Pittsburgh Ready: Early Literacy, Community and Joy

From 2019-2021, five child care providers across the city of Pittsburgh teamed up with the Library and Quality Coaches from Trying Together to expand early literacy practices. PNC Grow Up Great funding made this collaboration possible. The results, in a nutshell, include joyous relationships, improved learning spaces and new perspectives for everyone involved.


Media Literacy for Kids

There is so much information out there, and sometimes it’s not clear if the source is trustworthy and unbiased. This can be confusing for kids, too. Helping them to understand and evaluate what they see and hear will get them on the right track for the future. It will also help them with school assignments where they may have to do research. Here are some tips to help kids develop media literacy.


Screens and Social Experiences

Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly ideas about how to connect virtually, high-quality materials that spark social experiences, or just looking to learn more about the importance of social connection, the Library has you covered. 




Meet Your Match Using Our Materials Match Forms

If you’re looking for personalized reading recommendations or materials for home or school, check out these material match forms and join the hundreds of patrons who have utilized our services and gotten great results. 


A Trio of Tools for Educators – Pandemic Edition

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. 


Talking About Race With Kids and Teens

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.



Everybody Loves “Popcorn Kernels”

Pittsburgh Ready reflects Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s mission to engage preschool youth meaningfully and develop innovative opportunities for professional growth. If Pittsburgh Ready had a theme song, it would be “Popcorn Kernels”!