Summer Reading Program For Kids and Teens

GirlandcloudDormont Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for kids and young adults runs from June 21 through August 2, 2014. You can sign up any time through August 2. Each book you read during the Summer Reading Program earns you a chance to win great prizes, and we have a lineup of programs throughout the summer. You don’t have to be signed up to the reading club to attend the programs, but it only takes five minutes to sign up.

This year’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read” for children in preschool through 5th grade, and “Spark a Reaction” for young adults.

A full schedule of programming, and information on the Adult Summer Reading Program, can be found on our Summer Reading 2014 page.

Registration is requested for all Summer Reading programs; please check at the front desk or call 412-531-8754 to register for each program.

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New Ways To Keep In Touch

You can now subscribe to the Dormont Public Library email newsletter. We will periodically send a newsletter to subscribers with information and updates on upcoming programs and events. Newsletters will never be sent more than once a week, and we will never sell or share your information with third parties.

You can also follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on current events at the library.

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Donate Expired Coupons for Military Families

Dormont Public Library is now accepting donations of expired manufacturer’s coupons. Overseas military commissaries will accept expired coupons for up to 6 months after their printed expiration date. We will take the expired coupons and donate them to a servicemember’s family stationed overseas. All you have to do is drop them off at the front desk.

For more information on this program, see the Support Our Ttroops web site.

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Saturday Storytime

owlstorytimeDormont Library is now holding an all-ages storytime at 10:30 AM on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Each session features a story read out loud and a themed craft project. There is no charge to attend, and registration is not required.

Don’t forget our other storytime offerings as well. Read To Me Storytime, for preschool and K-2nd grade, is held at 10:30 AM each Tuesday and Wednesday for six weeks, then takes two weeks off. (Call 412-531-8754 for details.)

All-ages Spanish Storytime is held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 PM, and Tail Waggin’ Storytime for K-5 on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM.

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Spanish Storytime

Spanish Storytimes are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 PM. This is an all-ages storytime, where stories are read in both Spanish and English. No registration is necessary for this program.

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Online Catalog Apps for Your Mobile Device

Did you know the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s online catalog apps for iOS and Android also work with your library card at any of the Allegheny County libraries? You can search for items, place holds, and renew your checked out items from any Allegheny County library using the free app.

Download the app for iOS or Android devices.

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OneClickDigital Audiobooks

OneClickDigital (formerly NetLibrary) downloadable audiobooks work with most computers, tablets, and smartphones. The OneClick library includes close to 3000 titles from Recorded Books, with additional titles added quarterly. There is no limit to the number of people who may check out an item at one time, and you can set your own checkout period, from 1 to 21 days.

For more information, or to start checking out items today, visit the OneClickDigital site for the Allegheny County library consortium.

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e-Reader Compatible Digital Books By OverDrive

eBooks and eAudiobooks are available through partnership with OverDrive. Visit the Allegheny County Libraries OverDrive page to browse or search for eBooks and eAudiobooks.

The OverDrive Media Console software is required to view or listen to OverDrive content. Most Windows and Mac computers are compatible with the OverDrive Media Console, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. Complete instructions for installation and use of the OverDrive Media Console software are available from OverDrive. New users may also wish to view a video tour of the OverDrive software. (Adobe Flash required for video tour.)

OverDrive eBooks are compatible with select models of e-reader devices, now including Amazon’s Kindle. Due to digital rights management, OverDrive eAudiobooks may not be compatible with iPod or other portable media players.

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Add Leaves to Our Tree With Your Donations

Dormont Public Library would like to introduce our beautiful new tree mural, painted by Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas. Right now, this tree has few leaves, but you can add one with your donation of $25 or more. Each leaf will have you or your organization’s name printed on it, and will be placed on our tree in gratitude for your giving. People or organizations who have donated to the library recently will also be receiving leaves.

We’re also announcing a contest to give our tree a name, and anyone can submit their idea. Just write or type your suggestion on a piece of paper and include your name and contact information. The Dormont Library Board of Directors will choose the winner, who will receive a leaf of their own on the tree as well as a gift card (value and merchant to be announced).

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Local Artists: Get Your Work Seen!

Dormont Public Library is seeking submissions from local artists and photographers to display artwork on our walls. All pieces must be suitable for a general audience, should be framed, and may be originals or prints. We’ll show as many pieces as space allows, small or large. A plate with your name and the title of the work (if any) will be posted alongside. The pieces on display will be rotated every one to three months.

Please contact the Library Director, Cindy D’Agostino, at 412-531-8754 if you’re interested in having your work displayed at the library.

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