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Summer Reading begins June 1 and concludes on August 24.
For children birth through entering 5th grade: Registration begins at our Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 1 at 6:30 pm (registration required - please see June 1 event listing) and is ongoing throughout the summer. Children earn tickets and tokens for time spent reading: tickets for chances to win end-of-summer reading prizes, and tokens they can enter into charity boxes of their choosing to help "give back" to those in need. We conclude our program with our end-of-summer BBQ on August 24 at 6:30 pm (registration required - please see August 24 event listing).
For teens: Calling all teens in grades 6-12 to register for teen summer reading! Every 50 pages read earns you a raffle ticket for more chances to win awesome gift cards and YA books!
For adults: For every book read, simply fill out a reading slip and drop it in our raffle basket. There will be a weekly drawing throughout the summer!
Please register for summer reading in person at the library. We look forward to seeing you!
We are excited to announce that the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater will be presenting a four-week dance session to children ages 3-5! Children can move and groove to favorite stories such as Barnyard Dance Party and Giraffes Can’t Dance! Each class will begin with simple stretches and warm-ups before journeying into each story and its characters through movement and song. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate with their child! Registration required for each session.
Mondays at 10:30 am, July 9, 16, 23 and 30
The Allegheny County Park Rangers will teach grade K-5 students about track and scat identification of local species. Students will learn which tracks and scat belong to which species by comparing these signs to the animals’ furs. There will be exploration of different game trails that cross park hiking trails and the opportunity for students to make a cast of any tracks they find. Students/caregivers will meet at Grant Shelter in South Park. Please wear sunscreen, walking/hiking shoes, comfortable clothing and bring a lunch! After the program we will enjoy lunch at the shelter and play on the swingset! Registration required.
Monday, July 30 at 11:00 am (please meet at Grant Shelter in South Park at 10:45 am
We are thrilled to welcome Jaycee Revo back for her second summer of directing our Teen Musical Theater production! Students entering grades 6-12 are encouraged to participate in this year’s musical, Wonderland! Rehearsals will be held twice a week for two hours each day with a performance on August 10 at 7:00 pm at Harrison Middle School. You must be available for most of the practices and for the performance date. Parental permission forms are available at the library and must be completed before the first practice is held. Registration required. You only need to register on June 11 to be registered for all rehearsals, tech week and performance night.
Practice dates: Mondays, June 11-July 30 and Fridays, June 15-August 3 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Baldwin Library
Tech Week: August 6-9 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Harrison Middle School
Performance night: August 10 at 7:00 pm at Harrison Middle School
Want to learn more about how to preserve and care for your important family documents? Join us for our upcoming three-part series as we discuss basic preservation and dating techniques for various documents and photographs. Registration required for all programs individually. You do not need to attend all programs in the series.
- Save Your Stuff: Part 1: Intro to Preservation & Documents - Monday, July 23 @ 6:30 pm
- Save Your Stuff: Part 2: Photographs Care and Dating - Monday, July 30 @ 6:30 pm
- Save Your Stuff: Part 3: Digital Photos – Monday, Aug. 6 @ 6:30 pm
This storytime, for babies birth-24 months, will include books, songs, musical instruments, scarves, parachutes and bubbles along with baby playtime/socialization following storytime! Meet new caregivers or meet up with old friends while starting your baby on the rewarding road to reading! No registration required.
To receive text updates should baby storytime need to be cancelled, text @bouncingba to 81010
Join Beth Christiano, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, certified yoga instructor with over 20 years of experience promoting the wellness of children and adolescents and owner of Clarity Wellness & Performance, for a 4-week yoga series. Teens entering grades 6-12 will practice the vinyasa flow style of yoga, which links breathing with yoga poses and movement. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. The practice can be modified to meet the needs of individual teens. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration required for each session.
Tuesdays at 1:00 pm: July 10, 17, 24 and 31
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services of South Park will be holding three, free Elementary reading and math tutoring programs at our library! Tutors will work with students entering grades K-5 in small, grade-appropriate groups on reading (grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension) and math (problem solving, timed math, word problems) skills as well as provide each family with reading and study/homework strategies to take home. There will be a raffle for one lucky student to win a tote with school supplies and other goodies to restock their locker, desk, and pencil case. Each session is limited to 12 students. Registration required for EACH session attending.
Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm: June 26, July 10 and July 31