Welcome to the Children’s Library
The Children’s Library aims to be a safe and fun learning destination for the youngest members of the Murrysville community from birth through age 12 along with their parents, caregivers, and educators.
Here’s just some of what we offer:
- A diverse collection of books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, all free to check out with your library card. You will find picture books, easy readers, juvenile readers, as well as non-fiction books, and we’d be happy to help you find your next read!
- Playaway Launchpad tablet devices, also available for check-out. These devices are pre-loaded with children’s educational games and other children’s learning content, designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface, and 100% secure.
- Children’s computers, including two AWE Learning Workstations, that support technology literacy and STEM/STREAM aligned content correlated to both Common Core and National State Academic Standards.
- A family-friendly toddler and preschool play area that is open during all library hours. This area offers an engaging, free, indoor space for children to explore creative play, meet other children, and spend quality recreational time with their caregivers.
- Free children’s programming for all ages, including storytime for ages 0-5 years old throughout the year and a Summer Reading Program for school-age children.
A message from Becky Martinazzi, Coordinator of Youth Services
I am thrilled to welcome you and your family to the Murrysville Community Library! It is in childhood and youth that the foundation for literacy is best built. I believe libraries have the power to equip children with the resources they need to become life-long learners and culturally aware citizens. Whether you are looking to quietly browse books you can share at bedtime or want to participate in the excitement of a rowdy storytime, we have got you covered. Our library is for everyone, and my goal is to provide you and your family with the resources you need to learn, grow, and thrive together.
If you don’t have a library card, I encourage you to stop by the library to sign up for one. This is your first step into opening up a world of opportunity for you and your child. As author Lillian Jack Braun is quoted as saying, “A library card is the start of a lifelong adventure.”
Do you have suggestions for how the library and I can serve to ensure a positive and learning-rich environment for you and your children? Or maybe you’re looking for some simple book recommendations for your child? Please don’t hesitate to stop me in the library or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love being a librarian because I love working with books, but I especially love being able to help children and families discover new experiences.