Every Child Ready to Read: Reading Tips

Sun., Jul. 23
Last week, a teenager walked into the Library and asked me for books that would teach their three year-old sibling to read. Apparently, the summer project they had been charged with included getting that kid to read. I raised my right eyebrow, as I do, and said, "Let's go for a walk." We talked about what their sibling enjoyed - bears, animals and adventure. As…

All Hands on Tech: Super Science Kits

Mon., Jul. 17
When you hear or see the word STEM, what are you thinking? We’re betting that you’re thinking of the acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We suppose you could also be thinking of a plant or flower. STEM has become a household word and we know it means good things for our kids. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers STEM programs that are…

A Baby Book Shower: Babies Need Books from Birth

Mon., Jun. 26
It's never too early to start reading to your baby, and we hope that the Best Books for Babies booklist in combination with future Baby Book Showers will continue to inspire caregivers to share books with their babies.

All Hands on Tech: Learn at the Library all Summer with Super Science!

Sun., Jun. 18
June 11, 2017 marked the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s annual celebration of literacy and learning: Extravaganza! Extravaganza kicks off the Library's Summer Reading program for all ages. Summer Reading is an effort to prevent summer learning loss through opportunities to read and discover all year long! Stop into your neighborhood location or enroll online to start earning awesome prizes for reading like our new #PGHREADS…
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Summer Reading is Here!

Mon., Jun. 5
School ends, summer vacation begins and suddenly kids are free to play, be outside, go to the pool or do fun things. Here at the library our favorite season is just beginning. That means we are gearing up for Extravaganza and the start of Summer Reading.

Happy Remake Learning Days!

Tue., May. 23
In Pittsburgh, we have so many great places for kids: the parks, the Children’s Museum, the Science Center and the libraries (of course) among others, so there’s always something great to do for young people here in “Kidsburgh.” You may have noticed that this week has been ESPECIALLY packed full of cool stuff for kids. That’s because we are smack-dab in the middle of Remake Learning Days!

Best Books for Babies 2017

Sun., May. 7
Research shows that sharing picture books with young children encourages the development of early literacy and language skills.