Kids Library Services 


Classes & Events for Kids, Tweens, Teens & Families

Winter Break Activities










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.


Classes & Events for Kids, Tweens, Teens & Families

Winter Break Activities


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. To ensure quality classes, limiting groups to a specific size is often necessary.

During kids' classes and programs, all caregivers are required to stay within the library building.

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.


Reading & Learning Programs

Our reading programs are designed to get kids reading, thinking and using the library. Kids and Teens can enjoy a variety of reading and learning programs throughout the year.  

Information will be posted as soon as it is available. Please visit for information on all library programs.











Summer Little Kids Learn

Summer Kids Learn

Kids Learn Bingo

Summer Teen Read

Teen Battle of the Books


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



The USC Library has
great books for all ages!



Series & Sequels in the Library (Organized by Title)
0-10         A-C         D-G         H-K

L-O          P-S         T-W          X-Z

Recommended Books for Kindergarten-4th Grade

Books Boys Will Like (And Girls Too!)
Non-Fiction         Picture Books
Readers & Easy Chapter Books
Kids Novels         Teen Novels

Books for Kids (Who Think) They Hate to Read-Ages 7 to 14

Fresh Takes on Fairy Tales & Folklore

Great Books for Fifth & Sixth Grade

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 Picture Books
Bedtime Issues
Comfort Items
Cooperation (Getting Along)
Creativity (Problem Solving)
Eating Habits & Food
Medical Issues
Sibling Rivalry
Trying Something New

Social & Emotional Growth Through Novels: Grades 4-7
Accepting One Another
Changing Friendships
Coping Through Tough Times
Dealing with Bullies & Teasing
Family Matters
Feeling Good About Yourself
Getting Along with Others
Making Good Choices
Mourning a Loss

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.