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About Children’s Library

About the Children's Library

The Children’s Library offers books, magazines, DVDs, and Launchpads for children and their families.  You will find picture books, easy readers, juvenile readers, as well as non-fiction books.  Families Can Use the toddler play area to practice both coordination and social skills, and the computer lab for honing their STEM disciplines.

A message from Carol Siefken, Coordinator of Youth Services

Welcoming your child to the Murrysville Community Library is one of my greatest pleasures – helping children explore their interests and topics both in fiction and non-fiction is a joy.  As children browse the shelves looking for books to love, the foundation for becoming lifelong learners is being built.  Your Library places the world within your child’s reach and it is a wonderful experience to share together.

Here are some suggestions to make sure your child has a positive association with books:

  • Visit the Library together.  Babies and toddlers are always welcome.
  • Help your child select materials, but let them choose their own reading style.
  • Participate in your child’s Library and programming experience!  This is a special time to bond.
  • Introduce yourself to me!  I would love to meet you and help you find books that your child will enjoy.
  • Ask me about special programs for your child’s age group.

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play!

Early Literacy is the foundation upon which a reader is built. Read below to learn why.

Talking: Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills.  Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.

Singing: Singing develops language skills.  It slows down language so children can hear the different sounds in words, and helps children learn new words and information.

Reading: Reading together develops vocabulary and comprehension, nurtures a love for reading, and motivates children to want to learn to read.

Writing: Children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words as they see print used in their daily lives.

Playing: Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills.  They learn about language through playing as the activities help them put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.

Information retrieved from www.everychildreadytoread.org