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Our teens are making furniture, jewelry, and more at the Society for Contemporary Craft!

Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2016 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Early last week, the Millvale Community Library welcomed a new addition to our family--a beautiful new corner plant stand to adorn our library. This was just one of the things our summer campers made at the Society for Contempoary Craft in Pittsburgh's Strip District. 


In addition to making our new plant stand, teen apprentices worked side-by-side wit...

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Air Quality in Millvale

Posted by [email protected] on July 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This Guest Blog is written by Alyse Horn as a part of the Pittsburgh Tall Project:


Although it’s not as smoky as it once was, according to the American Lung Association the Pittsburgh region is still known for having some of the worst air quality in t...

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2016 Summer Kickoff at the Millvale Library

Posted by [email protected] on May 31, 2016 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

It's a sure sign that summer is coming when the backyard of the Millvale Library fills with a sea of yellow. And no, we don't mean dandelions. These were the yellow shirts of over 200 students from Shaler Elementary School who were participating in the Titan Trail Million Word Reader competition. Students gathered on Friday, May 27 for an award ceremony in which we recognized the students who read the most; some read more than 4 Million Words! Afterwards the kids brainstorm...

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Saturday Gaming at the Library

Posted by [email protected] on December 12, 2015 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


It has been said that the job of children is to play, and we at the MCL believe very strongly in that philosophy. Play and games form an integral part of a young person's development even well into their teen (and even adult) years. We also believe that kids and teens are steeped in technology these days--they spend most of their time on computers, and miss out on a lot of...
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Adults Color, Too!

Posted by [email protected] on November 11, 2015 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)



One of our newest programs that is only just getting off the ground, Grownups Color Too! meets every Thursday from noon to 3 PM. Adult coloring is a trend that is taking off all over the nation and all over the world! It's a fun and relaxing way of shuffling off the stress of the day while engaging your creativity and artistic pursuits! Come on down to the MCL and color complex designs ranging...

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Children's Programming at the MCL

Posted by [email protected] on October 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Mini Makers at Work


Here at the Millvale library we have some incredible programs for infants, toddlers and elementary schoolers, and we'd love for you to come down with your kids and check them out! Every Friday at 10:30 AM we feature Infant, Child and Family Story Time. Stop on down ...

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Back to School Means Back to Making!

Posted by [email protected] on September 1, 2015 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

School is back in session, but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop! All of you are back in the classroom, and Nora is back in the Clubhouse! Every Wednesday from 3-6 she will be ready and waiting for the kids to get back from school. So jump off of the bus and into the library ready to get back to making. Because there’s nothing cooler than making cool stuff...

The afterschool programming is organized by monthly themes. Every month the project will change, the gears w...

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Last Week of Summer Celebration!

Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2015 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Nora Peters, the Millvale Makers Guru!


That's right, folks! The summer season is coming to an end and school starts back up soon. But here at the Millvale Community Library, our Millvale Makers program is not ready to give up the ghost, yet! We've got tons of fun activities and games coming up for the last wek of summer so that the kids of the comm...

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Teen Scene Kickoff Party!

Posted by [email protected] on August 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Lisa and the Teen Advisory Board

Late in April of this year we did a ribbon cutting for our brand new teen space and clubhouse at the Millvale Community Library as part of a party to celebrate Earth Day and our ongoing growth and community programming. This space, currently dubbed the Millvale Teen Scene, is set to have its grand ope...

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Gearing Up for Fall!

Posted by [email protected] on July 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Millvale Makers in Action!


So July is rapidly coming to a close and as August looms before us we all find ourselves wondering where the summer went! Time seems to fly by so quickly, but here we are, preparing for what we hope will be a rip-roaring fall season here at the Millvale Community Library.


Many of the accomplishments of this...

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