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Monday June 15, 2020 - Friday August 7, 2020
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Imagine Your Story Summer Reading 2020 for Children, Teens and Adults!

This summer, over 30 libraries across Allegheny County have collaborated together to present digital summer reading programs.The Baldwin Borough Public Library's annual summer reading program for children, teens and adults is one of the many ways the library works to create a community of readers and library users.  Through fun challenges, readers of any age can earn virtual badges and virtual raffle tickets to have chances to win end-of-summer gift cards!  Our summer reading program begins June 15 and runs through August 7.

There are several ways to register for Summer Reading:

  • Register, log reading, and earn badges and raffle tickets all online through Beanstack beginning Monday, June 15!
  • Register by downloading the Beanstack Tracker app in Google Play or Apple!
  • Register by calling our library 412-885-2255 beginning Monday, June 15!
  • You can also download a reading log for kids or for teens, then go online, download the app, or call us to register...all beginning June 15!

A huge thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Baldwin for their generous sponsorship of our 2020 Summer Reading Program.

CONTACT:    412-885-2255  baldwin@einetwork.net
Monday June 15, 2020
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A Walk in South Park
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration:  Yes 

Let's start the week off with a gentle walk in South Park. Please meet in the large, paved parking lot on Corrigan Drive, across the street from the round Horse Barn. We will practice social distancing and please register so I know that I'll have someone to walk with!

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412=885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
The registration period has ended.
 
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Take and Make Mondays
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Mondays just got a whole lot better with Take and Make Mondays - a themed take-and-make craft kit that your child can assemble at home!

Each pre-made, individually packaged craft bag will contain craft supplies and instructions for assembly.  All you need to supply are scissors, glue and fun!

Weekly craft kits will be available on an outside table between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm while supplies last! Please take one craft bag per child so that many children can enjoy them.

Monday, June 15 craft: Unicorn
Monday, June 22 craft: Pool Friends
Monday, June 29 craft: Jack and the Beanstalk
Monday, July 6 craft: Sandcastle
Monday, July 13 craft: Dragon
Monday, July 20 craft: Be a Hairdresser
Monday, July 27 craft: Hot Air Balloon
Monday, August 3 craft: Rainbows and Clouds

 

CONTACT:  Tracy Bakowski  412-885-2255  bakowskit@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Contactless Curbside
 
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Teen Fundamentals of Performance
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Although we cannot be together to perform a musical this summer, join us for Teen Fundamentals of Performance (geared for students entering grades 6-12)! Using the digital platform, Zoom, we will explore questions about theater with Theater Director Jaycee Revo:

  • What makes a theater performance good?
  • What are the basics of staging?
  • How do you as an actor convey emotion?
  • What are some things we can do to captivate an audience?

We will also explore writing for the stage

  • What is dialogue?
  • What is a monologue?

We will cover these concepts in performance, but also learn how to write them! The final event will be a virtual showcase of teens’ theatrical writing! Let’s have fun exploring performance together!

**You do not need to sign up for each individual session within this series.  Registering once will register you for the 8-week session (you do not need to attend every session if unable)** A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to each session.

A huge thank you to Baldwin Friends of the Theater Arts for their generous funding of this program.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
The registration period has ended.
Tuesday June 16, 2020
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Tiny Tales
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This online storytime, geared to children ages birth-3, will include one book, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles along with early literacy tips for caregivers! Meet us on our Facebook page every Tuesday at 10:30 am and sing along with us!

Download this week's Magical Friends sheet to follow along during storytime!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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Two Chapter Tuesdays - Online Shared Book Reading
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 on our YouTube channel while we read the first two chapters from a book we would love to recommend for summer (or anytime) reading! While the program is geared to elementary-aged children, all are invited to tune in! Videos will be saved, so if you can't tune in today, tune in any time!

June 16 Book: Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson - available HERE!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: YouTube
 
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Baldwin Bedtime Books - Online Bedtime Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Before children are snug in their beds, join the Baldwin Borough Public Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:00 pm on our Facebook page for bedtime stories, songs and activities that are sure to cure those bedtime blues!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Yoga Mini-Monsters
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ms. Shannon, director and certified children's yoga instructor of Yoga Monsters, as she brings her popular Yoga Mini Monsters program online via Zoom for children ages 2-5 with caregiver supervision. Your child will be introduced to age-appropriate yoga poses, sequences and breathing while listening to music and stories and playing games! Students are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity while building strength and flexibility. Register online, and a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the session.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
The registration period has ended.
 
