Sewickley Township Public Library

New Events and Classes

STEAM Club for Homeschool & Cyberschool Students

Mondays @ 1:00 PM: Feb 22, MAR 29, APR 26, May 24

Join us for STEAM Club, open to all homeschool & cyberschool students!

This is an opportunity for students to participate in interactive, educational and fun activities
with other students in the area. Each month will feature a different theme.

*** THIS EVENT IS IN-PERSON AT THE LIBRARY! ***

*** The class size will be limited to 10 kids to allow for social distancing,
and masks are required for the duration of the class. ***

To sign up, please call 724.446.9940 or email sewickley@wlnonline.org.

To sign up for a time to play,
email sewickley@wlnonline.org or call 724.446.9940.
Feel free to reach out with any questions, too!

OUTDOOR WI-FI NOW AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY!!

Twenty-two public libraries in Westmoreland County now offer free outdoor Wi-Fi thanks to a $134,403 CARES Act grant from the Westmoreland County Commissioners. Free, publicly available Wi-Fi now expands to the libraries’ outdoor areas, including parking lots, up to a football field length away from the building. Any member of the public can access the Wi-Fi on their phones, tablets, or laptops by entering their library card number or ZIP code. While a library card is not required to use the Wi-Fi, any Pennsylvania resident can register for a free card that grants access to over 900,000 books, movies, and more, including our digital collection.

The global COVID-19 pandemic forced schools, workplaces, and events to move to virtual spaces, exposing a dire need for reliable, high-speed internet. Expanding Wi-Fi access to outdoor areas allows people to use the libraries’ fiber broadband internet connections while avoiding gathering indoors to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The Wi-Fi expansion project is the second phase of a larger initiative to update libraries’ technology infrastructure and install fiber-optic internet. Patrons benefit from increased download speeds and bandwidth, allowing the libraries to better accommodate the increasing need for internet access.

In 2019, Westmoreland County residents used free library internet 110,172 times to apply for jobs, complete school assignments, and learn new skills. Despite the disruptions caused by COVID-19, public libraries in Westmoreland County remain committed to providing stellar library services, including free internet access, to residents.

Please let us know if you have any questions!


Sign up for a “Lit Loot” bag – a selection of cool stuff in a bag! When you sign up to receive Lit Loot, you’ll be surprised with library books selected especially for you, along with some goodies for you to keep. Oh, and did we mention? It’s FREE!

Fill out the subscription form below, telling us your library info and stuff about what kind of books you enjoy reading. We’ll notify you when your Lit Loot is ready (by email, text, or phone call) so you can visit the library and see the fun stuff you got.

Books will be checked out like normal and need to be returned, but all the goodies are yours to keep!

Subscription form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhkUdnHIT2su7HW8qGsC2VKvA9zWez09V149-hdmkhaTTpsA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Paper forms are also available at the circulation desk!

FIRST THURSDAY BOOK CLUB

Drop by our 1st Thursday Book Club!

This group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00PM, and is relaxed, informal and fun.
It’s a great chance to discuss a variety of books and authors, and meet new people.

New members are always welcome!

Copies of the book for each month will be available at the circulation desk.
Below is a list of upcoming titles…try one out!

August 6th: Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski
September 3rd: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
October 1st: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
November 5th: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
December 3rd: TBD
January 7th: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Questions? Comments? Want to suggest a book to discuss?
Email sewickley@wlnonline.org or call 724.446.9940. We hope to see you!

 

FEED & READ

   

We’ve been working behind the scenes on a new project while we’ve been closed!
Introducing our “FEED & READ” box, which is full of non-perishable food items & books for all ages!
Available to anyone in need of food for their body, or their mind.

Want to help? We’ll take care of the books, but we welcome donations of food!
And please share this with anyone you think could benefit from this!

A big shoutout to Mike Baker at MB Wood Workings for the building labor & supplies
& Jenn Miller for the sticker design!

“Take what you need, leave what you can.”

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