Spring Reading Bingo

Download the Spring Reading Bingo card for March and April here, or pick up a blank copy when you visit the Library! When you complete a Bingo (five in a row!), return your card to the Library for a chance to win a Spark Books gift card!

Grab & Go Craft Kits

craft kit-lovebirds

We saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop. So we asked the little bird to stop, stop, stop, and they did! You can stop by the Library and pick up your lovebird Grab and Go craft kit. You supply some tape and something to color with, and we’ll provide the rest of the supplies to make your own little lovebird. Happy crafting! 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

Arabic/English Bilingual Storytimes

ةيزيلجنإلاو ةيبرعلا نيتغللبا ةصقلا تقو

Join Rema Abdin of the Attawheed Islamic Center and Miss JoLynne of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall for our special monthly Arabic/English Bilingual Storytimes! Hear stories and songs in both Arabic and English, and learn more about your neighbors. This program is designed for kids in preschool through second grade.

Friday, February 26, 4:00 PM

Register to attend via Zoom, or watch at

شاركونا وانضموا الينا لسماع قصة ممتعة باللغة العربية 

والانجليزية كل اخر جمعة من كل شهر الساعة الرابعة عصرا عبر برنامج زووم

مع الاستاذة جوليان من مكتبة آندرو كارنيجي و الاستاذة رماء عابدين من مسجد التوحيد في برنامج قراءة قصة ثنائية اللغة

اقضوا معنا ساعة مشوقة مليئة بالقصص و الغناء و العمل الفني. للاطفال من عمر الروضة و الى الصف الثاني. ( كل الاطفال مرحب بهم)

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!