Libraries across Allegheny County are inviting everyone to join the Winter Reading Challenge 2021 from January 1 – February 28, 2021
Grab a cup of hot chocolate and challenge yourself to read some good books during the cold of winter. Log books, minutes, pages or days read and watch your points add up. All reading counts. All participants will have a chance to win one of 10 gift cards worth $25.
In our latest post Ripples of Inspiration, take a jaunt through history to reveal some clues about people and events that may have influenced sisters Amanda and Jane to dream of leaving the Balph residence to Bellevue Borough to become Andrew Bayne Memorial Library.
On November 18, 2020, the Allegheny County Health Department issued an Official Advisory to Stay-at-Home to Stop Social Gatherings. Bayne Library will remain open for holds pick-up only. If you would prefer contactless pick-up, please call us at 412-766-7447 and we will arrange delivery or porch pick-up.
When visiting the Library please observe the following guidelines:
Masks are mandatory while visiting the Library
Hands must be sanitized before entering
Social distances must be maintained
All items must be returned to the book drop
No donations will be accepted.
Please note all seating has been removed. Computers are unavailable at this time. Printing is available for pick-up using our wireless printing service. Our hours and services are limited and are subject to change.
The other day I binge-read Rainbow Rowell’s run on the Runaways in one night (Thank you Hoopla!) and it got me thinking about other authors who have moonlighted writing comics. Check out some of my favorites on our newest book list!
Poetry moves beyond patterns of rhythm and sound when words are woven together to be unraveled within the readers heart. We hope our newest book list will inspire you seek out poetry and perhaps even begin writing your own.
Be sure to visit our Lists page for more reading suggestions and resource guides.
September is Love Your Library month and while we encourage and appreciate your monetary donations, it is equally as enriching to have a patron share their library story. Laura Zimmerman, library patron and mother of Evie (6), Renna (4), and Micah (3), recently shared her thoughts on reading as a family:
“Last year, I read The Read-Aloud Family: Making Lasting and Meaningful Connections with your Family by Sarah Mackenzie, and it transformed the way I viewed reading with my kids. Instead of randomly picking books off the library shelf (though we have found gems that way too!), I started being more thoughtful about the kind of books we read, noticing authors and illustrators more, and using the extensive Pittsburgh library system to request more book titles. Bringing new books home from the library is always a great day in our house!“
If you are intrigued by those who create things with their skilled hands, our newest book list will take you on a rich journey into the lives of the makers. The intricacies of each craft are revealed along with the painstaking care that goes into each endeavor.
August 11, 2020 / Linda / Comments Off on Fifteenth Virtual Installment of Meet a Tree from Bayne Park
Check out our latest installment of Meet a Tree from Bayne Park, the Sugar Maple.
We hope this series of tree posts inspires you to visit all of the interesting trees at Bayne Park. Learn more about the Trees of Bayne Park and explore our Interactive Bayne Park Tree Map to see the locations, photographs, and names of over a dozen different species of trees!