Children's & Young Adult Libraries

Our resources and exciting programs encourage creativity and learning for our younger patrons. We welcome kids of all ages and their caregivers to our library for fun programs, engaging play, diverse collections and learning support.


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Children’s Programs & Services

Children’s programming is a vital part of what libraries do. Just about every week we put on programs for our young patrons’ enjoyment and enrichment. Browse our regularly scheduled and special presentations on our youth programming webpage or go to our events calendar to register for a program now.


Take-Home Kits

You can register for any of our prepared kits that let you create, tinker, or craft from home at your convenience.

• Makerspace Take-Home Kit 

• Take-Home Crafts Kit

• The Weekly Project Take-Home Kit

Children’s Collection

Something for every age group, reading level, and individual interest! Check out the library catalog here to see if we have what you want available today.

Printed Materials
Board Books Graphic Novels Fiction
Picture Books Chapter Books Nonfiction
Early Readers Paperbacks Biography
Audiovisual Materials
DVDs & CDs Playaways & Read Alongs Video Games
American Girl Dolls Adventure Packs Experience Kits

Kids eLibrary

View our guide to everything eResources, from audiovisual learning materials to educational databases to free tutoring and more, over on our eResources webpage:

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Young Adult’s Library

Our young adult collection boasts over 3,000 titles including fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, playaways, plus some. We also have plenty more on the digital side. Check out the library catalog here to see if we have what you want available today or check out our eResources page to scout out our digital offerings.

Discord Gaming Groups

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Are you ready to roll the dice and try our online Dungeons & Dragons game? Join the campaign for a once a month session with fellow teens across Allegheny County. For more information or to en-“roll”, please visit the application form here.

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Looking for a fun, quick game? Perhaps some online karaoke? Anime more your thing? The county-wide Discord gaming group does all sorts of things. Nothing too serious, it’s just a place to show-off your skills or get a good laugh. For more information, please visit the application form here.

Pine Center Branch Makerspace

Located within the Pine-Richland High School library and open during the school year, our Pine Center Branch is home to our makerspace area. Attend one of our Maker programs here after school. This branch also has plenty of space to study, game, or just hang out with your friends.

the makerspace area of the pine center branch