Summer Camps Spotlight: Western Allegheny Community Library
The library is not just a place to find books, it’s also a place to find culture and community. With 300 summer programs to pick from, youth of all ages can spend the summer diving into programs at Western Allegheny Community Library.
The programs are typically hands-on and maker themed. Their “Let’s Discover Illustration” program gives kids a chance to create their own playscape using art supplies. Learning is made and the staff aren’t afraid to get messy with activities like ice cube painting and bubblewrap painting. Their Youth Services Department Head, Rachel Moore, loves to teach the kids how to sew by making Frankenstein Animals. Kids can pick from a buffet of stuffed animal parts to make their very own creature. If stuffed animal buffets aren’t your thing, you can also participate in theater camp, robotics activities, fiber crafts, cooking classes, and so much more.
Moore recognizes that it’s not always easy for families to take day trips to the city to explore the cultural institutions there. “We strive to bring that culture and experience to them in a way that is accessible,” says Moore.
Summer is officially over, but the library offers free learning experiences all year round. Families living in North Fayette, Findlay Township, and Oakdale can learn about the fun by visiting Western Allegheny Community Library. If you don’t live in those areas, you can check out what other libraries offer by visiting the Allegheny County Library Association Website or the events calendar for the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh.RETURN TO BLOG LIST