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The pool may be closed but Memorial Park is still worth a visit! Our new Storywalk* is up!

A squirrel is chittering. Bees are buzzing. The sun is high in the sky. And Little Owl is supposed to be asleep, but when he wakes up early, he’s just too curious to close his eyes again. The forest he knows so well at nighttime is completely different – and exciting – in the day! After watching butterflies dance, wolf pups play, and then his very first rainbow, Little Owl returns to his tree. He has many new stories for his mama.

So talk a walk, get some fresh air, and check in with Owl and his friends. 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.

Love Your Library Month!

September is Love Your Library Month!

Thanks to a generous donation from the Buncher Foundation, donations made to the Library in the month of September are eligible for to be matched!  There are lots of ways you can show your love this month.  Here are some ideas;

  • Donate online, by mail, or in person.  Donations, large and small, help us provide programs, events, and materials to seniors, adults, teens, and children!
  • Buy tickets for our Candlelight Ghost Tour! Learn more.
  • Buy a Love your Library Tote Bag!
  • Buy us a present from one of our Amazon Wishlists:
  • Stop by and tell us why you love your library!

Music & Movement

Join us on Monday, September 25th for at 10:30 for a Music & Movement class!

We will use instruments, sing, dance, play, do yoga, and read books, too! Best for ages 2-5 years,

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.

September schedule:

  • September 7: Apples
  • September 14: Farm
  • September 21: Fall
  • September 28: the Alphabet

Baby Lapsit

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

September schedule:

  • September 6: Apples
  • September 13: Farm
  • September 20: Fall
  • September 27: the Alphabet

Five and Under Fridays

Every Friday is Five & Under Friday!

Join us for social play at 11 a.m.. Best for ages under 5. Sensory Play Friday returns on September 29th! **Please note there is no Five & Under Friday on September 22nd!**

Simple STEAM

Join us on September 12th at 10:30 for our first Simple STEAM Program! Each month we will explore a new simple STEAM topic. In September, we will be exploring painting with bubbles!

This program is best for preschoolers on up.

Tuesday Toddler Time

Join us at 10:30 am. on the the selected dates in September 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.

September schedule:

  • September 5th: Apples
  • September 19th: Fall
  • September 26th: the Alphabet

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 2023 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.

But wait! There’s more! Using your library’s Experience Kit program, visit THREE different museum sites before October 31, 2023, and be entered to win a prize basket! Learn more!

Also be sure to check out the RAD Pass for even more fun in the city this summer!

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!

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