Although we are in the middle of summer (phew, this heat!), we are all still encouraged to minimize the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is as determined as ever to meet our communities’ needs. One way we are doing this is by expanding our curbside pick-up to five new […]
Allegheny County has moved into the yellow phase of reopening. Many of you may be wondering what this means for your Library—and, maybe even more so, your favorite Library program. Though we don’t have a date in mind for reopening, I promise that we are just as eager to see you as you are to […]
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.
Sunday is the official start of summer for us at the Library and we’ll be celebrating with the 17th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza! You can join in the reading fun all summer by signing up now on our website or by visiting your favorite Library location.
Only 48 more hours until Summer Reading Extravaganza, the Library’s annual celebration of literacy and learning. This year, you’ll have the chance to: Enjoy live performances, interactive storytimes and puppet shows Browse the annual book sale Play a fun CLP Readers Game Try your hand at science experiments Check out cooking and gardening demonstrations Personalize […]
Library staff can quote to you at length about the summer slide, the research that shows engaging kids and teens with reading over the summer is immensely beneficial to their educational development. We can also talk about how adults modeling positive reading behaviors for kids shows them that reading is an important part of every day […]