Carnegie Library’s 2020 Best Books for Babies is here. Get comfy with your snuggly bunny!

“It’s tremendously important in developing the early literacy skills that will allow the child to learn to read later.”

Check out these winners in the Carnegie Library Teen Media Awards

The awards highlight the amazing talents of young artists as well as showcase the library’s services to teens.

10 ways to prevent summer brain drain in Pittsburgh kids

“Even though they’re resilient, kids still need support.”

Books on race and racism, by age, recommended by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Not certain where to start or how to talk about race? These books will help.

Want to support Black Lives Matter? Here’s where to start in Pittsburgh.

Want to get more proactive about equality? We’ve gathered some terrific resources to get conversations started and ways to take action.

These 4 Pittsburgh writing contests give kids a creative outlet at home

These four spring writing contests will keep literacy skills sharp for kids from kindergarten through high school.

Kids express themselves through free ProjectArt classes around Pittsburgh

“This program really reinforces the library as a vibrant and modern community center.”

STEM Spooktacular Day

Discover the un-boo-lievable fun of science and explore spooky experiments at Pittsburgh STEM Spooktacular Day! STEM Spooktacular Day is a FREE local event that provides kids with interactive learning experiences […]

My Favorite Pittsburgh Thing To Do With Kids: Christin Thorpe of Ozzie & Me Foundation

“Family time allows us to learn about each other, the world, and establish our family values.”

10 storybooks to ease first-day jitters for kids heading to preschool

Reading about other kids, dinos and llamas who experience the same feelings can help them understand and overcome their fears.

2019 Best Books for Babies deliver brain development (and quality snuggle time)

These top books promote linguistic, cognitive and visual development in babies from birth to 18 months.


300-plus (mostly free) activities spark excitement for kids through Remake Learning Days

RLD connects kids from pre-K through high school with a network of facilities where they can let their imaginations run wild.

50 free activities, plus 6 international theaters! Your guide to the EQT Children’s Festival.

It will probably take four days to get to all the free events and activities.

9 storybooks for little ones who love their binkies and blankies

Giving up pacifiers and security blankets can be an emotional adjustment, but reading stories about others facing the same struggle can help.

Maker kids will love these free crafting classes, thanks to Creativebug and Carnegie Library

“The craft renaissance is here and the library wants Pittsburgh to join.”

Hoping for more sharing and less tussle? These 9 storybooks can help!

Even before little kids move up to kindergarten, they can learn how to show kindness and compassion to others.

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10 biographies for kids — and a party! — that explore Black History Month

Stories of real people who’ve made a difference help promote positive racial identity and confidence.

These storybooks help little kids deal with their big emotions

Reading about other kids – and animal characters – experiencing the same kinds of situations and feelings helps kids to recognize and understand what they are going through.

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These 9 books for kids honor Adoption Month with comfort and understanding

Sharing these stories is a fine way to begin conversations about a child’s identity.

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Kidsburgh Hero: David Shifren and the Pittsburgh Police Chess Club

“Chess slows you down, so you can deliberate more. That slowed-down thinking serves kids well.”