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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!

Needles and Hooks is back!

Saturdays, starting 3/5/22, grab a project and join us at Bayne Library between 10:00 a.m.-noon for coffee, crafting, and conversation.

All skill levels and crafts welcome. Drop in anytime.

Need ideas? Try:

  • knitting
  • crochet
  • needlework
  • cross stitch
  • quilting
  • punch needles

Please note: Program dates and times are subject to change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we require masks in the Library.

Flipster

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.

Interactive Timeline and Bayne Family Tree

Learn more about the history of Bayne Library and the Bayne family by exploring the interactive Bayne Library Timeline in conjunction with the previously released Bayne Family Tree. Delve into information through newspaper articles, photographs, and documents for a glimpse into an earlier time. What will you discover about the Bayne family and the history of Andrew Bayne Memorial Library?

There’s even more to explore on our website: The Architecture of Bayne Library, Trees of Bayne Park, War Memorials of Bayne Park, and an interactive Map of Bayne Park for self-guided tours of the trees and war memorials.

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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