Children’s Services & Resources



Services for
Children & Families


Children’s Programs

Special Events:  

NEW PROGRAM: Family Storytime! 
Join us Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm for storytime for ages 2-5, the whole family is invited!


Dolly & Me Tea Party

Dec. 2nd at 4:30 & 6:00pm
Bring your little one and their favorite toy for a celebration of tea parties and imagination! Registration required, for ages 4+

4:30 Registration

6:00 Registration


All ages welcome, PJs are welcome, registration is required.

5:30 Registration: FULL

7:00 Registration: FULL

 Waiting List

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Life-size Candyland is returning to the Library! Join us Dec. 20th-Jan. 14th for a drop-in game during open library hours. 










All storytimes are on a drop-in basis. You and your little ones are welcome to join in on the days that work for you.

Wee Ones- Tuesdays @ 10:30 am 
Storytime for children birth-18 months old

Toddler Tales- Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
Storytime for children 18 months-3 years old

Preschool Pals- Thursdays @ 10:30 am 
Storytime for children 3-5 years old


School-Age Programs:


Wacky Wednesday- Wednesdays @ 4:30 pm
STEAM programs for kids in grades K-6, no registration needed. 

Upcoming program dates: 

Nov. 16 Grades K-6: Paws & Pages

Nov. 23 Grades K-6: Thanksgiving Crafts


Homeschool Hub -2nd & 4th Tuesdays @2:00pm
Designed for 1st-5th graders

Upcoming sessions:
November 22: The First Thanksgiving (Humanities)
December 13: Holidays Around the World (Humanities)







Children’s Resources

Kid-friendly Library Catalog
Search our Butler County Federated Library System Catalog in a highly visual format. Browse thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more free and available for instant streaming with your library card.

Homework help for all age levels. Connect with tutors for academic subjects, drop papers off for review, experience guided lessons, practice for test prep and more! Check out this YouTube video from our friends at Cranberry Public Library to learn more.   A wide collection of games, videos, and books about kid-friendly topics.

A social studies and science ebook library that includes interactive audio clips, videos, and more features to engage your child.   Animated fiction books are paired with nonfiction books on the same topic.


Tumble includes a database of interactive books, math ebooks, and an audiobook library for kids in grades K-6.


Websites for parents to locate additional information, games and activities, and support. 

Tumble Books
Username: tumble735
Password: books

Tumble Math
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Audio Book Cloud
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6


Pittsburgh Parent Magazine

Homeschool World

Common Sense Media

Birth Injury Justice Center


Services for Children & Families


1000 Books Before Kindergarten Logo

1000 Books Before Kindergarten! 
Register here to participate in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten through Zelienople Area Public Library! This program is free and open to any child whose home library is ZAPL and has not yet started kindergarten. 

When you register, be sure to stop by the Library to grab a folder for your tracking sheets or download the free 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app to track your progress. You also get a free book, just for signing up! 

We are so excited to share this journey to 1,000 books with you and hope that it will encourage your children to become independent readers when they do head off to kindergarten. 

For more details on this nation-wide program, explore their website:

Not everyone has the time or inclination to pore over the library catalog or scour the internet for book recommendations. So we’re trying out a new service—Book Bundles for children. Fill out our form to give us some pertinent information, and our staff will choose a selection for you to check out. We’ll have them ready for curbside pickup in 1-3 business days.