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 for Babies. The Best Books for Babies project is intended to encourage reading beginning at birth and recognize publishers who create excellent books for the […]
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 began in person in Fall 2019. At the height of the pandemic, it was a joy to become involved in work that got as close […]
Every new parent is inundated with questions: What brand of diapers should I buy? Which baby formula should I choose? What crib is best? Which stroller? – the list goes on. A lesser asked, but just as important question: what should I read to my newborn? When you’re trying to ensure healthy brain development, it can […]
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 Books for Babies. Obviously, the announcement of these top titles was significantly delayed–but we still believe this list is relevant and important and we’re thrilled […]
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.
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.
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 at Warrington Rec Center in Knoxville was “The best thing that’s happened all week,” said one mom as she examined the choices with her two children. Thanks to the generous […]
Avoid busy malls and long lines this holiday season when you stop by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh this month. Start by signing up for a free Historical Tour at CLP-Main that transports you back in time through an informational and fun fact-filled journey of our Italian Renaissance-style building. Join a tour on a Wednesday and […]
Preparing children to read and succeed is a big job! Pittsburgh Ready brings together a strong team designed to help young children grow into successful readers.