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.
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.
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.
The act of sharing stories featuring Black characters results in positive racial identity and joy. When Black children see themselves in stories, they can see themselves as important and can experience a sense of belonging.
Every year, Children’s and Teen staff from all Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations collaborate to build booklists for all ages and grades.
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.
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 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.
With schools closed right now, it’s important to know that the library has many resources to help with online learning. Students can explore our expanded World Book Online collection. We … Continued
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”!