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Book Cooks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading has never tasted so good! In this beginning-to-cook class via Zoom, young chefs (preschool-grade 2) will develop an appetite for nutritious foods while being introduced to books that reinforce social and academic skills. Experience new foods and new books! Register online, and a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program along with a downloadable recipe.
 
June 17 Book: Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong
June 17 Recipe: Home Made Flour Tortillas
If possible, please have these supplies ready at your home for our virtual class: large mixing bowl, measuring cup, measuring spoons, wooden spoon, pastry blender (or fork), skillet or griddle, pastry board (or countertop)
 
Ingredients you will need on hand for recipe: 
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • hot water
CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
The registration period has ended.
Thursday June 18, 2020
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Teen Find Your Center Yoga
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Join instructor Leah via Zoom Video for a 30-minute yoga class incorporating asana, breath work and a short meditation. Sessions are geared to students entering 6th-12th grade. Please wear comfortable clothing and have a yoga mat or towel and water available. Simply register, and we will email you a Zoom link prior to the program.  Please register for each weekly session.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom
The registration period has ended.
 
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Anything Book Club - With a Twist
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Something new, until we can meet again in person. An online book club where we can sit around and chat about things we're reading, or doing, or wish that we were doing!  We'll meet via Zoom Video, just register and a link will be emailed to you the day before we meet. If you are using a tablet or a phone, you need to download the Zoom app.

Book selection:  One Child:  The story of China's most radical experiment by Mei Fong

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
The registration period has ended.
 
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Baldwin Bedtime Books - Online Bedtime Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Before children are snug in their beds, join the Baldwin Borough Public Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:00 pm on our Facebook page for bedtime stories, songs and activities that are sure to cure those bedtime blues!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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Baldwin Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees.  All meetings are open to the public.

CONTACT:  Jenny Worley  412-885-2255  worleyj@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Library
Friday June 19, 2020
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Preschool Stories in the Garden

From our garden to your home, we will read a story, learn new songs, and even make some nature discoveries. Join us on our Facebook page every Friday morning!

CONTACT:  Becky Holmes  412-885-2255  holmesr@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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A Look Back - Sharing Memories
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Registration:  Yes

Do you fondly remember a special teacher?  Some favorite holday traditions?  Sibling memories?  If you'd like to join us via Zoom Video, we can chat about any memories you'd like and share some special times with old and new friends.  Register and we will send you a Zoom invitation the day before our program.

Zoom Video

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
The registration period has ended.
Monday June 22, 2020
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A Walk in South Park
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration:  Yes 

Let's start the week off with a gentle walk in South Park. Please meet in the large, paved parking lot on Corrigan Drive, across the street from the round Horse Barn. We will practice social distancing and please register so I know that I'll have someone to walk with!

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412=885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
The registration period has ended.
 
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Take and Make Mondays
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Mondays just got a whole lot better with Take and Make Mondays - a themed take-and-make craft kit that your child can assemble at home!

Each pre-made, individually packaged craft bag will contain craft supplies and instructions for assembly.  All you need to supply are scissors, glue and fun!

Weekly craft kits will be available on an outside table between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm while supplies last! Please take one craft bag per child so that many children can enjoy them.

Monday, June 15 craft: Unicorn
Monday, June 22 craft: Pool Friends
Monday, June 29 craft: Jack and the Beanstalk
Monday, July 6 craft: Sandcastle
Monday, July 13 craft: Dragon
Monday, July 20 craft: Be a Hairdresser
Monday, July 27 craft: Hot Air Balloon
Monday, August 3 craft: Rainbows and Clouds

 

CONTACT:  Tracy Bakowski  412-885-2255  bakowskit@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Contactless Curbside
 
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Teen Fundamentals of Performance
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Although we cannot be together to perform a musical this summer, join us for Teen Fundamentals of Performance (geared for students entering grades 6-12)! Using the digital platform, Zoom, we will explore questions about theater with Theater Director Jaycee Revo:

  • What makes a theater performance good?
  • What are the basics of staging?
  • How do you as an actor convey emotion?
  • What are some things we can do to captivate an audience?

