literacy under the lights

Literacy Under the Lights events are happening around the region: We’ve got details

Literacy Under the Lights is a chance for families to read together and connect with community organizations.

Want your kid to fall in love with reading? These Pittsburgh authors have suggestions.

Easy ways to help kids love reading. Check out this advice.

Book lovers: We’ve got the scoop on ACLA’s Library Road Trip and CLP’s Reading Extravaganza

It’s summer reading season in Pittsburgh. Check out what’s happening at local libraries.

maker monday

Maker Monday: Kids can make Monster Bookmarks

Maker Monday is here with a great summer project.

summer reading

CLP’s Summer Reading Program is here! We’ve got the details.

Summer reading season is here!

big book drop

United Way’s Big Book Drop brings reading fun to thousands of local kids

Thanks to the Big Book Drop, thousands of kids have new books on the way.

Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books

The Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books, with kid-centric events, is coming soon

The free Pittsburgh Festival of Books includes tons of activities for kids and families. Details here.

Which titles made this year’s Best Books for Babies list?

The Best Books for Babies list is created by librarians and child-development experts.

Max Brallier

Sponsored Content Bestselling author of “Last Kids on Earth” series and Netflix’s Emmy-award-winning adaptation, Max Brallier, comes to Pittsburgh!

See Max Brallier in person and get your book signed on Thursday, April 13. Details here.

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, […]

encouraging kids to read

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.” 

scary books for kids

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.

Pittsburgh bookstores

7 independent Pittsburgh bookstores that families will love

These Pittsburgh bookstores are perfect for families with young readers.

Maker Monday

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.

Photo courtesy of the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books

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.

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