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Don’t ‘Think Spring,’ Think Summer and Summer Jobs!

Thu., Mar. 7
Learn & Earn is a six-week summer employment program for teens and young adults ages 14-21 in the Pittsburgh region. Participants can earn money, gain valuable work experience and develop soft skills to help them become college and career ready. Want to know more before you or your teen start the application? You can find all the details here.
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Creating Access and Building Digital Literacy Awareness

Tue., Feb. 12
The ways we gather, store and understand information are moving further into digital spaces. It is essential that we are providing access to, and creating the foundational skills necessary for, children to navigate these spaces. The BLAST (Bringing Libraries and Schools Together) team has been working to ensure that access to digital spaces remains equitable within library services.  

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hazelwood

Wed., Jan. 23
Come through the doors of CLP - Hazelwood and look to the right, and you will see a large metal art piece by Homestead artist David Lewis: a whole wall of animals amid the trees of “Hazel Woods”. It’s a great visual piece that invites children and families into a space that encourages literacy and learning!   Once in the Children’s area, you may receive a warm welcome from the friendly Children’s…
MLK 360: A Children's Booklist About Dr. King's Legacy

MLK 360: A Children's Booklist About Dr. King's Legacy

Sat., Jan. 19
As a child, I remember studying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. only from one perspective—the man who had a dream. Without a deep understanding of Dr. King, I lacked the ability to apply some of his profound principles to my life. Years later as an adult, I read his autobiography and was amazed at the depth of his personhood. Out of this amazement, I created a booklist that allows children to understand Dr. King’s life as family member, activist, dreamer, and philosopher.

Early Learning BLAST Helping Professionals Develop

Thu., Dec. 20
With a growing understanding of the importance of early learning, there is an increased demand for caring, passionate, qualified professionals to work with our youngest learners in early childhood centers. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Early Learning BLAST Specialists strive to provide what these educators need in the field of early literacy by offering professional development opportunities.

BLAST Outreach Update

Mon., Dec. 17
The BLAST team has had an exciting start to the 2018-2019 school year! This year, participation has increased to include a total of 31 Pittsburgh Public Elementary Schools. Students in participating schools have found themselves learning everything from pre-coding concepts through gameplay to new vocabulary through movement.

Spotlight on Children’s Spaces: CLP – Carrick

Mon., Dec. 3
The Carrick location is the most recently renovated library in the CLP system. It's also the continent’s first Passive House library. Read on to learn more about the amazing features this neighborhood library has to offer.

Spotlight on Children’s Spaces: CLP – West End

Mon., Nov. 26
Over in the West End, right next to the Library Support Center, is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) - West End. According to CLP history, West End was the first location to host storytime almost a century ago. Read on to learn more about this neighborhood location.

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.