Finding the Right Books for Beginning and Emerging Readers

One of the most common requests that children’s librarians get is for help finding books for beginning and emerging readers. At Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the children’s collections hold books for readers and listeners birth to 11, so there’s a lot to explore.


2021 Election Information Roundup

Election Day—Tuesday, November 2—is here. Are you ready to vote? Here is a roundup of all our election posts and FAQs to make sure you are informed and prepared!



Banned Books Week – Book Challenges Explained

When people first hear about Banned Books Week, they often ask one of two questions: “Who doesn’t have the freedom to read?” and “Are books really banned?” Neither answer is quite as straight-forward as you might think.





Wayfinding in Children’s Collections

Librarians love to arrange things. We are always trying to figure out where to put books (and other materials) so that the folks who will love them the best will find them most easily. It may not feel that way, though, when you first come into the Library to find books for your child. There are so many sections. And lots of different labels. What do they all mean?


Five Books for Emerging Leaders

Many people would agree that our world today needs creative, adaptive and innovative people in all positions of responsibility. From business executives to community organizers to those seeking social equity and inclusiveness, leaders on any level need the tools and philosophies to be successful. Here are five titles emerging leaders can use to discover methods and practices useful for creating positive and productive businesses, organizations and communities.