Press Releases

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to receive major state grant

A major renovation project Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has been selected to receive a major state grant, state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Lawrenceville, announced today. The $750,000 grant will help fund a $2.7 million renovation project to the library’s interior and exterior, to provide more comfortable and easily navigable accommodations and spaces for patrons with visual or physical challenges.…

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Presents Business Networking Series

According to a recent report released by the National Federation of Independent Business, small business hiring increased in August. Overall, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for 44 percent of U.S. economic activity. In addition to offering personalized small business assistance to entrepreneurs, including business plans, demographics, and market and industry analysis, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is piloting a series of…

CLP – Mt. Washington is Expanding

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is preparing for the expansion and renovation of one of the city’s historic neighborhood libraries. Located at 315 Grandview Avenue overlooking Downtown Pittsburgh, CLP - Mt. Washington is a well-utilized community resource for residents of Mt. Washington, Duquesne Heights, Allentown and Beltzhoover, and visitors from around the world who come to enjoy the view and ride the inclines. The Library is…

5… 4… 3… 2… 1… BLAST OFF! A Universe of Stories is Waiting to be Discovered at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

On Sunday, June 9, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue a highly anticipated family tradition. Western Pennsylvania residents are invited to kick off the summer at the 19th annual Summer Reading Extravaganza at the Library’s Oakland location at 4400 Forbes Avenue. The all-ages event will be held from noon to 5 pm and feature live performances, crafts, games, food trucks and more. Last summer, 17,973…

Honoring Early Filmmaking Pioneer Lois Weber

The Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center will honor early filmmaking pioneer Lois Weber with a historical marker unveiling and a special program featuring Turner Classic Movies host Illeana Douglas and film historian Shelley Stamp on Thursday, June 13. Born on Federal Street in Allegheny City (now known as Pittsburgh’s North Side) in 1879, Weber was America’s first woman film director. In an influential career…

2019 Best Books for Babies List Released

Each year since 2000 a panel of Pittsburgh librarians and child development experts have curated a list of books perfect for sharing with the very littlest listeners. As in past years, the Best Books for Babies 2019 list includes titles that will delight and engage babies age birth through 18 months and their caregivers. This year’s selections help parents dip their baby’s toes into experiences that revolve around different animals, colors, shapes and cultures, as well as exploring different actions, expressions, words and sounds.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees Recognizes Outstanding Library Advocates and Partners of the Year at Annual Public Meeting

Recipients of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 2018 Advocates of the Year honors were announced at the Library’s Annual Public Meeting on April 15th. Dr. Nosakhere Griffin-EL, a library volunteer with a profound dedication to literacy and learning, was named Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 2018 Advocate of the Year and Jeremiah Fielder, a Reading Buddy at CLP – West End, was named the 2018 Teen Advocate of the Year. Rounding out the honors were library partners the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, recognized as Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 2018 Outstanding Community Partner and PNC as the 2018 Corporation/Foundation Partner of the Year.

WorkLaunch Gives Local Job Seekers Opportunities for Connection

Now in its fourth year, WorkLaunch is a series of work readiness events held each spring by JFCS Career Development Center in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. This year events will take place from March 21st through April 12th at the main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!

On Friday, April 5, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s two most popular adult-only events will merge into one epic evening of library revelry and literary competition.