Sewickley Township Public Library
Children's Services

Story Hour


Story Hour is held every Wednesday at 1 p.m. We read 2 books, then make a related craft and have a snack. Although everyone is welcome, this program is targeted to preschool age children.




Accelerated Reader Program

The library participates in the Accelerated Reader Program in conjunction with H.W. Good Elementary School . We have a list of the Accelerated Reader tests available at H.W. Good and our books are marked with the appropriate reading level colored dots, just like at the school. Check the books out here and take the tests at school!


Children's Book Awards

The websites below contain lists of current and past medal winners in children's literature. These lists are excellent sources to use when developing reading lists for your child.


Teen Services

Teen Classes

In the past the Library has had ongoing classes for teens including:
  • Writer's Club
  • Book Discussion Group
  • Computer Classes
  • Art Classes
If you would like further information on these programs, please call the Library at (724) 446-9940 or email us at sewtwp@nb.net.


Community Service and Volunteer Opportunities

The library is always looking for volunteers to help with a variety of activities. These activities include shelving books, entering books into the computer, preparing craft activities and much more. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Library at (724) 446-9940 or email us at sewtwp@nb.net. Community service credit is available when needed.


Events For Kids and Teens

Summer 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.

And 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. We hope to see you here!


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!

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