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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Suspending In-Person Service

In response to the Allegheny County Health Department's stay-at-home advisory, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) is taking the preventive measure of suspending in-person service at all locations effective immediately. Virtual and curbside service, including digital content, book returns, outdoor WiFi and printing is still available. In addition, patrons are able to connect with library staff seven days a week through CLP’s website, through text (412-775-3900)…

With generous support from Jack Buncher Foundation, “Love Your Library” campaign raises its highest amount ever for Allegheny County Libraries

The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) announced today that during September’s annual Love Your Library campaign, the 46 library systems in Allegheny County raised a record-breaking $1.1 million in charitable contributions, more than any previous year. Of this amount, $678,800 is eligible for a prorated match from Jack Buncher Foundation, which generously provided $200,000 in matching contributions. Now it…

Three of the Region's Oldest Cultural Organizations Commemorate the “Birth of the Arts in Pittsburgh" 125 Years Ago Today

Today, three of Pittsburgh’s oldest and most beloved cultural organizations are commemorating a 125-year anniversary: the day Andrew Carnegie dedicated “Carnegie Institute,” his gift of a library, an art and natural history museum, and a grand music hall (the first home of the Pittsburgh Symphony)—all in one building—to the people of Pittsburgh. “Having the Library, the Museums and the Music Hall all under one roof…

Local families in need invited to receive free diapers and baby book bundle

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank have partnered to present the Best Books for Babies Diaper Drop on Saturday, October 24.    Families and caregivers with children ages birth through 18 months are invited to the drive-up event to receive a Best Books for Babies 2020 book bundle and one box of diapers. The event will take place at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run (1201 Woods Run Ave.) on October…

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcomes 'Hear Me Out' Dialogue Series Program

Are you interested in joining an authentic learning space with fellow library patrons across Pennsylvania? Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is partnering with The Free Library of Philadelphia to introduce Hear Me Out: a digital, facilitated dialogue series that connects Pennsylvanians to each other through brave and authentic conversations. Residents from Pittsburgh and around the Commonwealth will join together across distance and difference to uplift and honor…

What are this year’s Best Books for Babies?

Every new parent is inundated with questions: What brand of diapers should I buy? Which baby formula should I choose? What crib is best? Which stroller? – the list goes on. A lesser asked, but just as important question: what should I read to my newborn?   When you’re trying to ensure healthy brain development, it can be difficult to decide when, and what, to start reading…

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Partners with the Art of Democracy to Foster Public Engagement, Amplify Local Perspectives on National Issues and Encourage Voting

CivicCLP, a civic engagement initiative of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Art of Democracy, will host two opportunities in October 2020 for informed and inclusive virtual public deliberations on the U.S. Economy, a key issue facing the country this election year. Using issue guides and other resources created for the National Issues Forum With the People initiative, CivicCLP will host online forums…

Allegheny County libraries kick-off annual “Love Your Library” campaign with boost in matching dollars

The Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will officially kick-off its annual “Love Your Library” campaign on Tuesday, September 1 and continue through the month of September. Now in its fifth year, the county-wide initiative has been incentivized with an increase of $50,000 from last year, in matching donations by its supporting organization – The Jack Buncher Foundation. Participating libraries will receive a pro-rated…

2020 Carnegie Library Teen Media Awards Recognize Broad Range of Creative Work

Through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Teen Media Awards teen creators have invited us to examine what we think we know. They invite us to reflect on beauty, to dwell in complexity, and to celebrate joy where we find it. More than 200 young writers, visual artists, musicians, filmographers and inventors in Allegheny County vied for honors in the Library’s 20202 Teen Media Awards. The Awards,…

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Begins Phased Reopening of Limited In-Person Service

Visit the Library to use computers, print, pick up and place holds, and apply for a library card. Curbside service is still available for patrons who are more comfortable with a no-contact approach. Patrons can still pick up holds, return materials, submit a print job or take advantage of our outdoor Wi-Fi Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. NOW OPEN Tuesday – Saturday,…