Virtual Programming Note

Due to a technical problem, our reading of the first part of Ann Rinaldi's The Redheaded Princess was not able to be posted today. It will instead be posted on Monday afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Curbside Updates

Thank you to everyone who's been using our Curbside Pickup service! Now that the county shipping department is fulfilling requests again, we have a couple of updates to our pickup procedures. Please place all item orders through the library catalog. Pickup is available daily from Monday-Saturday during our posted staff hours. The automated holds notification system is back to regular service. You should receive telephone, email, or text message notifications when your holds are ready as you did previously. When you receive a hold notification, that means your item has finished its quarantine period and is ready to be checked out to you. After you get the hold notification, call us at 412-531-8754 to arrange your pickup time. Please allow 15 minutes from the time you call for staff to prepare your order and check your items out to you. For large numbers of holds (15+), please allow staff 1 hour to prepare your items. We will place items outside on the small cart by the front door shortly before your pickup time, for no-contact pickup. If you have any questions or need help placing a hold order, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at 412-531-8754.

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. Read more about quarantine procedures and what we're doing to keep the community safe.

ACLA Summer Reading: Final Week Activities

The theme for the final week of ACLA Summer Reading programs is Pittsburgh, from the past to the present and into the future, featuring presentations from community partners like the Heinz History Center and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Check out the programming lineup at the ACLA Summer Reading site.

Summer Reading Story & Craft Videos: Week 8

We’re making up for lost time with a new batch of Summer Reading story and craft videos! We’ve got animals from antelope to zebra, a story about what happens when boys and girls don’t quite see eye-to-eye, and an origami project to make an elephant face. We have one more set of videos lined up for the final week of Summer Reading, so please look forward to them!

Grab Bag Book Sale: $3

Not sure what to read? Let us surprise you with a bag of books. Name your preferred genre or genres, and we’ll put together a bag with (depending on size) 6-10 items from our Book Sale shelves for just $3. They’ll be yours to keep.

We also have a limited supply of DVDs and CDs we can throw into the mix as well. Let us know if you only want books or if you’d be interested in an extra surprise.

Order using our online shopping cart or call 412-531-8754.

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…?

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