It’s not ALL about the books! Check out these and other non-traditional library items available.

American Girl Dolls

Each American Girl Doll comes with a doll, clothing, a bed, and other doll props. Also included is the first book in doll’s chapter book series, a look at what Pittsburgh would have been like at the time of the doll’s story, and a notebook to record your adventures with your American Girl! Provided through the Allegheny County Library Association.

LeapReader Sets

The LeapReader pen interacts with the Tag early reader books with audio feedback, character voices, even music and games for additional reading extension. With flexible options, from complete read-along to selecting certain difficult words, it provides an individualized reading experience suited to each child’s abilities. LeapReader Sets include a collection of 7 early reader books, the LeapReader pen, plus charging cable and instructions in a convenient backpack.

Kindle eReaders

We’ve loaded some of the latest and hottest eBooks from YA and Adult onto our set of Kindles. Check the list of titles below, and then check out one of our devices. Skip the holds lists and get over 100 books (and counting) for one checkout!

List of Kindle Books

  • Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie
  • Fredrik Backman – A Man Called Ove
  • Mina Baites – The Silver Music Box
  • David Baldacci – Memory Man & The Last Mile
  • Chloe Benjamin – Immortalists
  • Rhys Bowen – In Farleigh Field
  • K. F. Breene – Fate of Perfection
  • Dan Brown – Origin
  • James Buckley, Jr. – Who Was Ernest Shackleton?
  • Rachel Caine – Stillhouse Lake
  • Lee Child – The Midnight Line
  • Agatha Christie – And Then There Were None
  • Andrew Clements – Frindle
  • Emma Cline – The Girls
  • Ernest Cline – Ready Player One
  • Bill Clinton – The President is Missing
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton – What Happened
  • Harlan Coben – The Stranger
  • Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games
  • Michael Connelly – Two Kinds of Truth
  • Pat Conroy – Prince of Tides
  • Rebekah Crane – The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland
  • James Dashner – The Maze Runner
  • Jeffery Deaver – The Victims’ Club
  • Eoin Dempsey – White Rose, Black Forest
  • Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See
  • Jennifer Egan – Manhattan Beach
  • Louise Erdrich – The Round House
  • Janet Evanovich – The Shell Game, Pros and Cons, & Top Secret Twenty-One
  • A. J. Finn – The Woman in the Window
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby
  • Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
  • Gayle Forman – If I Stay
  • Diana Gabaldon – Outlander
  • William Golding – Lord of the Flies
  • Chris Grabenstein – Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
  • John Green – The Fault in Our Stars
  • John Grisham – The Whistler, Rogue Lawyer, Camino Island, & The Rooster Bar
  • Dan Gutman – The Homework Machine
  • Margaret Peterson Haddix – Running Out of Time
  • Kristin Hannah – The Nightingale
  • Heather Hansen – The Breaking Light
  • Nadia Hashimi – The Pearl That Broke Its Shell
  • Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train & Into the Water
  • Noah Hawley – Before the Fall
  • Laura Hillenbrand – Unbroken
  • S. E. Hinton – The Outsiders
  • Gail Honeyman – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
  • Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner
  • Deborah & James Howe – Bunnicula
  • Lynda Mullaly Hunt – Fish in a Tree
  • Masaji Ishikawa – A River in Darkness
  • Joy Jordan-Lake – A Tangled Mercy
  • Lesley Kagen – The Mutual Admiration Society
  • Minka Kent – The Thinnest Air
  • Stephen King – It & The Outsider
  • Christina Baker Kline – Orphan Train
  • Mary Kubica – The Good Girl
  • Chris Kyle – American Sniper
  • Stieg Larsson – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Kerry Lonsdale – Everything We Keep
  • Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird & Go Set a Watchman
  • Marc Levy – P. S. from Paris
  • Diana Marcum – The Tenth Island
  • George R. R. Martin – Game of Thrones
  • Andrew Mayne – The Naturalist
  • Liane Moriarty – The Husband’s Secret & Truly Madly Guilty
  • Jojo Moyes – Me Before You
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor – Shiloh
  • Celeste Ng – Little Fires Everywhere
  • Barbara Nickless – Blood on the Tracks
  • Tim O’Brien – The Things They Carried
  • Bill O’Reilly – Killing the Rising Sun
  • R. J. Palacio – Wonder
  • Camille Pagan – Life and Other Near-Death Experiences
  • B. A. Paris – Behind Closed Doors
  • Barbara Park – Skinny-bones
  • James Patterson – Cross Justice, 14th Deadly Sin, The 15th Affair, 16th Seduction
  • Eliot Peper – Bandwidth
  • Jodi Picoult – Small Great Things
  • Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Veronica Roth – Divergent
  • J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter Complete Collection & Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Ron Roy – July Jitters
  • Lisa Scottoline – Every Fifteen Minutes
  • Renee Shafranksy – Tips for Living
  • Sherry Shahan – Frozen Stiff
  • Daniel Silva – The Black Widow
  • Jordan Sonnenblick – Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie
  • Frances Southwick – Prognosis Poor
  • Nicholas Sparks – Two by Two
  • Victoria Helen Stone – Evelyn, After
  • Mark Sullivan – Beneath a Scarlet Sky
  • Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – The Nest
  • J. D. Trafford – Little Boy Lost
  • Anne Tyler – A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Ruth Ware – The Woman in Cabin 10
  • Andy Weir – The Martian
  • J. B. West – Upstairs at the White House
  • Marybeth Mayhew Whaler – The Things We Wish Were True
  • Elie Wiesel – Night
  • Michael Wolff – Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
  • Wm. Paul Young – The Shack
  • and more to come!

Book Club Kits to Go

It’s a ready-made book club in a box! Each Book Club Kit includes 12 book copies, a CD audiobook, discussion guide, and a DVD of the film version, if available.

Storytime Kits

Need to do a storytime in a hurry, but can’t think of a topic? Our new Storytime Kits have all you need in one convenient place! Kits include books, music and audio CDs, DVDs, and interactive puppets all on a special theme. Best of all, each one includes a binder of reproducible activities and lesson plans to copy and use to extend the fun.

Board Games

Want to try out a game before buying it? Planning a game night with friends? Look no further than the library for hours of gaming fun! We have all of the following, with more added every month. Look at our cool board games brochure and then check one out today!

Discovery Kits

Want to go on a picnic? Check out a great local hiking trail? Or learn to play a new outdoor game like bocce or croquet? The library offers Discovery Kits, which include all you need to DISCOVER a new activity without having to buy all the supplies.

List of Discovery Kits

Tech Takeout

“Tech Takeout” is a smorgasbord of gadgets, gizmos, and tools for you to take home (and bring back when you’re done, of course!). In addition to the items listed below that you can check out, we have laptops for in-house use, plus an Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in the Teen Room!

List of Tech Takeout

Caregiver Backpacks

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has provided caregiver backpacks to libraries for checkout by family members taking care of older adults or people with disabilities. Each backpack includes brochures, books, DVDs, and other educational materials informing on caregiver issues, providing easy-to-use tips, and connecting caregivers to community resources. Check one out today!