Pittsburgh’s first libraries predated Andrew Carnegie’s arrival in the United States by almost fifty years. These early libraries differed in fundamental ways from what most of us in the 21st century think a library should be: Not Free to Anyone To modern eyes, the phrase “Free To The People” inscribed over the entrance of many a Carnegie Library means we can use the resources within without needing to purchase them. To Pittsburghers […]
This winter we’re collaborating with libraries across Allegheny County to invite readers of all ages to read with us in this county-wide Winter Reading Challenge!
On Saturday, December 12, new temporary COVID-19 mitigation efforts took effect across Pennsylvania. Among other things, these measures prohibit “all in-person indoor dining at businesses in the retail food services industry, including, but not limited to, bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, social clubs, and private catered events.” (source: pa.gov) In response, several organizations in Pittsburgh […]
While our physical locations may be closed, you can still browse our book displays–virtually.
About this guide: The 2020 Election was unlike any election we have witnessed as a country. Global pandemic, record unemployment, information fatigue… all of this has played a part in how we cast our vote, and what will play out after Election Night is over. The following guide was created, not to address who won or lost, […]
This summer, families across the city have had to dig deep. There’s been a lot of making do, looking on the bright side and celebrating the small victories. On a recent summer afternoon, being able to pick any book they wanted from a brightly-colored display at Warrington Rec Center in Knoxville was “The best thing that’s happened all week,” said one mom as she examined the choices with her two children. Thanks to the generous […]
Dear Friends, 2020 has been, to say the least, challenging. We began the year on a high note, planning for our 125th anniversary; excited about starting a new year fresh and full of possibilities. It has now been months since we have been able to welcome you inside our buildings. We miss you! There have […]
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Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube SUMMER READING In the summer months, we showcase Pittsburgh as a City of Readers through our Summer Reading Program – and this year is no different! Reading at least five books, magazines, eBooks or audiobooks during the summer helps to keep brains of all ages sharp and […]
We are pleased to announce that printing is now available at our curbside locations. Please read these instructions carefully to make sure that your print job will be ready when you arrive: First Step: Send your file to the printer. There are two secure ways for you to send your file to the printer at […]
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Instagram Teenspace Instagram YouTube SUMMER READING EXTRAVAGANZA! Kick Off to the Summer Reading Program In the summer months, we showcase Pittsburgh as a City of Readers through our Summer Reading Program – and this year is no different! Reading at least five books, magazines, eBooks or audiobooks during the summer helps […]