We will also explore writing for the stage

  • What is dialogue?
  • What is a monologue?

We will cover these concepts in performance, but also learn how to write them! The final event will be a virtual showcase of teens’ theatrical writing! Let’s have fun exploring performance together!

**You do not need to sign up for each individual session within this series.  Registering once will register you for the 8-week session (you do not need to attend every session if unable)** A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to each session.

A huge thank you to Baldwin Friends of the Theater Arts for their generous funding of this program.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
Monday June 22, 2020 - Friday August 14, 2020
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Family Battle of the Books
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 We are battling...with book reading that is! Here's how it works: YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AN INFORMATION SHEET HERE!

  • Read 5 pre-selected book titles between June 22 and August 13 (books available via Hoopla/Overdrive/Libby/library catalog).
  • Form a family battle team (up to 10 people - you can have multiple families on a team, just not more than 10 people in total).
  • Designate a team captain.
  • REGISTER for the Battle of the Books, and a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event.
  • Join us on Zoom Video on Friday, August 14 @ 6:30 pm to battle with other families!
  • Questions will be trivia-style, and your team will have time after each question to discuss the answer.
  • Visit the Battle of the Books website for complete information.

Battle of the Books titles (books are geared toward children in grades 3-6, but all are welcome):

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Libary by Chris Grabenstein
  • Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke
  • Other Words for Home by Jasmine Wargo (please download via Hoopla app - it's free and always available!)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick

​Each team will receive one set of books, which are available at the library for pickup during our Curbside Pickup hours: M-W-F 10 am-6 pm and T-TH 12-8 pm. 

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
Tuesday June 23, 2020
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Tiny Tales
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This online storytime, geared to children ages birth-3, will include one book, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles along with early literacy tips for caregivers! Meet us on our Facebook page every Tuesday at 10:30 am and sing along with us!

Download this week's Beach Day sheet to follow along during storytime!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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Two Chapter Tuesdays - Online Shared Book Reading
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 on our YouTube channel while we read the first two chapters from a book we would love to recommend for summer (or anytime) reading! While the program is geared to elementary-aged children, all are invited to tune in! Videos will be saved, so if you can't tune in today, tune in any time!

June 23 Book: Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life - available HERE!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: YouTube
 
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Baldwin Bedtime Books - Online Bedtime Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Before children are snug in their beds, join the Baldwin Borough Public Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:00 pm on our Facebook page for bedtime stories, songs and activities that are sure to cure those bedtime blues!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
Wednesday June 24, 2020
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Nature in the Neighborhood
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

You will be amazed to discover the secrets of nature that exist all around you!  We will learn a new topic each month and participate in Citizen Science projects in our own neighborhood via our Facebook page!

CONTACT:  Becky Holmes  412-885-2255  holmesr@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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Brushes Before Bedtime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us on Zoom Video for a night of family art using various techniques, then create a masterpiece designed by your entire family! All you need are common art/miscellaneous supplies found around your home, sprinkled with family creativity and fun!  A “how to draw” segment will be included in each program. Simply register, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the program.

June 24 project: Junk Mail Birdhouse Collage

Supplies needed from home (if you need a certain supply/supplies that you are unable to get, please email Ms. Dolores: colarosad@einetwork.net after June 17 to make pickup arrangements):

  • Drawing paper
  • Junk mail (junk mail, envelopes, magazines, catalogs, cardboard food boxes and even wrapping paper) 
  • Drawing utensil
  • Scissors & glue
  • Crayons or paint (optional)
CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
The registration period has ended.
Thursday June 25, 2020
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Teen Find Your Center Yoga
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Join instructor Leah via Zoom Video for a 30-minute yoga class incorporating asana, breath work and a short meditation.  Sessions are geared to students entering 6th-12th grade. Please wear comfortable clothing and have a yoga mat or towel and water available. Simply register, and we will email you a Zoom link prior to the program.  Please register for each weekly session.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
The registration period has ended.
 
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Learn How to Face Paint with Ms. Dana
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to face paint? Now is your chance! Join professional artist, Ms. Dana, owner of Pittsburgh Party Creations, via Zoom Video to instruct you step-by-step on how to begin face painting! Simply register, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
The registration period has ended.
 
