While we love helping you find great reads and want to find the right book just for you, we also recognize that many of us love to explore on our own. Being able to go into the stacks to scan the shelves, scout out the new book area, and check out what has been put […]
When you think of a library, you typically picture people quietly reading and librarians shushing whenever their volume reaches a disruptive level. But that’s not the scene at Family PlayShop at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty Branch. They welcome talkers! In fact, they encourage it. The children’s area is colorful, bright and noisy, […]
If you’re one of the 100,000 grandparents raising a child in Pennsylvania, you might be looking for some fun – and free – activities to do with your little one. The New York Times reported families spent an average of $958 on summer expenses in 2014. Grandparents or caregivers who want to make the most […]
If you’ve been to a storytime program, you’ve probably seen us pass out scarves, shakers, or other props. They certainly add a fun element, but their value goes well beyond that. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular props and their benefits.
What happens when teams of middle and high school students read a list of 10 books, drill each other, and remember as much as they can about the stories? They come together for a trivia competition where one team is crowned champion…
Is reading graphic novels beneficial? Are they on par with “regular” books? The answer to both questions is yes!
The simple act of reading to your child, even an infant, helps to build their early literacy skills. Those skills will support them when they are old enough to start learning how to read on their own. But, wait! The goodness doesn’t stop there.
Halloween is a great holiday to use STEM activities with children. Read on to learn more.
It’s a new school year and that means research, science projects and homework. You can find a wealth of information on the Library’s databases, as well as homework help. Read on to learn more.
Drag Queen Story Hour is a family-friendly series of programs that was was developed in response to area families who’ve expressed an interest in programs that amplify broad perspectives, challenge gender stereotypes and embrace personal expression and self-acceptance.