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Registration for the next Fall Storytime session opens on October 10

Monthly Scavenger Hunt: The Crayons Are Loose!
During the month of September, search around the children's department and count all the missing crayons for a chance to win a prize!
No registration is required -- just stop by the desk in the children's department and pick up a slip to fill out.

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1000 books before kindergarten flyer

Are you ready to start your child off on the road to reading? Join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge!

Read any book to you newborn, infant or toddler to work toward the goal of 1000 books. Your child will earn stickers, coloring sheets and lots of praise from librarians along their reading journey. 

Log your books through Beanstack and stop by the library at each 100-mark milestone to add your child's name to our display.

Flyer for Daniel the Golden Retriever meet and greet


Have a doggone good time with Daniel!

On Saturday, October 1 from 2-3 pm, come meet and greet the award-winning show dog Daniel the Golden Retriever and his owner Tammy Tomlinson! 

Hailing from Ligonier, PA, Daniel won the best sporting dog title at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the 2019 National Dog Show Presented by Purina.

All ages are welcome, and registration is required.

Flyer for Salmon Survivor author visit

Join local author Christian Shane as he discusses his debut middle school book, Salmon Survivor. There will be a discussion and fly tying demonstration with a possible book signing at the end of the program. 

Thursday, September 29 from 6 pm to 7 pm. Register here.

Flyer for Block Party library program

Block Party is a PA State Library STEAM initiative used to encourage the use of block play for developmental and learning growth in young children. Join us for a 45 minute free play session with wooden blocks and other fun building toys. Use your hands, carefully stack pieces together, knock them down, and do it all over again. Open to ages 2 to 5.

Registration is required. Please only register for up to 2 sessions a month to allow more families the opportunity to participate.

Flyer for kids Chapter Book Club

Once a month we will discuss a book, learn some stuff, and create a craft that goes along with the story. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk to read before the book club meets. Open to children in grades 1-3. Registration is required.

Next meeting: Thursday, October 13 from 6-7 pm
October's book: Ghoulia by Barbara Cantini

Flyer for Spooky STEAM night

Get spooky at our next STEAM night! Create, learn and explore during this drop-in program with a focus on STEAM activities. 

Thursday, October 20 from 6pm-7pm. All ages are welcome. Registration preferred, but not required.

Flyer for Crafty Creations Club

Beat the boredom and show off your artistic side by attending Crafty Creations Club with Miss Melissa! Learn some craft skills and take home a fun project. Open to children in grades 1-3. 

The next Crafty Creations Club is November 10 at 6 pm. Registration is required.

Tail Waggin Tutors flyer fall 2021

Elementary-aged children can practice reading with one of our dog tutors on the first Thursday of each month starting in October. Registration is required for a 20-minute reading session.

Flyer for 1-6 Grade Lego Club

Lego Club will now meet twice a month between 4pm and 5 pm on select Tuesdays. Join Ms. Janae or Miss Melissa at the tables in the Children's Department for an hour of free building with other Lego enthusiasts. Work on the challenge of the month and stay until 5 pm or leave when you're finished.

Open to grades 1-6. This is a drop-in program, no registration required. 

Home School Crafternoon block

For children ages 6 to 11. Stop by the Children's Department and make a craft on the second Thursday of each month between 1pm-2pm. Leave when you've finished the craft, or stay and hang out with other homeschoolers!

Registration is preferred, but not required. Check the calendar for exact dates.  

Masks Now Optional for All Library Programs and Storytimes

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cranberry Public Library, along with Cranberry Township, has been monitoring recommendations from the Department of Health and Education, as well as CDC guidelines to determine safety protocols for Cranberry Public Library.

Due to the recent guidance from the CDC and in accordance with township protocols, masks are now optional during all library sponsored programs and storytimes. Those wishing to wear masks may continue to do so. All library sponsored programs are listed on our events calendar

The Library and Township continue to monitor both state and local guidance and request understanding that protocols and expectations could change. Changes will be communicated via the Library’s website.

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