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Adult Fantasy Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Registration:  Yes

Our Summer Reading theme this year is "Imagine Your Story", so this new book club will focus on books about fairy tales, fantasy, and fables. Just register, and I'll send you an invitation to Zoom Video, the day before the program. You won't need to download the Zoom app, unless you're using a tablet or phone.

June's title:  Wicked by Gregory Maguire

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412-885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
The registration period has ended.
 
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Baldwin Bedtime Books - Online Bedtime Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Before children are snug in their beds, join the Baldwin Borough Public Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:00 pm on our Facebook page for bedtime stories, songs and activities that are sure to cure those bedtime blues!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
Friday June 26, 2020
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Preschool Stories in the Garden

From our garden to your home, we will read a story, learn new songs, and even make some nature discoveries. Join us on our Facebook page every Friday morning!

CONTACT:  Becky Holmes  412-885-2255  holmesr@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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Mom's Pamper and Paint Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We may not be able to get together in person, but the Mom's Paint Night tradition continues online! Join local artist Michelle in a virtual paint night class via Zoom as she teaches us step-by-step instructions on how to paint on glass! Simply register, and we will send you a Zoom link the day before the program.  Then sit back, enjoy a beverage and the online company as we paint together!

Please download and read this document from Michelle with all of the information you'll need to know before, during and after the class!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
The registration period has ended.
Monday June 29, 2020
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A Walk in South Park
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration:  Yes 

Let's start the week off with a gentle walk in South Park. Please meet in the large, paved parking lot on Corrigan Drive, across the street from the round Horse Barn. We will practice social distancing and please register so I know that I'll have someone to walk with!

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Musser  412=885-2255  mussern@einetwork.net
The registration period has ended.
 
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Take and Make Mondays
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Mondays just got a whole lot better with Take and Make Mondays - a themed take-and-make craft kit that your child can assemble at home!

Each pre-made, individually packaged craft bag will contain craft supplies and instructions for assembly.  All you need to supply are scissors, glue and fun!

Weekly craft kits will be available on an outside table between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm while supplies last! Please take one craft bag per child so that many children can enjoy them.

Monday, June 15 craft: Unicorn
Monday, June 22 craft: Pool Friends
Monday, June 29 craft: Jack and the Beanstalk
Monday, July 6 craft: Sandcastle
Monday, July 13 craft: Dragon
Monday, July 20 craft: Be a Hairdresser
Monday, July 27 craft: Hot Air Balloon
Monday, August 3 craft: Rainbows and Clouds

 

CONTACT:  Tracy Bakowski  412-885-2255  bakowskit@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Contactless Curbside
 
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Teen Fundamentals of Performance
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Although we cannot be together to perform a musical this summer, join us for Teen Fundamentals of Performance (geared for students entering grades 6-12)! Using the digital platform, Zoom, we will explore questions about theater with Theater Director Jaycee Revo:

  • What makes a theater performance good?
  • What are the basics of staging?
  • How do you as an actor convey emotion?
  • What are some things we can do to captivate an audience?

We will also explore writing for the stage

  • What is dialogue?
  • What is a monologue?

We will cover these concepts in performance, but also learn how to write them! The final event will be a virtual showcase of teens’ theatrical writing! Let’s have fun exploring performance together!

**You do not need to sign up for each individual session within this series.  Registering once will register you for the 8-week session (you do not need to attend every session if unable)** A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to each session.

A huge thank you to Baldwin Friends of the Theater Arts for their generous funding of this program.

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Zoom Video
Tuesday June 30, 2020
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Tiny Tales
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This online storytime, geared to children ages birth-3, will include one book, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, scarves and bubbles along with early literacy tips for parents! Meet us on our Facebook page every Tuesday at 10:30 am and sing along with us!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook
 
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Two Chapter Tuesdays - Online Shared Book Reading
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 on our YouTube channel while we read the first two chapters from a book we would love to recommend for summer (or anytime) reading! While the program is geared to elementary-aged children, all are invited to tune in! Videos will be saved, so if you can't tune in today, tune in any time!

June 30 Book: Knights vs Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan - available HERE!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: YouTube
 
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Baldwin Bedtime Books - Online Bedtime Storytime
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Before children are snug in their beds, join the Baldwin Borough Public Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:00 pm on our Facebook page for bedtime stories, songs and activities that are sure to cure those bedtime blues!

CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  colarosad@einetwork.net
LOCATION: Facebook

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