Banned Books Week – Book Challenges Explained

When people first hear about Banned Books Week, they often ask one of two questions: “Who doesn’t have the freedom to read?” and “Are books really banned?” Neither answer is quite as straight-forward as you might think.





Wayfinding in Children’s Collections

Librarians love to arrange things. We are always trying to figure out where to put books (and other materials) so that the folks who will love them the best will find them most easily. It may not feel that way, though, when you first come into the Library to find books for your child. There are so many sections. And lots of different labels. What do they all mean?


Five Books for Emerging Leaders

Many people would agree that our world today needs creative, adaptive and innovative people in all positions of responsibility. From business executives to community organizers to those seeking social equity and inclusiveness, leaders on any level need the tools and philosophies to be successful. Here are five titles emerging leaders can use to discover methods and practices useful for creating positive and productive businesses, organizations and communities. 


Here to Help: How Pittsburghers Can Support Afghan Refugees

Pittsburgh is welcoming families and individuals who have fled the recent political upheaval in Afghanistan. Navigating a new country while still experiencing the trauma of a rapid and unsure departure can be overwhelming. The following information contains links to local, national and international resources.


CLP Spotlights: Demi Kolke from Kenny’s

Welcome to #CLPSpotlights, our monthly series highlighting individuals and organizations that make a difference in their community. This month, we interviewed Demi Kolke from Kenny’s, a community and cultural celebration space in … Continued



CLP Connects: Neighborhood Ambassadors

Please note: the application period will open July 1, 2022. Neighborhood Ambassadors is a community engagement initiative that identifies community members and leaders from neighborhoods throughout the City to act as … Continued