For Kids

Programs for Kids


Children’s Summer Reading 2020 (see more instructions below) - Summer reading challenges will be now be tracked online through a program called Beanstack. Registration is open now. Visit

July 2020 calendar


Summer Reading YouTube Videos

Children’s Summer Reading


Sign up online

  • Visit to create an account and start reading.

  • Log your reading and activities to earn prizes.  

    • Every 2 hours read the child earns a prize, 10 hours of reading and a few activity challenges will complete the challenge!


Want it on your phone? Download the app!


Download the Beanstack Tracker App for Android or iPhone 

  • Hit the blue “Get Started” link

  • Answer Yes to the question - Does your School, Library, or Bookstore already use Beanstack?

  • Type in “Lawrence County”

  • Click on the link titled Lawrence County Federated Library System


From there you can log in or create your account!

Youth Services Health and Safety Plan - Summer Programming 2020


At New Castle Public Library we take your family’s health and safety very seriously. In order to provide a safe and wonderful Summer Reading Program, this summer will look much different than in summers past. However, it will still be rewarding and enjoyable.


Summer Reading Program

Exciting News! This year the Summer Reading Program will be all online at You can access it from your phone, a computer, or even ask a staff member to help if you are unable to log on yourself. You can find more information on our website or call 724-658-6659, ext 106.


This summer the majority of our programming will be happening virtually. There is a Zoom Storytime every weekday morning at 10 a.m. Also, there are videos posted daily on our YouTube channel and FaceBook page. 


In-Person Programing

 Any in-person programs will be held outside, weather permitting (events will be cancelled if inclement weather occurs).


In accordance with CDC guidelines, Pennsylvania’s Department of Health and New Castle Code enforcement we are allowed gatherings of 75 people or less in an outdoor space that allows for social distancing. 


New Castle Public Library employees and volunteers will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing during all in-person programs. For everyone’s safety, and in compliance with the PA Department of Health requirement, we must require attendees over the age of 2 to also wear masks and to adhere to social distancing recommendations.


A sanitizing station will be provided and equipment (if any) will be wiped down after each use. 


If you have any questions/concerns, we will be happy to assist you. Please contact us at 724-658-6659, ext 106.

Thank you for your patience during these unusual times.

Programs for Kids (birth - 5th grade)

Please refer to the age ranges to find the best program for your child.

Click here to sign up for our monthly Youth Services Department E-newsletter

to stay up-to-date on all of our programs!

We are a Family Place library! Visit our Family & Teachers page for more information.


Questions? Call 724-658-6659 x106


Links for Kids

ABC Mouse - An award-winning online curriculum for young learners (ages 2-6+), with 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and more!

BookFlix - Provided by POWER Library, pairs books with interactive videos of different subjects.

TrueFLIX - An editorially-selected multimedia literacy-based read aloud experience for young children including interactive games, author biographies, video adaptations, Spanish translated pairs, read alouds, digital nonfiction flipbooks, science, and social studies. Provided by Power Library.

DK Find Out - A free online encyclopedia that brings DK's visual approach to learning to the internet using sound, video, animation, quizzes, and interactive features.

POWER Kids -  On the POWER Kids webpage find the POWER Library's e-resources (Chat with a librarian, Books, movies, and more, and PA Photos and Documents) are now presented in a single, kid-friendly interface.


Macaroni Kid - A free weekly newsletter and website that delivers news on all the kid and family friendly events going on in your community. You can find all the amazing events happening in your own backyard on Macaroni Kid!

Check out this site for more great links for kids, parents, and caregivers!

Library Hours 


Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday & Saturday          8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Sunday                                           CLOSED

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