Sometimes there are good reasons for a book to be removed from the library. It may contain information that’s out-of-date. Maybe the pages are falling out. Perhaps an excited child added embellishments in crayon. Working with kids, I’ve seen that more than once! Other times, individuals or groups ask libraries to remove a book because […]
Having trouble with homework? Miss coming to the library to get help from a librarian or a Reading Buddy? We’ve got a great resource for you that you can access at home! CLP cardholders can access Tutor.com through the Library’s Homework & Testing page from noon until midnight every day to get help from a real, live tutor! This resource is […]
Whether you are teaching in a virtual, in-person or hybrid environment, the Library has a wealth of resources to support you and your students. Your situation is unique, so this trio of tools is designed to be flexible and nimble for your needs.
Whether your kids will be attending school in person, at home or online, the Library is here to support you. While our locations may look different on the inside, the heart of the Library hasn’t changed. Our thinking caps are always on, looking for ways to connect with you.
There’s a long tradition of anthropomorphic animals (animals that act like humans) in fiction. From mice to elephants and everything in between, they’re all over our books and movies. I began to wonder why so many people love these stories.
Many of us are staying home right now, but that doesn’t mean families can’t have a good time. There are lots of ways to keep kids happy and entertained, even if the call of the playground can’t be answered. If you need a little inspiration, try these ideas…
There is a light at the end of the tunnel. It feels like we are finally emerging from a long, long winter and life is returning to some level of normality. Be that as it may, you might not be totally ready to venture out into large groups of people. We understand, and we’ve got […]
It’s important to talk to the kids in your life about why we need a complete count for the 2020 Census. For many children, this is the first Census they will take part in of their lifetime. These numbers will shape their life for the next 10 years, from meals to transportation to financial aid […]
When our library buildings closed, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh librarians hustled to move our in-person storytimes online. We hope that parents and caregivers like you will enjoy our online storytimes and find ways to unlock the learning shared on the screen to bring stoytimes to life for your children.
Talking with children, preschoolers, teens or in between, about current events can be challenging in the best of times. When illness, inequity, violence and hate surround us, it can be an overwhelming prospect. Here are some books that we think offer a good place to start the conversation.