Featured Kids & Family Programs

Out of this World Summer Reading and Learning at Baldwin Library!: Summer Reading Club

This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” for children birth through entering Grade 5.  Registration begins June 7 at our Summer Reading Kickoff Party and is ongoing throughout the summer and concludes on August 16. Children will earn tokens and tickets for time spent reading.  Each token may be entered in charity boxes of their choosing through our Read for those in Need program. Tickets can be entered for end-of-summer raffles.

Summer Reading is made possible through generous funding from the Kiwanis Club of Baldwin and Katie Chojnicki in memory of Margaret and Nick Gozik.

It’s Electric with Carnegie Science Center

Monday, July 1 @ 11 am

Registration?: Yes and begins June 15.
Ages: Grades K-6.

Learn about the revolutionary science of “Grounding Father” Ben Franklin, get charged up for a hair-raising experience with our Van de Graaff generator, then come on stage for a “shocking” finale!

Dance Me a Story

Mondays @ 10:30 am: July 8, 15 & 29

Registration?: Yes for each session and begins June 15.
Ages:  3-5 years.

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater will be presenting a three-week dance session to children ages 3-5! Each class will begin with simple stretches and warm-ups before journeying into each story and its characters through movement and song.  Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate with their child!

Tuesday-Friday: July 9, 10, 11 & 12 @ 3:30 pm

Registration?: Yes, for each session attending and begins June 15.
Ages: Grades K-5.

Join us for one day or all four days of our art camp, focusing on art related to outer space!

July 9 – Rockets in Space
July 10 – Constellations
July 11 – Space Shuttle
July 12 – Watercolor Rockets

PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS 

Mom’s Pamper and Paint Night
Fridays @ 6:30 pm: July 19 & Aug. 2

Registration?: Yes, for each session. Registration for July session begins June 15.

All of you moms are amazing, and we think you deserve a night out! Relax with some cool beverages, cheese, crackers and fresh summer fruit while you learn how to make a beautiful art project to take home with you! Don’t miss a night of great food, friends, conversation and relaxation!

Mom’s Time Out Book Club

Wednesday, July 3 @ 6:30 pm
Registration?: Yes and begins June 15.

Take some time out for yourself and join our new book club just for moms/caregivers! We will be reading Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land.  Simply register, and a book will be ordered for you to pick up at the library.

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!

Check out Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Best Books for Babies, which contains materials to share with babies age birth to 18 months. This is a cooperative project of CLP, The Fred Rogers Company and Trying Together (formerly the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children.)

STORYTIMES

Bouncing Babies & Books:
Tuesdays @ 10:30 am, year-round

Tales for 2s and 3s: Thursdays @ 10:30 am: June 13-Aug. 15 (except July 4)

Preschool Story Explorers: Fridays @ 10:30 am: June 14-Aug. 16

Click to see all of our upcoming Storytimes. 

YOUTH PROGRAMS

It’s Electric with Carnegie Science Center: Monday, July 1 @ 11 am

Dance Me a Story: Mondays @ 10:30 am: July 8, 15 & 29

Out of this World Art Camp: Tuesday-Friday: July 9, 10, 11 & 12 @ 3:30 pm

Click to see all of our upcoming Youth Programs. 

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Baldwin Community Star Party: Friday, June 28 @ 8 pm 

Poison Prevention: Wednesday, July 10 @ 6:30 pm

Family Friday Movie Night: Friday, June 14 & July 5 @ 6:30 pm 

Click to see all of our upcoming family programs. 

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