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 dormont@einetwork.net, 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 Saturday Storytime: Penguin’s Hidden Talent

Amy reads Penguin’s Hidden Talent, by Alex Latimer, published by Peachtree Publishing.The big talent show is coming up, but Penguin can’t juggle, do magic tricks, or burp the alphabet. There is one thing he can do that none of his friends can, though… After the story, learn how to make a penguin puppet from a plastic spoon and a little paper.

Summer Reading Story & Craft: The Very Very Very Long Dog

Amy reads The Very Very Very Long Dog, by Julia Patton. Bartelby’s bottom is always getting in the way, but his friends won’t give up on him. Afterwards, learn how to make a papercraft dog.

Summer Reading Origami Club: Make a Scottie Dog

Practice the traditional art of origami paper folding with Amy. This week, learn how to make a Scottie dog. (That’s an Abhag Albannach in Scottish Gaelic.)

Summer Reading Saturday Storytime: The Magic School Bus

This week, it’s a blast from the past with The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs. After the story, learn how to make a pterosaur that can flap its wings, using only a single piece of paper and two stickers.

Summer Reading Story & Craft: The Very Greedy Bee

Amy reads The Very Greedy Bee, written by Steve Smallman and illustrated by Jack Tickle. Afterwards, make your own bee stick puppet!

Summer Reading Origami Club: Make a Bee

Practice the ancient art of origami paper folding. This week, learn how to make an origami bee!

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