Press Releases

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.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh hosts “A Celebration of Seeds: 7th Annual Seed and Plant Swap”

The time to punctuate winter’s dreary landscape with vibrant plants and integrate homegrown produce back into your recipes has arrived. The annual Seed and Plant Swap at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh features seed stories, conversations with gardening experts, hands-on activities for children and teens, and a selection of free seeds and plants for the public. Held in collaboration with Grow Pittsburgh and Phipps Conservatory, the…

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Pittsburgh, PA- Beginning Monday, January 14, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host an array of family-friendly events to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 14 | 4:15 pm CLP – Squirrel Hill MLK Jr. Day: Celebrating a Hero Read-aloud from books about MLK and make a craft during this special family-friendly event. For families with children birth to grade 5.…

With the generous support of the Jack Buncher Foundation, “Love Your Library” Campaign Raises More Than $800,000 for Local Libraries

The Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library Pittsburgh announced today that its third annual “Love Your Library” county-wide matching gift campaign raised $660,615 in eligible funds during the month of September, an increase of more than $30,000 from last year. The Jack Buncher Foundation provided $150,000 in matching funds totaling $817,876.24 for libraries in our area. Every library in Allegheny County will receive at…

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Google Announce Wi-Fi Hotspot and Laptop Lending and Training Program

Today, Google and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh announced the creation of a Wi-Fi hotspot and laptop Lending and Training Program. Supported through Grow with Google, the tech company’s initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans, this project will provide individuals with the opportunity to borrow Wi-Fi devices and/or laptops through their local Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location. Carnegie Library President and Director Mary…

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Ultra-green Carrick Library Has Officially Opened

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) – Carrick officially opens to the public on October 20, 2018 as part of Carrick Community Day. The $4.34M project, following five years of planning and a year of renovation, was worth the wait. CLP – Carrick will soon be the first certified Passive House library in North America. Passive House is the world’s most rigorous standard for energy efficient construction – reducing building energy use by as much as 75%.