History for Young Readers

Are you interested in learning more about history, but intimidated by the textbooks or large volumes that you might see at school or a fancy bookstore? Then try these history books that are made specifically for middle grade readers and teens.

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

Summer Reading 2024: Teen Titles

CLP is pleased to announce this year’s Summer Reading Theme: READ-A-PALOOZA BOOK BOWL! Inspired by the 2024 Olympics, each CLP branch’s community competes in this summer-long program to see who can read the most books! Which neighborhood will be Pittsburgh’s next reading champion? Get in training with the following booklist that features athletes and their adventures both on and off the field (or pool, or track, or court). And be sure to visit CLP’s Teenspace page for the latest on programs, activities, contests, and (of course) more books!

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

Source Texts for Teen Screen Adaptations

A number of teen books have recently been adapted as tv shows or movies in the past year. Some are already released, and some are still waiting to premiere – check out the book now to see how the stories compare to their counterparts!

Bright Books for Dark Days

Is winter starting to weigh on you? The following cozy mysteries, gentle romances, whimsical fantasies, and inspiring nonfiction titles are all heartwarming enough to lift anyone out of their midwinter funk. 

Black History Month: Teen

For Black History Month 2024, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is celebrating the Black experience in art, centering both Black artists and subjects. Historically, Black artists have and continue to create, … Continued