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.
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.
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.