Tails and Tales

Join the fun with our 2021 Summer Reading Program: Tails & Tales!

The journey through the animal kingdom is guaranteed to spark the imaginations of children of all ages with stories, games, crafts, contests, and most importantly reading the many books available at Penn Area Library. This summer we will have both in-person and virtual programs! Registration begins June 7th, in-person, or online at pennlib.beanstack.org.


Upcoming Programs:

Story Time in the Park, Virtual Story Time, Pre-K Picasso Programs, Teen Book Club, STEM Scientist’s Club, Young Artists Club, StageRight!, Mad Science,  Pittsburgh Aviary, Pittsburgh Zoo, Walk and Talk Book Club, and more!

Click to register for the upcoming events: 

‘Birds and Beasts’, MadScience, June 28th, 11:00 am.

– Join our friends at MadScience to see how you measure up to some of our favorite animals! Are your teeth as big as an alligator? Are you as tall as an ostrich? Are you as strong as an ant? Learn all about animals: even about the solid waste they produce – from owl pellets to deer poo! Experiment virtually alongside real scientists!

This event includes a dissectible owl pellet kit, one per family. To register for this event click here!

Virtual Story Time

June 15th, 10:00 & 11:00, June 29th, 7:00 pm

Connect with us on Zoom for reading, rhymes, and songs to support early literacy and reading readiness. Zoom story times will be held every other Tuesday in June at 10:00 & 1:00. Take-and-Make kits are available for pick up anytime during the week of story time.

Register for our online story time by clicking here!

Call the library to register for the following upcoming events: 













Children’s Virtual Book Talk


Miss Pat and Miss Laura are very excited about this year’s summer reading theme, ‘Tails and Tales’!  They are preparing for all of our upcoming animal-themed activities by reading books featuring unusual pets. Click the photo above to listen to their Virtual Book Talk!


“Poet-Tree” Girl Scout Troop 52768

Our tree has sprouted poems! This “Poet-Tree” was crafted by the very talented Girl Scout Troop 52768! Stop by Penn Area Library to check out their spring art installation!