All-Ages Winter Reading Challenge

Track your reading in January and February to win prizes! Learn more and sign up here

Grab & Go Craft Kits

craft kit owls

Grab a craft kit this week at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall to make your very own baby owl. Whooo can? You can! Included in your kit is a pine cone, some cotton balls, felt, googly eyes, and instructions. You provide the glue. Plus, join us for Preschool Storytime on Thursday, January 7, when we’ll read about owls! Call 412-276-3456 or email us to schedule a curbside pickup appointment.

Free Live Tutoring Available

Free tutor

If remote learning is a challenge for you or your kids, check out our newest online resource: free access to with your library card! Get online help from real tutors every day from 12 pm to 12 am, for grades K to 12. Learn more here and feel free to call us with any questions at 412-276-3456.

Virtual Story Times

Miss JoLynne

We can still enjoy story times! Join us for Miss JoLynne’s virtual story times at Facebook Live on the following days and times. You can enjoy story times even if you don’t have a Facebook account.

  • Monday at 7pm: Family Storytime
  • Tuesday at 10:30am: Babies and Books
  • Thursday at 1pm: Preschool Storytime
  • Wednesday at 2pm: The Next Chapter

Welcome to The Next Chapter!

Winn Dixie

Join us as we read Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. When ten year old Opal finds a stray dog at her local grocery store, she has no idea that Winn-Dixie is about to change her summer – and her whole life. You won’t want to miss this unforgettable Newberry honor book by the author of The Tale of Despereaux.

The Next Chapter runs on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 to about 2:30.

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

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!

Cruise Into Kindergarten
Try this fun online game designed by Pennsylvania Public Libraries to strengthen early literacy, math, and science skills!

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!