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Programs for Kids

Summer Reading 2021 - Beanstack: Color Your World

Our Beanstack reading challenge is from June 14 – Aug. 20, with the ticket drawing on Aug 27.

Instructions for Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading 2021 Events

Zoom Link for Storytime

Calendars (2 pages)

June 2021 Calendar

July 2021 Calendar

August 2021 Calendar

Fridays in the Park Locations Bookmark

WQED Library Explorers

New: WQED Education Library Explorers, Featuring New Castle Public Library

Summer Reading Kick Off Week: Monday, June 14 - Saturday, June 19

Kick-off events:

Monday, June 14

                    Lego Build Party @ 10 a.m.    

Tuesday, June 15

·                   Game Day @ 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 19

·                    A Day with Crisis Comfort Dogs  @ 2 to 4 p.m.


Weekly Programs:

Monday, June 14 - Aug. 20

·         Virtual Storytime @ 10 a.m. 

·         Lunch @ the Library @ 12:30 p.m.

·         Crafternoon @ 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 15

·         Storytime (In Person at the library) @ 10 a.m.

·         STEAM Club @ 2 p.m.


·         Whimsical Wednesdays @ 2 p.m.


·         PreK Explorers @ 2 p.m.

·         Science Lab @ 6 p.m.


·         Virtual Storytime @ 10 a.m.


          Fridays in the Park (all will take place at 1 p.m., except for the Hoyt Arts Festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)


          June 18

          FD Campbell Library

          209 Hillsville Road

          Bessemer, Pa 16112

          June 25

          Plain Grove Playground

          819 Plain Grove Road

          Volant, Pa 16156

          July 2

          Marti Park

          985 Phillips School Road

          New Wilmington, Pa 16142


​          July 9

          Scotland Meadows, Union Twp.

          (Pavilion next to the playground)

          1945 Wilson Drive

          New Castle, Pa 16101

          July 16

          Shenango Community Park

          238 Kittery Ridge Drive

          New Castle Pa, 16101

         July 23

         West Park Nature Center

          956 Old Youngs Town Road

          New Castle Pa, 16101

          July 30

          McConnells Mill State Park

          1761 McConnells Mill Road

          Portersville Pa, 16051

          Aug. 6

          Cascade Park (Grove Pavilions)

          1928 E. Washington St.

          New Castle Pa, 16101 

          Aug. 13

          Hoyt's Summer Arts Festival

          (*11-3 p.m.)

          124 E. Leasure Ave.

          New Castle Pa, 16101

Check out our STEAM to GO Kits!

Summer Reading 2020 YouTube Videos


Programs for Kids (birth - 5th grade)

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

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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!  - AVAILABLE IN-LIBRARY ONLY

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!