Here to Help: Books about Incarceration
When a parent is incarcerated, a child may feel angry, sad, or confused. These books for young children encourage discussion and talk about what to expect.
President & Director Andrew Medlar’s Summer Picks
Summer Reading holds a special place in my heart, because from the year I was born I was always the first kid signed up for it at my neighborhood library. As an adult, that same holds true. Here are five books I loved the most this summer.
Women’s Equality Day
August 26th is the anniversary of women in the United States winning the constitutional right to vote in 1920. In 1973, Congress declared this crucial historical date Women’s Equality Day. … Continued
Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Books for Teens
These titles place characters of color front and center and work to dismantle stereotypes.
We need bravery to try new things. For many children, starting school brings a roller coaster of emotions. Here are some of our favorites that can inspire children to approach the school year with bravery.
Disability Pride Month
July is Disability Pride Month. Check out these titles for a mix of memoirs, first-person stories and essays about the modern disability experience, and fiction with disability representation.
PPS Best Books 2022
Did you know that reading as little as five books over the summer months helps kids and teens retain the skills they learned during the school year? Luckily, it’s been a banner year for youth literature! Pittsburgh Public Schools released its top reads of 2022 for students entering kindergarten through Grade 12. Check out some favorite K-5 titles here.
Battle of the Books 2022 – Adults
UPDATE: Registration for the 2022 Battle of the Books is full. Competitive readers, it is time to wipe off your reading glasses, sharpen your pencils and put on the … Continued
Environmental Care in the Climate Crisis
These books will help you explore the different ways we can restore and care for our environment in the years to come.
Over and Under the Sea: Water-themed Books
Dip your toes, cannonball right in, or simply take in the salty air of these stories over and under the sea.