Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Children’s Library?

The children’s library is located on the lower level of the library. To enter the library use the main library entrance and follow the poem down the stairs. There is an emergency exit on the lower level. The children’s library has its own computerized Online Catalog. The children’s library was created in memory of JENNIFER ADHAM. The children’s area also includes the RYAN JOSEPH WEI-MING HAND TODDLER AREA that houses board books and toys to occupy the small ones. The Thomas the Tank Engine Train Table was purchased for the library by the friends and family of TYLER SEBRING.

Is there a Story Hour Program?

There are storytimes for multiple ages.  Each session will include stories, rhymes, songs, and more!

Baby Toddler Lapsit (Ages birth -3 years) Tuesdays 10:30

Toddler Tales (Ages 18months- 3years), Wednesdays 10:30

Preschool Pals (Ages 3-5years) Thursdays 10:30

For more information, please visit our Children’s Services page here or call the library at 724-452-9330.

Are there programs for older kids?

Throughout the year we offer Wacky Wednesdays which are STEAM/STEM programs for children in grades K-3, and grades 3-6 on Wednesdays at 4:30. Themes vary each session. We also offer LEGO Club on Tuesdays at 5:00pm for grades K-6. All LEGO Club and Wacky Wednesday programs are on a drop-in basis. For more information, visit our Children’s Services page here.

In the Summer we have our Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading Program has something for all ages from preschoolers thru teenagers, we also have an adult Summer Reading Program.

Throughout the year there are also special programs for all ages, so keep your eyes out for flyers in the library, website updates, and Facebook posts with the latest details.

For information on any of our programs call the library at 724-452-9330.

Does the library have a meeting space for groups?

The library’s meeting room is located on the lower level near the children’s library.  Availability of the meeting room is scheduled around library activities and is available to be reserved during regular library hours.  Use of the meeting room is $35.00 per use.  Non-profit groups may use the room for free if the program is free and open to the public.  Call the library at 724/452-9330 or visit us at 227 S.High St. for more information about our meeting room use policy.

When am I old enough for my own library card?

We generally encourage children to wait until they are old enough to sign their own name before getting a card. Parents must sign registrations for anyone under 18. A lost card is $2.50.

Can I use the internet at the library?

We have 6 internet stations on the main level. A parent must sign a policy statement, in staff presence, before anyone under 18 can use the internet. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by a parent who has a view of the monitor as the child uses the internet. In the children’s library we have two computerized Online Catalogs for looking up items. Our internet stations have filtering installed.