Welcome Back!

Bayne Library is open! Help us ensure the health and safety of our community by:

  • Wearing a mask while visiting the Library
  • Sanitizing your hands before entering
  • Maintaining safe social distances
  • Limiting your computer time
  • Returning all items to our book drop
  • Saving your donations for another time

Please note all seating has been removed. Please restrict your visit to pick-ups, browsing, and limited computer usage. Only 25 people will be allowed in the building at a time.

Our hours are limited and are subject to change. If you can not access the library during these hours, please let us know. We may be able to deliver materials to your home.

DIY Storytime at Home – Halloween Edition

Things are getting a little “batty” at Bayne Library this week. Stop by and pick up some do it yourself storytime materials. We’ve got a Halloween song and rhyme sheet, a coloring page, an activity page to promote letter recognition and a Halloween word search page. There’s a make and take bat just for fun! Don’t forget to pick up a great Halloween book too!

Authors Who Also Write Comic Books

The other day I binge-read Rainbow Rowell’s run on the Runaways in one night (Thank you Hoopla!) and it got me thinking about other authors who have moonlighted writing comics. Check out some of my favorites on our newest book list!

Take and Make

Looking for something to do that doesn’t involve a screen? Why not try an old school craft with one of Bayne Library’s Take and Make Kits!

Our latest kit features supplies for Friendship bracelets. We include instructions and embroidery floss, you just need scissors and a bestie! Check ’em out in the Juvenile Room!

NoBo Cookbook Club

Do you like to cook? Do you like to read cookbooks? Do you like talking to other people that like these things? Well then join the NoBo Cookbook Club!

Our November cookbook is Cravings; Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen.

Even the most celebrity-cookbook-skeptical reader will find it hard not to enjoy this tome from supermodel Chrissy Teigen. With self-deprecating wit and down-to-earth charm, Teigen posits herself as an enthusiastic home cook and passionate eater. —Publisher’s Weekly

During November we’ll post photos, thoughts, tweaks, and reviews of recipes in this cookbook. Both Andrew Bayne Memorial Library and Avalon Library will have copies of the cookbook available, and they will also happily order more for you! We’ll send updates when copies arrive.

You have to make dinner anyway! Join the NoBo Cookbook Club today!

Bayne Library Haunted Virtual Escape Room

Have you escaped yet?  It is rumored that Amanda haunts Bayne Library…are you brave enough to enter our Virtual Escape Room to find out for yourself?

As an added incentive, once you have escaped you can mark the ‘Attend a Virtual Library Program’ space as complete on the October Bingo Card!

Share this experience with friends and family by sending them this link: https://tinyurl.com/bayneescape

If you are curious about Amanda, visit our Bayne Family Tree to learn more and view photographs of the Bayne family plot at Union Dale Cemetery!

A Different Type of Treesday Tuesday- Introducing the Bayne Family Tree

Explore our interactive Bayne Family Tree to gain a better understanding the family structure and view photographs of their headstones. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to visit the Bayne family plot in Union Dale Cemetery – it’s less than four miles from the library. (Division 2- Section B – Lot 19)

Stay tuned for the future release of our interactive Bayne Library Timeline. As we discover more about the Bayne family, we will continue to update these informational pages.

Hooray for Fall!

A chill is in the air, leaves are falling, and the Halloween books are on display at Bayne Library. Why not take a walk through Bayne Park and stop by the library for some great books! While you’re at it, pick up an October Bingo Card sponsored by Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) or click here to download a copy. Submit a paper copy to Bayne Library or scan/take a picture and email to aclasummerreading@einetwork.net by 10/31/20. Four winners will receive a $100 gift card to Spark Books. Check out the ACLA Youth Services Facebook page for posts related to this game board.

Outdoor Tech Insights

Check out our list of Outdoor Tech Insights with websites and apps to enhance your next outdoor experience.

Be sure to also visit our Book Lists and Resource Guides for more topics to explore.

Poetry

Poetry moves beyond patterns of rhythm and sound when words are woven together to be unraveled within the readers heart. We hope our newest book list will inspire you seek out poetry and perhaps even begin writing your own.

Be sure to visit our Lists page for more reading suggestions and resource guides.

New Hours starting 10/5/20

Our hours are changing! Starting the week of October 5th, we will no longer be open Monday nights. We are moving our evening hours to Wednesdays!

Our new hours will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-2p.m.

We will still be closed Fridays and Sundays.

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