Children’s programming is the backbone of library services.  We offer four different storytimes throughout the week for various age groups, as well as special one-time events and our annual Summer Reading program.


Preschool storytime meets each Monday at 10:30 AM.  Join Sara for stories, songs, and silliness suitable for preschool children ages 3-5.

Family storytime meets each Tuesday at 6:30 PM.  This is a mixed-age group with stories, songs, and a craft suitable for all ages.

Books & Babies lapsit for children up to 24 months of age and their caregivers meets every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 AM.  Janice will lead our youngest patrons in fingerplays, rhymes, and songs.

Mother Goose on the Loose meets every Wednesday at 12:30 PM.  Join Sara for nursery rhymes, music, and movement at this award-winning program specifically designed for those under age 3 and their caregivers.

All storytimes take place in the children’s room.

Family Movie Matinee

Bring the whole family for a recent family film! Family Movie Matinees are on the 3rd Saturday at 1 PM.  Be sure to check the homepage or the monthly newsletter for the next release!

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

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Kids in grades 2-5 can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to Allie, a certified reading therapy dog!  She loves to hear stories on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 6:30 PM!

For more information about the Tail Waggin’ Tutors program and Therapy Dogs International, click here.

Block Parties

Kids ages 3-6 can learn STEAM and social skills through play at our monthly block parties on the 2nd Saturday at 10 AM!

 Play with 300+ blocks, animal and people figures, toy cars, and more!

Program made possible by the State Library of Pennsylvania Cruise into Kindergarten Grant.

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Visit RC’s Clubhouse to find out about children’s events happening at Allegheny County libraries!


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