As a librarian I have always been aware of book awards and prizes, but it wasn’t until this year that I began to realize the huge number and wide scope of literary awards that there are in the world. Read on to learn more.
Check out this post for some background on this research, and why I put it together. Here’s a breakdown of the book awards and prizes I surveyed, with pie charts! There are so many ways to look at these. By format: what were the most popular nonfiction titles? Graphic Novels? True Crime books? By country: Exactly how […]
What makes a book high quality? How do you choose the best titles to read with kids? Here are some tips to help you select great books for your preschoolers, and kids of any age!
This winter we’re collaborating with libraries across Allegheny County to invite readers of all ages to read with us in this county-wide Winter Reading Challenge!
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!
While our physical locations may be closed, you can still browse our book displays–virtually.
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie. A Cinderella story set in Ghana. “I think I would have been less apprehensive if Eli himself had been present.” Probably so, since this is Afi’s wedding and Elikem is the groom, whom she has barely […]
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie.
Every year, Children’s and Teen staff from all Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations collaborate to build booklists for all ages and grades.
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