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 @ Whitehall Elementary 

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.

Click here to download a registration form. Adult team managers may register teams at Baldwin or Whitehall Public Library by Friday, April 7. 

Remake Learning Days - Friday, May 19 @ 3:30 pm 
Join us at the library as we take part in Remake Learning Days! Introductory sewing machine skills will be taught to young makers (grades K-5) through the process of creating their own apron.

Students will have the opportunity to select and cut their fabric as well as trim, work with patterns, learn basic sewing techniques and learn how to safely and properly operate a sewing machine. Registration required. 

Remake Learning is a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of teaching and learning in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. Representing more than 250 organizations, Remake Learning is a collaborative effort to inspire and empower a generation of lifelong learners in Pittsburgh, West Virginia and beyond.


Summer Reading Kickoff Party! - Friday, June 2 @ 6:30 pm
Don’t miss magician Al Mazing and his family-friendly “Build a Better World” interactive magic show! All children can register for the 2017 summer reading program, receive their packets and a small sign-up prize! Registration required.

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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