Category: Books

Summer Learning–Week of June 21st

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, get outside with the Allegheny County Parks Department and the Allegheny Land Trust this week. Complete the bingo card below and you could win gift cards to Spark Books.

And be sure to join us for one of these amazing programs:

Owls with the Allegheny County Parks Department

Who, who, who is out in the parks at night? Owls of course! Discover the different adaptations these amazing birds have evolved to help them survive at night. 

Platform: Facebook (pre-recorded) 

Date and Time: Monday, June 21, 11 a.m. 

Bugs with the Allegheny County Land Trust

Learn about some of the amazing bugs that PA home. Then learn how to build a mason bee home from recycled materials.

Platform: Facebook (pre-recorded) 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 22, 11 a.m. 

Supplies Needed by Participants: toilet paper tube, scissors, tape/glue and paper

Owl Pellets with the Allegheny County Land Trust

What is an owl pellet and which end of an owl does it come out of? Learn why owls are awesome watch as we dissect a real owl pellet. 

Platform: Facebook (pre-recorded) 

Date and Time: Thursday, June 24, 11 a.m. 

Lightning Bugs with the Allegheny County Parks Department

As the sky darkens, fireflies light the night. Learn about our official state insect, the fascinating lives they lead, and how we can all play a part in ensuring they are around for the enjoyment of future generations. 

Platform: Facebook (pre-recorded) 

Date and Time: Friday, June 25, 11 a.m. 

Have you signed up for our Summer Reading Challenge? For every book you read you’ll receive a raffle ticket for some great gift cards!

Book Club is Back!

Join us for a book discussion, July 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Looking to earn some easy cash, Jessica Farris agrees to be a test subject in a psychological study about ethics and morality. But as the study moves from the exam room to the real world, the line between what is real and what is one of Dr. Shields’s experiments blurs.

2021 Summer Reading Program

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

For each book you read between 6/14/21-8/8/21, you’ll receive a raffle ticket for our gift card drawings. 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.

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.

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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