Its September, so it must be time to Love Your Library!
Thanks to the generosity of the Jack Buncher Foundation, all participating Allegheny County libraries will receive a pro-rated portion of a $150,000 match pool to support their general operations. All donations received during September 2019, up to a maximum of $500 per donor per library, will count toward the match pool.
Your generosity helps us in ways both large and small–from buying coffee for our Senior coffee mornings, to new toys for our Children’s room, to new furniture for everyone!
So maximize your support of Andrew Bayne Memorial Library and make a donation today!
Kids ages 9 to 12 are invited to join us on Monday, October 21 @ 5:30 p.m. This month we are reading, Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball.
They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, a bully is put in his place, and friendship blooms.
“Readers across the board will flock to this book that has something for nearly everyone–humor, bullying, self-acceptance, cross-generational relationships, and a smartly fateful ending.”–School Library Journal
BORROW THE BOOK – READ THE BOOK – COME BACK FOR THE FUN!
Join us September 24th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Day of the Locust by Nathanael West
The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, its overarching themes deal with the alienation and desperation of a broad group of odd individuals who exist at the fringes of the Hollywood movie industry.
Ask at the desk or email email@example.com to reserve a copy of this classic spy novel. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
10/22/19–The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
11/26/19–Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
Kids aged 6-10 are invited to create, tinker, and play the second Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m. Each month we’ll explore a new topic and activity to get a better understanding of coding and how it works!
10/12: What are codes?
We’ll start at the beginning and explore what a code is. We’ll practice American Sign language, learn some cool secret ciphers, and make binary necklaces!
11/9: Computational Thinking
How do computers think and how do coders tell computers what to do? We’ll play a couple games to learn more about computational thinking and then build mazes for Hexbugs.
One of the most important things to understand when building codes is sequencing. This month we’ll use story charts and Beebots to understand why order matters.
Space is limited. Please call Bayne Library to register!
Starting September 19th kids in grades K to 6 are invited to join us every Thursday after school 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for Lego fun!
Come build something special at Bayne Library.
Children ages 1 to 4 are invited to join us Saturday, September 21 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.
Sept. 5 – Eric Carle Stories
Sept. 12 – Robots
Sept. 19 – Trucks & Things That Go!
Sept. 26 – Slimy Snails
Join us each Thursday at 11:00 a.m. for stories, songs, a simple craft and fun galore. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome. Come see old friends and meet new ones at Bayne Library.
Did you know Bayne Library offers free, one-on-one computer tutoring sessions. Schedule an appointment and learn how to do everything from using your eReader or smartphone to using our catalog, to applying for jobs online.
Now we can also help you use Google Search to find jobs and Grow with Google’s self-guided tutorials to learn applied digital skills like setting up a gmail account, using Google Drive, and even basic coding.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-766-7447 to learn more!
Thanks to our generous sponsors:
The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be Tuesday, September 17th 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!
Libby offers users access to thousand of ebooks and audiobooks. All you need is a Library card and a supported device to get started. And if that weren’t enough to entice you, Libby is now encouraging patrons to enter their “Listen and Move Challenge!” Just tag the library on social media with the name of each audiobook you complete while working out and include #listen&movechallenge. Participants will be added to a monthly drawing for prizes!
So get downloading and get moving with Libby! And don’t hesitate to ask at the desk if you have questions!