“I feel we are better parents.” With mom and dad by her side, two-year-old Rae sings, claps her hands and stamps her feet during Friday storytimes at CLP – Allegheny. She is too young to understand that the interactive stories, songs and rhymes she loves to recite in the car and just before bedtime are […]
One of the most common requests that children’s librarians get is for help finding books for beginning and emerging readers. At Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the children’s collections hold books for readers and listeners birth to 11, so there’s a lot to explore.
For my next excursion, I took my trusty hatchback north, stopping to check out the Children’s space at CLP’s Allegheny location on Federal Street. Read on to find out what makes this Children’s space so special.
School has started and that means homework! With a library card, students can access digital collections and databases to help with doing research and much more.
Each year I get to be part of the Amelia Bloomer Project, a committee of librarians that chooses amazing books with significant feminist content. The annual list is meant to inspire and advocate for the equality of people of all sexes and genders through well-written and well-illustrated books for ages birth – 18.
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.
School ends, summer vacation begins and suddenly kids are free to play, be outside, go to the pool or do fun things. Here at the library our favorite season is just beginning. That means we are gearing up for Extravaganza and the start of Summer Reading.
Play supports literacy and learning; it is the conduit through which children develop both the ability and readiness to learn.
There were a lot of amazing books recognized last month at the Youth Media Awards during the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Atlanta (poor Falcons). Picture an Academy Awards celebration for books and librarians! Some of the most prestigious literary awards for children and teens are announced during this event to great applause, shouts of […]
The Library is celebrating innovation and creativity through STEM programs during Remake Learning Days, May 9-15.