Attention Smart Cookies!

Just a reminder that May 31st is the deadline to turn in your “Be A Smart Cookie” reading logs.  We had 52 kids sign up to read 50 picture books or 10 chapter books to receive a certificate of completion and a free cookie from Good L’Oven Cookie Shop.  Many thanks to owner, Deanna Soost, for her generous support of our program.



Owen read 50 books! You can be a Smart Cookie too!

Summer Concert and Film Series–Coming Soon!

Wednesdays evenings throughout the summer we will be showing classic sports movies which we’ll alternate with live concerts by local bands. The fun kicks off on June 22nd with Emilio Estevez in The Mighty Ducks. The following week, June 29th, join us for the soul jazz band The Cadillac Club. Mark your calendars for some summer fun in Bayne Park!

Beach Chairs

Summer Films

All films start at dusk
6/22/16–The Mighty Ducks
7/6/16–The Bad News Bears
7/20/16–Little Giants
8/3/16–The Karate Kid

Summer Concerts

All concerts start at 7:00 p.m.
6/29/16–Cadillac Club
7/13/16–Told Ya So
7/27/16–The Flow Band
8/10/16–The Blues Orphans

Thank You To Our Sponsors

We couldn’t do this without the generous support of our sponsors:
Classic Chevrolet
Doyle for Congress
Dr. Lisa Nath

May Book Discussion–The Bees

Join us May 10 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Laline Paull’s anthropomorphic tale, The Bees.

The Bees

Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive’s survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw but her courage and strength are an asset. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect pollen. She also finds her way into the Queen’s inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous.–

Ask at the desk or email to reserve a copy of this original book. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming book discussions:

6/14/16: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
7/12/16: Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
8/9/16: The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
9/13/16: The Bat by Jo Nesbo

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Calling all Fancy Nancy Fans. Join us on Sunday, May 15th at 1:30 p.m. for this posh event. We’ll hear Fancy Nancy stories, share some fancy treats, create fancy crafts and be entertained by a fancy dancer.  This program is for ages 4 and up when accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited.


Picture1To register call 412-766-7447 or click here

May Story Times

Join us Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. for themed stories, songs, a simple craft and fun galore!


May 5th:          We Love Our Moms!

May 12th         Elephant Tales

May 19th        Let’s Go Camping & Hiking

May 26th        How Does Your Garden Grow?

Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver. Come see old friends and meet new ones at Bayne Library Story time.


Mah Jongg

Every Monday at 5:00 p.m. join us in the Library Conference Room for Mah Jongg!  Mah JonggAny skill level is welcome as we enjoy playing the American version of this ancient Chinese tile game.  Sign up now!

Needlecraft Club

WHAT DO YOU THINK?!?  Is there anyone out there who would be interested in joining a NEEDLECRAFT club?

wool-clipart-yarn_basket_4We’re thinking:

  • knitting,
  • crocheting,
  • embroidering,
  • cross stitching,
  • crewel work,
  • lace making,
  • macramé,
  • etc. . .

If you think this is something you’d be interested in, please let us know.  We’re looking for suggestions for a day and time, how long to meet, and when to start.  Let us know!

The Corner of Balph and Teece, Spring 2016 Issue

The Corner of Balph and Teece, Spring 2016 is now available!

Corner of Balph and Teece

In this issue of our newsletter we look at gardening books, highlight some upcoming programs, and get a summer sneak peek!

We hope you enjoy this issue!


Congratulations to the winners of our Surprise Book Challenge!



Jaiden and Madeline won a half dozen cookies courtesy of Good L’Oven Cookie Shop and a gift basket of prizes!  Thanks to everyone who participated.

If you didn’t win this time, sign up for our “Be A Smart Cookie Club” and earn a cookie!  Kids ages 1 to 12 are invited to sign up to read either 50 Bayne Library picture books or, for older kids, 10 Bayne Library chapter books. Those who finish by May 31st will receive a certificate of completion and a free cookie.   Sign up today!

Thanks to Good L’Oven Cookie Shop!


2015 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2015 Annual Report.

Annual Report

Please take a moment to review 2015 with us. Hard copies of this report are available at our circulation desk.

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