Check out more than books! We have a variety of materials and services to meet your personal, professional, and educational needs. Think of us as a community center where your children can attend a story-time, select books, or have a birthday party.
Upcoming Events. Please register for events.
Thursday, February 28th the Mars Area Public Library will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with the Mars Primary Center. The Primary Center’s students (Kindergarten and First Grade) will visit the library and participate in activities throughout the day including learning how to find and take out a book. The children will be at various stations throughout the library and noise levels may be higher than normal. The object is to instill a love of reading so while they are here they will be having fun!
- Story Times and Story Tots. New! early literacy activities. Have fun and prepare your child to be “ready to learn”.
- Lego Club. 1st Thursday of the month from 4:30 – 5:30pm. Because of the March Book Sale, Legos will be held March 14th
- Super Readers.
- After School Book Club for grades 3 & 4. 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3:45pm. Reading Freckle Juice by Judy Blume.
- Theater Club. Full at this time.
2013 SPRING STORY TIMES Beginning: Week of March 11
Story Times – Ages 3-6 (craft time included- $2 craft fee entire session). Please register by calling 724-625-9048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monday 10:30 am
- Tuesday 1:00 pm
- Friday 10:30 am
Story Tots- Ages 3 and under. Caregivers must accompany the child.
- Wednesdays @ 10:30 am. No registration needed. (No crafts or craft fee)
Story Time and Story Tots will offer early literacy activities by having FUN with rhymes, songs, books, and other language-building play. Don’t worry if your baby roams the room, he/she is still taking in the activities. We’ll give you lots of ideas to take home and try on your own too!
If there is a “melt down” please feel free to step out of the room until he/she feels better.
If your child likes to spend time on the computer, here are sites that are fun and help prepare children to read:
Lego Club Please register by calling 724-625-9048 or email email@example.com
Read to Ramsey. Ramsey is a certified therapy dog, and he loves to have children read to him. Ramsey is at the Mars Library weekly. Let us know if you would like to read to him. Call 724-625-9048 or contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Children who are read to during the first years of life are much more likely to learn to read on schedule.” *
“Reading aloud to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills; it also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory.” *
“Early language skills are based primarily on language exposure – resulting from parents and other adults talking to young children.”* *(From Reach Out and Read)
Super Readers is an opportunity for children to develop their narrative skills (a component of literacy) in a fun and non-judgmental setting. Narrative skills are the ability to describe things and events and tell stories. Narrative skills help children understand what they are learning to read. Super Readers can read to Ramsey (Collie) or Peanut (yellow Lab). These dogs are trained to listen carefully to the children while they read!
Ramsey and/or Peanut – Please register. 724-625-9048 or email email@example.com.
Theater Club is a fun, no pressure opportunity for children and teens to develop 21st Century skills!
- Poise and Self-Confidence
- Public Speaking