Kids


Summer Reading 2022

Sign up with the Beanstack app, or pick up a paper log at the Library!

Earn brag tags by completing reading challenges!

Enjoy scavenger hunts, art in the park, Lego Club, Read to a Dog, storytimes, and more!


Storytimes

  • Storytime in the Park: Mondays at 6:00 PM with Miss JoLynne!
  • Baby & Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM. Join us in the Library with Miss JoLynne!
  • Preschool Storytime: Thursdays at 11:30 AM. Join us in the Library with Miss JoLynne!
  • Arabic/English Bilingual Storytime: Fourth Fridays at 4:30 PM. Watch via Facebook Live!
  • Saturday Storytime: Every Saturday at 11:30 AM with Miss Kathy!

Read to a Dog

Ginny is a licensed therapy dog who loves books – but since she can’t read, she needs your help! Reading to Ginny is a great way for kids to practice their reading in a safe environment. Call 412-276-3456 x11 or email Miss JoLynne to sign up.

When: Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
Where: In person at the Library


Lego Club

Join us in the Children’s department for free play with Legos! Let your creativity flow and make some new friends at the same time. For ages 5 and up.

When: Mondays from 2:00-3:00 PM
Where: In person at the Library


Arabic/English Bilingual Storytime

ةيزيلجنإلاو ةيبرعلا نيتغللبا ةصقلا تقو

Explore world languages and cultures! Join Rema Abdin of the Attawheed Islamic Center, Miss JoLynne of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, and Miss Mikayla of the Crafton Public Library 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 Friday 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!


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. 


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!

Kidsburgh
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!