Video Storytime #5: Albert

Amy reads Albert, by Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Jim LaMarche. Then for the craft project, make a new kind of origami bird. This video is published with the permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and will be available to watch until June 30, 2020.

Video Storytime #4: Where Butterflies Grow

Amy reads Where Butterflies Grow written by Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Lynne Cherry, and published by Puffin Books. Afterwards, watch a demonstration of how to make an origami model of a traditional butterfly.

This video will be available through June 30, 2020.

Video Storytime #3: Bring on the Birds

Amy reads Bring on the Birds written and illustrated by Susan Stockdale, and published by Peachtree Publishing. Afterwards, watch a demonstration of how to make an origami model of a flapping bird.

This video will be available through June 30, 2020.

2020 Census: Deadline Extended

The US Census Bureau has announced that mail, telephone, and online responses for the 2020 Census will be accepted through October 31.

Now more than ever, completing the census is important—census responses are used to direct federal, state, and local aid to the communities where it’s needed the most. Dormont is doing great; as of April 30, 63% of households have responded. That’s still pretty far from everyone being counted, though, so if you haven’t completed the 2020 Census, you should do so as soon as it’s convenient. If you’ve already completed the census, get your friends and family to check out and today!

Due to the temporary suspension of library operations, our public PCs are out of service. We hope to resume our role as a Census Hub as soon as possible. If you would like to complete the Census by phone, call 844-330-2020, or see a list of telephone numbers for all the officially supported languages for the 2020 Census.

Alternately, paper Census questionnaires will be mailed out beginning in April, and will begin directly reaching out to residents in mid-May. Use these guidelines to determine if a census worker is legitimate before providing them with your personal information.

People whose first language is Spanish are encouraged to contact Casa San Jose at 2116 Broadway Avenue in Beechview. Call 412-343-3111 for more information on Casa San Jose’s services to the Spanish speaking and immigrant community in the South Hills.

For general information about the 2020 Census, why it’s important that everyone be counted, how the Census protects your private information, and for help in languages other than English and Spanish, visit the official 2020 Census site at

Video Story 2: Paper Boat Crafts

Amy tells a story about a man and his boat with a single piece of paper. Afterwards, watch a demonstration of how to make the paper boat created in the story.

Video Storytime: Abracadabra, It’s Spring!

We’re pleased to introduce our first Video Storytime. In this video, Amy reads Abracadabra, It’s Spring written by Anne Sibley O’Brien and illustrated by Susan Gal. Afterwards, find out how to make an origami tulip with a stem.

Abracadabra! It’s spring!

This video will be available through June 30. We’ll be posting more storytime and instructional videos on YouTube in the days to come!

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