Spotlight on Children’s Spaces: CLP - Allegheny

Mon., Nov. 12
For my next excursion, I took my trusty hatchback north, stopping to check out the Children’s space at CLP’s Allegheny location on Federal Street. Read on to find out what makes this Children's space so special.

Wave, Shake, and Wiggle With Storytime Props

Mon., Nov. 5
If you've been to a storytime program, you've probably seen us pass out scarves, shakers, or other props. They certainly add a fun element, but their value goes well beyond that. Let's take a look at some of the more popular props and their benefits.

Laughing While Learning: Must Read Mo Willems Books

Mon., Oct. 29
Last summer, I took my two sons to the library. As they played in the children’s section, I searched for books to read to them. Once I gathered all of the books, my youngest son ran up to me and placed a book in my hand. I looked at it and did not think it was worth reading. It was a simple looking book with a pig and elephant on it. I was only willing to give it a try because of my son’s enthusiasm. After reading that one book, Elephant and Piggie books became a permanent part of our reading time experience.

STEM Your Halloween

Wed., Oct. 24
Halloween is a great time to share STEM activities with children. Measuring out the ingredients for witches potions, exploring the shapes of spider webs and jack-o-lanterns, and concocting slime are just some of the spooky activities that can help children learn science, technology, engineering and math concepts.
The author, Sharon G. Flake and her book, The Skin I'm In.

“I Got You”: An Interview with Sharon G. Flake, The Skin I’m In 20 Years Later

Tue., Oct. 16
Twenty years after its publication, Sharon G. Flake’s bestselling, Coretta Scott King award winning novel is as relevant today as the first day it was published. Here, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, I sat down with Sharon to ask questions about The Skin I’m In, her life as an author and how the library had an influence on her as a child.
The BLAST team.

Who Is BLAST?

Mon., Oct. 15
We are the Library’s BLAST outreach team. BLAST stands for Bringing Libraries and Schools Together. Do you know who's who on the BLAST team? Read on to find out.

Spotlight on Children’s Spaces: CLP - Squirrel Hill

Wed., Oct. 10
Every Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh neighborhood location has a unique room or space designated to and designed specifically for young children. I've been traveling around, talking with the Children's Specialists in those spaces, and figuring out what makes each space special. My first destination was CLP - Squirrel Hill.
Students create a unicorn craft.

Time to BLAST Off into the New School Year!

Mon., Aug. 27
For nearly 20 years, BLAST has been providing outreach programs to Pittsburgh Public Schools to help develop and maintain connections to the Library among school age children. We think the start of the new school year is the perfect time to provide a little insight into our programs.