Summer Reading Teen Volunteers

Attention teens! Are you looking for volunteer opportunity over the summer? The Children’s Department is currently looking for teens going into 8th grade through 12th grade to volunteer to assist with our Summer Reading Club. Volunteers help participants track their reading, distribute prizes, and lend a hand to library staff with craft and activity preparation. A variety of shifts are available Mondays – Saturdays to fit varying schedules. All Summer Reading Teen Volunteers should plan to attend one training meeting on either:

Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm – OR –  Monday, May 20 at 6:30pm.

Interested? Fill out the Teen Volunteer form here!

Grab the family and take a stroll through any of the different Spring themed picture books! A StoryWalk® places pages from a children’s picture book along a walking path so that children and their caregivers may enjoy nature and reading together. New this year, scan the QR code at the end of each StoryWalk to enter to win copies of the StoryWalk books! The drawing for the Spring StoryWalk will be May 14, no need to be present to win! Entry forms will also be available in the Children’s Department. Winners will be contacted. 

Filmstrip featuring images of local historic sites

Experience Kits

Did you know the library lends free passes to nearby museums and historical sites? Explore what Southwestern PA has to offer with this season’s Experience Kits!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

One of the most important gifts you can provide your child is the gift of literacy. That is why we invite you to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative.

Help your child gain the confidence necessary to become a strong reader when you read to them. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, toddler and/or preschooler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten.

Grow A Reader Early Literacy Kit bag filled with book, rattle & card game

Grow A Reader

We believe in helping little ones develop the skills need to become successful readers. We want to welcome babies and their caregivers to the library by giving you the tools to get started on the path to reading success! Stop by the Children’s Department to pick up an Early Literacy Kit swag bag for all newborns up to 12 months old. Each kit includes items to reinforce the early literacy practices: playing, singing, reading, writing, and talking. Kits are available while supplies last; 1 kit per family

Suggested Reading Lists

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