ON-SITE PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED INDEFINITELY.
Germs, Germs, Everywhere!
by Ruby Bandli and Allyssa Schaut
Here at the Library, we believe in supporting and uplifting members of our community. When two Girl Scouts from Troop 26092 of the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania asked us to help promote their Girl Scout Silver Award Take Action Project, we agreed without hesitation. The project challenges Girl Scouts to decide upon a community need and to find creative ways to problem-solve that need.
When the pandemic broke out, rising eighth graders Ruby and Allyssa decided to do their part by creating a video lesson on some simple ways that children can protect themselves and others. With children returning to school, we found their lesson more engaging, interesting, and important than ever, and we feel that you and your children will as well. Enjoy their video below!
Disclaimer: This video was created by individuals from the community and only reflects their own beliefs and feelings. The Library had no role in the video’s or lesson’s inception, production, or creation.
I SPY AT MY HOUSE
Can you SPY all the items Mrs. Siefken hid in the picture? Go here for a list of the items, and fun activities you can do with the objects you find!
Mrs. Siefken reads some of her favorite books on the Library’s YouTube Channel.
Fun with Words
The programs listed below are established programs. Check out the Events Calendar for a complete listing of all programs and events.
Sing, Wiggle, Play, Learn! Come to a FREE Music Together class on Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00 am at the Murrysville Community Library, 4130 Sardis Road. Children from infants through age 5 along with a parent/caregiver are invited to 45 minutes of singing, movement, instrument play, and laughing! Discover the power of music for your family and see what Music Together is all about! This early learning opportunity is presented by Jen Dudik, the Center Director for Music Together by Miss Jen. Registration required.
Babies-n-Books is for young children 12 months to 2 years old and their accompanying adults. Each thirty-minute session includes well-loved rhymes, a book or two, finger plays, songs, and movement. The Spring series will begin on March 5. When you register for one session, you will be registered for all six sessions. The sessions are at 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, and 9. This group encourages socialization and early literacy skills for young children and adults together.
Toddler Time is designed for children ages 2-1/2 to 3 years old accompanied by an adult. The spring series will begin on March 10, when you register for one session you will be registered for all six sessions. The sessions are at 10:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. or 12:40 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. on March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 14, and 21. Each forty-minute session includes age-appropriate stories, literacy activities, and a theme-related craft for each child and adult to make together.
Preschool Storytime for children ages 4 to 6 years old will be on select Wednesdays. The spring series will begin on March 11. When you register for one session you will be registered for all six sessions. The sessions are at 10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. or 12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. on March 11, 18, 25 April 1, 15, and 22. Each thirty-minute session includes theme-related stories and literacy activities appropriate for some of our youngest patrons.
Dog Reading Pals
Children are invited to read aloud to therapy dogs on the second Friday of each month from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Our therapy dogs and their owners encourage children to read at their own pace in a relaxed and non-judgmental environment.
Play Date @ Your Library
Come and hang out at the Library and meet new friends! This unstructured drop-in play time offers both kids and grown-ups an opportunity to mingle with others and make new friends. A few early learning items will be available to encourage imaginative play. Feel free to bring coffee for you, snacks for your child, and toys to share. Expand your social network and have fun too!
Summer Reading Club
Each year Mrs. Siefken leads young readers of all ages through an extraordinary journey of reading, fun, and discovery. Participants will come together to enjoy free programming, explorative field trips, and fun learning activities, while also setting and reaching personal reading goals. Stay tuned for the next adventure in 2020.