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


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.