Wilkinsburg Public Library

The Children's Library

Thanks to a campaign led by the local Women's Club, Wilkinsburg children have been enjoying their own department within our library since 1937. The Children's Department first took up residence in a room at the Royal Building, and it offered a range of activities, from puppet shows to stamp collecting.

Storytelling area

Just three years later, the section moved to its present location, joining the Adult library inside the Wilkinsburg Borough Building. In moving to the larger location, the Children's section was able to incorporate a play area and a separate storytelling room. The space available for the Children's Library allows us to offer a wide variety of titles for children of all ages.

Reading terrace

Today, the Children's Department is a vibrant, busy area within the library, nurturing imagination, knowledge, and creativity. Story Hour and Holiday Programs are part of our regular schedule for 3 to 6 year olds; Mother Goose programs are offered for children as young as 6 months old; public-access computers are put to good use; and adult-supervised Wii games are immensely popular. Children also enjoy quiet moments on the reading terrace, which was placed in memory of local storyteller Joe Healy.

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Joe Healy

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