Featured Kids & Family Programs

 Summer Reading Kick-Off Party - Friday, June 1 @ 6:30 pm
We are kicking off our 2018 summer reading in a magical way! Don't miss magician Al Mazing and his family-friendly "Libraries Rock!" interactive magic show! All children can register for the 2018 summer reading program that evening, receive their packets and a small sign-up prize! Registration required.

Secret Service - Saturdays @ 10:30 am: June 23 (sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Baldwin), July 21 & Aug. 11
Children in grades K-5 are encouraged to join us each month for a “giving back” project. Each month’s service project will remain “secret” until the day of the program, when it will be revealed! Help us to help others each month! Registration required for each program.

Butterfly Project - Monday, June 25 @ 2 pm
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, together with the Allegheny County Library Association, will present a meaningful, intergenerational program. Participants  will learn about children who died in the Holocaust, and each participant will receive a card with the story of a specific child. They will then paint a butterfly, inspired by the story of that child. Butterflies will be displayed in our library! This program is recommended for students in grade 4 and up, teens and adults. Registration required.

Young Professionals Bootcamp - Thursdays @ 6 pm: July 5 & 19; Aug. 2 & 16
Children ages 8-12 can get a jump-start on money matters as Kian Nowrouzi brings his Young Professionals Bootcamp to the library for a four-week session covering financial literacy topics such as budgeting, business, personal finance and investments, all age-appropriate and presented in a mix of interactive presentations and games to help children learn how to become responsible money managers! This program is in collaboration with Whitehall and Brentwood Libraries and will be held at the Baldwin Library. Registration required for each session attending.

Mom's Pamper and Paint Night - Friday, July 27 @ 7-9 pm
All of you moms are amazing, and we think you deserve a night out! We are having a special canvas paint night just for YOU! Relax with some cool beverages, cheese, crackers and fresh summer fruit while you learn how to make a beautiful canvas painting to take home with you! Don’t miss a night of great food, friends, conversation and relaxation! Registration required.

Family Fort Night - Friday, Aug. 3 @ 6:30 pm
What could be more fun that a Friday Family Fort Night! Bring anything you would like to build your fort: blankets, tablecloths, bed sheets or quilts along with comfy items once you’re in your fort: pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, a stuffed friend, lanterns, flashlights, etc! We will provide snacks, books (of course!), games, coloring books (the coloring cave) and glow sticks for your fort! Please feel free to bring your own special snacks or games as well! Registration required.

1,000 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!



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