Architectural rendering of the proposed facade and entrance for the future renovation of CLP-Downtown

CLP–Downtown Renovation Plans

Thu., Feb. 27
CLP-Downtown's last day of full service is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020. Renovations are expected to take approximately one year, after which the branch will reopen with 68% more square footage (and a lot more natural light!), including large Children's and Teen sections, each with their own programming spaces. Additional improvements include more meeting space - with large room, medium room with PC class…
2019 Teen Media Award winners pose with their trophies after the ceremony

2020 Teen Media Awards

Sat., Feb. 22
The Library is all about the flow of ideas and creativity. You might think of the flow as one directional, following a path from books and materials to their readers. In reality, library users pour their talents, passions and stories back into the community every day. Two great examples of this are the Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest and the Labsy Awards.  These contests offer an opportunity for teenage writers, artists, musicians and coders to share their work. Whether in the form…
2018 Teen Advocate of the Year Jeremiah Fielder stands on the front steps of the CLP - West End library

Jeremiah’s Story

Fri., Feb. 21
“When I was in the third grade, we moved to a house that was right across the street from the Library’s West End branch. And my mom would force me to go to there and I dreaded it,” he says. “I really didn’t want to read, and I didn’t want to interact with anyone, either.” But one afternoon while he was at the Library, he…
Teacher and student look at a mobile device together.

Online Resources for Teachers & Students

Fri., Feb. 21
With schools closed right now, it's important to know that the library has many resources to help with online learning. Students can explore our expanded World Book Online collection. We now have access to World Book platforms for the youngest of learners through to high school-aged student. All of the Gale in Context resources are helpful for research or essay writing. Gale in Context: Research…
Former Pittsburgh Pirate Andrew McCutchen narrates an audiobook. Volunteer monitors recording outside of booth.

The Recording Studio at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Fri., Feb. 14
Something that many people may not know is that here at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped we have a fully equipped and functioning volunteer-run recording studio. This little-known secret is a true gem, and contributes to the noble mission of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.    Just for a little background, The National Library Service…