Library Programs - August 2022
As Our Summer Reading Adventure Comes to a Close...
We had an amazing turnout for our Summer Reading Adventure this year. We registered 80 kids, 17 teens, and 20 adults for our reading challenges! Reading logs can be turned in until August 6th. Prizes will be awarded the following week. We thank all of our wonderful families and patrons for supporting the library this summer. Keep reading! And watch for our Fall reading challenge announcements in September.

September Note: The library will be closed on Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day Holiday.
Storytimes with Mrs. Susan
Storytimes will be held each Thursday and will include activities for our preschoolers, as well as board books, puzzles, and puppets for all ages (babies-5 years old). During the summer, older siblings are welcome to join us. Once the library opens, they can read, visit the Lego table or other activities we have set up.

Registration is not required, however it is recommended in case we would need to contact participants of any changes.

Storytimes are set for 11:30 am on Thursdays and take place prior to opening to the public in order to keep the health and well-being of all our youngest readers in mind. If the weather is conducive to being outside, we will hold stories and songs outdoors in the side yard next to the parking lot and then come inside for crafts, activities and social time.
Book Club
Tuesday, 08/16 at 5:30pm

Join us the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm for Book Club!

August's book is Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. Reserve your copy of this month's book by calling the library at 724-745-4300. Coffee, pastries, and great discussion will be provided!

Speak with our staff member, Leslie, if you have any questions or have suggestions for future books you'd like to see on our Book Club list.

Can't get to the library? Read along with us online!
New Program - Memorable Mondays!
This program will target our older population of patrons. If you are looking for a way to look back and reminisce, we have the activities for you. If you are a caregiver of someone who likes to remember simpler times, we have the activities for you. If you would like to meet up with an old friend and have discussions starters for things to look back on fondly, we have activities for you.

Our "Memorable Mondays" will use kits from Bi-Folkal. Kits include DVDs of photos and short stories, CDs for sing along songs and stories, Photographs, and Activity Folders. Library staff will be on hand to assist with the viewing of DVDs and playing CDs. The rest of the activities you get to do at your own pace. We will offer two different choices each month throughout the summer. Our July selections* are "Remembering Pets" and "Remembering the Home Front." Kits will be set up each Monday from 12 noon - 7:00 pm.

**Groups such as Adult Day Care Facilities or Care Homes are welcome to set up a time for a group event. Please speak with the Library Manager for more details.

For more information, please talk with a staff member or call us at 724-745-4300.
We hope you will mark you calendar and make your Mondays "Memorable Mondays" with us!

*Due to system use, selections for each month are subject to change.
Summer Reading Adventure Celebration -
August 4th @ 6pm
Our Summer Reading Adventure for 2022 will come to a close the first week of August. To celebrate, we will be hosting Professor Steve and The Cat in the Hat Wacky Science Magic Show. Join us on Thursday, August 4th at 6:00pm for this FREE special event to congratulate all our readers for a job well done this summer!
Steampunk Art - Pre-Teens/Teens ONLY! Event
This is a new program for our Pre-Teens/Teens only. We are starting a once a month event for ages 10-17. August's event is Steampunk Art with Ms. Heather. All materials will be provided, however students are welcome to bring their own if they wish. This event is FREE and snacks will be offered. This special event will take place Monday, August 15, 2022 from 4-6. Students are welcome to work as long as they like, however we do ask that all students be picked up by 6:45pm. Registration is not required, but would be helpful for staff to prepare materials. For more information, please call the library 724-745-4300.
Card Making Event for Grown-ups -
Thursday, August 18th
Crafters of all levels welcome! Our Grown-ups Crafting event for this month will take place Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 4-6pm.

This FREE card making event is perfect for beginners, however advanced crafters are also invited to join us. Participants will get two options to select from and detailed step-by-step instructions from Ms. Sandy. All materials will be provided, however feel free to bring some of your own to work with if you'd like.

Registration is not required, but would be greatly appreciated in order to prepare materials. Please call the library with any questions. (724) 745-4300.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
TEENS (13-17) ONLY:
Our teen volunteers have been hard at work helping staff prepare for programs. Teens who need hours for school or other organizations can work their time at the library. We have some wonderful young adults in the Chartiers-Houston Community! Would your teen like to join them?

If you know of a teen who would like to join our group of volunteers and Teen Advisory Group, have them get in touch with Mrs. Susan at (724) 745-4300 or email

Teens who need legal community service hours are also welcome to contact the library. Please speak with Mrs. Susan about the paperwork required to sign up for volunteer time.