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Fall Story Hours and Activities

The next session of story hour will be starting in September.   The Library will be having story hour on Mondays at 4:30 pm or Thursdays at 10:30 am.   Choose which session works with your family's schedule.  Registration will begin September 2 and is free.  Story hour is designed for ages 3, 4 and 5, and the session will begin the week of September 15. .  We also offer Toddler Tuesdays for 2 and 3 year olds at 10:30 am on Tuesdays beginning September 16. Wee ones infant story time will begin October 1 and will be every Wednesday in October and November at 10:30 am.  If you have questions about which session would be appropriate for your child please talk with Miss Staci.  Story hour usually consists of stories, crafts or games and sometimes a snack.  Length of the story hour depends on the age group.  Wee ones lasts about 30 minutes, the other story hours would be 45-60 minutes depending on the activities that day.

For the elementary age children we have Wacky Wednesdays starting October 1 at 4 pm.  Students can come spend some time doing a fun activity at the library.  We also have Pages and Paws beginning September 4.  Students can come practice reading aloud to our certified volunteer therapy dog Roxie and her friends.  Children can bring a school book to read, use a library book or bring a favorite book from home.  This is  a great activity for kindergartners and first and second graders.  Preschoolers and older children are also welcome to come visit with the dogs if they wish.

Programs & Events

​Holiday Closings

The library will be closed Saturday August 30 and Monday September 1 for the Labor Day holiday. 

Book the Night 2014

The third annual "Book the Night" Auction is scheduled for Thursday September 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  This year's auction will include pottery, beauty treatments, sports tickets, quilts, autographed books and more.  Wine will be provided by Mazza Vineyards and beer from Full Pinter Brewery.  Tickets are $35.00 for an individual and $50.00 for a couple.  Come join the staff and trustees for a fun evening to benefit the library.

​Street Signs & Cookbooks

We still have a small selection of street signs available for $5.00 each.  Great for decorating a dorm room or man cave.  Start your holiday shopping early and help out the library.

Don't know what to cook tonight?  Our cookbook, Dewey Decimal Dishes is still available for a $5.00 donation. Enjoy some of favorites recipes from our staff and volunteers. 

Trustees Meetings

The library's board of trustees meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  Upcoming dates are August 27, September 24, October 22 and December 3.  If you would like to attend the meeting and address the board please contact the director so you can be placed on the agenda.

Learn more about these and future programs and events .

School Related Reading

Ain't Misbehavin':  tactics for tantrums, meltdowns, bedtime blues and other perfectly normal kid behavior - 649 SCH

A Good Night's Sleep -       616.8498 EPS

Memory Maker's School Days Scrapbook - 745.593 MEM

Where Should I Sit at Lunch? 649.125 MOS

The Lunchbox Book - 641.53 STA

The Healthy Lunchbox - 641.534 MCC

A to Z Guide to Home-schooled Field Trips - 371.042 HAR

Ten Rules You Must Absolutely Not Break if you want to survive the School Bus - PB GRA

101 Cafeteria Jokes - J PAP

Schoolhouse Rocks! - J DVD SCH

Country School - DVD 647

School Days (from Reminisce Magazine) - 371 SCH

I Used to know that:  stuff you forgot from school - 031.02 TAG

Meet the School Nurse - PB VOG

Sharper the Knife, the less you cry:  love, laughter, and tears in Paris at the world's most famous cooking school - 641.07 FLI

The Hudson River School:  American landscape artists -          758.1 YAE

Dear Mrs. LaRue:  letters from obedience school - PB TEA

Mountaintop School for Dogs and other second chances - F COO

Three Cups of Tea - 371.822 MOR

Library Hours

Winter Hours (November to March):
Mon-Thu 10am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
closed Fridays and Sundays

Summer Hours (April to October)
Mondays 10am to 8pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 10am to 6pm
Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Closed Fridays and Sundays

To confirm these hours or check holiday schedules, please call us.

The Zelienople Area Public Library - 227 South High Street, Zelienople, PA 16063 - Phone: (724) 452-9330 - Contact us