Try Our Sidewalk Obstacle Course!

Obstacle Course

Can you balance on a log over hot lava? Jump over a river? Stomp and roar like a dinosaur? Try all this and more with the library’s new sidewalk obstacle course!

Monthly BINGO cards!

Summer Reading may be over, but our monthly BINGO card challenge continues! Click here to download the current BINGO card and compete for prizes!

Free Printing for Carlynton Students!

Carlynton print for free

Every Carlynton student gets 50 pages of free printing per month for school-related materials, for as long as remote learning continues. You can print from any library computer during our regular open hours. Or email us your print jobs and we’ll contact you to schedule a pick-up time. Best wishes to all students, teachers, and staff!

Welcome to The Next Chapter!

The next chapter-pengins

The Next Chapter is a chapter book storytime for big kids (kindergarten-4th grade), and anyone who likes a relaxing read in the afternoon. Join us as we read Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater. Mr. Popper is an armchair traveler who dreams of traveling to Antarctica. Imagine the surprise when the Poppers received a live penguin. Tune in to find out more about Mr. Popper and his zany adventures.

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

Introducing Happy Crafting!

Each week, pick up a new craft kit that you can make yourself!

craft kit-mini pumpkins

Did you miss our Harvest on the Hill festival? You can still pick up your mini pumpkin to paint! This week’s craft kit includes a pumpkin, paint, and a foam brush. Be sure to share a photo of your creation! We wish you all a very happy autumn. Please call Miss JoLynne at (412) 276-3456 x11 with any questions.

Happy crafting!

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 phonological awareness.   Phonemes are the little sounds that make up words.   There are many ways to help your child increase their phonological awareness.  One of them is singing.  It doesn’t matter if you can’t carry a tune.  Your little one won’t care if you’re a great singer or not.  Singing helps to slow down language so that children can hear those tiny parts.  

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


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!