Category: Kids

Summer Learning–Week of July 26th

Thanks to our friends at the Allegheny County Library Association and amazing organizations of the Allegheny Regional Asset District, we are offering kids opportunities to learn new things all summer! This week we are talking about kindness. Complete the bingo card below and you could win gift cards to Spark Books.

2021 Summer Concerts

We’ve still got two concerts in the park this summer so make sure to join us!

Join us in Bayne Park at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month for music with some of our favorite local bands.  Bring chairs and friends!

7/21/21 Ridgemont High
The greatest hits of the 80s!

8/18/21 Cadillac Club
Soul Jazz / Boogaloo / Funk / Groove

Play Dates in the Park Thursdays in July 10:30 – Noon

Toys animals on library sign.

Families with young children are invited to join us in Bayne Park for play time. We’re dusting off some of our favorite toys and setting up various stations near the front of the library. Adults may wish to bring a blanket or folding chair. In the event of rain, the toys will be sad, but we’ll try for the next Thursday. See you outside!

2021 Summer Reading Program

Are you ready for summer? Are you ready for our 2021 Summer Reading Challenge, Tails and Tales?

Read one book a week between 6/14/21-8/8/21, you’ll receive a raffle ticket for our gift card drawings. That 8 chances to win! All ages are welcome!

Register today! You can register online or using the Beanstack Tracker App. Need help registering or logging your books? Ask us at the desk.

Thanks to the Friends of Bayne Library for sponsoring our prizes.

Looking for more summer fun? Be sure to check the weekly BINGO cards from our friends at the Allegheny County Library Association. You can find updates here and on Facebook.

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.

If You Like Dog Man…

Do you (or your kid) love the Dog Man series? Really what’s not to love about the adventures of this half dog/half man policeman.

While you wait for the newest installment (due out September 1st!), why not try one of the series we recommend in out new book list, If You Like Dog Man… This list contains graphic novels and chapter books that offer plenty of laughs!

Talking With Kids

Unsure of how to talk to your kids about what’s going on with the COVID19 pandemic? If you’re looking for some answers, PBS for Parents is ready to help.

This site is a great resource for tips on how to talk to your kids on an age appropriate level about the current situation, while offering reassurance and guidance on how they can do their part to keep themselves and their family safe. Involving children on a level they can understand and engage in, is an important step in managing stress.

In addition, the site offers timely advice on how to manage and make the most of your child’s screen time, how to support children on the autism spectrum, and tips for parents who are new to home schooling. Self care for parents, an important topic, is also highlighted.

Of course, the kids will enjoy the links to their favorite PBS shows, downloadable activity sheets and games. There are art, science, and math activities to explore. You can even filter content by ages two to eight years old.

As the beloved Mister Rogers said, “Look for the helpers.” Thanks PBS.

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