Items tagged "General Audience"

Pittsburgh Libraries B.C. (Before Carnegie)

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 […]

Here to Help: Assistance and Resources for Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers

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 […]

Library Supporters Provide a Summer Surprise 

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 […]

July’s Virtual Lineup

FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter 
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 […]

June’s Virtual Lineup

FOLLOW US! Facebook Twitter 
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 […]