The 2nd Croaker Summer Reading Club

Calling all Croakers! We are once again sponsoring an adult summer reading club and it’s not too late to sign up. This is relatively painless. You read what you want and circle activities on a grid. No meetings! For every 5 grid activities you receive a ticket which can be spent on chances to win prizes. On August 10th we will have a Potluck Picnic at 6 PM and award the prizes.

Here are some of the fantastic prizes I’ve received so far:

Heinz History Center – 4 free admissions
Erie Maritime Museum – 2 passes
Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad – 2 rail passes
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh – One-time admit 4 pass
Campbell Pottery – Vase
Pittsburgh Playhouse – 2 tickets
Primanti Brothers – $25 gift card
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium – 2 tickets
Tricia Maloney – quilted purse

Summer Reading @ CAPL

Summer Fun for Everyone!

Summer Reading begins June 12th.

Stop by the Library to sign up for one of our Summer Reading Programs:

Tadpoles…………………….Ages 2-4 (Story time Tuesdays at 11 AM)

Kids Club…………………..Ages 4 and Up (Story time Saturdays at 10 AM)

Lunch Bunch……………..Ages 10 and Up (Meetings Saturdays at Noon)

Book Wizards…………….Ages 14-18 (no meetings)

Croakers…………………….Ages 18 and Up (no meetings)

Family Fun Wednesdays…………..Every Wednesday from 6/21 to 7/26


Family Fun Event Schedule

All Programs begin at 5:30 PM

Participants must sign up before the event.

6/21   Art @ the Library

6/28   Recycling Challenge

7/5     Mini Golf @ the Library

7/12   STEAM Night

7/19   Scavenger Hunt

7/26   Giant Games (+Life-Sized Candy Land)


For more information or to sign up to join in our Summer Fun, stop by the Library or call us at 814-425-3996.

Cochranton Community Garage Sales


The Friends of the Library welcome you to join in the fun!

Cochranton Community Garage Sales

May 27th and 28th

There will be a PLANT SALE, USED BOOK SALE, and GARAGE SALE at the Library.


Stop by the library and sign up to get your garage sale listing on the flyer  and receive 2 signs for a $5 donation.  Sign up by Monday, May 22nd to be included.


7th Annual Dr. Seuss Carnival!

You’re invited for some FUN,

Grab your Mom and Everyone!

Don’t be late —

Walk, bike, or skate!

It’ll be awesome, just wait and see —

Let’s all go to the Li-brar-y!

Where:  Cochranton Area Public Library

107 West Pine Stree, Cochranton

When:  Saturday, March 4th from 10 AM until 1 PM

This free public event is geared for children ages preschool – 2nd grade and families.

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please stop by the Library or call us at 814-425-3996

New Drama Group Meets During Winter Months

Join our new group, OFF STAGE: Drama Exercises for Fun, Focus, and Relaxation. This group starts January 11 at 6:30 and will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays through the end of March. Our instructor will be Beth Wilcox, retired CHS Speech and Drama teacher. These informal sessions are designed for students age 16 and up and adults of all ages. Some of the activities planned include body and voice warm-ups, improvisational skits, and various drama games. These activities help participants improve focus and concentration, control nervousness in front of an audience, and learn to work with a partner or in teams. Another objective is to provide some mid-winter fun and entertainment




Saturday, October 8th

10 AM – 2 PM

@ Cochranton Library

Stop by the Library for some Family Fall Fun!

Spiderweb Maze — Stories by the Fireplace — Leaf Wreaths

Apple Tasting — Build a Scarecrow Game — Pumpkin Ring Toss

Goodie Bags and Snacks

Geared for children preschool to age 8 and their families, but everyone is welcome to attend this free event.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Need more information?  Call us at 814.425.3996

Toddler Time Tuesday


We were a small group today, but we had a lot of fun with our topic — PIGS!

We read 2 great pigs books — Litte Flower and Pigs on a Blanket.

My young friend told her own version of Three Little Pigs and then we told the story together on the felt board.  What fun!

You can find some great felt board pieces for The Three Little Pigs here.

We created our own pig versions of favorite songs like “The Pigs on the Bus” and “There’s a Spider on the Pig”.

Then we danced with scarves.

Next week we will have some terrific BEAR stories and activities.  Have you ever gone on a bear hunt?