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!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year, New Programs!

Happy New Year!!!!
 

The library will be closed Wednesday, December 31st and Thursday, January 1st in observance of the New Year. Normal operating hours will resume Friday, January 2nd.

Weekly storytimes are back!!!
To celebrate, we're giving away 10 pairs of tickets for the 2015 Pittsburgh International Children's Theater Family Series. Earn a raffle ticket for each child who attends a children's program from January 5 - 15. Drawings will be held on January 8 & 15. Winner need not be present at time of drawing.

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

Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays, starting January 7 @ 10:30 am - Nursery and action rhymes, books, songs, and so much more! For children ages birth - 2 years old, with a caregiver.

TOT Time - Thursdays, starting January 8 @ 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.

No registration necessary for weekly storytimes - just drop in ready for fun!

Check out our awesome upcoming programs!!

Family Game Night - Monday, January 5 @ 7:00 pm - We're getting out all our favorite games, from classic board games to silly card games and even our favorite Wii games too! Bring the whole family for an exciting night of gaming at the library!

Evening Baby Book Nook - Tuesday, January 6 @ 7:00 pm - Join Miss Terry in the evening for books and so much more! For children ages birth - 2 years old, with a caregiver.

PJ Family Storytime: Curious George Celebrates - Monday, January 12 @ 7:00 pm - Curious George wants to help us celebrate our 70th anniversary with stories about curious little monkeys, silly songs, fun games, an awesome craft, and a scrumptious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family!
Anime Club - Thursday, January 15 @ 4:00 pm - Do you enjoy anime and manga? Then you won't want to miss our fun NEW anime club! Come watch anime, enjoy Japanese snacks, and talk with fellow enthusiasts! For students in grades 6 - 12.

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Happy Holidays!

The Pleasant Hills Public Library will be closed Wednesday, December 24 - Friday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. The Library will also be closed Wednesday, December 31 - Thursday, January 1 in observance of New Years. Have a safe and happy holiday season!!!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have so many things to be thankful for at the library! We're thankful for books, music, movies, magazines, puzzles, and all our other awesome library materials! We're thankful for our friends and families! We're thankful for our awesome staff! And of course, we're thankful for wonderful patrons like you! 

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the library will be closing at 5pm today (Wednesday, November 26) and remain closed through Friday, November 28. We will reopen on Saturday, November 29 at 9 am.

After all the celebrations are done, make sure to check out our awesome upcoming programs!

Teen Talk - Saturday, November 29 at 12:00 pm - Come hang out and stuff your face with pizza while playing games with friends! Bring a friend to join in the fun! For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Let's Get Messy: An Adventure in Art - Saturday, November 29 at 2:00 pm - 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 paint, squishy goo, and unique painting tools such as toothbrushes and cotton balls! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

The first week in December also happens to be our last week of storytimes in 2014! Don't miss out on all the fun!

Preschool Storytime - Tuesday, December 2 at 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.

Evening Baby Book Nook - Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm - Join Miss Terry in the evening for books and so much more! For children ages birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver.

Baby Book Nook - Wednesday, December 3 at 10:30 am - Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more! For children ages birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver.

TOT Time - Thursday, December 4 at 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.

Weekly storytimes will resume the week of January 6th! 

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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fall fun!

There's so much to do at the library! 
Check out one or more of our awesome upcoming programs!

Preschool STEM: Sort, Count, Weigh It Out - Monday, November 17 at 3:15 pm - Explore science, technology, engineering, and mathmatics  with stories and hands-on experiments designed to engage young minds. For children ages 2- 5, with a caregiver.

Chick-fil-A Family Craft Night - Tuesday, November 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Stop by Chick-fil-A on Route 51 to make a fun craft or two and enjoy a free kids 4 piece nugget or strip meal*! 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). *Free kids meal with purchase of adult combo or entree salad. No registration necessary.

