National Cupcake Day

Do you like cupcakes? Of course you do! And so do the Monessen Children’s Department kids! We all love cupcakes! Monday August 15th was National Cupcake Day, to celebrate we made our very own decorated cupcakes, decorated paper cupcakes, and read the book “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake”. The kids iced (in bright blue, neon pink, or white) homemade cupcakes and then decorated with various sprinkles. It was messy but fun and tasty!


Acts of Kindness Day

On Saturday August 13th the Monessen Children’s Department celebrated National Acts of Kindness Day. It was a small group but they were happy to be learning about doing good in our community. The children listened to a book about being kind from Miss Marsha, then assisted Miss Asya and Miss Marsha in making a thank you card for our hard working downstairs library staff. Miss Dorothy accepted the card on behalf of the staff and it brought a slight tear to her eye as the children sang her a thank you song. It was very sweet and very kind! Would you like to do something kind for others? Here’s a list of 100 things that you can do today to change our world. One act at a time!


We Love Books!

On August 8th the Children’s Department celebrated “National Book Lovers Day” we read a book about Max visiting the library and made our own All About Me accordion books.  They even featured a photo of each child that Miss Asya took while the children were in the library.  Don’t forget the best way to show our love for books is to keep reading and keep visiting the Monessen Public Library.  

Items Needed For “Honor Our Heroes” Month



September is “Honor Our Heroes” month at the Monessen Children’s Department.  In honor of this we will be making thank you goodie bags for our local police force to take with us on our visit September 17th.

The bags will look like this:

police bags

Parents and Children are encouraged to participate by donating the following items to Miss Marsha or Miss Asya or in the library lobby by September 14th:

  • Peppermint Patties
  • Smarties
  • Air Heads
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Bags of Peanuts
  • Starburst
  • Packs of Gum
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Dum Dum’s




Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon!





Wishing these two well…

This week Monessen Children’s Library loses it’s two teen summer workers as they prepare to head back to school. We wish all the best to Janáe and Julian as they enter into their senior year at Monessen High School. They both have a bright future ahead of them and we hope they will continue to inspire others as they have inspired us this summer.