Children’s Services & Resources



Services for
Children & Families


Children’s Programs

Special Events & Announcements:  


Children of all ages are invited to attend Costume Storytime on Monday, October 30th! We will be celebrating the fun of the season, not the spooky side. Register to attend at the links below! 

10:30 Costume Storytime

11:30 Costume Storytime









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.

Baby Toddler Lapsit- Tuesdays @ 10:30 am 
Lapsit program for children birth-3 years 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.


Tuesdays, 5:00
Kids in grades K-6 are invited to try collaborative building challenges, followed by a snack break and free-build time.
Program supported by a United Way of Southwestern PA Grant.



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.