July Classics Book Club

Join us July 23rd at 2:00 p.m. when we discuss One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

First published in 1962, this book is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark chapter in Russian history, it is at once a graphic picture of work camp life and a moving tribute to man’s will to prevail over relentless dehumanization, told by “a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, [and] Gorky” (Harrison Salisbury, New York Times).

Ask at the desk for a copy of this classic.

Try-It Tuesday – Rescheduled

Tomorrow, July 9th’s Try-It Tuesday, Yoga with Natalie, has been rescheduled due to extreme heat! Please join us for yoga in the park on August 9th!

Kids over 5 can stop by tomorrow and decorate a rubber duck while supplies last!

Pre-School Storytime

Join us on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for Preschool Storytime! This program is best for ages 3-6 years and it features, stories, songs, and an activity.

July schedule:

  • July 4: No storytime – Happy 4th of July!
  • July 11: Bugs
  • July 18: Beach
  • July 25: Special guest reader Ms. Diane!
  • August 1: Olympics

Baby Lapsit

Join Ms. Erin every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs and socialization for babies 0-24 months old.

July schedule:

  • July 3: Ice Cream
  • July 10: Bugs
  • July 16: Beach
  • July 23: Special guest reader Ms. Ellen!
  • July 30: Olympics

Tuesday Toddler Time

Join us at 10:30 am every Tuesday for Tuesday Toddler Time!

We will read stories, sing, dance and clap our time away. Afterwards, stay and play with friends! A toddler-friendly craft may be introduced. Perfect for ages 1.5-3 years with a caregiver.

July schedule:

  • July 2: Ice Cream
  • July 9: Bugs
  • July 16: Beach
  • July 23: Special guest reader Ms. Ellen!
  • July 30: Olympics!

July Book Discussion

Join us July 9th at 2:00 p.m. when we discuss Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

It is midnight on the morning of Halloween, and Jen anxiously waits up for her 18-year-old son, Todd, to return home. But worries about his broken curfew transform into something much more dangerous when Todd finally emerges from the darkness. As Jen watches through the window, she sees her funny, seemingly happy teenage son stab a total stranger.

She doesn’t know who the victim is, or why Todd has committed such a devastating act of violence. All she knows is that her life, and Todd’s, have been shattered. 

After her son is taken into custody, Jen falls asleep in despair. But when she wakes up…it is yesterday. The murder has not happened yet—and there may be a chance to stop it. Each morning, when Jen wakes, she is further back in the past, first weeks, then years, before the murder. And Jen realizes that somewhere in the past lies the trigger for Todd’s terrible crime…and it is her mission to find it, and prevent it from taking place.

Ask at the desk for a copy of this month’s book.


Our new StoryWalk is up, just in time for the opening of Bellevue Pool!

Outside is waiting, the most patient playmate of all. The most generous friend. The most miraculous inventor. This thought-provoking picture book poetically underscores our powerful and enduring connection with nature, not so easily obscured by lives spent indoors.

Rhythmic, powerful language shows us how our world is made and the many ways Outside comes in to help and heal us, and reminds us that we are all part of a much greater universe. Emotive illustrations evoke the beauty, simplicity, and wonder that await us all . . . outside

Whether you are going for a swim, playing on the playground, or checking out he exercise equipment, take a moment to celebrate the outside with Outside In.

Learn more about our StoryWalk and get additional reading recommendations and activity ideas. Share pictures and updates with us at #baynestorywalk.

*This project is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds for the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Five and Under Fridays

Every Friday is Five & Under Friday!

Five & Under Friday will resume in September! Keep an eye on our social media for any pop up events we may have throughout the summer!

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 two adults and six children to a number of museums and historical sites around Pittsburgh!

Our 2024 kits 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!

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