Child points to computer and mother smiles. Both are wearing headphones.

Streaming Storytimes and Readalouds

Thu., Mar. 19
Elsewhere we’ve shared resources that can help you create your own storytime or readaloud at home. Now, we’re bringing you a list of great places to watch or stream storytimes from the comfort of your home or from your own device.  We hope to be sharing our own Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh storytimes in the not-too-distant future!  Where are you finding great storytimes online? Let us know—you can find us on on Facebook…
Infants, toddlers and caregivers enjoy a lively storytime

Missing Storytime? We can help!

Wed., Mar. 18
  We understand if you’re missing your visits to the Library right now. We miss you too! We wish we could all be learning together, but since our librarians are at home too, we’re sharing some of our storytime and reading favorites so you can enjoy them at home with your family.  Our Rhyme Time videos feature storytime songs with librarians, children and families singing together. They can be a great way to bring the Library inside your home right now.   These videos for caregivers of babies,…
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…

Everybody Loves “Popcorn Kernels”

Thu., Jan. 16
Pittsburgh Ready reflects Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's mission to engage preschool youth meaningfully and develop innovative opportunities for professional growth. If Pittsburgh Ready had a theme song, it would be “Popcorn Kernels”!

2020 Black History Month Book List for Teens

Thu., Jan. 16
The 2020 National theme for Black History Month is “African Americans and the Vote” marking the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment which granted the right to vote to Black men after the Civil War. Through stories that illustrate the important history of voting rights and civil rights teens in grades 9-12 can learn about the Civil Rights Movement and the monumental Voting Rights Act of 1965 in an interesting and exciting way.

Databases Are Not Just for Data

Fri., Dec. 6
Your library card gives you and your family access to all sorts of materials like books, movies and music. But you probably already knew that. Did you know it also gives you access to useful and fun digital content through our databases?
Teen Winter Reading Raffle logo

Teen Winter Reading Raffle

Tue., Nov. 26
In Youth Services, we focus a lot of our energy on Summer Reading to prevent Summer Learning Loss and build a community of readers. But what about the rest of the year? Read on to learn more about the Teen Winter Reading Raffle.

Free Family Fun

Thu., Oct. 3
When you think of a library, you typically picture people quietly reading and librarians shushing whenever their volume reaches a disruptive level. But that’s not the scene at Family PlayShop at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty Branch. They welcome talkers! In fact, they encourage it. The children’s area is colorful, bright and noisy, filled with neighborhood kids doing everything from reading aloud to…