Reduction in Operating Hours Effective Dec. 14

Per a decision by the Dormont Public Library Board of Directors, the following reductions in service will go into effect on Monday, December 14, 2020:
Operating hours will be reduced. Our new operating hours will be:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-5PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM-1 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM-1 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
Additionally, the number of staff available during these hours will be reduced, and not all services may be available during all hours. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions or comments about this reduction in service, please call us at 412-531-8754, email, or send a letter to Dormont Public Library, 2950 W Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15216. All comments received will be forwarded to the Board of Directors.

Suspension of In-Person Computer Appointments

In compliance with the recommendations of state and county health officials, Dormont Library will suspend in-person computer appointments until further notice. Our curbside pickup and remote printing services will not be affected by this suspension. As a reminder, free Wi-Fi access is available in the parking lot 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Continuing Precautions

The library building is not open to patrons, 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.

Summer Reading Story & Craft #8: The Rabbit Listened

Amy reads The Rabbit Listened, written and illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld and published by Dial Books. Taylor’s just lost something special, and all the animals want to help. But only one of them has what Taylor really needs right now. Afterwards, learn how to make your own rabbit hand puppet.

Summer Reading Saturday Storytime: What About Me?

Amy reads What About Me?, written and illustrated by Ed Young and published by Philomel Books. A young boy wants knowledge, so he seeks out the Grand Master to teach him. The Grand Master tells the boy to bring him a small carpet. What could this mean? Afterwards, make your own small carpet with paper, yarn, and beads.

Summer Origami* Club: Make a Rabbit

*There’s cutting involved in this one, so it’s kirigami rather than origami. Practice traditional papercrafts with Amy. This week, find out how to make a rabbit. Maybe it came from the moon…?

Summer Reading Story & Craft #7: First Painter

Amy reads First Painter, by Kathryn Lasky with illustrations from Rocco Baviera, published by Dorling Kindersley Publishing.

The moon of the Singing Grass has come and gone three times and still there is no rain. Mishoo’s people are relying on her to catch a strong dream and bring rain.

Afterwards, try out your own “cave painting” with wrinkled paper, crayons, and your imagination.

Summer Reading Origami Club #5: Make a Fox

Practice the traditional art of origami paper folding with Amy. This week, learn how to make a fox. Red, silver, arctic, or desert: there’s a fox for every season.

Summer Reading Story & Craft #6: Together We Grow

Amy reads Together We Grow, by Susan Vaught, illustrated by Kelly Murphy, and published by Simon & Schuster. This rhyming picture book is about coming together in tough times. After the story, learn how to make a fox from a paper roll.

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