Category: Kids

Storytimes

Mark your calendars for our weekly Storytimes!

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Baby Lapsit

A story time for our littlest friends on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Babies up to 18 months will enjoy stories, songs, and bounces.

Books and Blankets at the Farmer’s Market

After you’ve shopped the Bellevue Farmer’s Market, join us underneath the trees near the playground every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for stories and songs. Bring your own blankets or chairs!

  • August 10
  • August 24

Pre-School Storytime

A story-time and activity geared towards our pre-school aged friends (3-5) with an adult caregiver every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Experience Kits

Thanks to a partnership with the Heinz Center Affiliates Program, Allegheny County libraries, and the Friends of Bayne Library we are offering free admission for up to four people to a number of museums and historical sites around Pittsburgh!

Our kits this year include:

The kits are first come/first served and they circulate for one week. They can be picked up in the Library behind the copier. Please return the kits to the circulation desk.

Also be sure to check out the RAD Pass for even more fun in the city this summer!

American Girl Dolls at Bayne!

Thanks to the Allegheny County Library Association’s Youth Services, two American Girl dolls are now available to borrow! Julie is a historical doll from 1974 and Tenney was a doll of the year in 2017. You must come into the library to check them out. Check out some of the fun they had over the weekend!

The girls read a little Jane Austen…
…and they made our craft of the week – Earth Day flowers!
Their checkers game got a little heated, but they remembered it’s important to be kind.
They soaked up the sun outside…
…and had a blast swinging!

Art Cart

Stop by after school (3:15-4:30) Monday-Thursday to make some art with our new art cart, generously provided by Friends of Bayne Library!

Toys are back!

Remember when we had toys in the Children’s Department? Don’t worry, we kept them safe these past two years–and even played with them sometimes so they didn’t get too sad. And now they are back!

See what you can build with our favorites, the Magna Tiles!

Flipster

Reading magazines and drinking tea is a great way to spend a winter afternoon. But subscribing to titles gets overwhelming and individual issues cost a fortune. What’s a reader to do?

Don’t worry, the Library has us covered! With your library card you have access to Flipster. Download the app (just search for Flipster in your favorite App store) or login online and read over 70 titles across a wide range of subjects! Check out some favorite titles below!

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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.

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!

Talking With Kids

Unsure of how to talk to your kids about what’s going on with the COVID19 pandemic? If you’re looking for some answers, PBS for Parents is ready to help.

This site is a great resource for tips on how to talk to your kids on an age appropriate level about the current situation, while offering reassurance and guidance on how they can do their part to keep themselves and their family safe. Involving children on a level they can understand and engage in, is an important step in managing stress.

In addition, the site offers timely advice on how to manage and make the most of your child’s screen time, how to support children on the autism spectrum, and tips for parents who are new to home schooling. Self care for parents, an important topic, is also highlighted.

Of course, the kids will enjoy the links to their favorite PBS shows, downloadable activity sheets and games. There are art, science, and math activities to explore. You can even filter content by ages two to eight years old.

As the beloved Mister Rogers said, “Look for the helpers.” Thanks PBS.

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