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Summer Reading Kickoff!

Summer Reading kicks off in one month! Sign ups start 6/13/22. We hope you can join us for our kickoff outside from 11-1! Every kid that signs up for summer reading will receive a book to keep and we will also have chalk, bubbles, and outdoor activities. Grown ups and teens can also sign up starting then, too!

Can’t make it at that time? Stop in any time after 6/13 to sign up! We are in for a summer of fun!

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!

Art Cart

Stop by after school (3:15-4:30) Monday-Thursday to make some art with our new art cart, generously provided by Friends of Bayne Library!

Toddler Time

Introducing a special play time just for toddlers! Come to the library and play with age-appropriate toys and games and books and also socialize with other toddlers and their caregivers. This program starts Friday, April 22 at 10:30!

Storytimes Return!

Mark your calendars – storytimes are back in April! Baby Lapsit will be on Wednesdays at 10:30 and is intended for children ages 0-18 months. Preschool Storytime is on Thursdays at 10:30. Registration is not required. #BayneKids

Toys are back!

Remember when we had toys in the Children’s Department? Don’t worry, we kept them safe these past two years–and even played with them sometimes so they didn’t get too sad. And now they are back!

See what you can build with our favorites, the Magna Tiles!


Reading magazines and drinking tea is a great way to spend a winter afternoon. But subscribing to titles gets overwhelming and individual issues cost a fortune. What’s a reader to do?

Don’t worry, the Library has us covered! With your library card you have access to Flipster. Download the app (just search for Flipster in your favorite App store) or login online and read over 70 titles across a wide range of subjects! Check out some favorite titles below!

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Coding Kits

We loved our kids coding club almost as much as the kids, but since, we can’t meet in person, we are sharing our coding kits with you!

Stop by and check out our Coding Kits in the Juvenile Room! Each kit includes a game or toy, handy guides to help you get started, and programming challenges.

Current kits include:

  • Beebot
  • Botley, The Coding Robot
  • Let’s Go Code
  • Ozobot
  • Turing Tumble

We hope to add additional kits in the upcoming months and would love your feedback and suggestions! Also be sure to check out our Coding for Kids resource guide to get more great coding ideas.

These items were part of a Computational Thinking Kit given to the Library through a statewide initiative that was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

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