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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.  On October 1 the kids will be decorating pumpkins for the Fall Festival Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  October 15 is CSI:  Zelienople.  A crime has been committed and we ned your help to solve the case.  Come to the library follow the clues and solve the mystery.

We also have Pages and Paws the first and third Thursday of each month during the school year..  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.

​Columbus Day

The Library will be closed on Monday October 13 for staff in-service.  This is an in-service day for all Butler County public libraries.  No items will have a due date of October 13.

Programs & Events

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 Pint 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.

​Health Insurance Marketplace

A marketplace navigator will be at the library on Monday, October 6 at 5:30 pm for an informational event. Come listen about coverage that will fit your needs and budget.  If you are uninsured or just have questions you are welcome at this free meeting. Call 855-274-5626 to reserve a spot.

Bigfoot and Ghosts

The library is pleased to have scheduled two great programs this fall.  On Tuesday October 28 members of the Center for Cryptozoological Studies will be here to talk about Bigfoot sightings in Pennsylvania.  

On Monday November 3 author Tom White will be here to talk about spooky Pennsylvania stories.  Tom has written about ghosts, criminals and witches in Pennsylvania folklore.  Come hear his latest tales.   The program is free and begins at 6:30 pm.  He will have books available for purchase.

Look for more details as the events draw closer.

rustees 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

Summer Hours (April to October)
Monday 9 am to 8 pm
Tue-Thu 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
Closed Fridays and Sundays

Winter Hours (November to March)
Mon-Thu 10am to 6pm
Saturday 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