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Here Comes the Sun

Little darlings, it’s been a long, cold lonely winter. It feels like years, but spring is here! What a perfect time to check out our city’s various—and numerous—green spaces. Did you know Pittsburgh ranks #34 of 50 US cities with the most green space per capita? These include parks, playgrounds, community gardens, and hiking trails. 

Getting out into nature is great for physical and mental health. It’s a low-cost way to spend time with family.  Public green spaces connect communities. They’re also great for preserving wildlife and mitigating pollution 

Check out these local resources to find green spaces and help smiles return to faces. Search the Catalog for books to inspire your own springtime adventures. Sun, sun, sun here we come! 

Allegheny Land Trust: Green Space Finder 

CitiParks: City and Regional Parks Directory 

Riverlife: Riverfront Parks and Trails Guide 

Three Rivers Heritage Trail: Guide 

Western PA Conservancy: Community Flower Gardens Finder 

You can sign up for a free library card here. If you are new to our eResources, check out these tutorial videos on how to get started.

Looking for a good book, album, movie or TV show? We’re happy to recommend them to you! Use this Personalized Recommendations form to send us some information about what you like and we’ll curate a list just for you.

If you have any additional questions, you can contact a librarian through FacebookInstagram or Twitter. You can also call us at 412.622.3114 or email us at

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