Kids Library Services
Although the USC Library is closed, your librarians have been working hard to develop activities based on the classes typically offered in the library.
Explore the e-resource BookFlix and enjoy a paired activity. You will need your library card.
Enjoy some videos of our favorite stories, narrated by Miss Deb!
Have fun learning some great rhymes with Miss Sheri!
STEAM Activities for Kids
Miss Colleen will show you some STEAM activities you can do at home!
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
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 https://twpusc.libcal.com 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 recommended books for all ages and stages!
Guided Reading Levels Book List (Levels A-N)
Social & Emotional Growth Through Picture Books
Bedtime Issues Bravery Bullying
Comfort Items Compassion
Cooperation (Getting Along) Creativity (Problem Solving)
Death Eating Habits & Food
Fears Feelings Friendship
Manners Medical Issues Misbehavior
Safety School Self-Esteem
Sharing Sibling Rivalry Sportsmanship Strangers
Trying Something New
Social & Emotional Growth Through Novels: Grades 4-7
Accepting One Another
Coping Through Tough Times
Dealing with Bullies & Teasing
Feeling Good About Yourself
Getting Along with Others
Making Good Choices
Mourning a Loss
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
Accessibility contact for
the Library: Mr. Chris
Gmiter, Director of
the Library at
412.831.9000 ext. 247
1820 McLaughlin Run Road Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
Learning to Read
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.