse.