Play to Learn Center

Kids learn through play. Our special area for young children, babies through the kindergarten year, features educational toys and games for use in the library.

Our educational kits will help you to help your child develop the early literacy skills needed to learn to read.

Explore to Learn

School age kids are encouraged to investigate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities in our Explore to Learn Place on the Children's floor.

Recommended Apps for Kids

Recommended Websites for Kids

Classes and Events

We offer a wide range of free classes and events for kids.  Our five to six week class sessions are held seasonally throughout the year.

Preregistration is required for many of our programs and weekly classes.

For more information, please check our current program brochure for class information and to find out what other special programs are available for your child.

2019 Winter Classes & Events for Kids and Families

Money "Cents" for Kids, Tweens and Teens

2019 Spring Classes & Events for Kids and Families


Reading Programs

Our reading programs are designed to get kids reading. We offer programs in the winter when kids spend a lot of time indoors and during the summer when school is not in session.   Information will be posted as soon as it is available.

Summer Reading Program for Kids

Summer Teen Read

2019 Winter Reading Program: There's Snow Better Time to Read!

3rd Grade Battle of the Books

4th Grade Battle of the Books

View the Library Event Calendar to see all upcoming classes, programs and events.


Recommended Reading - Check Out Some of these Selected Reads!

USC Library has great books for all grade levels!

Kindergarten                   First Grade

Second Grade                Third Grade

Fourth Grade                 Fifth & Sixth Grade

Books Boys Will Like (And Girls Too!)

Books for Kids (Who Think) They Hate to Read

Great Read Alouds for the Entire Family

Guided Reading Levels Book List (Levels A-N)

Moving On Up! to Chapter Books

Social & Emotional Growth Through Novels: Grades 4-7

What to Read When  You're In BeTWEEN




& Location

Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Summer Sundays 

Holiday Hours

Accessibility contact for the Library: Mrs. Helen Palascak, Director of the Library at 412.831.9000, ext 247.

P. 412.835.5540
F. 412.835.6763

1820 McLaughlin Run Road  Upper St. Clair, PA 15241

Comments or Questions?

Learning to Read

USC Library

Learning to Read: Tips for Parents

Learning to Read: Tips for Parents  is a scheduled one-on-one discussion with the children’s librarian to answer your questions about reading.

Learn activities that will help your young child get ready to read, tips for helping your beginning reader, and how to find books your child and teen will like. If you are interested, set up an appointment that works for you by stopping in the Library or calling the library and asking for the children’s floor. Plan to spend approximately one-half hour in the Library.