Closed until 1:00 p.m.

Bayne Library will open Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. due to inclement weather.


Items can be returned to the drop box on our front porch.

February Classics Book Club-Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Join us February 26 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Alice in Wonderland

In 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy Oxford mathematician with a stammer, created a story about a little girl tumbling down a rabbit hole. Thus began the immortal adventures of Alice, perhaps the most popular heroine in English literature. Countless scholars have tried to define the charm of the Alice books–with those wonderfully eccentric characters the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter et al.–by proclaiming that they really comprise a satire on language, a political allegory, a parody of Victorian children’s literature, even a reflection of contemporary ecclesiastical history. Perhaps, as Dodgson might have said, Alice is no more than a dream, a fairy tale about the trials and tribulations of growing up–or down, or all turned round–as seen through the expert eyes of a child.

Ask at the desk or email to reserve a copy of this classic. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
3/26/19–Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty

Save the Date! Block Party!

Kids of all ages are invited to Bayne Library on Saturday, March 30th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. as we close our 2nd floor for a “Block” Party!

Come test your building skills and have some indoor fun. We’ll have Legos, K’Nex, wooden blocks, cardboard blocks, magnetic blocks, Lincoln Logs and more. There will be something available for every age and skill level, so bring the whole family! Refreshments will be provided. No registration needed. 

This event is made possible with support from the Remake Learning Network’s Great Remake grant through the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative.

Come build with us!

Wednesday 101–Knitting

Join us on the last Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for an introduction to a new to you topic.

Wed 101
Wednesday February 27, 2019,  6:30-7:30 p.m., Knitting

Learn how to cast on and how to use the knit stitch in this introduction to the wonderful, wooly, world of knitting! Participants will leave class with the skills necessary to create a basic scarf and with resources to take their skills to the next level.


And save the date for these upcoming Wednesday 101’s:
3/27/19: Attracting Birds To Your Yard
4/24/19: Vinaigrettes

Call 412-766-7447 or email to register, space is limited!

February Storytimes

Join us each Thursday @ 11:00 a.m. for stories, songs, a simple craft and fun galore. Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver.

February 7th – Penguin Stories

February 14th – Valentine’s Day

February 21st – Dragon Tales

February 28th – Donuts & Muffins

Come see old friends and meet new ones at Bayne Library Story Time.

Book Club for Kids – February Selection

Kids ages 9 to 12 are invited to join us on Monday, February 25th @ 5:30 p.m. for this fun book group. Our next book is: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trent Lee Stewart.

“Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children–two boys and two girls–succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they’ll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you’re gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.  –Amazon Book Review

Stop by Bayne Library and pick up your copy today.

Sensory Play Time – Saturday, February 16th

Children ages 1 to 3 are invited to join us Saturday, February 16th  from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  for Sensory Play Time. Sensory play encourages the development of fine motor skills, social skills, language skills and is just plain fun!

We will be set up for a full hour – stay as little or long as you wish.

2019 Fifty Book Challenge

Have you signed up for the 2019 Fifty Book Challenge?

50 Book ChallengeStop by the desk to get your log and officially register!

2018 Income Tax Forms and Help

Tis the season for taxes!

CalculatorBayne Library has Federal forms.  All Federal forms can also be found at

Pennsylvania tax forms will not be available at Bayne Library. All PA tax forms, including Rent Rebate forms, can be found online at or by mail by calling 1-888-PATAXES. If you need help printing forms, ask at the desk. Prints are $.15/page.

If you need additional assistance filing your taxes:

AARP Aide Class Locator–Get Help With Your Taxes

Friends of Bayne Library

The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be Tuesday, February 19th at 6:00 p.m.


What are Friends for?

  • They lead fundraising efforts like book sales and donation drives
  • They provide input on events and programming
  • They use their unique skills to volunteer
  • They promote the library and library events in the community

Great Friends make great libraries!

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