Pittsburgh Ready: Early Literacy, Community and Joy
From 2019-2021, five child care providers across the city of Pittsburgh teamed up with the Library and Quality Coaches from Trying Together to expand early literacy practices. PNC Grow Up Great funding made this collaboration possible. The results, in a nutshell, include joyous relationships, improved learning spaces and new perspectives for everyone involved.
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
Exploring Perspectives on Marijuana Legalization Through Books
On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Library is hosting a virtual event as part of the “Hear Me Out” Dialogue Series. This event, all about marijuana legislation, will feature a speaker and discussion of policy questions and restorative justice approaches to decriminalization. Navigating the waters of a polarizing issue like marijuana can be confusing. Perhaps you know exactly where you stand, or you’re confused about where to begin to develop an opinion. If you’re in either camp or anywhere in between, I’ve created a roundup of materials in Library collections that can help you examine your own viewpoint and see new ones!
Positive Racial Identity Development and Books for Children
The act of sharing stories featuring Black characters results in positive racial identity and joy. When Black children see themselves in stories, they can see themselves as important and can experience a sense of belonging.
125 Borrows To Celebrate 125 Years of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
As Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh turns 125 years old, I turned to a report of circulation statistics for eBooks. Here are titles that have circulated exactly 125 times (as of this writing), along with a related title for you to explore!
Find That “Just Right” Read With Booklists for All Ages and Grades
Every year, Children’s and Teen staff from all Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations collaborate to build booklists for all ages and grades.
Top eBook Borrows for Adults in 2020
Curious about what your fellow library users in Pittsburgh are reading? Then check out these top eBook borrows from 2020!
A Trio of Tools for Educators – Pandemic Edition
Whether you are teaching in a virtual, in-person or hybrid environment, the Library has a wealth of resources to support you and your students. Your situation is unique, so this trio of tools is designed to be flexible and nimble for your needs.
Scroll Through Today’s Stories With eMagazines and Newspapers
In a world ruled by headline skimming and hashtags, I challenge you to read a few paragraphs in and see what happens. You may feel your world expand beyond the buzzwords of today or enjoy a needed break.
Daydream About PhenomeCON With These Book Suggestions
This week, Teenspace staff would normally be polishing logistics for PhenomeCON, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh teens-only fandom convention. Even though we can’t get together this year, we still want to celebrate love of fandoms. Read on to find book suggestions.