Featured Kids & Family Programs


One Book, Every Young Child Author Visit - Monday, April 3 @ 10 am
We are honored to have been chosen to host children’s book author and illustrator Micha Archer! Her latest picture book, Daniel Finds a Poem, has been chosen as the 2017 Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child selection. Ms. Archer’s visit is geared toward preschool-aged children and is free and open to the public, as well as to preschool groups wishing to attend as a field trip. Each child in attendance will receive a free copy of this book in addition to meeting the author, getting their book autographed, and related activities. Registration required.

Battle of the Books - Thursday, May 11:
Junior Division (Grades 4-5) 6:30 pm; Senior Division (Grades 6-7) 7:30 pm

Battle of the Books encourages reading for students from Baldwin, Whitehall and surrounding schools. Participants organize teams of up to 5 students, read from a list of preselected book titles and engage in a friendly competition answering questions based on the books.

Registration forms and booklists will be available in late January at Baldwin or Whitehall Libraries, school libraries and via downloadable document found here.

Chill Out & Read Winter Reading Club
The weather outside may be frightful, but inside it’s nice and toasty! Cuddle up with a warm drink and some good books, and be eligible to win great prizes! Winter Reading Club is free and simple!

For Kids birth-Grade 5: Just stop into the library and pick up a reading record! Every time you read or listen to a book, simply record it by title or tally mark. You will receive a raffle ticket for every 10 books read and become eligible to win prizes that will be raffled at the end of each month! Books read also count toward our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

For Teens Grades 6-12: Simply fill out a reading slip for each title read and enter it into the container in the teen department to be eligible to win gift cards!

For Adults: Fill out a reading slip for each title read and enter it into the container in the main library to be eligible to win a monthly prize!

This program runs from January 9 through March 31 

1,000 books logo1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The concept is simple but the rewards are priceless! Read any book to your infant, toddler or preschooler -- the goal is to have read 1,000 books before they enter the door of kindergarten!

Just reading 1 book a day is:

  • 365 books in a year
  • 730 in two years
  • 1,095 in three years!

You have plenty of time, so take advantage of this wonderful early literacy reading program!

Collections on Display
Kids love to collect all sorts of things -- rocks, coins, stamps, stuffed animals, Matchbox cars, postcards, LEGOS, comic books, dolls, baseball cards -- the sky's the limit! If you have a collection, we would love to display it in our (secure) hallway display case along with your name and what makes your collection unique to you! Please phone Dolores at the library, 412-885-2255, or email colarosad@einetwork.net.

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