As Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 2023 Summer Reading Program comes to an end, we are so proud of the enthusiastic participation of Pittsburgh readers in this year’s campaign. We are … Continued
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 2023 Summer Reading season is underway! Already, Pittsburghers have logged thousands of books. You can join in and start logging your books today! The Summer Reading … Continued
Stories that reflect Black icons and the Black experience throughout time.
An unprecedented volume of attempts to reduce access to materials and services from school and public libraries was documented in 2021 by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom … Continued
The whole country has been debating the book list for the Great American Read; especially concerning the books that did not make the list. One of my favorite American authors is … Continued
In late June, LBPH hosted the BELL Academy’s 2017 Growing Readers and Growing Leaders program. Short for Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning, the BELL Academy is a program facilitated by the … Continued
For those not in the know, Battle of the Books is like pub trivia without the booze, that instead focuses on a specific book list for each participating grade level, all while bringing TONS of teens from all over the city and county together in their love of reading (and the thrill of competition!). One of my favorite parts about this program is the collaboration that goes into suggesting book titles to make the final cut, which happens across the Library and even beyond Teen Services (teamwork makes the dream work!). And if you’re anything like me, you get to experience a new genre/author/writing style than what you might normally pick out for yourself to read.
At the beginning of the year, I decided to tackle a proper reading challenge. I wanted to push myself a little and try a few things, particularly genres, that I don’t typically approach when I’m looking for something to read. I’m pretty proud of what I tried and how many of the boxes I was able to check off. Here are a few of the categories I didn’t quite get around to this year, but I’m hoping to carry over into 2017.
Right in between first chapter books and young adult are middle grade books. Intended for youth ages eight to twelve, this collection benefits its specific audience in several ways.