PLEASANT HILLS LIBRARY CHILDREN'S AREA

Do you have questions? Please call Ms. Dani at 412-655-2424 or send an email to danylod@einetwork.net.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Summer Reading Club is halfway through! There's still time to get in on the fun!!

A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club (SRC) runs from 
June 8 - August 17, 2019!!
There's a SRC for EVERY AGE and READING ABILITY! Join the SRC that works best for you!

Tiny Astronauts - Families with babies and toddlers can ear a set weekly prize for reading together! This SRC is recommended for children ages birth - 2 years old.

Listening Stars - Children not  yet reading confidently on their own earn a raffle ticket* for every 10 books they listen to or read on their own to be used towards any of our awesome children's raffle prizes. Complete an activity bingo board to earn even more raffle tickets! Earn an instant prize for each library visit**! This SRC is recommended for children ages 3 - 6 years old.

Reading Rockets - Children reading on their own, up through going into 5th grade, earn a raffle ticket* for every hour spent reading to be used towards any of our awesome children's raffle prizes. Complete an activity bingo board to earn even more raffle tickets! Earn and instant prize for each library visit**!

Teen Readers - Teens going into grades 6 - 12 can earn a raffle ticket* for every 50 pages read to be used towards any of our awesome teen raffle prizes. Complete an activity bingo board to earn even more raffle tickets! Earn an instant prize for each library visit**!

Adult Readers - Don't let the kids have all the fun! Adults have many different ways to earn raffle tickets* to be used towards awesome prizes! Check out our website (pleasanthillslibrary.org) for a complete list of exciting upcoming adult programs throughout the summer. Contact Amanda (neeleya@einetwork.net) with questions!

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

There are soooooooo many fun things happening at the Library this summer! 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

It's almost time for SUMMER READING CLUB!!!!

This year we're celebrating NASA's 60 years of achievement and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with our Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club!

We're hosting our annual Kick-off party at the Library on Saturday, June 8th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm!
Join us for variety of galactic games, make a few cool space crafts, get your picture taken with characters from a galaxy far, far away and enjoy delicious snacks including a make-your-own ice cream sundae station*!! Register for the Summer Reading Club of your choice while you're here and enter to win an awesome gift card! Fun for the whole family!!!


*Ice cream will be served starting at 2:45 pm

A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Club (SRC) runs from 
June 8 - August 17, 2019!!
There's a SRC for EVERY AGE and READING ABILITY! Join the SRC that works best for you!

Tiny Astronauts - Families with babies and toddlers can ear a set weekly prize for reading together! This SRC is recommended for children ages birth - 2 years old.

Listening Stars - Children not  yet reading confidently on their own earn a raffle ticket* for every 10 books they listen to or read on their own to be used towards any of our awesome children's raffle prizes. Complete an activity bingo board to earn even more raffle tickets! Earn an instant prize for each library visit**! This SRC is recommended for children ages 3 - 6 years old.

Reading Rockets - Children reading on their own, up through going into 5th grade, earn a raffle ticket* for every hour spent reading to be used towards any of our awesome children's raffle prizes. Complete an activity bingo board to earn even more raffle tickets! Earn and instant prize for each library visit**!

Teen Readers - Teens going into grades 6 - 12 can earn a raffle ticket* for every 50 pages read to be used towards any of our awesome teen raffle prizes. Complete an activity bingo board to earn even more raffle tickets! Earn an instant prize for each library visit**!

Adult Readers - Don't let the kids have all the fun! Adults have many different ways to earn raffle tickets* to be used towards awesome prizes! Check out our website (pleasanthillslibrary.org) for a complete list of exciting upcoming adult programs throughout the summer. Contact Amanda (neeleya@einetwork.net) with questions!

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



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

All you need is LOVE...and a Library Card!*

*You don't NEED a Library card to attend programs, but you do need one if you want to check out any of our amazing materials including but not limited to books (including ebooks and audio books!), music, movies, magazines, puzzles and more!
Looking for something particular? Check out our catalog here: https://catalog.einetwork.net/
Not sure what you want? Visit the Library today and browse our incredible collection!


Check out some of our exciting upcoming programs!!!

Hole-in-One Mini-Golf in the Library Fundraiser
Sunday, February 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Play mini-golf inside the Library and help the Library raise “green fees” at the same time! It will be a full 18-hole course for teams of up to 5; teams will play in the order that they arrive, with the last team starting at 6:45 p.m. Pizza and other yummy refreshments will be available in our “19th Hole Lounge” as well as fun family games to help pass the time in case your team has to wait to play. Cost: $7 for each adult player, $4 for each child 3-10 years old. Money will be collected at the door, which will open at 5:00 pm. Registration is highly recommended for this popular event and can be done by visiting the Library, calling 412-655-2424 or online here.

