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 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 is story hour throughout the school year. Story hour includes stories, crafts, games, songs and a snack. Story hour for the 3, 4, and 5 year-olds lasts about one hour. Toddler story hour is slightly shorter and Wee Ones is about 30 minutes. Each session is will contain age appropriate activities.
We have Night Owls on Mondays beginning at 4:30 for ages 3 to 5. Toddler Tuesdays is at 10:30 am and open to children around two years of age and includes stories and crafts. Storytime on Thursday is at 10:30 am for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Wee Ones is a half-hour story time for the under 2’s for mother/caregiver and child. Wee Ones will begin again on March 4.
Please call the library if you want information on the story hour session schedule or to register your child.
Are there programs for older kids?
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. The 2015 theme for kids is “Every Hero Has A Story”. Miss Staci will be developing activities around different types of heroes for each week. Teens are invited to “Unmask” for the summer and adults can “Escape the Ordinary”.
Throughout the year there are also has special programs for school age kids. Wacky Wednesdays are every other Wednesday with fun and educational activities for ages 6 and over. Keep your eyes open for notices.
We have the “Pages and Paws” Reading Buddies Program for school age children who wish to practice their reading with a dog specially trained to listen to the kids and help them relax as they read. Pages and Paws is the first and third Thursday of each month during the school year.
If you belong to a scout troop or other organization we can also arrange a tour.
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.