The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall welcomes kids of all ages and their caregivers to our Library. Children are encouraged to learn, read, imagine and play in our Library space.


  • Monday Preschool Storytime: Mondays at 12:15 PM with Miss Kim
  • Arabic/English Bilingual Storytime: Fourth Mondays at 4:30 PM with Miss Sam and Rema Abdin. Watch via Facebook Live!
  • Baby & Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM with Miss Sam
  • Wednesday Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 11:30 AM with Miss Sam
  • Thursday Preschool Storytime: Thursdays at 11:30 AM with Miss Kathy
  • Baby & Toddler Storytime: Fridays at 10:30 AM with Miss Sam
  • Saturday Storytime: Saturdays at 11:30 AM with Miss Kathy

Arabic/English Bilingual Storytime

ةيزيلجنإلاو ةيبرعلا نيتغللبا ةصقلا تقو

Explore world languages and cultures! Join Rema Abdin of the Attawheed Islamic Center and Miss Sam of Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall for our monthly Arabic/English Bilingual Storytime! Hear stories and songs in both Arabic and English, and learn more about your neighbors. Intended for ages 4-8.

When: Fourth Monday of each month, 4:30 PM.
Where: Watch live on Facebook here!

Bilingual for kids

Arabic and Bilingual Books for Kids

Did you know that the Library has over forty children’s books written in Arabic or both Arabic and English?

Browse our Arabic collection!

Thursdays are for Lego Club at our Library! Join Miss Sam in the Children’s area every Thursday after school to build using all the Library’s Legos.

Online Resources

Allegheny County’s eLibrary for Kids

Carlynton School District

Carnegie Museums Family Access Membership
If your family is eligible for public assistance, you can get a $20 Family Access Membership to the Carnegie Museums, including free admission to the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum!

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!