Summer Reading: Thank You

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first-ever Virtual Summer Reading Program for 2020. We learned a lot from the experience and we hope you enjoyed it. We'll send a survey to participants in the next week or so; if you have a few minutes, we'd love to know what you thought about the program.

Curbside Updates

Now that the catalog is back in service, we've retired the Local Holds form in order to avoid confusion. Please place all item orders through the library catalog. Pickup is available daily from Monday-Saturday during our posted staff hours.

You'll receive a telephone, text, or email notification when your items are ready; call us to schedule a time to pick up your items. Please be aware that there will be extended processing times for items received from other libraries.

If you have any questions or need help placing a hold order, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Continuing Precautions

The library building is not yet open to patrons, but staff will be available by telephone or email to answer questions or take pickup orders. When we are ready to admit patrons again, we will announce it here.

We are accepting returns of all items in the outside book drop only. Items entering the library will be quarantined for 72 hours before check-in, but overdue fees will not be charged because of this delay.

We will not be able to accept donations of books or other physical items for the remainder of 2020; donations left in the parking lot or the outside drop box will be discarded. All on-site programming for the remainder of 2020 has been suspended, including hosted programs. The Keith Room will not be available for rent.

Our schedule for reopening or the services offered may change at any time depending on guidance from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office, and/or availability of personal protective equipment and sanitizing supplies for staff.

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.

ACLA Summer Reading: Week of 7/20

This week’s ACLA Summer Reading theme is “Art”. Check out a selection of online programs from county libraries and special events with the Andy Warhol Museum and other community partners.

Movie Night at Home

When there’s nothing on TV and you’ve exhausted your streaming service catalog, why not try borrowing a movie from Dormont Library? Start here to search for DVDs and Blu-rays available to lend right now. Call us during staff hours for movies we have on hand, and we can have them ready for you to pick up the same day. When you’re done, stop by anytime and drop off your items in the drop box.

Video Storytime Update

We’re sorry, but due to a scheduling issue, we weren’t able to record story and craft videos for Saturday the 11th and Monday the 13th. We hope to be able to record for everyone again soon. If you haven’t already, check out our (almost) complete playlist here!

ACLA Summer Reading, Week of 7/6

This week’s ACLA Summer Reading theme is “Creativity”. Check out a selection of online programs from county libraries and special events with the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum!

Summer Reading Story & Craft: Iggy Peck, Architect

Amy reads Iggy Peck, Architect, by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts, and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers. Iggy loves to build, but his teacher doesn’t understand his talents. Until… After the story, learn how to make your own houses and buildings out of paper bags. You can build an entire town with a little imagination!

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