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If you haven’t yet used the existing OverDrive app to access ebooks and audiobooks through OverDrive, why not give their new app, Libby, a try.  Libby, the new one-tap reading app built by OverDrive, is the quickest and easiest way to get started reading and discovering digital library content from anywhere in the world.  With Libby, readers are always one tap away from their library, their bookshelf and the books they’re reading (or listening to!). Readers have the option to…

The Central Blood Bank and the Frank Sarris Public Library are partnering to hold a blood drive at the library on Monday, July 3rd. The blood drive runs from 10am – 3pm in Meeting Room #1 on the first floor of the library. All participating donors will receive 2 Pittsburgh Pirate tickets to an upcoming baseball game. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, please visit centralbloodbank.org, click Make an Appointment and search with group code…

Take a summer reading challenge.  Next time you visit the library, stop by the Children’s Department to pick up one of our summer reading challenges.  We’re challenging everyone to read something new this summer!  Families with young children can try a challenge that helps build early literacy skills and a love of reading together.  Independent readers can try Reading Challenge BINGO.  Everyone can try to meet National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang’s three part Reading without Walls…

How do I set up an email account or perform a search on the internet? I want to connect with friends and family on Facebook but I’m not sure where to start? How do I download an eBook to read? If these questions sound familiar, let us help you get started. Designated library staff is now providing one-on-one computer help by appointment only. We will have a computer available for the appointment, but you are welcome to bring your own…

Let’s jump for joy…Story time and Wiggles and Giggles are just on a short break.  Both will return on Mondays starting June 12, 2017.  We’ve added a new twist – Ms. Amy, who brings stories, crafts and awesome activities to Family Night each Tuesday, will be joining Ms. Barb for Monday morning story time this summer.  Pick whichever story time works best for you and your little ones.   The full summer Story time and Wiggles and Giggles schedule can be…

Are you a teen in grades 7 – 12 who enjoys writing?  Do you write fiction, poetry, short stories, non-fiction or maybe even fan fiction?  If this sounds like you, stop by the Frank Sarris Public Library for the first Teen Writers’ Club meeting on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 6 – 7:00pm in the Teen Lounge.  Join other teen writers once a month to write, share and support each other through the creative process.  Questions?  Contact Beth Kairush, Teen…

Calling all budding artists in grades 2-5!  Join Ms. Barb at the Dabbling da Vincis to explore different artists and their work each week.  During this seven week summer art class, participants will create their own artwork in the spirit of the artist discussed that week.  On August 7, 2017, we’ll take a field trip to the Carnegie Art Museum.  The class will meet on Mondays from 1-3pm starting on June 12, 2017.  Registration is required and space is limited.…

The Frank Sarris Public Library presents…Summer Reading Camp…Building a Better World.  Join us this summer as we recycle, improve our environmental footprint, and build bridges to a better world.  We will be reading stories, playing games and making cool crafts!  Each week Summer Reading Camp is stuffed with activities from Tuesday through Friday, from 10:15am – 12:00pm.  We will be taking two optional field trips this summer to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium and the Carnegie Science Center.  There…

Bigfoot is coming….Saturday, April 29, 2017!  The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation returns to the Frank Sarris Public Library for an all ages’ event. Doug Waller is the founder of Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation.  He has recently retired from the Cambridge Ohio library system, which is located near the Salt Lick State Park.  Visitors to this state park have claimed to see the Grassman, a Bigfoot like creature.  Doug and his team will share the latest facts,…

You may be familiar with our Playaway Launchpads for children. If you are not, these devices are the first ever, secure, pre-loaded learning tablets designed for children in a circulation environment. Launchpads for children are pre-loaded with high-quality learning apps and are available in many subjects. Every Launchpad is durable enough to move from the hands of one little explorer to the next. We have Launchpads for children ages 3-5, ages 5-7 and ages 10+ and the great news is…