Please register for all programs at least one day in advance to ensure enough supplies are prepared.

To register for programs, call the library or email Ms. Heather at


Book Explorers: 3:45-4:45 PM
          Grades 1-5
Arts and Crafts: 4:45-5:45 PM
          All Ages
Coding and Gaming at the Library: 3:30-4:30 PM
          Grades 1-12
Weekly Special Event: 6:30 PM
          All Ages
Toddler Time: 3:30-4:00 PM
          Ages 2-4
Music & Dancing: 4:00-4:30 PM
          All Ages
Open Play: 4:30-5:00 PM
          All Ages
Homework Zone: 5:00-6:00 PM
          Grades 1-12
Songs & Stories: 10:30-11:00 AM
          Ages Birth-3
Open Play: 11:00-11:30 AM
          Ages Birth-3
Rhyming Readers: 3:45-4:15 PM
          Ages 4-7
Reader's Theater: 4:15-5:00 PM
          Grades 1-8
Discovery Club: 5:00-5:45 PM
           All Ages

Candy Bar Bingo

Friday, October 19th
6:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled evening of Bingo, food, raffles, and more! We ask that each family bring a King-size candy bar to help us with the winning prizes for the Bingo games. Doors will open at 6:00 PM so you can get a seat, some food, and be ready for the first game to start at 6:45 PM. Admission and all Bingo games will be free; all money raised during the sale of food and raffles will go the Library.

Building Party

Tuesday, October 23rd
6:30 PM

LEGOs, Duplo Blocks, Wooden Blocks, MagnaTiles, Lincoln Logs, and Keva Planks will all be used at our special Building Party! Complete fun building challenges to try to win a prize!!

Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 28th
2:00 PM

Cute little clowns and all things so scary, march in a parade and support the Library! Join us for Castle Shannon's annual Halloween Parade! We will be starting at 2:00 PM in the front of the library. Join us back at the library after the parade for refreshments, raffles, and prizes.


Tuesday, October 30th
6:30 PM

Ghouls, goblins, and ghosties unite for the best Halloween bash ever....Boo-palooza!! Join us at the library for games, dancing, books, a snack, and trick or treating at the library! Wear your favorite costume to the event!!

Guitar Petting Zoo

Saturday, November 3rd
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Bring your kids out for a day of musical fun where they will get hands on experience with guitars and participate in other musical activities!! Brannon Lyons of Lyons Guitar & String Lesson Studio will be on hand to answer any questions parents might have about starting their child in a guitar lesson program. Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Classical Guitar Society.

Junior Librarians

Tuesday, November 6th
6:30 PM

Have you ever wondered what Ms. Heather and the other workers at the library do every day? Sign up to be one of our Junior Librarians. Children will have the chance to help check out books, put books away, and learn things about the library.

Tail Waggin' Tutors

Tuesday, November 20th
7:00 PM

Sign up to join us for a special reading program! Each child will have the opportunity to read to one of our special doggie tutors. Register for this event to ensure we have enough dogs present.

Exploring Tech Night

Tuesday, November 27th
6:30 PM

Stop by the library for a time of exploring various types of technology...iPads, Snap Circuits, robots, and more will be here for some hands-on exploration!!

Gingerbread House Making

Tuesday, December 4th
6:30 PM

Bring your family to the library to make a gingerbread house together!! We will provide the graham crackers and icing!! Bring candy with you to decorate your house!! Please register for this program so we have enough materials on hand!!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 8th
10:00 AM

Make sure you save the date for our annual breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Tickets will go on sale for this event on Thursday, November 1st @ 10:00 AM and sell out quickly!

Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 11th
6:30 PM

Join us for a night of holiday stories, games, crafts, and more. The whole family is welcome, so bring everyone!!

Family Movie Night

Tuesday, December 18th
6:30 PM

Join us for a Christmas Triple Feature!! We will be showing three holiday classics, each lasting roughly 30 minutes long! Light refreshments will be served.