Macaroni KID South Hills strives to help parents in Baldwin, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Jefferson Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Oliver, Mt. Washington, Pleasant Hills, Pittsburgh, South Park, South Side, Upper St. Clair, West Mifflin, Whitehall and the cities in between Find their Family Fun; and for those of us with little littles, keep them busy from day to day. Through the recent pandemic, many local story times were cancelled or went virtual. We are seeing more and more libraries open up their story times for the summer of 2022 with no registration needed. However, some still require pre-registration to limit occupancy. While this information is accurate at time of publication, please always verify details with the venue prior to arrival.
In addition to our guide to story times in the South Hills, you can always search our event calendar with the 📖 emoji to browse upcoming story times and find more local libraries in the South Hills in our business directory.
Friday's 10:30am - 11:00am Bouncing Babies and Books
Bring your baby (ages 0-2) to weekly morning storytime featuring stories, fun and engaging songs, rhymes, music and bubbles to conclude the program! Each registered family will receive their own book and musical instruments to use during the program. No registration required.
Tuesdays at 10am and 11am - Toddler Tuesdays (ages 2-3)
Stories, songs, rhymes and more comprise this 30 minute early literacy class. Each class is followed by a themed activity. No registration required.
Wednesday's at 10am and 11am- Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 0-3)
This nationally-acclaimed early literacy program will build reading readiness skills through stories, music, movement, and more. No registration required.
Thursdays at 10am and 11am - Baby Jam (ages 0-2)
In this class you will find songs, rhymes, knee bounces and more for baby and caregiver. No registration required.
Friday's at 10am and 11am - Preschool Power (ages 3-5)
Focusing on a different letter each week, this early literacy class will help prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. No registration required.
Monday's at 11am - Sensory Storytime (ages 2-6)
Sensory storytime is a welcoming, friendly environment for children with special needs, and all children are welcome. During this special storytime, read, sing songs, and do rhymes in a unique way. After our storytime play with sensory activities! Registration required.
Tuesdays at 11am - Beautiful Oops (ages 2-6)
Get ready to turn mistakes into beautiful art during this beautiful oops program. Every week do a fun storytime using the book, Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg, and dive into creating art in unique ways. Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy!
Wednesday's & Fridays at 10am - Toddler Time (ages 2-3)
Little ones and their caregivers are invited to join for stories, rhymes and songs followed by free play time. Registration is required for each month, space is limited. Registration will open at the end of the previous month.
Thursday's at 10am and 1pm - Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and their caregivers are invited to join for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft each week! Registration is required for each month, space is limited. Registration will open at the end of the previous month.
Family Storytimes are back! Join the Dormont Public Library Tuesdays at 11:30am or Thursdays at 1:30 pm for stories and a craft that you can take home with you. Registration and masks are required for this program. To register or for more information, contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.531.8754.
Daily June 13-August 14th Summer Reading Story Stroll at Wiltshire Park
All other story times are still virtual.
Mt. Lebanon Library
Wednesdays, 9:30 or 10:30 am - Book Babies
Enjoy great books and learn new rhymes in this fun, interactive program for babies birth - 2 with a caregiver. Register online.
Thursdays, 9:30 or 10:30am - Storytime for 2s & 3s
Discover delightful finger plays, stories and songs, while strengthening Early Literacy skills in this participatory program created especially for 2-3 year olds & their caregiver. Register online.
Tuesdays, 10 am - Wild About Books
Experience new and classic picture books, enjoy favorite songs, & learn new finger plays in this interactive program. For kids ages 4-6. Register online.
Wednesdays, 4 pm. - Crafternoon!
Let kids tap into their creative side while they explore stories and art. Fun for kids ages 4 - 8. Register online.
Mondays at 10am - Toddler Tales
Mondays at 11am - Bodies in Motion
Tuesdays at 10am - Book Babies
Clap and sing along to tunes while working on fine and gross motor skills and direction. For babies through birth.
Tuesdays at 11am - Mother Goose Storytime
Join Ms Patty for songs, fingerplays, and a story with your little one! Suggested for ages 1 to 2.5 years.
Wednesdays at 11am - Preschool Storytime
PAWS for Reading by appointment one Saturday per month
Summer Schedule runs June 1 - August 9th
Tuesday's 10:30am - 11am Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
Each week there will be a different theme. Activities include reading stories, singing songs, and having a craft activity available to either complete at the library or take home.
Wednesday's 10:30-11am Toddler Time (ages 2-3)
This early literacy class will include stories, rhymes, flannel board activities, music and movement, an art activity and more.
Thursday's 10:30-11am Book Babies (ages 0-2)
This interactive storytime focuses on rhymes, songs, fingerplays, a story and more.
Does your library host an awesome story time that you would like to share with families in Baldwin, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Bridgeville, Castle Shannon, Dormont, Jefferson Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Oliver, Mt. Washington, Pleasant Hills, Pittsburgh, South Park, South Side, Upper St. Clair, West Mifflin, Whitehall and the cities in between? Email Emily for instructions on how to get YOUR story times listed on our event calendar and South Hill's Story time Guide.