Visiting the 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.

Perfect Pairings

Two books are better than one in our latest booklist of Perfect Pairings! Each pairing shares a common tie to enrich your overall reading experience.

Be sure to visit our Lists Page for more reading suggestions and resource guides.

Hours Week of 11/23/20

Please note the Library’s hours for the week of 11/23/20

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

At this time the library is only open for holds pick-up.  Hours and services are subject to change.

Local Historical Fiction

Reading about the circumstances of others is proven to increase empathy and resilience. Check out our latest booklist on Local Historical Fiction, for books that will make you think about how you might feel if you were living in this region within the context of different times and historical events.

Be sure to visit our Lists page for more reading suggestions and resource guides.

DIY Storytime at Home – Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is almost here. This year has brought many challenges, but we can still take time to be grateful for our many blessings. While we miss our youngest patrons and the happy sounds that have always accompanied storytime at Bayne Library, we are grateful to have a chance to touch your lives through books, and we’d like to offer you some resources for your own at home Thanksgiving storytime. We have crafts, activity sheets and great books to make your holiday extra special. Stop by today.

Happy Thanksgiving from Bayne Library!

November Bingo

November bingo card

It’s November (really, it is, we checked the calendar). Why not take a walk through Bayne Park while the weather is nice and stop by the library for some great books! While you’re at it, pick up a November Bingo Card sponsored by Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) or click here to download a copy. Submit a paper copy to Bayne Library or scan/take a picture and email to by 11/30/20. Four winners will receive a $100 gift card to Spark Books. Check out the ACLA Youth Services Facebook page for posts related to this game board.

We had an October Bingo winner from Bayne Library. Congratulations to Mary Clare!


Whether you are already a tech savvy computer user looking to level-up, a professional refining your skills, or a hobbyist exploring new skills, you need to check out Udemy.

Udemy offers video-based, online courses on a wide array of business skills, computer software, and data management. Topics include everything from Google SketchUp, to Microsoft Excel, to active listening.

Please note: you will need a Google or Microsoft account to register.

Looking for more computer training, check out our resource guide!

Take and Make

Looking for something to do that doesn’t involve a screen? Why not try an old school craft with one of Bayne Library’s Take and Make Kits!

Practice your sewing skills with our latest kit, Stuffie Friends! We include felt, needle, thread, stuffing and you just need scissors and a name for your new pet! Find them out in the Juvenile Room!

House and Home

Did our recent post on the Architecture of Bayne Library increase your curiosity about the history and architecture of your own home, or some of the other beautiful old homes within Bellevue? We hope you will be inspired by these interesting books all about house and home featured in our newest booklist.

Be sure to visit our Lists page for more reading suggestions and resource guides.

Introducing: Architecture of Bayne Library

If you’re curious about the architect and the architecture of this Historic Landmark, then it’s the perfect time to learn about the Architecture of Bayne Library!

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