2019 Community Responsiveness Project

Help us plan the future of Bayne Library, by participating in the 2019 Community Responsiveness Project.

This project, coordinated by the Allegheny County Library Association and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, aspires to enable participating libraries to broaden their strategies for community engagement and facilitate the development of community-driven service delivery. Over the course of 2019, ACLA’s Project Team will conduct needs assessments in each participating community, through community interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Findings will be ultimately be compiled in Community Profiles that are intended to guide and inform library programming and service delivery.

Help us learn more about what Bellevue needs! Take this short survey and make your voice heard! Share with your neighbors and friends! Surveys are also available in paper format at the Circulation Desk.

2019 Summer Concert Series

Join us Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., on the lawn in front of Bayne Library for the 2019 Summer Concert Series!

Outdoor Chairs

June 12, Told Ya So, Your favorite pop, rock and reggae

June 19, Ridgemont High, 80s music!

June 26, Chris Denem, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, and more

July 3, Bandruptcy, Classic Rock and more

July 10, Uptown Rhythm and Brass, Blues, funk, jazz, rock, and soul

July 17, Ruby Claire’s Dead Flowers, The Grateful Dead and classic rock

July 24, The Wise Guys, 70s, 80s, and 90s classic rock

July 31, The Blues Orphans, Local blues

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

All shows are weather permitting. Cancellations will be posted here and on Facebook.

Memorial Day 2019

Bayne Library will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Please join us at 11:00 a.m. in Bayne Park, for the Borough’s Memorial Day Service, featuring prayers, music, and a special remembrance of the Korean War.

May Classics Book Club-Their Eyes Were Watching God

Join us May 28th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.

Ask at the desk or email baynelibrary@einetwork.net to reserve a copy of this classic. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
6/25/19–In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
7/23/19–The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
8/27/19–The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John LeCarre

Jobs on Google Search

Join us Thursday, May 30th at 8:30 a.m. and learn tips and tricks on how to use Google Search to find jobs Email baynelibrary@einetwork.net or call 412-766-7447 to register!  Space is limited!

This free workshop was made possible with support from:

Friends of Bayne Library

The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be Tuesday, June 18th 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!

Book Club for Kids – June 4th

Kids ages 9 to 12 are invited to join us on Tuesday, June 4 @ 4:00 for this fun book group. Our next book is: The Truth About Martians by Melissa Savage

Mylo knows there’s no such thing as Martians – at least, until a flying saucer crash-lands next to his family’s New Mexico farm. And then he starts to hear the voice, like someone’s trying to communicate with him, asking for help. Desperate to be as brave as his older brother Obie – who passed away over a year ago – Mylo has to investigate the crash. Along the way, he ends up discovering more about the universe than he ever could have imagined.  –Google Books

Pirates Tales

Read your way to a Pirates home game at PNC Park!  All you have to do is read one book a week.  Once you complete a book, log it here, via the Beanstack Tracker App, or print and complete the Pirates Tales Entry Form and submit it to Bayne Library. All books must be logged by August 25, 2019.

As you read more books, you will progress around the bases, with the ultimate goal of hitting a Grand Slam!

Open to youth ages 4-18. Supplies are limited.

Sensory Play Time – Saturday, May 18th

Children ages 1 to 3 are invited to join us Saturday, May 18th  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.

May Storytimes

May 2 – Cat Tales

May 9 – Celebrate Mom

May 16 – Planting Seeds

May 23 – Calm Creativity

May 30 – Hats & Caps w/special guest

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

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