Author: Frank Sarris Public Library

Express Yourself Poetry Contest

Celebrate National Poetry Month and enter the Express Yourself Poetry Contest sponsored by the FSPL Teen Advisory Board.  The contest is open to adults, teens and children ages 7 and up who live in our service areas of Canonsburg, Cecil Township and North Strabane Township. There are four different age categories: 7-9 years old, 10-13 years old, 14-17 years old and 18+ years old.  Poems may be on any subject matter and must be your original, non-published work.  Poems may…

Read Across America with FSPL

March 2 is National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate our favorite activity – reading! The day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. National Read Across America Day occurs each year on the birthday of beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss. To celebrate Read Across America Day, the spirit of Dr. Seuss, and the re-opening of our library for in person services, we are inviting the community…

UPDATE: Welcome Back

Last week, the Frank Sarris Public Library suspended operations after it came to our attention that a staff member had tested for positive for COVID-19. We immediately enacted quarantine procedures and temporarily shut down our building. No other staff member to date has shown COVID-19 symptoms. Starting Wednesday, February 17, the Frank Sarris Public Library will resume our curbside service during the following hours of operation: Monday-Thursday: 10am – 7pm Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 4pm If you have items…

What’s New – January Programs and Activities

To kick off 2021, we have a number of new programs and activities for you to enjoy this month: Adults ages 19+ can pick up a Take and Make Snowman Kit between January 4 – 16.  For more information or to register, visit our event calendar. On January 9, children ages 8 -13 years old can learn to draw cartoon animals with award winning cartoonist Rick Stromosk in our free Zoom program “Let’s Draw Animals.”  For more information or to…

Reading Academy Launchpads Have Arrived

We are adding to our Launchpad collection and our new arrivals are focused on learning to read.  Launchpad Reading Academy is a 5-level guided reading system that helps kids learn to read with apps, storybooks and videos.  This multi-sensory learning tool helps teach kids to read however they learn best.  Reading Academy makes it easy to jump in at your current reading level and advance from there.  No downloads or WiFi are required.  Reading Academy levels include pre-emerging, emerging, early…

Returning to Curbside Service

As cases of COVID-19 infections rise across the state of Pennsylvania, Frank Sarris Public Library has made the decision that, starting Monday, November 30th, we are returning to curbside only service. This change will remain in effect until further notice. We want to provide the best service possible while keeping our community and staff safe. Although patrons will not be allowed in the building, we are still in operation. Our new hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday: 10am – 7pm Friday-Saturday:…

Library Operating Hours Changing

Effective Monday, November 2, our library operating hours will change. Our entrance and parking lot are behind the Library and accessible from Murdock Street. New operating hours: Monday & Tuesday                  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday          12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday                    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Parking Lot WiFi Hours: Monday – Thursday                 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday                    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Included below is information…

Halloween Spooktacular Trick or Treat Walkthrough

We had a wonderful time at our Halloween Spooktacular Trick or Treat Walkthrough on October 24. Our staff and Teen Advisory Board members showcased their creativity through their costumes and decorated tables  – including favorite characters such as Velma and Belle.  In addition to the treats, guests had chances to win one of ten gift baskets including themes such as movie night, breakfast and warm and cozy!  Two photo spots were available including one fabulous witch and her cat that…

ComicsPlus powered by LibraryPass

READ DIGITAL COMICS Anytime, anywhere—with your library card! The Frank Sarris Public Library is happy to announce the return of ComicsPlus! ComicsPlus, powered by LibraryPass, is a digital platform offering more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels and manga to readers including popular titles like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Bee and Puppycat, Big Nate, Bone, Dramacon, Hero House, How to Draw Manga, Kirby Genesis, My Little Pony, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Stranger Things, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and hundreds more.…

WCCF Gives Day

Your Gift is Worth More on WCCF Gives Day – September 10, 2020 Read on to see how easy it is to support the Frank Sarris Public Library…. WCCF Gives returns on September 10.  WCCF Gives is Washington County’s official community-wide day of giving.  Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, all gifts made to the Frank Sarris Public Library via www.wccfgives.org and all designated WCCF Gives check contributions received by 8 p.m. on that day will be increased by a percentage of the Washington…