Kids

We welcome kids of all ages and their caregivers to our Library & Music Hall. Children are encouraged to learn, read, imagine, and play in our space.


Storytimes

Join us for Storytime in the Lincoln Gallery on the 2nd Floor.

  • Baby & Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM with Miss Mikayla
  • Wednesday Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 11:30 AM with Miss Mikayla
  • Thursday Preschool Storytime: Thursdays at 11:30 AM with Miss Kathy
  • Baby & Toddler Storytime: Fridays at 10:30 AM with Miss Mikayla
  • Storytime with B.B. the Book Fairy: Last Saturday of the month at 11:30 AM with special guest B.B. the Book Fairy
  • Arabic/English Bilingual Storytime: Fourth Mondays at 5:30 PM with Miss Mikayla and Rema Abdin. Watch via Facebook Live!

Other Recurring Kids’ Programs

Our K-5 LEGO Club program on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, at 3:30 pm.


Arabic/English Bilingual Storytime

ةيزيلجنإلاو ةيبرعلا نيتغللبا ةصقلا تقو

Explore world languages and cultures! Join Rema Abdin of the Attawheed Islamic Center and Miss Mikayla 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, 5:30 PM.
Where: Watch live on Facebook here!


Arabic and Bilingual Books for Kids

Bilingual for kids

Our collection offers over 40 children’s books written in Arabic or both Arabic and English.

Browse our Arabic collection.


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.

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!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
It’s never too early to begin reading with your child! Learn more about the importance of reading and see if together you can meet the challenge of reading 1,000 books before Kindergarten!