August Classics Book Club-Valley of Decision

Join us August 28th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport

Valley of Decision

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers. Absorbing and complex, it chronicles the family’s saga from the economic panic of 1873 through the dramatic rise of American industry and trade unionism, through waves of immigration, class conflict, natural disaster, World War I, and Pearl Harbor.

Ask at the desk or email to reserve a copy of this classic. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
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


Kid/Parent Book Club – August Double Feature

August is a great time to get back into the reading habit for back to school season. The Kid/Parent Book Club has chosen to read two books this month: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Stop by Bayne Library to pick up your copies today!  We will meet on Monday, August 27 @ 6:00 p.m. for a fun and lively discussion.

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is about Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her uncle after the death of her parents.  At her uncle’s mysterious home, she grows and learns to care about more than just herself.  -Amazon Books


Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories, these fairies are armed and dangerous. SparkNotes


Work at Bayne Library!

Bayne Library is hiring!

Help Wanted

Library Assistant

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Library Assistant position.  The Library Assistant primarily processes new materials, runs collection reports, and covers the circulation desk but, this is a small library with a small staff so a willingness to help where needed is essential  The position requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office, an understanding of library services and contemporary literature/media, as well as the ability to work with diverse users.   Candidate must be able to pass FBI and PA Criminal background checks and be able to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, and lift and bend.  Salary is $11.00/hour and includes a generous benefits package.  Position requires either Bachelor’s Degree and one year general work experience OR two years’ experience in a library position.  Please email resume to

Library Page

We are also hiring a part time  Library Page!   Pages shelve materials, maintain the shelves, and help the full time staff with special projects as needed.  Must be available evenings and weekends and able to climb stairs.  Basic computer literacy preferred.  Applications may be picked up at Bayne Library.


Join us Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. for themed stories, songs, crafts and fun galore!

August 2 – Our Feathered Friends

August 9 – Trucks and Things that Go!

August 16 – Back to School Stories

August 23 – Camping

August 30 – Dinosaur Tales

Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult caregiver. Come see old friends and meet new ones at Bayne Library Storytime.



Lego Club – Returns September 20th

Come build something with our  Legos! Starting on September 20th kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us every Thursday from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Registration is not required, but imaginations are!


Come have some fun after school at Bayne Library.


Sensory Play Time – Saturday, August 18th

Children ages 1 to 3 are invited to join us Saturday, August 18th  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.

Friends of Bayne Library

The next Friends of Bayne Library meeting will be August 21st at 6:00 p.m.


What are Friends for?

  • They lead fundraising efforts like book sales and donation drives
  • They provide input on events and programming
  • They use their unique skills to volunteer
  • They promote the library and library events in the community

Great Friends make great libraries!

Summer Concert Series

Mark your calendars!  The Summer Concert Series is starting Wednesday, June 6.  Join us at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings, after the Farmer’s Market, for music and community in Bayne Park!

June 27–Chris Denem (Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, and more)
July 4–No Concert, Happy 4th of July!
July 11–Told Ya So (Your favorite pop, rock and reggae)
July 18–Azucar (Salsa and Latin music)
July 25–Uptown Rhythm and Brass (Blues, funk, jazz, rock, and soul)
August 1–Blues Orphans (Local Blues)
August 8–RML Jazz (Smooth Jazz with Bebop and Classic Jazz)
August 15 Cadillac Club (Soul Jazz, funk, boogaloo)

Please note, the library will close at 6:00 p.m. on concert evenings and the book drop will be unavailable.

Baby Lapsit

Join us every Friday morning after, at 10:30 a.m. and we’ll bounce, sing, and clap our way to early literacy!

Baby Reading
Geared to babies from birth to 18 months, Baby Lapsit introduces babies to language and literacy with songs, bounces, board books, and fingerplays. Playtime with age appropriate toys will follow!

2018 Fifty Book Challenge

50 Book ChallengeIt’s not too late to join The 50 Book Challenge!  Challenge yourself to read 50 books in one year!   Registration  can be completed at either Bayne or Avalon Public Library.   When you finish the challenge, you’ll receive a prize and will be entered for a chance to with the grand prize!

Register today!

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