Limited Browsing Begins April 6

Limited browsing will begin on Tuesday, April 6th. Browsing times initially will be Tuesdays from 11:30 – 11:45 and 12:00 – 12:15. We are working hard to ensure everyone’s safety. Only one person will be allowed during each visit and will be open to patrons 16 and over. To schedule your appointment, call us at 412-531-8754. For more information, see the Library Service Updates page.

Book Sale: Temporarily Out of Stock

We are temporarily out of items for the book sale and book grab bags. We hope to be able to offer these again soon.

Tax Update

The deadline for filing state, federal, and local income taxes has been extended to May 17, 2021. We will continue providing tax forms and information through that date. We strongly recommend that if you will need documents scanned, copied, or faxed that you contact us at least two business days in advance; with our reduced staff and operating hours we may be unable to accept requests for document services without prior notice. As a reminder, library staff are not able to tell you which forms you need if you do not know the form number. Library staff are also prohibited from filling out forms or logging into websites on your behalf, due to liability issues. If you need tax preparation assistance, please dial 211 to find out about free tax prep services provided by the United Way.

Continuing Precautions

The library building is not open to patrons except during designated browsing by appointment, but staff are available six days a week by telephone or email to answer questions, arrange curbside pickup, or assist with remote document services. Read more about quarantine procedures and what we're doing to keep the community safe.

At-Home Road Trip Answers: April, Week 1

Here are the answers for Week 1 of April’s At-Home Road Trip ticket book. Remember, to receive credit for this week, a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult must sign your page to confirm that you filled in the answers before the answers were posted. Click the post title for the full answers.

Saturday Storytime: Armadillo Rodeo

Amy reads Armadillo Rodeo, written and illustrated by Jan Brett. Most armadillos are happy scratching sand and eating, but Bo longs for adventure. And adventure Bo gets, the day Harmony Jean breaks in her brand-new chili- pepper-red cowboy boots by the banks of Can Creek.   Peering out across the creek bed, Bo is sure he’s spotted a rip-roarin’, rootin’-tootin’, shiny red armadillo! Bo’s off and running after his new friend–right down to the Curly H Rodeo.  

April STEAM Project: Make a Terrarium

Think you might have a green thumb but you don’t have space outside to plant anything? A terrarium might just be what you need. Amy demonstrates how to make a simple terrarium using a recycled soda bottle, a little bit of dirt and gravel, and a few seeds. We’ve also provided a few ideas for more elaborate terrarium designs–almost any glass or plastic container can be made into a simple planter!

At-Home Road Trip Answers: March, Week 4

Here are the answers for Week 4 of March’s At-Home Road Trip ticket book. Remember, to receive credit for this week, a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult must sign your page to confirm that you filled in the answers before the answers were posted. Click the post title for the full answers.

Saturday Storytime: Prairie Chicken Little

This week, Amy reads Prairie Chicken Little, by Jackie Mims Hopkins and illustrated by Henry Cole. One fine day, Mary McBlicken the prairie chicken hears a rumblin’ grumblin’ sound, and she just knows that a stampede’s coming. Can she round up all her friends and get to Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan in time? After the story, make your own construction paper prairie chicken in just a few minutes.

Saturday Storytime: The Prairie Train

This week, Amy reads The Prairie Train, written by Antoine Ó Flatharta, with illustrations by Eric Rohmann. This is a charming story about a train that wishes it were a ship able to sail freely on the seas, and a boy who wishes he were back home in Ireland. Can they realize both of their dreams? After the story, Amy demonstrates how to make a papercraft steam train engine. Choo-choo!

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