The Silliest Picture Books Ever

From Captain Underpants to Mo Willems’ pigeon, some of the most memorable books for kids are the funniest ones. But sometimes, it’s hard to find a new read-aloud that will … Continued


Summer Reading 2024: Kids Picks

While the 2024 Olympics are happening in Paris, the library’s annual summer reading challenge will be in full swing from June 16 to August 11 here in Pittsburgh.   And just … Continued


Best Books for Babies 2024

  The Best Books for Babies Committee has been meeting annually since 2000 to select and celebrate excellent books for the very youngest listeners. That makes this the 25th list … Continued


Take a Father to School Day 2024

Pittsburgh Public Schools will be celebrating Take a Father to School Day on May 17th. This annual event invites students to bring a supportive male figure with them to school for the day. The theme this year is “Thriving Fathers: Enhancing Nutritional, Physical, and Mental Health.” Here are some books that celebrate fathers, uncles, and other positive male role models in children’s lives.   


Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month! Recently, autism advocacy groups have been working to highlight acceptance over awareness.  This post from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network explains it beautifully:   “Acceptance and … Continued


Día 2024

  Celebrate family, culture, and reading on Día. El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) occurs on April 30 and honors the work that families … Continued



Arab American Heritage Month

April is National Arab American Heritage Month, during which we celebrate Arab American history, culture, language, heritage, and accomplishments. One way to celebrate is by reading one (or more!) children’s … Continued


Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives

  March is Women’s History Month. It’s also when Pittsburgh Public Schools celebrate Literacy Week, March 4-8, 2024. This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Women Writers.”  This list of … Continued


Cold Weather Cooking for Kids

With kids spending more time at home and less outside in the chilly weather, it’s a great time to whip up some delicious meals or bake some sweet treats together … Continued