Mengle Memorial Library  
Jefferson County Library System Headquarters  
(814) 265-8245   

Providing opportunities that transform, inform and enrich lives.


Early Learning Programs and Handouts

These programs promote PA Forward, Pennsylvania Libraries Basic Literacy along with the Civic and Social Literacy.


These projects have been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.


Programs for Families with children ages 5 and under

at the Mengle Memorial Library (headquarters of the Jefferson County Library System)

Weekly Storytime - Tuesdays @ 11 am (during the school year)



Book Guides

10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

A to Z by Sandra Boynton                                                                               

A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judy Barrett

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming

big fat hen by Keith Baker

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin, Jr. 

Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis

Cows in the Kitchen by Child's Play 

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Dinosaur, Dinosaur by Byron Barton 

Down by the Bay by Raffi

Down in the Jungle

Five Little Ducks by Child's Play   

Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss 

Freight Train by Donald Crews

Froggy Gets Dressed by Donald Crews

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 

Green Sheep by Mem Fox

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by Child's Play

How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends? by Jane Yolen

I Went Walking by Sue Williams

If You're Happy and You Know It

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw 

The Little Mouse, the Red Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann

Old McDonald

One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root

The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too by Mo Willems

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Rainbow Fish by  Marcus Pfister

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Ten Little Fingers by Child's Play

There Was an Old Lady

Time For Bed by Mem Fox

The Wheels on the Bus



Handouts and Guides for Educators

Family Development Time Handouts

Attention (Family Activities Handout)

Colors (Family Activities Handout)

Environmental Print (Family Activities Handout)

The Importance of Play  (Family Activities Handout)

Learning Styles (Family Activities Handout)

Letters  (Family Activities Handout)

Narrative Skills (Family Activities Handout)

Phonological Awareness (Family Activities Handout)

Play (Family Activities Handout)

Print Motivation (Family Activities Handout)

Singing  & Music (Family Activities Handout)

Talking & Dialogic Reading  (Family Activities Handout)

Writing  (Family Activities Handout)

Building Brain Power Flyer

Nursery Rhymes Cards

Every Child Ready To Read (slideshow with notes page)



Family Place Library

In 2014 the Mengle Memorial Library became a Family Place Library.  A Family Place Library transforms the library into a developmentally appropriate learning environment for young children and their families.  The project locally is known as “One, two, three…grow with me!”

 The focus for the young is on relaxing, playing, and sharing.  Play is more than just fun for them; it is a way for them to learn. Through play, children learn skills to control their bodies, develop communication and thinking skills, concentrate and follow through, and learn how to relate to others. These skills are fundamental for learning how to read later.  For adults it is a time for parents or caregivers to have one-on–one time with their child and receive insights into their physical, social, emotional and cognitive world.

Informational Brochures

Choosing Books for Your Child

Great Books to Read with Your Child

Language Activities for Ages Birth - 2

Language Activities for Ages 2 - 4

Language Activities for Ages 4 - 6

Milestones for Ages 8 - 12 Months

Milestones for Toddlers


Nutrition for Toddlers

Picky Eaters


Talk to Me

Tips for Reading

What Should We Read