Frank Sarris Public Library | Canonsbourg Magazine
Parking: The Frank Sarris Public Library is located at 35 N. Jefferson Ave. Our entrance and parking lot are behind the library and are accessible from Murdock Street.
We are open for in-person services, but remember:
Our drop box for returned items has moved. It is now located on Murdock Street.
Customers can browse our collections for adults, children and young adults on the first floor. Customers can also use our computers as well as copy and fax documents. Please visit our website for our prices regarding services like printing and faxing.
Computers and study rooms are first come, first served. Computers are limited to one hour per customer. Study rooms are limited to two hours per guest and occupancy, at this time, is one person / room. We ask all clients to be careful of others when using a computer or study room.
These changes will remain in effect until further notice. Check our website, franksarrislibrary.org, or our Facebook page for updates on service or time changes.
Join us for Library Day at Southpointe!
Join our staff every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Hall at Printscape Arena in Southpointe. Check out our website, franksarrislibrary.org or our Facebook page for ongoing updates.
Frank Sarris Public Library is delighted to announce its latest collection: Wonderbook. From Findaway, the makers of our popular Playaway and Launchpad collections, Wonderbook contains a preloaded audiobook reader permanently attached inside a hardcover book. Children can enjoy story time anytime, anywhere. The Wonderbook catalog includes many picture books, leveled readers, early chapters, and non-fiction titles. There is something for every child to discover and enjoy. We will continue to add new titles over the coming months.
Allegheny Land Trust Environmental Program – This free program run by Julie Travaglini of Allegheny Land Trust will focus on environmental topics. The February presentation will focus on bees. Mars will focus on composting. First floor – Athena Sarris programming room. February 19 and March 12. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Bigfoot Lecture – Bigfoot was spotted at the Frank Sarris Public Library! Check out our website, franksarrislibrary.org or our Facebook page for ongoing updates on this event. March 5 (alternate date: March 19)
FSPL Book Club – There will be no FSPL Book Club in January. Books from the February Book Club will be available at the lending desk starting January 12, 2022.
FSPL Book Club – February’s book will be “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah. If interested, customers are asked to register by calling the lending desk, 724-745-1308 option # 1, then picking up their book from the library. First floor – Athena Sarris programming room. February 9, 1 p.m.
Note: All children’s programming will air on a new schedule starting the week of January 3.
Family Story Time – Families will enjoy songs, stories and crafts together. All ages. Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.
Wiggles & Giggles – This program focuses on movement while introducing new vocabulary. Children also develop gross motor skills, listening skills and social skills during each session. 2-5 years. Monday, 11 a.m.
Tales for Toddlers – Toddlers will engage in songs, stories and activities in a fun and educational environment. 18 months-3 years old. Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.
More Than a Story – Kids will enjoy songs, a story, and a craft or activity that emphasizes basic learning skills. 3-5 years. Tuesday, 11 a.m.
Little Picassos – Inspire your children’s imagination and expression with hands-on art activities. Every week there is a new make and take creation. 2-5 years. Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.
STEM & Stories – Children listen to stories and craft projects that inspire their scientific mind. 3-5 years. Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Family Story Time – Families will enjoy songs, stories and crafts together. All ages. Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.
FSPL Chess Club – “Discover” this club, back by popular demand. Sponsored by the FSPL Adolescent Advisory Council, this club meets every month, every other Tuesday. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Register by calling the library at 724-745-1308, option # 1. 1st floor. January 11 and February 8, 5-6 p.m.
Adolescent Advisory Council – The TAB meets monthly to plan, organize and lead activities that will engage and benefit members of the community. Students in grades 7 to 12 are invited to join this group of volunteers. Questions about TAB can be directed to Dana Bell at [email protected]
January 3 and February 7 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Frank Sarris Public Library.
#FSPLonline schedule – Find us on YouTube FSPLonline
8:00 PM This is a weekly online event.
Bedtime Stories – A Virtual Story Time For Everyone! Snuggle up with your little ones as we sing songs, learn lullabies, and listen to stories that emphasize bedtime ritual. Ages: 1-5.
Community classes taught by real teachers are available in subjects such as English, Cake Decorating, Meditation, Dog Training, Bullying, Home Schooling, Quickbooks, How to Use an iPad, parenting and more! Over 500 online courses are available 24/7. You can access these free continuing education courses anywhere, anytime, using a Wi-Fi connection. New users are encouraged to enter their barcode number to get started. When entering your Frank Sarris Public Library barcode number, please write “FSPL” in front of your library barcode number (eg FSPL ##############) .
With LibraryPass’ ComicsPlus, you have access to over 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels and manga, including popular titles like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Bee and Puppycat, Big Nate, My Little Pony, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Stranger Things, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and hundreds more. The tickets are available for children (from 5 years old) to adults (from 18 years old). Every track is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for offline playback – no waiting on waiting lists, no wasted data! All you need is your library card. Find Library Pass under Resources on franksarrislibrary.org.
Overdrive eBooks and Magazines!
Use your computer, iPad, Kindle, Nook or tablets to borrow free – anytime, anywhere – eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and more using Overdrive and your Frank Sarris public library card. The library is close at hand – available 24/7! This resource is also available as a Libby application.