Mother Goose on the Loose

Tuesdays | 10am, 11am & 1pm

Build your baby’s reading readiness skills through music, stories, and movement in this nationally acclaimed early literacy program for babies and toddlers. For children 0-3 years old with a caregiver. Weekly registration required.

Stories for Two’s & Three’s

Wednesdays | 10am & 11am

Stories, songs, rhymes and more help build early literacy skills in this thirty-minute class. Children 30 months to 48 months (2 1/2 to 4) with a caregiver. Please, no older children. Weekly registration required.

Preschool Storytime

Thursdays | 10am

Join us for reading, singing and learning together in this thirty-minute class for preschoolers. Ages 4 – entering Kindergarten, without a caregiver. Weekly registration required.

Family Storytime at Ohio Township Nature Center

Select Mondays | 10:30am

Sewickley Public Library is hosting a family story time at the gazebo at the Ohio Township Nature Center. Stories, songs and a craft-kit to go for the whole family. Weekly registration required. Family Program.

Virtual Storytime Sessions

Enjoy over 150 virtual storytimes with the Sewickley Public Library Children’s Department on our YouTube Channel along with many other STEM and educational videos.


Community Christmas Tree Project

This Christmas we are putting together a Community Christmas Tree and we need your help decorating the Children’s Department!

  • Swing by the department starting Nov. 14 to pick up your piece of our Christmas tree to decorate at home however you like!
  • Bring your piece back between 11/14 – 12/5 so we can assemble an awesome tree.
  • Stop by later to visit our Community Christmas Tree!

Stories in Art with Sweetwater

This class will combine the art of storytelling with art! During these classes’ children will be introduced to different styles of art, and have the opportunity to use various art mediums and materials to create marvelous masterpieces based on our storybook theme!

Grades 2-5


Toddler Dance Party

Little ones learn so much through movement! Join us to dance, jump, shake, clap & more! For children 1-3 years old with a caregiver. Please register.


Winter Craft To-Go Kits

Stop by the Children’ Department to pick up a Winter themed Craft To-Go Kit! Supplies and instructions are included. These kits are geared for children in Preschool – Grade 2. Available while supplies last; first come, first served.


Chess Club

Brand new to chess and want to learn?  How about a seasoned chess master?  Come to learn, expand your knowledge, and just have fun in our Chess Club for kids in Grades 1-7. The library will provide some chess sets.


12 Before 12

Ring in the New Year at the library! Join us for a very special New Year’s Eve party as we celebrate twelve hours early!

There will be activities, stories, and food for the whole family!

Registration required.


Tween Gingerbread

You supply the imagination We supply the fixings! Decorate your own graham cracker house to eat or save! Please bring a shipping box to transport your creation home.

Registration required!

Parachute Play

It’s back!! Thirty minutes of activities that includes music, creative movement and fun, all with one colorful parachute!  Ages 2-5 WITH ADULT.

Lego Club

Put your building skills to work by building awesome Lego creations. We supply the Legos, you supply the creativity. No registration required, just drop in to the Children’s Department.


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