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…
Teacher and student look at a mobile device together

Online Resources for Teachers & Students

Fri., Feb. 21
It’s hard to believe that the school year is more than half over, but that doesn’t mean there still aren’t papers to write or homework to do. Are you assigning your students a research paper? Have your students check out World Book Online or Gale in Context: Research for Middle School to find articles not on the Internet. Science or STEM assignments? Science Online has…
Former Pirate and current Philly Andrew McCutchen narrates audiobook. Volunteer monitors recording outside of booth. Narrating the book Baseball Is by Louise Borden

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…