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We look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. School's almost'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
See you soon!