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The library will be open 1/2 day on December 24th and December 31st. The library will be closed December 25th.

Coming Up In January-Winter Reading Club-January 1st through March 31st, 2015


The program will run the months of January, February, and March 2015. Each month, completed entry forms will be eligible for our drawing of special prizes.

No more complaining about the winter blahs. Now you can read interesting library books and tell everyone about them while entering a monthly raffle for great prizes. The Winter Reading club for all ages will be just the thing to keep you warm. Each time you read a book (or listen to an audio book), simply return it with a completed entry form. A prize will be raffled off at the end of each month for each age group. (Children Ages 0-12, Teen 13-17, and Adults 18+). So start reading on January 1st.

Go ahead and enter our raffle drawings as many times as you want-all winter long! Just fill out an entry form in the library and submit it in the drawing box for the appropriate age box.  Forms are due by the last day of each month and winners will be notified.

Come Visit the Library Elf


Santa is sending one of his elves to keep an eye on his friends at the Coraopolis Memorial Library! Every day from December 1-18th, children can find the elf hiding somewhere in the library. When a child tells library staff what the elf is doing, they will receive 1 ticket for a special prize raffle drawing to be held on December 19th. Call the library at 412-264-3502 to register.


Meet Mrs Claus for a Special Holiday Storytime-December 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

Mrs. Claus will be at the library will share a special holiday story, spread holiday cheer, and share cookies with all. No registration required.

Cookie Exchange-December 5th at 5 p.m.

indexPlease join our 2nd annual Coraopolis Memorial Library Cookie Exchange Friday, Dec. 5th at 5PM. THE RULES OF THE COOKIE EXCHANGE 1. All cookies should be homemade. 2. Any of your favorites are welcome including chocolate chip cookies, cookie mixes, no-bakes, meringues or bars. 3. Please bring 6 dozen cookies packaged in half dozen batches. 4. Bring a large container to carry away your cookies. 5. Bring a copy of your recipe 6. RSVP by 11/30/2014 let us know what type of cookies you are planning on bringing – no duplicate recipes allowed (please provide a phone number also). 7. If you don’t have time to bake, or have burnt your cookies, but still want to attend, you must go to a real bakery and buy 6 dozen yummy cookies.


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Toddler Time-Every Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Bring your toddler, ages 19-months to 3 years old, for an interactive story time.  We will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, play with instruments and have fun with Miss Lisa on Monday mornings or Miss Sarah Wednesday evenings.


Wed, Dec. 3 @ 6:30 PM-Evening Family Storytime -Gingerbread Friends1

Wednesday, December 10th @ 6:30 PM “Olaf” storytime. This storytime will be followed by a craft and snack.

Wednesday, December 17th@ 6:30 p.m.  Reindeer Storytime

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Movie Showing


Sat., Dec. 6 @2 P.M. Family Movie Showing-Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Come join us for a special Movie showing of this holiday classic followed by a craft and a snack. Registration is required.

Gingerbread House Contest


Would you like to earn a $25 gift card to Target? Then enter our Gingerbread House Contest. Just drop off your Gingerbread House at the library between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, December 5th with the entry form. (forms available in the library at 601 School Street). The house must be made from gingerbread and not a pre-made kit.
Children ages 8 and under can use a pre-made kit.
1 = Adult ———-18 yrs. & older
2 = Teens ———-13 – 17 yrs.
3 = Youth——— 8 – 12 yrs.
4=Kids, Ages 8 and under——
Judging Criteria
1 – Total display 2 – Use of color 3 – Uniqueness of display 4 – Imaginative use of materials 5 – Quality of construction For questions, call the library at 412-264-3502. One entry per family.

One entry per person or family.


1 = Adult ———-18 yrs. & older

2 = Teens ———-13 – 17 yrs.

3 = Youth——— 8 – 12 yrs.

4=Kids, Ages 8 and under——

Regulations –

  1. Gingerbread house must be mounted on a hard, disposable, unbendable surface no larger than 12” wide x 18” long.  The front of the house must be on the 18” side.
  2. The main structure must be constructed of gingerbread.
  3. Everything on the display must be made of edible materials (excluding mounting surface).
  4. We are not responsible for deterioration of, or damage to, the structure.
  5. Entries may be subject to display through Thursday, December 10, 2014.  Judges will determine entries suitable for display.
  6. No professional entries will be permitted.

Judging Criteria

1 – Total display 2 – Use of color 3 – Uniqueness of display 4 – Imaginative use of materials 5 – Quality of construction


Best of each category ————–$25.00 Gift card to Target

Dates & Times

  1. Entry forms and gingerbread houses are due Friday, December 5th by 4 p.m..
  2. Judging will take place Saturday, December 6th at 11 a.m.
  3. Gingerbread displays may be picked up by Thursday,  December 11th. Houses left after this date will be disposed of.


Monthly Library Programs


Book Clubs-Join Miss Mary for Mystery Book Club-The 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

The Nonfiction Book Club (Brandon’s book club) meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

The Tuesday Night Nonfiction Book Club with Tara meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Learn to Knit and Crochet with Miss Marge~ Learn how to knit and crochet with Miss Marge every Saturday from 10 -11: 30 a.m. All ages welcome and all supplies are provided.

Viewing Pleasure-Join Brandon for his film discussion group-Every 1st and 2nd Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and a Movie Film Discussion-3rd Saturday of every month at 7 p.m.



Library Yearbooks

The Coraopolis Memorial Library has copies of yearbooks from Cornell High School and Cornell from 1932 through 1972 in print and digital format. We also have some yearbooks from Moon High School (1936-64). We would like to thank the OCI Digital Imaging Services for converting our yearbooks to digital format. The print yearbooks do not circulate. The cd’s can be used in the computers at the library. For more information, call the library at 412-264-3502.index5

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