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It's Story Time in the South Hills! Weekly Local Story Times Near You

Local Children's Reoccurring Story Times in the South Hills of Pittsburgh

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID Publisher May 22, 2022

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


Baldwin Public Library

Tuesday's (bi-weekly) 10:30am - 11:30am Little Sprouts Gardening Program

Families can join in together for a hands-on gardening story time which will involve a story followed by an activity involving planting seeds, flowers, herbs etc. Make and take home a small herb garden and construct fairy houses. Registration Required.

Thursday's (bi-weekly) 10:30 - 11am Beach Blanket Babies (ages 0-2)

Through stories, fun and engaging songs, rhymes, musical instruments and bubbles, babies ages 0-2 can enjoy their first early literacy experience at the library! Bring along your favorite beach blanket! No registration required. Search "📖 Beach Blanket Babies ⛱" on our event calendar for exact dates.


Bethel Park Public Library

Tuesdays at 10am and 11am - Toddler Tuesdays (ages 2-3)

Stories, songs, rhymes and more comprise this 30 minute class. Each class is followed by a themed activity. Registration is 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.

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. 


Dormont Public Library

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 dormont@einetwork.net or 412.531.8754. 


Upper St Clair Township Library

Daily June 13-August 14th Summer Reading Story Stroll at Wiltshire Park

All other story times are still virtual. 


Whitehall Public Library

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.