Every Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh neighborhood location has a unique room or space designated to and designed specifically for young children. I’ve been traveling around, talking with the Children’s Specialists in those spaces, and figuring out what makes each space special. My first destination was CLP – Squirrel Hill.
Nature is a giant classroom filled with endless possibilities. If you’re looking for ways to inspire an appreciation for the environment while having a good time, check out these fun resources!
Bonnie discovers that there’s always something to talk about.
April is known as the Month of the Young Child and, although as Children’s Librarians we focus on young children every day, April has special meaning to us. Children’s Librarians, in partnership with early childhood educators and museum educators across the state of Pennsylvania, will be on a mission to share one very special book with every young child we meet.
The end of the month marks my seventh year here at CLP – Squirrel Hill. It’s been an amazing time full of growth and exploration. I feel pretty lucky to have a job where singing the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and reading picture books to kids, is the norm.
Borrowing eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies and TV shows for kids has never been easier! Here’s how to make the most of Libby and Hoopla apps using the kid friendly settings.
Learn how to make any town your hometown.
At the beginning of October, my colleague Michael and I began presenting Sensory Discoveries storytime at CLP – Squirrel Hill. Sensory Discoveries is a program designed for children with autism and other sensory processing disorders, as well as peers of all abilities. It is a warm and welcoming space where children and their caregivers can gather to share stories, songs and hands-on activities.
Play is widely acknowledged as the true work of a child, but how can we honor that in our busy lives?
Reading and writing go hand in hand. If a child is able to develop motor skills, has access to plenty of books and can scribble as soon as they can hold a large crayon, they are on their way to reading readiness.