Monthly Family Fun Night

Wednesday,  September 16th –  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Fun Ahead Traffic SignFamilies with young children are invited to Bayne Library for an evening of fun on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Get to know other local families. We’ll provide some great classic games, puzzles, crafts and of course, some great books to read together. We will also offer a light snack at the end of the evening. No registration is required; drop by anytime between 6:00 – 7:30 and join in the fun. So get those dinner dishes done, and head on over.

Friday Classic Movie Matinee

Join us on Friday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. for the showing of a great classic movie.

Come join us on Friday, September 4th for the first movie in the month of September in which we celebrate the Marx Brothers!  The feature will be  DUCK SOUP.  The movie is about a wealthy woman who insists that Groucho Marx be appointed leader of the small, bankrupt country of Fredonia before she will continue to provide much-needed financial aid. Meanwhile, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex the country.

On Friday, September 11th, we’ll be showing NIGHT AT THE OPERA where the Marx Brothers run amuck in the world of opera when Groucho meets an aspiring singer who is determined to win the love of a fellow performer.

All are invited on Friday, September 18th, as we watch ANIMAL CRACKERS, a 1930 Marx Brothers comedy in which mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer.

Our final movie in the Marx Brothers’ month is HORSE FEATHERS, a 1932 film that stars all four Marx Brothers and revolves around a college football game.

In the month of October, we’ll feature your favorite MONSTER movies!

We hope to see you every Friday.  Oh, and there will be popcorn!

September Story Times

Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver. Join us for stories, songs and a simple craft.

Chicken reading to chicks

September 3rd – Down on the Farm

September 10th –  Slithery Snakes

September 17th  –  Hooray for Fall

September 24th – Train Storytime

Come see old friends and meet new ones at Bayne Library Storytime!


Pirate Tales Reminder

Hey kids, the deadline for returning your Pirate Tales entry forms is Monday, August 31st.  In case you missed the excitement, kids ages 4-12 are invited to enter a drawing to win two tickets to a 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates home game and attend a special storytime with a Pirates celebrity and the Pirate Parrot. We will be picking three lucky winners at Bayne Library, and you could be one of them.


Pirate Parrot mascot


Stop by the library and pick up an entry form and a good book to go with it.     Lets Go Bucs!!!




Flat Stanley Book Club

Coming this fall – Flat Stanley Book Club – 1st Meeting,  Saturday Sept. 19th @ 11:00 a.m.Flat Stanley Image Flying over Mt. RushmoreKids ages 7 – 10 are invited to join our Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventures Book Club. Get to know Stanley Lambchop the boy who was flattened by a bulletin board and follow his adventures around the globe. We will have copies of “The Mount Rushmore Calamity” available to check out before the first meeting. Or just stop by and find out why reading about Stanley is “flat out” fun. We will decide as a group where we want to travel next and plan activities and snacks around Stanley’s travels.   Please register by calling 412-766-7447 or by email to or best of all, stop by the library and register at the front desk.

Congratulations Super-Readers!

Congratulations to all the kids who signed up for “Every Hero Has a Story” summer reading at Bayne Library.

We had a total of 56 pre-readers signed up, and they read a total of 1,170 books this summer. The total of independent readers signed up was 63 and these kids read an awesome 1,660 hours over the summer.

Superman holding books.There is still time to hand in your summer reading worksheets.  Please visit the library by Monday,  August 31st to claim your summer reading prizes.

September Book Discussion–The Handmaid’s Tale

Join us September 8, 2015 at 10:30 when we discuss Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Handmaid's Tale

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable….Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.–

Email us at or ask at the front desk for more information or to reserve a copy of this classic dystopian novel.

The Corner of Balph and Teece–New Issue

The Corner of Balph and Teece, Summer 2015 is now available!

The Corner of Balph and Teece

In this issue of of our newsletter learn about summer events, storytime fun, our new book club, and a book review by one of favorite patrons!

We hope you enjoy this issue!

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Thanks to all the lovely ladies who joined us for our Fancy Nancy Tea Party!  And a special thank you to our beautiful ballerina, Laura Taylor and our fabulous flutist, Abigail Tuffiash!

Check out the full album on our Flickr page!

Baby Lapsits Every Friday!

Bayne Library hosts Baby Lapsits every Friday morning!

Baby Reading

Geared to babies, birth to 18 months, this story time is for the youngest library patrons. We will sing, clap, bounce, and listen to stories to start kids on the right path to reading.

Join us Fridays from 10:30am-11:30am!

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