Welcome to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Children’s Wing!
This wing of the Pittston Memorial Library officially opened in August of 2015, and it is full of fun for your young ones. You’ll find loads of books from picture books and nonfiction books to juvenile chapter books, DVDs, two computers with games just for kids, a fire station and doll house, Carrie Flower books and dolls, a train table, a building block station, puzzles, games, a “cave” with comfy chairs, along with other fun things to do.
We also have a colorful activity room where lots of learning and fun takes place. We do ask that an adult is present with anyone ages 12 and younger in this wing.
Some of the programming for children include story time for the little ones (infants through 5 years), 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Hands On! Craft Club for ages 5 to 12, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Club for ages 5 to 12, Page Turners Junior Book Club for 4th and 5th grade students, Brick Builders Club where you can build with Lincoln Logs, Legos, or K’Nex (ages 3 to 12), and the Furry Tails READ Program with therapy dogs who come to the library once a month.
Every summer, we offer an exciting six-week Summer Reading Program to encourage your young ones to keep reading!
We also offer preschool visits that includes a tour of the library, story time, and craft. It’s a great place for Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts to visit too.
Make sure you stop by and say hello to our library pet, Sparky! He loves meeting new people.
For School Aged Children
Kids ages 3 years to 5th grade are welcome every Monday from 4:00-5:00pm to free build. (No registration required)
Furry Tails READ Program
Second Saturday of every month from 10:00-11:30am (all year long)
Readers at any level are welcome to come and read to specially trained therapy dogs for 15 minute intervals. You can read our books or bring one from home.
Hands On! Craft Club
First Thursday of each month at 4:00pm
Join us for a fun “make and take” craft. This program is for children in kindergarten and up. Parental assistance is appreciated with the younger ones.
Second Thursday of Sept., Nov., Jan., March, and May at 4:00pm
Miss Noelle and Miss Kristin are excited to meet with interested 4th and 5th graders to discuss a book, have a small snack, and create a craft related to the book.
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
Third Thursday of each month at 4:00pm
Once a month we will create/complete/learn about something to do with STEAM! This program is for children in kindergarten and up. Parental assistance is appreciated with the younger ones.
Love science? Love Art?
We have monthly activities for kids in 2nd-5th grade
Call Youth Services at 570-654-9565 x26 for information
Summer Reading Program
6 week program – last 2 weeks in June and all of July
Sign up for our Summer Reading Program where you can read whatever you what! Don’t forget to pick up a calendar of events for the summer. You don’t have to participate in the activities to be in the program. Activities are for infants through students entering fifth grade.
Bring your friends or meet new kids who love Legos. We provide the Legos, but adult supervision is required and participants are required to help clean up. Learn great lessons in sharing, and enjoy Lego free play!
This program is open to kids from age 3 to 5th grade. Call Youth Services for information at 570-654-9565 x26
Come in anytime and see Miss Kristin, our children’s librarian, in our children’s department. We have dedicated seasonal, new book and theme displays.
Please let us know what we could do to better serve you and your family! Call Kristin in Youth Services for information at 570-654-9565 x26
For Infants up to Age 5
Grown-Up and Me
Kids 18 months to 5 years are welcome to bring their
grown-up to the library for storytime with books, songs, nursery rhymes, and a craft on Monday evenings at 6:00pm.
Tales on Tuesdays
Books and Babies at 9:30am (Infants to 18 months)
Interactive story time with a book, songs, nursery rhymes,
and movement plus free play time at the end.
Tales on Tuesday features age appropriate stories, songs, activities, and free play. Enjoy books, finger plays, flannel boards and crafts with other children and grown-ups.
Programs are available for infants, toddlers, and pre-k.
- Infants “Books and Babies” 9:30am
- Toddlers “Terrific Twos” 10:30am
- Pre-School “Preschool Pals” 11:30am
Sessions run for on Tuesdays, for 6 weeks, in our activity room.
Call Youth Services for information at 570-654-9565 x26
Terrific Twos at 10:30am
(18 months to 3 years)
Interactive theme-based story time with a book, songs, nursery rhymes, and free play time or craft at the end.
Preschool Pals at 11:30am
(3 to 5 years)
Interactive theme-based story time with books, songs, nursery rhymes, and a craft.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Sign up for this free program any time! Prizes are given at each 100 books read! You can keep track of the books on paper or on the app. You can also read the same book ten times, and it counts as ten books!
Websites for Kids:
- Great Websites for Kids – Websites for children from birth to age 14 compiled from the American Library Association.
- A Plus Math
- Brain Pop
- Dallas Symphony Kids
- Discovery Kids
- Energy Quest
- Giggle Poetry
- The Great Plant Escape
- Holidays on the Net
- National Geographic Kids