Sewickley Township Public Library

Events and Classes

clownSummer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program is held for 8 weeks every summer from June-August. The program is open to all children and teens who have a library card or whose parent’s have a card. There are four age groups:

Read to Me Club (Story Hour): through age 5

Beginning Readers Club: ages 6 through 8

Summer Reading Club: ages 9 through 12

Teen Reading Club: through age 18

The entire reading program consists of three different segments. The first segment involves the completion of reading logs. Children through age 8 and in the Read to Me and Beginning Readers Clubs earn 1 raffle ticket for every 3 books that someone reads to them or that they read themselves. The reading log is complete when 15 books are read. Children ages 9 through 18 and in the Summer Reading and Teen Reading Clubs earn 1 raffle ticket for every hour they read. Logs are complete after 5 hours are read. In addition, each time the child or young adult visits the library, they receive 1 raffle ticket. The raffle tickets are good for a chance to win fantastic prizes. Some of our most popular prizes have included DVDs, passes to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Carnegie Science Center, Pirates tickets, autographed Steelers pictures, and much, much more!

The second segment of the program involves weekly activities at the library. These activities consist of storytimes, crafts, games, snacks and more! Each Club meets at a different time throughout the week. Contact the Library in May to find out when your Club will meet.

fancynancyAnd finally, the third segment of the program includes special events with performers from all over the state. Last year we had a storyteller, an expert on knights that brought his own suits of armor for everyone to try on, a Harry Potter party, and a magician! The Summer Reading Program always finishes with our Fantastic Final Summer Reading Program Pizza Party, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, which is always a lot of fun!

Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins at the beginning of June. There is no limit to the number of children who can sign up for the program, however, due to space constraints, weekly events for each age group will be limited to 30 children. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first- served basis and must be made in person at the Library. Parents must be present to register children under 12. Please call the Library at (724) 446-9940 or email us at sewtwp@nb.net in May to find out more information.

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Family Fun Nights

Throughout the school year the Library hosts monthly Family Fun Nights where parents and children can come to the Library for lots of exciting programs and activities. Past Family Fun Nights have included Bedtime with Bears, Book Bingo, Penguins on Parade, pajama storytimes, a Christmas party, and everyone’s favorite, our Halloween Party. Family Fun Nights are advertised through H.W. Good Elementary School and at the Library. These programs fill up very fast so check back often to see when the next one is!


Book Discussion Group

Do you like to discuss books you’ve read with friends? Do you enjoy reading a variety of styles and genres? If so, our book discussion group may be just the thing for you! We meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. This is a very informal group and is meant to be relaxing and fun! We are always looking for new members! Books are provided. If interested stop by the Library, call (724) 446-9940 or email us at sewtwp@nb.net.

2017 Selections

  • March: Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

2016 Selections

  • December: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • November: The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • October: The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
  • September: Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh
  • August: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  • June: Their Life’s Work by Gary M. Pmerantz
  • May: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • April: The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
  • March: One of Us by Tawni O’Dell

2015 Selections

  • December: Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin
  • November: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  • October: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • September: Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • August: The Women of Troy Hill by Claire Ansberry
  • June: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  • May: The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
  • April: Plainsong by Kent Haruf
  • March: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • February: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • January: Homefront by Kristin Hannah

2014 Selections

  • December: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • November: Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
  • October: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • September: Beach Music by Pat Conroy
  • August: Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
  • March: Defending Jacob by William Landay
  • April: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  • May: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
  • February: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • January: The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

2013 Selections

  • December: A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
  • November: The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes
  • October: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • September: The Civil War in Pennsylvania: a Photographic History by Michael Kraus, David Nevill & Kenneth Turner
  • June: The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel
  • May: Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler
  • April: The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
  • March: Gold by Chris Cleave
  • February: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

2012 Selections

  • November: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  • October: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • June: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford
  • May: South of Broad by Pat Conroy
  • April: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress Rhoda Janzen
  • March: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

2011 Selections

  • December : Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
  • November: The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
  • October: Day After Night by Anita Diamant
  • June: House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  • May: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  • April: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • March: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • February: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2010 Selections

  • November: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  • October: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • May: The Valley of Decision by Marsha Davenport
  • April: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • March: The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
  • February: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

2009 Selections

  • December: A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
  • November: Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts
  • October: Dream When You’re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
  • June: The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
  • May: Sullivan’s Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
  • April: Fall on Your Knees by Ann MacDonald
  • March: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  • February: Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh
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