Preschool STEAM: I Can Build That!
Wednesday, February 20 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Can we build that? Yes, we can! Explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics involved in construction through stories and hands-on learning stations. For children ages 2 - 5, with a caregiver. To register, please visit the Library, call 412-655-2424, or online here.

Teen Games N@
Thursdays, February 21, March 7 & 21 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Challenge your friends to a game of Mario Kart, Uno, and so much more! Stuff your face with pizza and other delicious snacks while hanging out at the Library! For teens in grades 6 - 12. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Book VS. Movie: Family Book Club
Monday, February 25 at 6:00 pm
Join us as we watch a movie based on a classic children's book. This month, we're reading The BFG by Roald Dahl. Enjoy popcorn and punch during the movie! Afterwards, we'll talk about the book and decide which we liked better and why. Extra copies of each month's title is available at the circulation desk. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. To register please visit the Library, call 412-655-2424, or online here.

Lego Extravaganza Club
Wednesdays, February 27 & March 27 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Calling all Lego fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! Build whatever you want with the Legos provided. When you're done, we'll put your creations on display. For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Saturday, March 2 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Join us for our annual awesome finale celebration of Read Across America Week with a special birthday party for Dr. Seuss! Enjoy games, crafts, snacks, and other fun activities from 1:00 - 2:30 pm, with stories read by special guest readers from 2:30 - 3:00 pm. Fun for the whole family! To register, please visit the Library, call 412-655-2424, or online here.

Check out our newsletters (which are linked at the top of this post AND on the right side of this blog) for more information!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy New Year!


It's a new year and programs are back in full swing! 


Weekly storytimes are BACK! 
Weekly storytimes start January 8th and run through April. Plenty of time to join the fun!

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, starting January 8th at 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.
*Join Pleasant Hills Mayor Bill Trimbath for a special storytime on Tuesday, January 15th at 10:30 am!

Baby Book Nook - Wednesdays, starting January 9th at 10:30 & 11:30 am - Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books, and so much more! For children birth - 2 years old, with a caregiver.

TOT Time - Thursdays, starting January 10th at 10:30 am - Learn and grow with stories and songs, finger plays, a craft and a snack! For children ages 2 - 3 1/3 years old, with a caregiver.

No registration necessary - just show up ready for fun!

Check out these awesome upcoming programs!

We Are All Neighbors Potluck Dinner ~ Thursday, January 10 at 6:00 pm ~ Come enjoy a potluck dinner at the library! Enjoy a meal in good company and get some new ideas to try at home. January is National Soup Month so bring your favorite soup along with copies of the recipe to share. The library will provide beverages, rolls, bowls and cutlery. Plan to bring your soup in a crockpot to keep it warm! All ages welcome! Please register by calling or stopping in the library and provide our
soup selection. Questions can be directed to Amanda Neeley, program coordinator, neeleya@einetwork.net


Introduction to KinderFlute ~ Monday, January 14 at 6:30 pm ~ Join KinderFlute instructor Katie Shesko for a free introductory class designed to teach children to love music while also learning how to play a flute. Through learning to listen, producing a beautiful tone, reading music, composing, and creatively expressing themselves, students are firing areas of the brain to make learning in all areas more productive. Movement and games are a major component of what makes learning the flute through KinderFlute effective! Recommended for families with children ages 4 and up. Please register!

Preschool STEAM: Snow Science ~ Wednesday, January 16 from 1:30 — 2:15 pm ~   Winter is here! Explore snow and other winter weather using science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. We’ll start with a story then move around to various activity stations. For children ages 2—5, with a caregiver. Please register!

Marble Maze Run ~ Monday, January 28 from 4:00 — 5:00 pm ~ Can you build a marble run
that’s bigger than you? Join us as we work together to build a gigantic marble maze run using a variety of supplies. For children in grades 1—5. Please register!

Lego Extravaganza Club ~ Wednesday, January 30 from 4:00 — 5:00 pm ~ Calling all Lego
fans! Come build with us on the last Wednesday of every month! Build whatever you want and when you’re done, we’ll put it up on display. For children ages 3 and up. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!

HEY TEENS! Come hang out at the Library for these awesome programs just for you!
For students in grades 6—12. No registration necessary—just show up ready for fun!

Teen Games ’N@ ~ Thursdays, January 10 & 24 from 3:30 — 4:30 pm ~ Challenge your friends to a game of Mario Kart, Uno, and so much more! Stuff your face with pizza and other delicious snacks!

Classic Cartoons ~ Thursday, January 17 from 3:30 — 4:30 pm ~ Come watch some oldies
but goodies! Enjoy snacks while relaxing with friends!


To register for ANY program, please visit the Library, 
call 412-655-2424, or email Ms. Dani at danylod@einetwork.net