Kids’ Corner

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Tumble Book Library

An online collection of e-books for children. Check it out here:

What’s happening in the Kids’ Corner?

**All programs will be virtual unless otherwise stated**  Contact Mrs. Oates at or call the library at 724-238-6451 with any questions.

Summer Reading 2020

Join us for a summer full of virtual fun. Register and join our Summer Reading program today (Parents, there are challenges available for all ages, including yourself).

Web Quest #2

Event Dates: July 2 – 9
**Event is Free**

Are you up for a challenge? We will offer a fun Web Quest three times this summer! Here is your second quest. Please submit it no later than July 9th. All submissions, with correct answers, will be entered into a drawing for an ice cream token from the Ligonier Creamery! Just a little bit of fun for free ice cream. Why not? Click on this link and you will find your quest. Good luck. All information and directions are also located at the link. Enjoy and have fun.

Virtual Preschool Storytime

Event Dates: July 1st-August 5th
Ages: 3-5, but all are welcome!

Registration is required. Please use this link You will then be asked to join a private Facebook group where you will find the recorded storytimes. Please read the registration carefully for all of the details.
**This event is FREE!**

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Event Dates and Times (all options offer the same program):
July 13 @ 11am and August 6 @ 11am
Registration is required, visit to register.
**Event is FREE!**

Did you know that Beethoven Lives Upstairs? That’s right, famous composer Ludwig Van Beethoven, lives upstairs! Join your friends from the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra in reading this great book about how music, perceptions, and understanding other people come together. Musicians from the symphony will join to bring the music in the book to life as we read through the book penned by Barbara Nichol. This live-virtual event (held via Zoom) will be a chance to see that musicians and those that write music are just like you and me, even when they may have special challenges in their life. Plan to join us to celebrate the life of Beethoven, who turns 250 years young this year!

**Registration is required. You will receive an email with participation information closer to the program date.**

Barynya – Russian Dance Ensemble

Event Dates and Times (all options offer the same program):
July 6 @ 6pm and July 20 @ 6pm
Registration is required, visit
**Event is FREE! For all-ages!**

World-renowned Russian dance and music ensemble returns with more dancing, songs, and music!  Barynya will present Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) and balalaika contrabass.

Registration is required for this all-ages program.  Visit to register.

Mad Science

Event Date and Time: June 29th @ 2:00pm
Ages: 5-12
Registration is required. Register once per household at
**Event is FREE**

Join us for some fun virtual science experiments, right from your home! Mad Science will be demonstrating the principles of air and pressure through fictional tales filled with mischievous spells, dragon-riding, and explosive dragon sneezes. Be captivated by a vortex generator that creates giant smoke rings, a dry-cleaning bag that becomes a hot air balloon, and a special powder that transforms into a fire ball! At the end of the show, you’ll learn how to conduct your own science experiment right from home!

Questions? Call the library at 724-238-6451 to speak to Mrs. Oates or send her an email at

Give the Gift of a Library Card – The age to get a library card at Ligonier Valley Library is five! Stop in and sign your child up today and give them a passport for adventure!

For more information on any of our library programs, contact us at 724-238-6451. A schedule of events can be found on our Event Calendar.

New Library Hours can be found on our home page!