2020 has been a year. I won’t list the ways, because we’re still going through it and it has been uniquely challenging for all of us. However, one thing I’m absolutely looking forward to in 2021 is a gem of a program brought to us by Lend an Ear Consulting principal consultant and founder Michelle […]
Podcasts! Ideal companions for driving, dishwashing, housecleaning, even gardening — or maybe insomnia companions. Here I have compiled a list of podcasts that cover a range of identities engaging with the world, focusing on Black, LGBTQ+ and disabled perspectives.
As many of you know, CLP-LBPH has been closed over the last few weeks while we adhere to Governor Wolf’s order for nonessential workers to Stay at Home. This order is of course designed to lower the rate of transmission of COVID-19 throughout Pennsylvania. I would like to thank all of our patrons who called […]
UPDATE: At this time, the Elections Division is suspending all library voting system demonstrations scheduled from now until further notice. Please refer to our post on mail-in ballots for information on completing that process. This year, Allegheny County is launching a campaign to make patrons aware of upcoming changes to the voting system in the […]
Something that many people may not know is that here at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians we have a fully equipped and functioning volunteer-run recording studio. This little-known secret is a true gem, and contributes to the noble mission of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print […]
At LBPH we have traditionally served people who are unable to access the printed word in typical ways. Through the Library of Congress’ National Library Service, librarians and many other professionals have been able to certify people into the NLS program who are blind, visually disabled or who are unable to hold a book or […]
Children with visual impairments are a diverse group of readers. Some need books with braille and textures to touch and feel; others need large print and increased contrast. For young children with low vision, simple board books with realistic photographs against white backgrounds can be beneficial. Check out these titles featuring sturdy board pages and […]
You may know that the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians offers a handful of audio magazines by mail, but did you know that our patrons are eligible for a service that has over 500 daily newspapers across the country, and 70 magazines? This is through the National Federation of the Blind NEWSLINE service. Patrons […]
For people on the Autism spectrum or with other disabilities there are several exciting events coming up in the Pittsburgh area! On Sunday May 19th at the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, The Autism Society and Band Together Pittsburgh will present an Autism friendly open mic. There will mics, keyboards, guitars, amps, and percussion instruments available for participants […]
As this month of Autism Awareness draws to a close, I want to celebrate some of the ways Carnegie Library supports children with autism and sensory needs throughout the year. Read on to learn more.