The Pittsburgh Ready project links the Library with five childcare providers to share robust early literacy resources. I began working on this project in July, 2020, but the project began in person in Fall 2019. At the height of the pandemic, it was a joy to become involved in work that got as close to Library […]
On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Library is hosting a virtual event as part of the “Hear Me Out” Dialogue Series. This event, all about marijuana legislation, will feature a speaker and discussion of policy questions and restorative justice approaches to decriminalization. Navigating the waters of a polarizing issue like marijuana can be confusing. Perhaps you know exactly where you stand, or you’re confused about where to begin to develop an opinion. If you’re in either camp or anywhere in between, I’ve created a roundup of materials in Library collections that can help you examine your own viewpoint and see new ones!
Our first county-wide Winter Reading Challenge is in the books! In January and February, people of all ages from across Allegheny County weathered the cold by diving into reading.
Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly ideas about how to connect virtually, high-quality materials that spark social experiences, or just looking to learn more about the importance of social connection, the Library has you covered.
Not only do these families share a talent for writing and illustrating, they also show that creating books is a great way to come together with loved ones. Collaboration is a common thread among all of these family stories. Celebrate Black History Month by reading some of their awesome books with your child. Maybe you’ll even create your own story together!
The act of sharing stories featuring Black characters results in positive racial identity and joy. When Black children see themselves in stories, they can see themselves as important and can experience a sense of belonging.
Check out some of the local children’s authors who’ve graced Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s shelves over the years.
However you decide to navigate life after high school, remember that the Library offers ways to have fun, learn and think about new pathways. Here are some resources for considering future options.
As Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh turns 125 years old, I turned to a report of circulation statistics for eBooks. Here are titles that have circulated exactly 125 times (as of this writing), along with a related title for you to explore!
On Monday, February 1, 2021, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is opening its virtual doors to the international storyteller, Donna Washington!