Summer Reading 2023

Summer Reading 2023 – All Together Now – kicks off on Saturday, June 10th at our kickoff party from 11-1! Join us and sign up (kids, teens, and adults), enjoy cookies and outdoor games and art, and kids can even get a free book to keep just for signing up!

Join us all summer long for Try-It Tuesday, every Tuesday at 1 PM (see flyer for a few time differences) and Comix Club, run by local comix author Victor Santiago, every Wednesday at 1 PM. Registration is required for Comix Club; please register here:

You can find our full summer schedule of programs by clicking the All Together Now button on our website all summer long!

June Story and Play Times

Our story and play times are sticking around for the summer! Toddler Tuesday Time is the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30, Baby Lapsit is every Wednesday at 10:30, and Preschool Storytime is at 10:30 on Thursdays.

Our conference room will have an assortment of toys available on Fridays at 10:30 to play with! Five & Under Fridays will return in September.

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!

June Book Discussion Group

Join us for book discussion, June 13, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills.

When the foursome is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, and the women realize they’ve been marked for death.

Now to get out alive they have to turn against their own organization, relying on experience and each other to get the job done, knowing that working together is the secret to their survival. They’re about to teach the Board what it really means to be a woman—and a killer—of a certain age.

Stop by the Library to pick up a copy today!


Join us every Thursday for STEAM Club! We will rotate through various STEAM Concepts, including LEGOs/building, Art, and Coding! No registration necessary. Open to kids in grades K-6. From 3:15-4:15 – drop in and create!

April Story and Play Times

Here is our schedule of April story and play times!

Tuesday Toddler Time will be on April 4th at 10:30. Please note that due to a scheduling conflict, there will not be a storytime on April 18th, but feel free to come and play!

Our Wednesday baby lapsit continues to be at 10:30. This is best for those under 2!

Thursday is our Preschool Storytime at 10:30. This storytime is best for kids ages 3-6.

Five & Under Friday is for all friends under the age of 5 at 11 AM. There is no Five & Under Friday on April 7th as the library will be closed.

Please email Ms. Erin at with any questions!

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 or call  412-766-7447 to get more information.

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

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!

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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