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Hello again from the library! We hope you're holding up well and getting some reading done, if that's your thing. You can tag us (@ccmellorlibrary) in your #quarantinereads social media posts and a CCM librarian will send you personalized book recommendations!

CCM was originally scheduled to reopen today, but in accordance with Gov. Wolfe's stay at home order, the library is closed indefinitely. Please monitor our social media channels and website for updates! 

If you know anyone who would enjoy hearing from us every week, share this email with them! We'll be sending information about library programming and services, as well as links to other online resources. 

Stay well and see you soon! 

Contacting the Library

☎️ Phone: 412-731-0909
📧 Email:
👤 Facebook: @ccmellorlibrary
📷 Instagram: @ccmellorlibrary

We will respond to all messages within 24 hours.

Need a fast answer to a question? Try PA Power Library's chat feature! Chat with a librarian is a live chat service where librarians answer your questions, 24/7.

Keep an eye on our social media for more upcoming programming!

Digital Programming for Kids

All of CCM's digital children's programming is hosted on our Facebook page.

STEAM Activity
Mondays at 2 p.m. - Facebook LIVE
Allison's STEAM activity via Facebook Live (She'll post a teaser on Sundays to let parents know it's happening and what VERY BASIC supplies they'll need to play along at home). This will archive to our page to be viewable after. 

Family Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. - Facebook video post
Family Story Time
with Erin T via Facebook video post

Middle Grade Moment
Thursdays at 2 p.m. - Facebook video post
Check out our Facebook video for Ms. Erin’s book recommendations and a related activity great for ages 8-12! All books will be available through Hoopla with your library card.

Picture Book Children's Choice Awards
Fridays at 1 p.m. - Facebook video post
Join Ms. Erin as we reread a book from the Picture Book Children’s Choice Awards, a list of titles specially selected by librarians for students in grades K-2nd.

Digital Programming for Teens

CCM's teen group is moving online via Zoom! Check CCM's Facebook or Instagram for information on how to join. Email Allison at with questions about how to access teen programming.

Check out the new CCM Teen Facebook group!

Teen Group
Wednesdays at 4 p.m. - Zoom video chat
Teens ages 12-18, come play games, solve puzzles, and complete scavenger hunts with us on Zoom! 

Scavenger Hunt
April 1 at 4 p.m. - Zoom video chat
We're going to have a wild and wonderful scavenger hunt activity through video chatting! I'll post different things to find/create in the comfort of your own home, and you'll find them and present them on video to the rest of the group. It'll be super entertaining, and all the tasks are easily accomplished in any home. 
Log into the Zoom meeting with the following information:
  • Meeting ID: 958 827 759
Teen Book Club **NEW DATE & TIME**
Next meeting: April 20 at 4 p.m. - Zoom video chat
Our teen book club pick for April is Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. It's available for instant download on the library's free Hoopla app, and should be a really fun murder mystery. The main character is from Pittsburgh!

Log into the Zoom meeting with the following information:

Breakout Box
Any time! -
Woohoo, good news, we can access the digital Breakout Box platform from the comfort of our homes! All you need to do is make a free log in  through this link: Then, enter the teen class code: 71925F. Once you log in, you can start creating your own digital Breakout Box games! Super fun!

Digital Programming for Adults

CCM's teen group is moving online via Zoom! Email Allison at with questions about how to access teen programming.

Virtual Book Club
TBD - Zoom video chat
Erin Pierce is hosting a brand new, online-only book club for adults, date and time TBD! Check CCM's Facebook or Instagram for information on how to join.

Drop Dead Book Club
April 1 at 7 p.m. - Zoom video chat
Mystery lovers rejoice! The Drop Dead Book Club is moving to Zoom while the library is closed. The book to be discussed at the April 1 meeting is Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson. Email Ralph Melton with any questions at
Log into the Zoom meeting with the following information:

For Kids

Scholastic Learn At Home: day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing (via Scholastic)

Virtual events hosted by Pittsburgh organizations (via Kids Out and About)

Draw Every Day with author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka (via Youtube)

Dozens of Museums and Libraries Offer Free Downloadable Coloring Books (via Hyperallergic)

Virtually tour the San Diego Zoo including animal livestreams! (via San Diego Zoo)

For Adults

The Basically Guide to Better Baking (via Bon Appétit)

An Astronaut’s Tips For Living in Space – Or Anywhere (via NASA)

Yale's The Science of Well-Being course is free online (via Coursera)

Learn to meditate with Headspace for free (via Headspace)

Digital Resources

All digital library resources are available through eLibrary

Download free eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines through the Libby app from Overdrive

Download free movies, TV shows, audiobooks, comics, and music albums through the
Hoopla app

Need help getting set up with digital resources? Email
April 1 is Census Day
The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Learn more at

Pennsylvania primaries postponed to June 2

"Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday signed a bill moving the primary back five weeks to let people register to vote by mail, for polling locations to shift, and to give election officials time to prepare for an election in unprecedented circumstances." --Philadelphia Inquirer

Voting by Mail in Allegheny County

Voting by mail is now an option in Pennsylvania. It’s an easy, convenient, and secure way to cast your ballot. Apply online by May 26, and return your ballot by June 2. Learn more at

Pennsylvania Extends Personal Income Tax Return Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020

"The deadline for taxpayers to file their 2019 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns is extended to July 15, 2020. This means taxpayers will have an additional 90 days to file from the original deadline of April 15. The Internal Revenue ServiceOpens In A New Window also extended the federal filing deadline to July 15, 2020." --PA Pressroom


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