Spring Jubilee

Join us for the second annual Spring Jubilee!

What’s the Spring Jubilee, you might ask? It’s a fun evening out at Bellevue’s own Revival on Lincoln Restaurant! Guests will enjoy a buffet style meal as well as a cash bar, raffles, and a great night out!

When is it happening? Sunday, April 30, 2023! From 4pm until 8pm, join us and contribute to our work of supporting the Library

Want to join us? Tickets are $55 each and can be purchased via our website! We hope to see you there!

April Book Discussion Group

Join us for book discussion, April 11, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Room by Emma Donoghue

Held captive for years in a small shed, a woman and her precocious young son finally gain their freedom, and the boy experiences the outside world for the first time.

To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

Stop by the Library to pick up a copy today!

Mah Jhong Club

+ Are you a mah jhong player or would you like to learn how to play? 

+ Join us, Wednesday March 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. for our first meeting! 

+ Email goodmane@baynelibrary.org or call  412-766-7447 to get more information.

March Classics Book Club

Join us 3/28/23 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Having grown up in London and rural southern England, Margaret Hale moves with her father to the northern industrial city of Milton. She is shocked by the poverty she encounters and dismayed by the unsympathetic attitude of the textile-mill owner John Thornton, whose factory workers are engaged in an acrimonious strike. Against this backdrop of social unrest, the relationship between the two is tumultuous, and it takes further upheaval and tragedy for them to see each other in a different light. First serialized in Dickens’s magazine Household Words in the same period as Hard TimesNorth and South shares its famous counterpart’s concern with the inequality and hardship generated by the Industrial Revolution in northern England, while at the same time creating one of the nineteenth century’s most memorable and engaging female protagonists in Margaret Hale.

Bellevue Seed Share

Thanks to Bona Fide Bellevue and the Dollar General, Bayne Library is now home to a seed share! Stop by and…

TAKE: Browse our collection of seeds and take what you would like to start.

GIVE: Donate extra seeds either purchased or saved.  Please make sure they are labelled.  Ask at the desk if you need envelopes and markers.

Share what you are growing by tagging #bellevueseedshare

March Story and Playtimes and Family Events

Here are our March Storytimes and Family events!


Baby Lapsit (ages birth-2 years): Wednesday at 10:30

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5 yrs): Thursday at 10:30

Five & Under Friday (under 5 yrs): Friday at 11:00 (please note the schedule change for March!)

Toddler Tuesday (18 months-3 years): March 21st at 10:30 (please note the schedule change for March!)

Parents’ Coffee (a social hour for parents of all ages): Monday, March 20th from 10:30-11:30. Registration is requested: https://forms.gle/fyRKZB9FHXjWZm6G8

Family Play Saturday – Sensory Play!: Saturday, March 25th from 11-1.

March Preschool Storytime themes. Every Thursday at 10:30.
March Baby Lapsit themes. Every Wednesday at 10:30.
Please note the schedule change for March 7th – no storytime, but open play time! Join us at 10:30 on March 21st for Toddler Tuesday storytime!

Please note the schedule change for March! Music & Movement will occur on the third week of the month! Five & Under Friday is every Friday at 11.
Please register for the Parents’ Coffee at https://forms.gle/bAWn76GK7qkh2SK66 or by emailing thompsone2@baynelibrary.org.
Family Play Saturday this month is Sensory Play! Appropriate for ages 3+. Join us Saturday, March 25th from 11-1 (this is a drop in program, no registration required).

Early Literacy Kits Available Now!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Allegheny County Library Association, we are proud to offer Early Literacy Kits to our youngest patrons! Each kit is available for families with infants under the age of one year. You will find books, songs and fingerplays, an egg shaker and scarf to wave, early literacy tips, book lists (available at the library!) a fashionable bib, and more. Return a second time (and sign up for a library card!) with your coupon and receive a third book!

Children’s Winter Reading

Our Children’s Winter Reading Program starts today! The first 50 children to complete the program (10 chapter books or 50 picture books between January 3-March 21st) will receive a certificate for a free kids’ scoop of ice cream from Scoops in Bellevue! Stop by the library to sign up today!

Thank you to Scoops for your generous support of our program! #BayneKids

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!
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