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.

Read To Me Storytime: Vote For Our Future

Amy reads Vote For Our Future, by Margaret McNamara, with illustrations by Micah Player, and published by Schwartz & Wade. Every two years, on the first Tuesday of November, Stanton Elementary School closes for the day, so it can become a polling place. Even though the children at Stanton can’t vote, they get all fired up about the election–after all, kids have to live with adult decisions. What will these future voters do to change their future? After the story, … Read More

Saturday Afternoon Reading: The House on Mango Street, Part 1

This week, we’re reading the first part of the award-winning book The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros and published by Vintage. This is a collection of evocative vignettes about a period in the life of Esperanza Cordero, daughter of a poor family in Chicago. Esperanza is just old enough to realize that her life is limited by the poverty her community faces and being a girl in what is very much a man’s world. Please note that this … Read More

Saturday Storytime: Equality’s Call

Amy reads Equality’s Call, by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Magdalena Mora, published by Beach Lane Books. This picture book for younger readers tells the story of voting rights in the United States, and the progress that’s been made to extend those rights to each and every American. Because as the book says, “a right isn’t right until it’s granted to all.” Afterwards, Amy demonstrates how to make a scaled-up rosette ribbon that resembles those historically worn by women’s suffrage … Read More

Wednesday Evening Reading: Fighting for Equal Rights, Part 2

This week, Amy reads the second part of Fighting for Equal Rights: A Story about Susan B. Anthony, written by Maryann N. Weidt, illustrated by Amanda Sartor, and published by Lerner. In the second half of the story, Susan comes into her own as an activist and leader, spearheading women’s suffrage campaigns and facing court for registering to vote. It isn’t easy, but change never is.

Read to Me Storytime: Brown Sugar Babe

This week, Amy reads Brown Sugar Babe, written by Charlotte Watson Sherman and illustrated by Akem, published by Boyds Mills. When a little girl describes herself as “pink”, her mother steps in and tells her about all the wonderful things in the world that are brown, just like they are. Afterwards, we have a quick and simple art project to make a tree from a paper cutout of your hand.

Saturday Afternoon Reading: “Princes”, from How They Met

Amy reads “Princes”, one of the stories in the collection How They Met, written by David Levithan and published by Knopf. This is a story about love and coming of age, and how easy it is to trick yourself into thinking you’ve got both of them figured out.

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