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Youth Services

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Welcome to Youth Services

Here's what you need to know about the Youth Services Department:

  • We really love kids!
  • We have loads of great stuff at our library! Come do some puzzles, build with all different kinds of blocks, cook a meal in our play kitchen, set a train on its course at our train table, do some coloring, or of course, get comfy and read.
  • We always have answers to your questions, so please ask us even if it looks like we're busy - really, we're just biding our time until someone asks us a great question! Whether it's about a book recommendation, our library lizard Harold (yes, sometimes he can be grumpy!), or you'd really like to know our favorite Disney movie, we're ready with an answer (and we have wildly varying tastes!).
  • We are a kind of a noisy library, so don't feel like you have to whisper when you come in. We try to use our inside voices, but sometimes even we get loud and giggly so we encourage you and little ones to come in and have fun with us!

Early Literacy

Early literacy is vital in child development. It drives education and fosters a love of lifelong learning. Children develop the skills they need to read years before they start school. As a parent or caregiver, you are your child's first and best teacher. Western Allegheny Community Library can help you get started! The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and Baby Rhyme Time can help your child take the first steps toward early literacy.

Baby Rhyme Time

Preview our Baby Rhyme Time program HERE, or sing the songs again with baby at home! Check our events calendar for this and our other weekly storytimes for early literacy learning.

  • Items Borrowed

    76,859

  • Registered Members

    13,210

  • Dollars Raised

    52,117

  • Program Participants

    4,690

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