2017 Summer Reading will run from June 5 – August 5
There will be activities and programs for summer readers of all ages
…and all you need is your very own library card!
Build a Better World for Children – Register
(All ages through Fifth Grade)
Registration is required for some children and teen programs as noted. You may register online, in person at the children and teen reference desk or call 412-366-8100, extension 123.
**Reminder: If there is a delay in the Library’s opening due to inclement weather, morning programs will be cancelled.
Harry Potter Day!
Monday, July 31 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Families with children of all ages can join us at the library for a day of all things Harry Potter! Crafts, games, trivia and fun surprises! No registration required.
Music and Movement
Tuesdays at 10: 30 a.m.
Children who enjoy moving to the beat should join us each Tuesday this summer for Summertime Music and Movement. We will meet outside under the tree near the north parking lot on the upper level when the weather is nice. (Look for the tent.) If it is too hot or raining, we will meet inside under the tree in the Children and Teens Services Area. No registration is required for this program.
Picture Book Picnic
Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Bring a blanket, pack your lunch and listen to stories while you eat! Storytime will be held outside on sunny days and in our meeting rooms if it is stormy (or too hot!) outside. No registration required.
Fourth Annual Mother Goose Olympics!
Wednesday, August 2 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Please drop in for the Fourth Annual Mother Goose Olympics! This program is for all ages and no registration is required. Rain date will be Thursday, August 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Under the Tree
Until August 3 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m
Each Thursday we will make something fun. We will try our hand at some crafts, science experiments and other tinkering types of activities. Drop in for some fun under our very own tree in the Children’s Department. Children of all ages are welcome to be a maker during our Summer Reading Program.
Barnyard Petting Zoo
Friday, August 4 from 10 a.m. – Noon
Moo, baa, oink, woof! The Barnyard Petting Zoo is back! Summer reading participants of all ages come and meet the baby farm animals. For a small fee, enjoy feeding the animals or giving them a bottle. No registration necessary.
Preschool Block Party
Wednesday, August 9 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Preschoolers age three to five with their grown-ups are invited to come and build social skills, STEM knowledge, and vocabulary while playing with wooden blocks, magnet tiles, Lincoln Logs and more! Only two rules: no throwing blocks, and no knocking down someone else’s creation. No registration required.
Music and Movement
Thursdays beginning September 7 until November 30
Calling all children who love to dance and move to the beat! It is time to join Music & Movement every Thursday. The fun takes place under the tree in the Children and Teen Department. No registration is required for this program.
Mondays beginning September 11 through December 18
Children in preschool or kindergarten are invited to join Miss Kim for STEM Storytime under the tree in the Children and Teen Department. We meet for stories, songs, experiments, and activities related to Science Technology Engineering and Math. No registration is required for this program.