During times such as these, it can seem overwhelming to look around and see all that needs to be done or all the people who need help. At the same time, it is also during times such as these, where we can see the heart of people. We have seen offers from many to help and offer support in any way they can. So, […]
Even though our buildings are closed, we still want to celebrate all the amazing things our volunteers do and send our sincere thanks. Here are some ways that we are celebrating this week: We’ll be celebrating milestones Tell us why you volunteer for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – we’d love to hear your story! We will […]
“When I was in the third grade, we moved to a house that was right across the street from the Library’s West End branch. And my mom would force me to go to there and I dreaded it,” he says. “I really didn’t want to read, and I didn’t want to interact with anyone, either.” […]
We know how important it is for kids to spend time reading with positive, engaging adults, so Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh invited interested community members to join our crew of dedicated volunteers who support youth literacy. This summer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh celebrated the three-year anniversary of launching a learning and mentoring program for children called Reading Buddies.
Summer is on the horizon and while you’re breaking out your flip flops, stocking up on sunscreen and pondering your Summer Reading goal, don’t forget to add volunteering to your summer bucket-list. The library has lots of ways, both one-time and ongoing, to squeeze in helping others while you enjoy this sunny season.
A lot happens in five years: falling in love and breaking up, finishing school and starting work, making and losing friends, losing and gaining confidence and, above all, learning, lots of learning. Five years can be full of turbulence, but you can get through them with the help of a good anchor. In my case, I found the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
There’s no way one blog post can capture the scope and scale of the work that CLP volunteers do (The final numbers aren’t in yet, but to-date, volunteers have contributed more than 34,000 hours to CLP in 2016!), but this post is meant to be an overview of the work they do to make our library, and indeed, our community, stronger. If you’ve ever wondered about how we’re able to accomplish so much, this is a reminder that our community has a lot to do with it!