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Calling all creative teens! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is now accepting submissions for the Teen Media Awards
Photo above courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. It’s time again for the annual Teen Media Awards through the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. For creative teens across the metro region, […]
How to raise a reader: 8 tips from Common Sense Media for getting kids hooked on books
Encouraging kids to read can be easy with this advice from Common Sense Media.
Buzzword is back: This Pittsburgh art and literacy partnership is hosting live events for families again
At Buzzword events, “we have the social-emotional component, we have the learning capacity, and we have the mental health focus.”
Halloween reading: Pittsburgh writers say scary books for kids can be empowering — and teach empathy
Scary books for kids “bring them back to the light at the end” and can teach empathy, literacy and more.
7 independent Pittsburgh bookstores that families will love
These Pittsburgh bookstores are perfect for families with young readers.
Maker Monday: How to create a homemade poetry card game
This Maker Monday project teaches kids to create a homemade card game while working on their language skills.
Take a look at the Carnegie Library’s 12 Best Books for Babies
It’s here: the 2022 Best Books for Babies list from CLP.
The Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books is coming in May: Here are the details
Literacy fun for the whole family! Check out these details on the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books.
Check out the winners of the 2021 PBS Kids Writers Contest
These stories, written and illustrated by kids, are worthy of acclaim for their storytelling skills, charming drawings and imaginative ideas.
5 ways parents can combine reading with play, an essential part of learning
This summer reading list pairs playful activities with books to keep kids learning all summer long.
World Book Day kicks off a calendar of fun reading events for Pittsburgh families
World Book Day will kick off several weeks of fun and educational book-related events for kids and parents.
Why a more diverse booklist for kids enhances reading for all races and genders
When kids are exposed to kids who are different from themselves, the experience leads to improved cognitive skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving.
10 tips to get your kids hooked on books
Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. These tips will get them started.
9 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from owl prowls to Dr. Frankenbean
We’re loving this season with fresh-air opportunities to hike trails, visit creatures and enjoy outdoor theater.
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.”
How to help kids learn — and feel loved — during this challenging school year
The “So Now What?” webinar series wraps up with a range of great learning resources for families.
9 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from wild animal encounters to mystery theater
This week, kids can exercise their minds, exercise their bods and exercise their making skills.
August Wilson Youth Writers Camp shares kids’ creative writing (and extends the season)
Kids explore their unique writing voices while looking at some of August Wilson’s influences.
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.
Winning entries from 2020 PBS Kids Writers Contest charm readers with original tales and creative drawings
“It is so amazing to read the stories that the children create and very rewarding to acknowledge their hard work.”