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Best Books for Babies 2019

For the twentieth time since 2000, a group of local librarians and child development experts has sorted through the previous year’s publications to select and promote the ten Best Books … Continued


Best Books for Babies 2021

The Best Books for Babies selection process looked a lot different this year. No surprise, right? But we’re happy to report that we still came up with a list of … Continued


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Books of the Pittsburgh Ready Project

The Pittsburgh Ready project links the Library with five child care providers to share robust early literacy resources. I began working on this project in July 2020, but the project … Continued


Best Books for Babies 2020

Way back during the wintry days of January and February, a group of local librarians and child development experts sorted through titles published in 2019 to identify the ten Best … Continued


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Best Books for Babies Publishers

With an innovative board book that features 20 different languages, Odd Dot is the newest publisher to be represented. An imprint of Macmillan, Odd Dot’s first titles came out in … Continued


STEM: All Hands on Tech – Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play with Books and Apps

Librarians can serve as media mentors for families by suggesting apps and media use tools. Very young children learn best from real world interactions, and we give parents the tools they need to connect the learning happening in apps to everyday activities. Here are a few of our favorite apps for little learners, along with tips and activities to support early literacy.


Baby Booklist: The Pittsburgh Ready Project

The Pittsburgh Ready project links the Library with child care providers to share robust early literacy resources. If you are looking for a wonderful title to share with a baby, check out some of the titles on this list. 


Librarians and Pirate Parrot mascot distribue books to kids at a Pittsburgh park

Library Supporters Provide a Summer Surprise 

This summer, families across the city have had to dig deep. There’s been a lot of making do, looking on the bright side and celebrating the small victories. On a recent summer afternoon, being able to pick any book they wanted from a brightly-colored display … Continued




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