From 2019-2021, five child care providers across the city of Pittsburgh teamed up with the Library and Quality Coaches from Trying Together to expand early literacy practices. PNC Grow Up Great funding made this collaboration possible. The results, in a nutshell, include joyous relationships, improved learning spaces and new perspectives for everyone involved.
Every year, Children’s and Teen staff from all Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations collaborate to build booklists for all ages and grades.
In Youth Services, we focus a lot of our energy on Summer Reading to prevent Summer Learning Loss and build a community of readers. But what about the rest of the year? Read on to learn more about the Teen Winter Reading Raffle.
Children’s Specialists at the Carnegie Library developed a pilot program of bilingual storytimes in a way that grew volunteer partnerships and served speakers of world languages.
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.