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Halloween can be a tricky time for families. Not everyone has the guts for scary things. Here’s a guide to a few not-so-scary programs that guarantee skele-fun for the whole family.


Fabulous Fall Activities for Early Learners

I don’t know about y’all, but fall is my number-one season. Break out the autumn sweaters and decorative gourds! For families and caregivers with young children, this season also provides endless opportunities for early learning. Here are a few of my favorite activities which I look forward to year-round.


Homework Help & Tutoring – Fall 2022

Find support for school success with the Library’s in-person and virtual tutoring services.   IN PERSON HOMEWORK HELP AND TUTORING (Grades K-8) Need help with homework? Looking for tutoring for … Continued


Summer Reading With Five Kinds of Nonfiction Children’s Books

As the school year winds down, it’s a perfect time to get into the summer reading mindset. Some kids might look forward to diving into their favorite chapter books, and some kids might need a little extra help to find just the right book. Nonfiction titles are a great option for engaging reluctant readers, and come in a variety of styles.


Summer Meals at the Library

Summer is almost here! At the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, this means reading at least five books for fun and the return of summer meals!


Here Comes the Sun

Check out these local resources to find green spaces and help smiles return to faces.


Benefits of Middle Grade Books

Right in between first chapter books and young adult are middle grade books. Intended for youth ages eight to twelve, this collection benefits its specific audience in several ways.


Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times

Does your little one have a favorite nursery rhyme? A bedtime song? Did you? Nursery rhymes are so much more than traditional stories. They help connect generations through nostalgia and family tradition. They are critical to building early literacy skills. No wonder nursery rhymes frequently appear in our Best Books for Babies lists.


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.