Taco Tuesday: Middle School Book Group - Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 pm - This month we'll be discussing The Grey King by Susan Cooper. Bring a book you are thankful for and are willing to swap along with a friend or two for lively discussion and delicious snacks! Request your copy of this month's selection at the circulation desk. For teens in grades 6 - 8. 

T-Shirt Design - Thursday, November 20 at 4:00 pm - Bring a blank t-shirt or tote bag and we'll provide all the tools and decorations you need to turn it into something awesome! For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade.

TAG - Monday, November 24 at 6:30 pm - Are you in need of volunteer hours? Interested in helping design library programs? If so, be sure to join TAG and be a part of something special! Each participant will receive one hour of community service and have the opportunity to earn more!  For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary.

Teen Talk - Saturday, November 29 at 12:00 pm - Come hang out and stuff your face with pizza while playing games with friends. Bring a friend to join in the fun! For teens in grades 6 - 12.
No registration necessary.

Let's Get Messy: An Adventure in Art - November 29 at 2:00 pm - 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 paint, squishy goo, and unique painting tools such as toothbrushes and cotton balls! Fun for the whole family!


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



 

Monday, October 27, 2014

We've been so busy....

That we forgot to update our blog. Opps! :-/

Stop by the library to check out all the fun things that are keeping us busy! 

TONIGHT - Pumpkin Carving Workshop - Monday, October 27 @ 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 by visiting the library, calling 412-655-2424, or emailing Miss Shirley at gealys@einetwork.net OR Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net 

 All of our weekly storytimes this week are Halloween themed! Come in costume if you like and enjoy spooky stories, silly songs, fun crafts, and yummy snacks!
Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
TOT Time - Thursdays @ 10:30 am

Origami Monsters - Thursday, October 30 @ 4:00 pm - Learn how to make a few simple origami monsters just in time for Halloween! For children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Please register by visiting the library, calling 412-655-2424, or emailing Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn days are here!

The days are starting to get chilly. The wind is blowing the leaves off of the trees. Autumn is here!

Enjoy the autumn days at the library! Check out our awesome upcoming programs!

Lego Extravaganza Club ~ Wednesday, September 24 & October 22 from 4:00 — 5:00 pm ~ Calling all Lego fans! Join our Lego club! We’ll have Legos you can use, but feel free to bring your own too! For children ages 3 and up. 


PJ Storytime: Going Batty ~ Monday, October 6 from 7:00 — 7:45 pm ~ Bats are swopping into the library just for storytime! We’ll share stories, sing songs, play games, make a craft, and enjoy a delicious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! 


Evening Baby Book Nook ~ Tuesday, October 7 @ 7:00 pm ~  Join Miss Terry in the evening for books and so much more! For children birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver.


Preschool STEM: Fall Science ~ Wednesday, October 15 from 2:00 — 3:00 pm ~ Explore the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics behind Autumn with stories and experiments designed to engage young minds. For children ages 2 to 5, with a caregiver.


Pumpkin Carving Workshop ~ Monday, October 27 @ 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! 


Origami Monsters ~ Thursday, October 30 from 4:00—5:00 pm ~ Learn how to make a few simple origami monsters just in time for Halloween! For children in Kindergarten—5th Grade.
 
Please register by visiting the library, calling 412-655-2424,
or emailing Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September adventures!

Please note that storytime will take a ONE WEEK BREAK immediately following Labor Day! The Library will be closed August 30 - September 1 in observance of the holiday.
Storytime will resume the week of September 8th!

Evening Baby Book Nook - Tuesday, September 2 @ 7:00 pm - Join Miss Terry in the evening for nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more! For children ages birth - 2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays starting September 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. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays starting September 10 @ 10:30 am - Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more! For children ages birth - 2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

TOT Time - Thursdays starting September 11 @ 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!

Preschool STEM: Parts of the Body - Monday, September 15 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Explore the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics behind the human body with stories and experiments designed to engage young minds. For children ages 2 to 5, with a caregiver. Please register!

