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
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
If remote learning is a challenge for you or your kids, check out our newest online resource: free access to Tutor.com 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.
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!
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.
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
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.
ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES
OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES
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!
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.