- For the first five books you read, you’ll get a voucher for a FREE ICE CREAM CONE at the Swissvale Dari-Delite.
- For every 10 books or activities you complete, you will earn a raffle ticket to be entered for prizes! (Visit Swissvale Library to pick up an Activity Card to keep track of completed activities with stickers!)
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Saturday June 10 From Noon to 3pm – We’re kicking off our action-packed summer reading programs with a good old-fashioned summer picnic on our lawn!
Touch a Truck Saturday July 8 from Noon to 3pm
Therapy Dog Visits! Every 4th Saturday
Open Mic Nights Every 3rd Friday of the Month
- Special Open Mic for Kids & Teens June 24 at 2pm
- Open Mic Night & Coffee House July 21 at 6pm
Kids Book Lunch Saturday July 22 at 1pm
Wizard Saturdays Summer Tournament June 17 – July 22 from 5 – 8pm
Summer Reading Finale & Outdoor Concert Saturday August 5 from Noon to 3pm
Live music from Jay Michaels and Matt Calvetti & Friends while you enjoy ice cream and cake at our summer finale picnic. Free books and activities, and we’ll be drawing names for raffle winners!
- Jay Michaels performance: 12:15 – 1:15pm
- Matt Calvetti & Friends performance: 1:30 – 2:30pm
Where’s Miss Cece?
Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. • Out and about!
Miss Cece is out and about with books and activities to share! Drop by the Swissvale Dari-Delite or the Red Door Store in Rankin for stories, a craft, game, or experiment, and book giveaways. Check our website or newsletter to see which weeks Miss Cece will be at each location.
Hide ‘n Peek
• Children’s Library: Find the stuffed animal hidden somewhere in the library! Whoever finds the critter the most times each month gets to take it home.
Outdoor Story Time
Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. • Library lawn
Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities on the lawn, weather-permitting, and downstairs if it doesn’t.
Mondays at 4:00 pm • Virtual
For school-age kids and tweens. Play Minecraft online with your friends! We play using Java Edition, which is incompatible with phones and mobile devices. Contact Miss Cece for login information or if you have any questions (email@example.com).
All Day Scavenger Hunts!
Saturdays at 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
For school-age children. Scavenger hunts are all day, all around the library. Different theme each week!
Art Together Now!
Tuesdays at 4pm
For school-age children. Experiment with different arts and crafts weekly with Miss Cece. Art’s more fun when we create it together!
Saturday July 29 at 1pm
The Allegheny County Park Rangers’ Educational Animal, an Eastern Black Rat Snake named Mr. McSlithers. Learn about his habitat, diet, and everyday life. Get up close to learn about his unique adaptations, and learn about other snakes you might see in your parks and neighborhood!
Tween & Teen Arts & Crafts
Wednesdays at 5:00 pm
Hang out with other teens (and Erin) and take part in various activities and crafts!
Tween & Teen Games/Video Games
Saturdays at 1 p.m.
For tweens and teens. 1st and 3rd Saturdays, let’s play games – boards games, role playing, cards, something for everyone! 2nd and 4th Saturdays, we’ll pull out the Nintendo Switch and try out the library’s newly purchased games!
History of Science Fiction Friday June 23 at 7pm
Swissvale Then & Now Thursday July 20 at 2pm
Adult Book & Salad Lunch Sunday July 9 at 1pm
Open Mic Night Friday June 16 at 6pm
Open Mic Night & Coffee House Friday July 21 at 6pm