Services

Book Bags for Grandparents, Babysitters, Vacations, & Sick Days
We will create a personalized bag of fun with books, CDs, videos, magazines and audiobooks for your visiting grandchildren, sick children, vacation trips, or babysitting adventure. Please call at least 24 hours in advance for vacation bags and grandparent bags.

Display Cases
Share your favorite things with the community and bring in your special collection to display for a month in one of our secure display cases. To be added to our waiting list of collectors please call 412-531-1912.

Express Bags
If you are running short on time, stop at the children’s desk to pick up a bundle of five pre-selected books geared to your child’s age. Age ranges are 0 to 2 years, 2 to 4 years, and 4 to 6 years.

In-House Programming & Outreach Access
Library tours, book talks, storytelling, special programs and storytimes are available for children ages 2 to 18 years old. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact us at 412-531-1912.

Reference Services
A children's librarian is always happy to help you out with a research project, or if you have questions about books or other materials. Assistance is available in person, by phone, or by email.

Storytime Kits
The themed story kits are designed for nursery schools, day care center and home day cares. Each kit contains 20 items that include:
  • Music CDs
  • Picture books
  • Puppets
  • Videos
Kits may be reserved in advance, and they circulate for three weeks. On the online catalog, do a title search for "storytime kit" for a complete listing.