Weeks of Weeding

At the Library, our collection of books is always growing and changing. When new books come in, older books must find new homes! When librarians remove older books from our collections, we call it “weeding” – and just like weeding a garden, it helps to keep our collection healthy, relevant, and engaging.

For two weeks in July, we’re giving away dozens of picture books that we’ve weeded from our collection – yours to keep, for free! Browse the table in our entrance lobby and take whatever you like. We love it when our older books find new life on someone else’s shelves!

  • July 19-24: Picture books
  • July 26-31: Chapter books

Summer Reading is Here!

It’s Tails & Tales! Learn all about our programs, events, and prizes!

Lego Club is Back!

All kids are invited to come build and create with Legos! Some weeks will be free play, and sometimes we will have challenges for you to build. Always, we will have fun!

This program meets every Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 PM, in person at the Library. Patrons over two years of age who are not fully vaccinated (at least two weeks past having their final shot) will be asked to wear a mask. Thank you!

Story Times

  • Mondays at 7:00 PM: Virtual Family Storytime. Watch via Facebook Live!
  • Tuesdays at 10:30 AM: Baby & Toddler Storytime, live in the Library!
  • Wednesdays at 3:00 PM: Summer Reading Folktale Storytime, live in the Library! Explore folktales from around the world!
    • Week 1 (June 14): Japan
    • Week 2 (June 21): Cuba
    • Week 3 (June 28): Australia
    • Week 4 (July 5): Denmark
    • Week 5 (July 12): Mexico
    • Week 6 (July 19): Canada
    • Week 7 (July 26): Kenya
    • Week 8 (August 2): Philippines
  • Thursdays at 11:30 AM: Preschool Storytime, live in the Library!
  • Fourth Fridays at 4:00 PM: Virtual English/Arabic Bilingual Storytime, with Rema Abdin of the Attawheed Islamic Center!

Arabic/English Bilingual Storytimes

ةيزيلجنإلاو ةيبرعلا نيتغللبا ةصقلا تقو

Join Rema Abdin of the Attawheed Islamic Center and Miss JoLynne of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall for our special monthly Arabic/English Bilingual Storytimes! Hear stories and songs in both Arabic and English, and learn more about your neighbors. This program is intended for kids in preschool through second grade.

Join us on the fourth Friday of each month at 4:00 PM! Connect to our Zoom meeting, or watch live on Facebook.


شاركونا واٌنضموا إلينا لسماع قصة ممتعة باللغة العربية والانجليزية كل رابع جمعة من كل شهر، الساعة الرابعة عصرا عبر برنامج زووم.

مع الأستاذة جوليان من مكتبة آندرو كارنيجي، و الأستاذة رماء عابدين من مسجد التوحيد في برنامج قراءة قصة ثنائية اللغة .
اقضوا معنا ساعة مشوقة مليئة بالقصص و الغناء و العمل الفني. للأطفال من عمر الروضة و إلى الصف الثاني. ( كل الأطفال مرحب بهم)

اضغط على الرابط التالي وقت الفعالية و شاركونا
او يمكنكم الانضمام عبر الفيس بوك

Bilingual for kids

Arabic and Bilingual Books for Kids

The Library has over forty children’s books written in Arabic or both Arabic and English. Come check them out!

Early Literacy Tip of the Month

Every Child Ready to Read

Tip of the month:
 Our early literacy tip of the month focuses on print awareness, helping your child to be aware that print has meaning.  There are signs, T-shirts, banners and fliers all around us.  When your child notices a stop sign or the sign for their favorite restaurant, they are “reading”.  As you read with them, run your finger under the text.  This helps them to know that you are reading the words and not the pictures. 

Free Printing for Carlynton Students!


Allegheny County’s eLibrary for Kids


Carlynton School District

Best Books for Babies
An annual list compiled by panel of Pittsburgh-area librarians and child development experts of the best books for kids from birth to 18 months old.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Expert guidance, resources, and apps to help you meet the goal of reading 1,000 books to your child before they enter kindergarten. Every 100 books, stop by the library to get your sticker and update your progress!

PBS Kids
Fun games and activities featuring your favorite PBS characters!

Explore Kidsburgh! You’ll find a great calendar of kid-friendly events around Pittsburgh, a directory of child-serving organizations, and plenty of parenting resources about creative learning and health.

Building Your Family’s Home Library
Looking for your kid’s next favorite book? Check out these recommended book lists by age!