ACLA Live Stream Programs In this time of social distancing and uncertainty, many parents and coworkers might be searching for a bit of familiarity or in some cases, something new. Two weeks ago I shared a list of resources from partners and this week I’m very proud to share these lists of virtual programming offered by your 45 county libraries.

The youth services staff at these libraries have pulled what limited resources they might have access to at home to build storytimes, STEM activities and other programs to help parents and caregivers keep children entertained and educated during this difficult time. 

I invite you to check out old friends that you might visit on a regular basis when libraries are open but I also invite you to discover new friends. Continue to follow the ACLA Youth Services Facebook page for updates and check out the links below for further information about this programming.

The list is pretty extensive and I plan to add weekly updates as libraries continue to add programming. Select a day of the week from the menu above or view the additional resources below!
 

Carrie Lane
Youth Services Coordinator
 

9:30 a.m. 

10 a.m. 

10:30 a.m. 

11 a.m. 

  • Sensory Storytime, South Fayette Township Library 

12:30 p.m. 

1 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. 

2 p.m. 

5:30 p.m. 

6:30 p.m. 

7 p.m. 

9:30 a.m. 

  • Babies & Books, Sewickley Public Library 

10 a.m. 

10:30 a.m. 

11 a.m. 

  • Stories, Activities and Crafts, F.O.R. Sto-Rox Public Library 

12 p.m. 

12:30 p.m. 

1 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. 

2 p.m. 

3 p.m. 

4 p.m. 

5:30 p.m. 

6:30 p.m. 

7 p.m. 

  • Bedtime Stories, Baldwin Borough Public Library 

9:30 a.m. 

  • Stories for 2’s & 3’s, Sewickley Public Library 

10 a.m. 

10:30 a.m. 

11 a.m. 

11:30 a.m. 

  • All Ages Storytimes, Penn Hills Library 

12 p.m. 

1 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. 

2 p.m. 

4 p.m. 

5:30 p.m. 

6:30 p.m. 

9:30 a.m. 

  • Preschool Storytime, Sewickley Public Library 

10 a.m. 

10:30 a.m. 

11 a.m. 

12:30 p.m. 

1 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. 

2 p.m. 

4 p.m. 

5:30 p.m. 

6:30 p.m. 

7 p.m. 

  • Bedtime Stories, Baldwin Borough Public Library 

9:30 a.m. 

10 a.m. 

10:30 a.m. 

  • Toddler/Preschool Storytime, Moon Township Public Library 
  • Puppet Storytime, Wilkinsburg Public Library 
  • All-Ages Storytime, Mt. Lebanon Public Library 

11 a.m. 

  • Toddler Storytime, Bridgeville Public Library 

11:30 a.m. 

12:30 p.m. 

1 p.m. 

1:30 p.m. 

2 p.m.  

5:30 p.m. 

6 p.m. 

  • PJ Storytime, Sewickley Public Library 

6:30 p.m. 

7 p.m. 

10 a.m. 

4 p.m. 

  • Movie Weekend, Western Allegheny Community Library 

Additional Virtual Programming and Resources 

Bethel Park Public Library posts storytimes, including brand-new Spanish and ice cream storytimes to the library YouTube channel.

Braddock Carnegie Library posts daily storytime videos to Facebook and the library YouTube channel 

F.O.R. Sto-Rox Public Library posts stories, activities and crafts on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. to the library Facebook page.

C.C. Mellor Memorial Library posts a Family Time Storytime each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and a School Aged Storytime each Friday at 1 p.m. on the library Facebook page 

Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale posts storytime videos at noon on Fridays to the library Facebook page, as well as other helpful and interesting posts.  

Community Library of Castle Shannon posts that include coloring sheets, videos, etc. to the new Children’s Department Blog 

Dormont Public Library posted a storytime on the library YouTube channel featuring the book Abracadabra, It’s Spring and a tutorial on how to make an origami tulip with stem. Subscribe to the YouTube channel for more storytime and craft videos.

Millvale Community Library posts a daily writing prompt for writers of all ages to participate in the Coronavirus Writers Group and receive feedback. Every Thursday at 4 p.m., the library will share a video guitar tutorial for musicians at home for Virtual Music Makers. Every Friday at 10:30 a.m. the library will read two books and do a craft for storytime and Mini Makers.

Monroeville Public Library posts a daily five-minute storytime for ages 2-7, as well as a chapter book storytime for ages 5-10 on the library YouTube channel and Facebook 

Monroeville Public Library posts a daily virtual program on the library YouTube channel and Facebook at 11 a.m., including storytime (Tuesday), chapter book storytime (Wednesday), Parent Potpourri/learning activities (Thursday) and Funny Fridays (Friday). 

Mt. Lebanon Public Library posts links to social media and a sign-up for the library newsletters on the website. The library is posting content for all ages a few times a week. The weekly newsletters, sent on Fridays, include interactive activities for families to online resources and more. Check it out for all of this and much more.
Mt. Lebanon Public Library created two new programs, featured below:
  • Jedi Training Academy: May the Fourth Be With You! School-age children and their families are invited to join us on Zoom for mindful Jedi meditation activities, team agility training, and maybe even a few lightsaber forms–all safe and easy to do from the comfort of your living room or back yard on Monday, May 4, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Register here for your Zoom invitation!
  • Miss Robyn’s Storytellers: Spark your imagination every Friday! We provide the beginning of a story, and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to finish it with words, art, video, or just in your head. Want to tell us what comes next? Email us and we will feature it on our library’s social media pages or in our newsletter! New videos post here on Friday afternoons.

Moon Township Public Library posts daily art and science videos, as well as a homeschool supplement program, which pairs nonfiction with an art/science component a few times a week to the library Facebook page 

Oakmont Carnegie Library posts daily picture book readings on Miss Karen’s  YouTube channel and bedtime stories for Baby Lapsit on the library YouTube channel.

Shaler North Hills Library posts storytimes and other videos on the children’s department blog.

Springdale Free Public Library posts live videos, stories and activities daily to the library Facebook page.

Pleasant Hills Public Library posts instructional/tutorial videos on the library YouTube channel for all ages. 

Western Allegheny Community Library is hosting Breakout Tuesdays at 4 p.m. each week. Test your wits with an online escape room provided by Breakout EDU. Create your account early by following the instructions here, then look for a new game to be posted every Tuesday. Age range will change weekly.

Whitehall Public Library posts videos throughout the week featuring various activities and experiments on the library Facebook page.