Upper St. Clair Township

Kids Library Services

Welcome to the Upper St. Clair Township Library Kids Department!
Upper St. Clair Township Library offers the following services for kids and their parents/caregivers: Kids Library Classes & Programs
Check out some of the library classes and programs for kids!
Library Events Calendar LogoLibrary Events Calendar

Check out LibCal, the Library's event calendar. There you'll find the listing of programs for kids, tweens and teens.

Kids Library Activity TimesWeekly Kids Library Activity Times

Drop in for some fun! With assistance from student volunteers, your children can explore STEM and hands-on art activities in the Kids & Teens Library. Library Activity Times are held weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please check calendar for times.

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Check out the Library's YouTube channel. There you'll find recordings from your favorite librarians, plus student-volunteer generated tutorials, skits and more!

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Book Bundles for Readers of All Ages

Looking for a great book? Request a curated book bundle today by clicking on one of the icons below.

Read-Aloud Book Bundle

Ready-To-Read Book Bundles

Chapter Books & More Book Bundle

Middle Grade Book Bundle

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Recommended Booklists for Kids & Families
Looking for a book that's just right? Look no further than the Library's curated booklists.

Great Read-Alouds for the Entire Family
Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction & Scary Stories
Animal Stories, Humor & Mystery
Classics & Historical Fiction
Real Life (Fiction) & Sports

Booklists for Little Kids
Caldecott Medal Winners

Social & Emotional Growth Through Picture Books:

Anger Management | Bedtime Issues | Bravery & Trying Something New | Bullying
Comfort Items | Compassion & Kindness | Cooperation & Getting Along | Creativity (Solving Problems) 
Death | Diversity & Inclusion | Eating & Food Issues | Fears | Feelings | Friendship | Helping Out
Listening & Following Directions | Medical Issues | Misbehavior | Perseverance & Resilience
Respect | Responsibility | Safety | Self-Confidence | Sharing | Sibling Rivalry | Sportsmanship | Strangers   

Booklists for Emergent Readers
Decodable Readers (Grades K-1)

Guided Reading Level AGuided Reading Level BGuided Reading Level C | Guided Reading Level D
Guided Reading Level EGuided Reading Level FGuided Reading Level G | Guided Reading Level H
Guided Reading Level I | Guided Reading Level JGuided Reading Level KGuided Reading Level L
Guided Reading Level M | Guided Reading Level N

Moving On Up: First Chapter Books - Favorites for Independent Readers

Booklists for School-Aged Readers
Decodable Readers (Grades K-1)

Great Books for 2nd Graders
Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery & Scary Stories
Real Life (Fiction) & Funny Stories

Great Books for 3rd Graders
Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction & Scary Stories
Animal Stories, Historical Fiction, Humor & Mysteries
Real Life (Fiction)

Great Books for 4th Graders
Adventure & Mystery Stories
Historical Fiction & Classics
Fantasy, Scary & Science Fiction
Real Life (Fiction) & Funny Stories

Middle Grade Must Reads - 5th-6th Grade
Adventure, Mystery & Scary Stories
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Historical Fiction
Real Life (Fiction)

Newbery Medal Winners

Social & Emotional Growth Through Novels (4th-7th Grade)
Accepting One Another & Being Empathetic | Changing Friendships | Coping During Tough Times & Being Resilient
Dealing with Bullies & Teasing | Family Matters | Feeling Good About Yourself & Books with Pride
Getting Along with Others | Making Good Choices | Mourning a Loss

Tween Reads - Authors A-L
Tween Reads - Authors M-Z

Booklists for Teens

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Kids e-Resources
Utilize the e-resources of the Allegheny County Library Association in addition to Upper St. Clair Township Library sponsored online resources.
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E-Books & More

Check out Upper St. Clair Township Library's YouTube channel. You'll find student volunteer created content, recordings of library programs and more.
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Library Resources for Parents & Children
Check out some of the other resources Upper St. Clair Township Library has to offer!

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Turning one? Get a Birthday Bag from your friends at Upper St. Clair Township Library! Birthday Bags are our special treat for our youngest patrons and their parents. Bags are available while supplies last. This project was fully supported by a grant from the Allegheny County Library Association. Birthday Bags are meant to celebrate a child's first birthday on or around their birthdate. If a child has turned one within the last 3 months, they are welcome to a bag! This is an ongoing gift program that will end when all of the bags have been given out.

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RAD Pass The RAD Pass provides Allegheny County residents ages 18 and up with access to free or discounted passes to cultural attractions in our region with a library card from any Allegheny County library. This program is made possible with generous support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Opera, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Cruise Into KindergartenCruise Into Kindergarten
Cruise into Kindergarten is a statewide early literacy initiative developed by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and the PA Department of Education.

RIF Literacy CentralReading Is Fundamental - Literacy Central
Literacy central is Reading Is Fundamental's (RIF) free book resource website that provides supplemental support to accompany popular and classic children's titles. It features over 30,000 high-quality, free, supplemental reading activities and resources aligned with favorite and frequently read children's books that teachers, families and community partners turn to every day.

Kids Related LinksRelated Links
Explore a curated list of recommended research tools, websites and online games.

Apps for KidsRecommended Apps for Kids
View the Library's list of recommended apps for kids.

Games, Puzzles & More (1)Board Games
Access the Library catalog's listing of board games for all ages. Board games are able to be checked-out for a 3-week loan period.

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USC Library Email Sign-Up
Guide to Using ZOOM

Upper St. Clair Library Kids Library Services

  • Online Library Classes & Programs: Kids library classes, programs and events. Link to Kids Virtual Programs.
  • Reading program information including: Summer 2021 (via Beanstack), Kids Activity Challenge, Page Turner Animal Adventures Virtual Summer Library Program, ACLA (Allegheny County Library Association) Virtual Summer Programs, ACLA Youth Services Virtual Bingo
  • Allegheny County Library Association eLibrary, eResources and other online resources
  • Virtual and online programs for kids and children
  • Guide to using Zoom
  • Age appropriate book lists and apps for children  (babies, toddlers, preschool and elementary school aged children)
  • Related links to research tools, recommended websites and online games
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