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.

Origami Club: Make a Gift Box

The winter holidays will soon be upon us, and for many people that means gift-giving season is here! Amy shows you how to fold an origami gift box. This is a great way to add your personal touch to a gift. You can also make these gift boxes out of leftover wrapping paper, as long as you can cut it into a square shape.

Wednesday Evening Reading: The Boy and His Mud Horses

Amy reads several selections from The Boy and His Mud Horses, retold and illustrated by Paul Goble, and published by World Wisdom Press. In this book, Paul Goble shares a selection of Native American stories of the miraculous and magical. See if you can spot the similarities to other stories told by people all around the world. Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the origami and reading for this Saturday will be posted on Monday, November 30.

Read to Me Storytime: Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

Amy reads Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola and published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. This is a retelling of a folktale about how the Indian Paintbrush, state flower of Wyoming, came to be. Little Gopher is smaller and not as strong as the other boys in his village. But he has a unique talent that none of them have—he will learn to tell the stories of his people using paint, and capture the colors of … Read More

The Second Bend in the River, Part 3

Amy reads the third part of Second Bend in the River, by Ann Rinaldi, published by Scholastic. The focus in these chapters is on family bonds–those that hold families together and those that can prevent someone from moving on.

Saturday Storytime: The Rough-Face Girl

Amy reads The Rough-Face Girl, by Rafe Martin, illustrated by Dave Shannon. This is an adaptation of an Algonquin folktale, reminiscent of Cinderella or the tale of Cupid and Psyche. In a village by the shore of Lake Ontario lives the Invisible Being, who has promised he will marry the person who can see him. The rough-face girl lives in the same village, her face scarred from working by the fire. Her older sisters decide that they’ll seek the Invisible … Read More

Wednesday Evening Reading: The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle

Amy reads the graphic novel The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle, by Gay Matthaei and Jewel Grutman, illustrated by Adam Cvijanovic. This is a fictional story about the very real Carlisle Indian Industrial School, located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Blue Eagle, a young Sioux warrior, lives as his people have lived–following the herds of bison as they roam the Great Plains. Until the white men come, bringing guns and iron rails, wastefully killing the buffalo the people of the Plains rely … Read More

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