Here’s what you need to know about bringing kids to the library:
- We really love kids! We have loads of great stuff at our library! Come do some puzzles, play with puppets, build with all different kinds of blocks, cook a meal in our play kitchen, set a train on its course at our train table, do some coloring, or of course, get comfy and read.
- We always have answers to your questions, so please ask us even if it looks like we’re busy – really, we’re just biding our time until someone asks us a great question! Whether it’s about a book recommendation, our library lizard Harold (yes, sometimes he can be grumpy!) or you’d really like to know our favorite Disney movie, we’re ready with an answer (the 3 of us have wildly varying tastes!)
- We’ve got 2 iPads loaded with great fun and educational games for your little ones.
- We are a kind of a noisy library, so don’t feel like you have to whisper when you come in. We try to use our inside voices, but sometimes even we get loud and giggly so we encourage you and little ones to come in and have fun with us!
Here we are so you can recognize us when you see us: Kelley (Head of Youth Services), Carrie (Youth Services Library Assistant) and Rachel (Youth Services Programming and Outreach Librarian) and we consider ourselves a trifecta of A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Feel free to email us if you need anything, have a question or just want to say hi!
Check out these lists of age-appropriate, award-winning materials available in our library:
Carolyn W. Field Award
Carolyn Wicker Field dedicated her life to advancing children’s literature and the powerful role that libraries play in the lives of youth. Since 1983, Pennsylvania Library Association’s Youth Services Division has recognized the best book for youngsters by a Pennsylvania author or illustrator with the Carolyn W. Field Award. View past award recipients.
Best Books for Babies
An early literacy program serving families in the Pittsburgh area, Best Books for Babies is a cooperative project of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, The Fred Rogers Company, and the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. The Best Books for Babies Committee strives to identify books that will delight and engage both babies and the adults who care for them.