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.

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.