Author: Frank Sarris Public Library

FSPL FanFest – Fan Art Contest

We are hosting a Fan Art Contest in conjunction with FSPL FanFest for local artists ages 10 years and up.  FSPL FanFest takes place on October 2 and 3, so you will have almost two months to tap into your imagination and creativity – what a great way to spend those summer hours!  Find out more about the contest by reading the Fan Art Contest Rules and Entry Form.  Bring those ideas to life and share your fandom with our…

Museum Passes Return to the Library

Enjoy free admission to the following historical sites through a partnership with the History Center Affiliates Program, which includes more than 125 regional historical societies and organizations dedicated to preserving their local history: * Captain William Vicary House *Fort Pitt Museum *Lincoln Highway Experience Museum *McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center *Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historical Village *Pennsylvania Trolley Museum *Quecreek Mine Rescue Site *Senator John Heinz History Center (and its associated museums including Meadowcroft in Avella, and the Western PA…

FSPL Field Day at Cecil Park

Are you ready for some summer fun?  Join our Teen Advisory Board for a Field Day event on Saturday, July 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Field Day will take place at Pavilion #2 at Cecil Park, rain or shine. Field Day is for participants ages 5 and up. Teams can sign up for one of two divisions – family or teen.  Teams may have between 2-6 members/team. There will be eight fun events like an egg and spoon…

Summer Reading Challenge – Are You Ready?

Our Tails and Tales Summer Reading Challenge begins Monday, June 14 and runs through Saturday, August 14.  Library patrons of all ages are welcome to participate.  Don’t have a library card yet but want to participate – stop by the library and we’ll get you started (visit our policies to see eligibility requirements and what information you need to bring to get a card). How do I participate?  Stop by the library and register at the circulation desk.  When registered,…

Summer Programming at the Library

We are excited to announce our summer programming.  There is something for every age! Summer Quest Camp Children in Grades K-4 may join us for six weeks of Summer Quest Camp at Cecil Park.  Camp starts on Tuesday, June 29 and ends on Thursday, August 5.  Camp runs on Tuesdays – Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m and is open to children that have finished kindergarten, first, second or third grade.  New this year – lunch will be provided…

Express Yourself Poetry Contest – the results are in

The FSPL Teen Advisory Board is happy to announce the winners of the Express Yourself Poetry Contest and share their entries with you.  Congratulations! In the 7-9 year old division, the winner is “Mountain Place” by Morgandy Bell: Mountain Place We climb this mountain Air tickles our face gently We watch the world below Quiet is the mountain Snow-capped mountain air One tree sways again and again We walk back down Fun times In the 18+ year old division, we…

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…