Black History Month @ CLP

While we know Black History Month at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will look a little different this year due to limited in-person services, we’ve developed a robust lineup of virtual … Continued


Inauguration Day 2021

Inauguration Day takes place on January 20, 2021, and will be unlike any in U.S. history. Normally regarded as the end of one presidential era and the beginning of the next through a peaceful transfer of power, complete with parades, balls and large celebrations, this year’s inauguration will look and feel completely different.


Book Awards Roundup: Part 1

As a librarian I have always been aware of book awards and prizes, but it wasn’t until this year that I began to realize the huge number and wide scope of literary awards that there are in the world. Read on to learn more.


Book Awards Roundup: Part 2

Check out this post for some background on this research, and why I put it together. Here’s a breakdown of the book awards and prizes I surveyed, with pie charts! … Continued



Choosing High-Quality Children’s Books

What makes a book high quality? How do you choose the best titles to read with kids? Here are some tips to help you select great books for your preschoolers, and kids of any age!


Difficult News and Self-Care

UPDATE [6/8/2021]: A report was issued today by the Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees — Examining the U.S. Capitol Attack: A Review of the Security, Planning, and Response Failures … Continued


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 … Continued