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Summer Learning–Week of July 26th

Thanks to our friends at the Allegheny County Library Association and amazing organizations of the Allegheny Regional Asset District, we are offering kids opportunities to learn new things all summer! This week we are talking about kindness. Complete the bingo card below and you could win gift cards to Spark Books.

2021 Summer Concerts

We’ve still got two concerts in the park this summer so make sure to join us!

Join us in Bayne Park at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month for music with some of our favorite local bands.  Bring chairs and friends!

7/21/21 Ridgemont High
The greatest hits of the 80s!

8/18/21 Cadillac Club
Soul Jazz / Boogaloo / Funk / Groove

August Book Discussion Group

Join us for a book discussion, August 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?

Stop by the Library to pick up a copy today!

2021 Summer Reading Program

Are you ready for summer? Are you ready for our 2021 Summer Reading Challenge, Tails and Tales?

Read one book a week between 6/14/21-8/8/21, you’ll receive a raffle ticket for our gift card drawings. That 8 chances to win! All ages are welcome!

Register today! You can register online or using the Beanstack Tracker App. Need help registering or logging your books? Ask us at the desk.

Thanks to the Friends of Bayne Library for sponsoring our prizes.

Looking for more summer fun? Be sure to check the weekly BINGO cards from our friends at the Allegheny County Library Association. You can find updates here and on Facebook.

Coding Kits

We loved our kids coding club almost as much as the kids, but since, we can’t meet in person, we are sharing our coding kits with you!

Stop by and check out our Coding Kits in the Juvenile Room! Each kit includes a game or toy, handy guides to help you get started, and programming challenges.

Current kits include:

  • Beebot
  • Botley, The Coding Robot
  • Let’s Go Code
  • Ozobot
  • Turing Tumble

We hope to add additional kits in the upcoming months and would love your feedback and suggestions! Also be sure to check out our Coding for Kids resource guide to get more great coding ideas.

These items were part of a Computational Thinking Kit given to the Library through a statewide initiative that was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Murder Book

Who doesn’t love true crime? Check out our new list of some of our favorite True Crime titles!

Art Historical Fiction

Artists are notorious for being temperamental, passionate, and fascinating so naturally, they make great subjects for historical fiction.

Try one of these picks from our new booklist, Art Historical Fiction, to learn more about these artists and their times.

Interactive Timeline and Bayne Family Tree

Learn more about the history of Bayne Library and the Bayne family by exploring the interactive Bayne Library Timeline in conjunction with the previously released Bayne Family Tree. Delve into information through newspaper articles, photographs, and documents for a glimpse into an earlier time. What will you discover about the Bayne family and the history of Andrew Bayne Memorial Library?

There’s even more to explore on our website: The Architecture of Bayne Library, Trees of Bayne Park, War Memorials of Bayne Park, and an interactive Map of Bayne Park for self-guided tours of the trees and war memorials.

Introducing: Architecture of Bayne Library

If you’re curious about the architect and the architecture of this Historic Landmark, then it’s the perfect time to learn about the Architecture of Bayne Library!

If You Like Dog Man…

Do you (or your kid) love the Dog Man series? Really what’s not to love about the adventures of this half dog/half man policeman.

While you wait for the newest installment (due out September 1st!), why not try one of the series we recommend in out new book list, If You Like Dog Man… This list contains graphic novels and chapter books that offer plenty of laughs!

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