Kids’ Corner

Lap Time StorytimeLibrary Card Sign Up MonthCanine Career Day

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!

And we’re lowering the library card age. Starting in September (and forever after), kids can sign up for a library card at age FIVE!

Help us celebrate, stop in and sign up for a library card. Already have one? Encourage your friends and family to sign up or just come in and continue enjoying all of the amazing services offered at your public library!

What’s happening in the Kids’ Corner?

  • National Library Card Sign Up Month – All of September!
  • Lap Time Storytime – Tuesdays in September from 11-11:30 am
  • Canine Careers – Sunday, September 22 from 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Veteran’s Day Event – Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 am
  • Christmas Tree Decorating Event – Saturday, December 7 at 1:00 pm

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Canine Careers

Did you know that Canine’s can have careers? Join us on Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 pm and meet a Black Bear the retired Sled Dog, Isabella the Therapy Dog, and Kilo the Ligonier Valley Police Department’s K-9 Officer.

Denise Lawson – author, illustrator, and owner of Black Bear – will present a short program on sled dogs. Four children will win a copy of Black Bear Goes to Washington thanks to the Louise Irwin Woods Fund. Denise’s book will also be for sale.

Everyone’s favorite therapy dog, Isabella, will be here with her owner, Jo Rossi. Children will be able to read to Isabella and/or ask questions of Jo on how Isabella became a therapy dog.

LVPD K-9 Officer Kilo, a Belgian Malinois, will be here with his partner, Sgt. James Friscarella.

Registration is encouraged and can be done by stopping in or calling the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451. This program is free and geared towards children ages 4 and up.

Veteran’s Day Event

We will have Purple Heart Veteran Retired Lieutenant Colonel Leo Ciaramiaro with us. He will share his story and his Purple Heart Medal with families and children. Families will learn about the history of the Purple Heart and will also listen to a story called Pepper’s Purple Heart. Afterwards, children will be creating their very own medal of honor after learning the significance behind such medals. This program will be from 10:30 until 12:00 and registration will be required. Free and best for ages 5 and older.

Christmas Tree Decorating Event

Families and children will listen to stories, sing songs, decorate our library Christmas Tree and at least one craft will be available for the children to make.

We will have a very special guest to visit with the children! Ho ho ho! We will be partnering with the Kiwanis Club of Ligonier Valley to provide treats and a special guest to children in attendance.

We will have a special guest Janet Arida from Highmark Caring Place here to read a special story. She will have a craft available focusing on keeping memories alive of those we may be missing during the Christmas Season.

Families can bring their very own ornament to add to our tree or use the ornaments we have here at the library. Free and open to everyone who would like to attend. No registration required.

Lap Time Storytime

Currently Lap Time Storytime is full. Feel free to check back or call the library at 724-238-6451 to see if there are any openings. Another session will be held in the Spring.

Formerly know as Toddlers on Tuesdays, we will be having Lap Time Storytime every Tuesday in September from 11:00-11:30.
**This is for children who are 1 or 2.
**Every child should have a lap to sit in. We will not only read stories but have many interactive activities for the child and caregiver.
**The program is free, but children must be registered to attend.
**This program is limited to 12 children and their caregivers.
**Please call the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451 or stop in to register. There will NOT be an online registration for this event.

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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.