Summer Reading

Bayne Library offers a Summer Reading Program for everyone!  Register between June 11th and August 3rd for fun, prizes, and books galore!

Libraries Rock

Kids between the ages of 0-11 can register. Participants will receive 5 reading logs. Complete the sheets at your own pace and bring them to the Library for prizes! Just make sure to have them all turned in by August 3rd so you can join us at our end of summer party!

Teens between the ages of 11 and 18 can register.  For each book read, participants will receive a raffle ticket for a weekly drawing for a $10 Target gift card. In addition, all participants will be entered for a county-wide drawing to win one of three $100 gift cards or a grand prize $200 gift card.

For each book read, participants will receive a raffle ticket,  Use your ticket to enter for a chance to win the raffle basket of your choosing.  Winners will be drawn the week of August 6th

Libraries Rock!


Kids ages 5-12, Learn Something New Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse!

Center for Creative ReuseThe Book-making workshop involves learning several methods of bookbinding (such as stick-bound, pamphlet, accordion and Japanese stab-binding). Participants will make books from a variety of fun reclaimed materials, such as pages made from graph paper or covers made from wallpaper.

Registration is required and space is limited. Call 412-766-7447 or email us at to sign up today!

July Book Discussion Group-When She Woke

Join us July 10th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss, When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

When She Woke, tells the story of a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of a not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but chromed―their skin color is genetically altered to match the class of their crimes―and then released back into the population to survive as best they can. Hannah is a Red; her crime is murder.

In seeking a path to safety in an alien and hostile world, Hannah unknowingly embarks on a path of self-discovery that forces her to question the values she once held true and the righteousness of a country that politicizes faith.

Ask at the front desk for a copy of this suspenseful dystopia or email us at to reserve your copy. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming book discussions:
8/7/18 Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
9/11/18 Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
10/9/18 American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
11/12/18 White Houses by Amy Bloom
12/11/18 Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Sensory Play Time – Saturday, June 23

Children ages 1 to 3 are invited to join us Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  for Sensory Play Time. Sensory play encourages the development of fine motor skills, social skills, language skills and is just plain fun!


We will be set up for a full hour – stay as little or long as you wish.

Concert Tonight Cancelled

Tonight’s concert is cancelled due to predictions of severe weather and rain.  RML Jazz has been rescheduled for August 8th!

We’ll see you next week for Chris Denem!


Discover Skins and Skulls!

Kids ages 5-12, Learn Something New Tuesday, July 3rd at 1:00 p.m. with the Allegheny Park Rangers!

Allegheny County ParksRangers will discuss the native animal species of our county and allow students to explore our extensive collection of animal skins and skulls. Students will have the opportunity to touch all of the specimens and discover animal traits through question, answer and observation.

Registration is required and space is limited. Call 412-766-7447 or email us at to sign up today!

Tween Brown Bag Art Club Wednesdays @ Noon starting June 20th

Tweens ages 9 -13 are invited to pack a brown bag lunch and head over to Bayne Library for some arts and crafts fun. We will create a different project each week. Space is limited/Registration is required – Register by calling the library at 412-766-7447.


Eat – Meet – Create!

Monday/Funday in Bayne Park

Monday/Fundays are back again this year! Come to Bayne Park on Mondays @ 1:00 p.m. from June 18th through July 30th for some outdoor fun. Check this website often for updates on this event. In the event of inclement weather, we will set up for building fun in our conference room.

Join us for our next session, Monday, June 25th – we’ll be assembling and decorating bird feeders.


June Classics Book Club-Little Women

Join us June 26th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women

Ask at the desk or email to reserve a copy of this classic. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
7/24/18–Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell
8/28/18–The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport
9/25/18–The Magnificient Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
10/23/18–The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
11/27/18–The Group by Lillian Hellman


Book Club for Kids and Parents

The lazy days and evenings of summer are the perfect time to share books as a family. Reading together not only promotes fluency and an increased vocabulary, it also strengthens family bonds and creates lasting memories. If you have a child ages 9 – 12, consider joining us on Monday, July 30th  @ 5:30 as we meet to discuss The Super Life of Ben Braver.  Reserve your copy today.

Ben Braver is an ordinary kid. All he wants to do is finish his summer watching awesome TV shows and eating his favorite candy. But when some kid screams for help, Ben, like his favorite comic book heroes, tries to save the day. Let’s just say it ends badly. But it does lead him to a secret school where kids with super abilities learn to control their powers. Ben’s never had any powers―and never thought he could be special. So when he’s offered a spot at the school, Ben realizes this is his chance to become the superhero he’s always dreamed of.   -Amazon Books


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