Even More Resources for Families!
New Books
Power Kids
Top 10 Free Websites for Kids!
ebooks for kids
Digital Magazines
AWE At Home
Learn all About Animals Here! Fun Resources for Families.
StoryVoice-Live Storytimes
Summer Reading Calendar of Events

Children and Family Events

Summer Reading is here but...almost over!

Registration is open and you can still register for your summer reading challenge. Find Beanstack here

Not sure how to use Beanstack? Check out the video Mrs. Oates made to introduce you to Beanstack.

Check out this fun video to help get you excited for our summer reading program.

Calendar of events is now here! Check out what is happening this summer. **All of the events that need registration are currently full**

Spend just two minutes enjoying parrots in Peru! 


Take and Makes

We will take a break from our take and makes for now. Be on the look-out for events happening this fall.

See our summer calendar for a complete list of events! We will be updating this soon.






1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

When: This is an ongoing program

We are challenging parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books before Kindergarten to their young children ages 0-5. This is a simple yet fun program for you and your child.  Learn about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten here!

Register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge here.

Resources for Families

  • Interested in AWE at home? Use this Google Form to sign up! Find the link to login on the slider above.
  • We wanted to share a fantastic empathy program geared towards young children from the Blackburn Center. The goal of this program is to help prevent bullying and other forms of violence or abuse. Due to COVID they are offering these resources virtually. There are two series to watch. We also have many of the books that are read here for you to check out in the library.  Enjoy!

  • A resource for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment we live in today.
  • Here are some fun animal actions to burn off that extra energy! 
  • Do you like to color? Here are a few animals that you might like to color.
  • Check out this penguin live cam from the San Diego Zoo. Here is another place to watch penguins.  You can watch other animals at these links too. 
  • Feelings can be hard for children to talk about. Helping children use words to describe what is happening inside them is an important part of Social and Emotional Learning. Ready Set Music is designed to help reinforce those messages with catchy songs and fun activities. #TogetherPennsylvania #LearningAtHome  Check out Ready Set Music at this link.
  • Check out this link for a list of 9 books to help kids with sight words. The Ligonier Valley Library has several of these and most of them are in our library system that can be placed on hold and picked up. We are in the process of ordering those we do not have.



General Information


We are doing our very best to keep staff and patrons safe due to COVID-19. Here are our current expectations when you visit us.

  • At this tiime masks are encourged. We understand that children are not vaccinated and many families are still wearing masks. We are leaving this up to you. 
  • No food, candy or drinks are permitted in the children's section of the library. This will remain our rule for quite some time. 
  • We will not have any toys, games, Lego's, etc. out for the foreseeable future. 
  • Here you will find a link for free e-books to help kids cope with COVID-19.


Call the library at 724-238-6451 to speak to Mrs. Oates or send her an email.

Mrs. Oates and Blaze the Dragon enjoy reading stories in the firetruck! We hope you stop on by to visit.

Give the Gift of a Library Card

The age to get a library card at Ligonier Valley Library is five! Stop in and sign your child up today and give them a passport for adventure!

Another super excited five year old who just got his card!

For more information on any of our library programs, contact us at 724-238-6451. A schedule of events can be found on our Event Calendar.

New Library Hours can be found on our home page!




Children and Family Pictures

More fun at the library!
Fun at the library!
We have many programs for families at the Ligonier Valley Library.
We love our families!