The Children’s Department has made the difficult decision to postpone in-person children’s programming until further notice. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution regarding the rates of COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County and the inability for children under 5 to get vaccinated. We welcome you to enjoy over 150 virtual storytimes on our YouTube Channel along with many other STEM and educational videos.



Winter Reading Program 2022

Join the 2022 Winter Reading Program for chances to win great prizes!

Start off your new year with some our annual chilly weather reading challenge. Set your own reading goal or a family goal and log your minutes between January 18 – March 26, 2022.

Registration prizes & grand prizes are awarded at each age level, so everyone can get in on the fun!

Winter Reading 2022 Age-Levels:

Read to Me (0-5 years)
Kids (5-11 years)
Adult & Teen (12+ years) (Yup – caregivers can participate, too!)


Scholastic Teachables

The Sewickley Public Library is proud to offer our newest database, Scholastic Teachables, to our community! Scholastic Teachables offers unlimited access to 30,000+ educational resources for Pre-K—Grade 8. This collection is great for parents, teachers and educators.

All you need to access the collection is your Sewickley Public Library card.


Mother Goose Storytime

In-Person Mother Goose on the Loose

Join us for an all new in-person program for babies and toddlers on Wednesdays at 10am or 1pm!  This storytime is based off of a nationally-renowned program. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, stories, and more!  Don’t miss out on the fun!

For children 0-3 years old. Registration required each week.

Masks required for anyone over the age of 2 regardless of vaccination status.


Winter Craft To-Go Kits

Stop by the Children’ Department to pick up a holiday themed Craft To-Go Kit! Supplies and instructions are included. These kits are geared for children in Preschool – Grade 2. Available while supplies last; first come, first served.


Family Storytime at Ohio Township Nature Center

Sewickley Public Library is hosting a family storytime at the Ohio Township Nature Center. Stories, songs, and a craft-to-go kit for the whole family.

Registration required.

Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2 regardless of vaccination status.


Tween Craft Take and Make

Stop into the Children’s Department and ask at the desk for this month’s Take and Make Craft! Supplies are limited; first come, first served.

Open House

Parents interested in learning more about pre-schools, childcare centers, and kindergartens in the Quaker Valley area are invited to attend our annual Open House.

First Chapter Fridays

On First Chapter Fridays sit back, listen, and use your imagination as the first chapter of a book is read to you. January Books: The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-El & Bear Bottom by Stuart Gibbs.


Suggested Reading Lists


Check back for more new programs!