Chick-fil-A Family Craft Night - Tuesday, September 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Stop by Chick-fil-A on Route 51 to make a fun craft or two and enjoy a free kids 4 piece nugget or strip meal*! Fun for the whole family! No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun! *Free kids meal with purchase of adult combo or entree salad. This program will take place at Chick-fil-A Restaurant located at 461 Clairton Blvd (Route 51).

Taco Tuesdays: Middle School Book Group - Tuesday, September 16 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm - This month we'll be reading Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Bring a friend or two and join Miss Terry for lively discussion and delicious snacks! Request your copy of this month's selection at the circulation desk. For teens in grades 6 - 8. Please register!

Chick-fil-A Back to School Carnival - Saturday, September 20 from 11:00 - 1:00 pm - Check out the library's booth at the Chick-fil-A's parking lot carnival to make a fun craft and enjoy a plethora of other fun activities! Fun for the whole family! No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun! This program will take place at Chick-fil-A Restaurant located at 461 Clairton Blvd (Route 51).

Teen Talk - Saturday, September 20 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm -  Come hang out and stuff your face with pizza while playing games with friends! We'll have multiple board games and the Wii set up. Bring a friend to join in the fun! For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

PJ Storytime: Welcome Autumn! - Monday, September 22 from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Fall is finally here! Let's celebrate the changing of the season with stories, songs, games, crafts, and a delicious snack! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun! Fun for the whole family! Please register!

Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesday, September 24 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Calling all Lego fans! Join our Lego club! We'll have Legos you can use but feel free to bring your own too! For children ages 3 and up. Please register!

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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Reading may be over, but the fun doesn't stop!

Whew! What a busy summer! Summer Reading was a complete success! Thanks to all who participated! You guys did a fantastic job reading!!!!

Now that Summer Reading Club is over, the library is a little quieter but the fun doesn't stop! Check out some of our awesome upcoming programs!!

(Please note that weekly storytimes will be taking a one week break during the week following Labor Day. Storytimes will resume the week of September 9th and run through October)

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays @ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm 
                   Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
                                 TOT Time - Thursdays @ 10:30 am

Kindergarten, Here I Come - TODAY, Wednesday, August 20 @ 4:00 pm - Are you starting Kindergarten this year? If so, join us for a special storytime just for you! For children entering Kindergarten. Please register.

Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesday, August 27 @ 4:00 pm - Calling all Lego fans! Join our Lego club! We'll have Legos you can use but feel free to bring your own. For children ages 3 and up. Please register.

There's tons of fun programs coming up that you won't want to miss!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Reading is in full swing!

Summer Reading is in it's third week, but don't worry, it runs through August 16th. It's not too late to register and earn prizes for reading this summer! We have a reading club for EVERY AGE and READING ABILITY!!!
Fizz! Boom! READ! is especially designed for children from birth to those going into 5th Grade. There are three different clubs to suit different ages and reading abilities. Pick whichever suits you...
Little Explorers - A special club for babies and toddlers just learning the joys of reading! Read together to earn weekly prizes.
Junior Scientists - This club is just right for children not yet reading on their own, or just learning how to read. Read together to earn raffle tickets and instant prizes for each library visit*!
Robot Readers - Children reading on their own earn raffle tickets based on time spent reading and instant prizes for each library visit*!

Spark a Reaction is especially designed for teens going into grades 6 - 12. Earn a raffle ticket for every hour spent reading and instant prizes for each library visit*!

*One instant prize per day     **Winners need not be present at time of raffle drawings.**

Literary Elements is a special summer reading club just for adults! Enjoy weekly drawings and great programs!

Register by visiting the library OR by clicking on the program of your choice. Please note that if you register online, you will need to visit the library to pick up your reading log and redeem it for prizes.



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It's almost time for...

There's only a few weeks of school left. The weather's getting warmer by the day. We're getting antsy because...

IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR 
SUMMER READING CLUB!!!!

Starting on Saturday, June 7th, you can earn cool prizes and raffle tickets for even cooler prizes just for reading! We have a summer reading club for ALL AGES and ABILITIES, from newborn babies to fully grown up adults! Check out the descriptions below to decide which club is right for you! And make sure to join us for our annual kick-off celebration at Pleasant Kingdom!!

Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration @ Pleasant Kingdom - Saturday, June 7th from 1 - 3 pm - Join us for games, craft, and ice cream sundaes in celebration of summer! Sign up for Summer Reading Club while you're there and receive a fun goody bag! Pleasant Kingdom Playground is located behind the Pleasant Hills Borough Building on East Bruceton Road. PLEASE REGISTER!

Summer Reading Club runs from 
June 7th - August 16th!!! 
That's 10 weeks to read and earn cool prizes! 

Fizz! Boom! READ! is especially designed for children from birth to those going into 5th grade. There are three different clubs to suit different ages and reading abilities.
        Little Explorers - A special club for babies and toddlers just learning the joys of reading! Read together to earn weekly prizes!
        Junior Scientists - This club is just right for children not yet reading on their own, or just learning how to read! Every 10 books read together, or on your own, earns you one raffle ticket and you can earn instant prizes for each library visit*!
        Robot Readers - Children reading on their own earn raffle tickets based on time spent reading and instant prizes for each library visit*!


Spark a Reaction is especially designed for teens going into grades 6 - 12. Earn a raffle ticket for every hour spent reading and instant prizes for each library visit*!

Literary Elements is a special summer reading club just for adults! Enjoy weekly drawings and great programs all summer long!

*One instant prize per day          **Winners need not be present at time of raffle drawings.**
 

READERS going into Kindergarten - 5th grade should also check out Questyinz! An online summer reading program that has readers complete fun tasks to earn cyber badges while practicing important educational skills. Stop in the library to pick up your special card that will grant you access into this virtual reading universe that open June 1st! 
Visit www.questyinz.com to learn more!


Monday, April 28, 2014

May you have fun at the library? Yes, you MAY!!!

Although our weekly storytimes are taking a break in the month of May, there's still tons of fun things to do at the library! Make sure to check out one or more of our upcoming programs!
 
 
Lego Extravaganza Club - Wednesday, April 30th & May 28th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Calling all Lego fans! Join our Lego club! We're building our way through the alphabet - with a different set of letters each month! We'll have Legos you can use, but feel free to bring your own too! For children ages 3 and up. PLEASE REGISTER!
 
Mom & Me Spa Night - Monday, May 5th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Children are invited to bring their favorite woman to the library for an exquisite night of pampering! Try out different types of lotion and do your nails, all while relaxing in a peaceful atmosphere. We'll also make a variety of spa staples that you can enjoy at home. Enjoy refreshments while delighting in each other's company. Expect to feel well rested and beautiful! A $2 donation per pair ($1 for each additional child) is requested. For children ages 6 and up, with an adult. PLEASE REGISTER!
 
Evening Baby Book Nook - Tuesday, May 6th from 7:00 - 7:30 pm - Join us in the evening, once a month, for nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more. For children ages birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.
 
PJ Family Storytime: To Infinity and Beyond - Monday, May 12th from 7:00 - 7:45 pm - Jump in our rocket ship and take a little trip to outer space! We’ll gaze at the stars while listening to stories, singing spacey songs, playing galactic games, and end our adventure with an alien craft and a snack that’s out of this world! Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed friend to join in the fun. Family Program. PLEASE REGISTER!
 
Chick-fil-A Family Craft Night - Tuesday, May 13th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Stop by Chick-fil-A on Route 51 to make a fun craft or two 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 Entre Salad)
This program will take place at Chick-fil-A Restaurant located at 461 Clairton Blvd (Route 51).
 
Puppet Play - Wednesday, May 14th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Learn how to make a plethora of really neat puppets using everyday objects. Once we’ve made a cast of cool puppets, we’ll make a mobile puppet stage so you can perform at home. For children in Kindergarten—5th Grade. PLEASE REGISTER!
 
 
To register, please visit the library, call 412-655-2424, or email Miss Dani at danylod@einetwork.net