Families Learn While They Do Laundry

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This past summer, the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) launched Pennsylvania’s first “Wash & Learn” site.  This program establishes a learning library in a neighborhood laundromat. Allegheny County’s first site launched through a collaboration with Libraries Without Borders, South Park … Read More

Butterflies Flock to Libraries

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The Allegheny County Library Association collaborated with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh this past summer to offer painting sessions for the Butterfly Project. The Butterfly Project is a San Diego-based initiative with the goal of having one ceramic butterfly painted for each of the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust.

Whitehall Public Library Honors Longtime Friend

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Did you know that 20 million people nationally provide 5 million hours of volunteer service per year? That is a donation of services at a value of $482 million annually. For the past 20 years, the Whitehall Public Library has been greatly benefitted from the donation of time and talent by Faustino Dunckhorst. Recently, the Library dedicated the “Faustino Dunckhorst Reading Area” in recognition of the all that Mr. Dunckhorst has done for the Library, and the library community at large.

The Battle of the North

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On April 12, 2018, eight libraries of the ACLA North Region offered the first Adult Battle of the Books. Twenty-eight teams packed Sieb’s Pub & Restaurant on Babcock Boulevard and were ready for battle.

Libraries Support Kindergarten Readiness

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Libraries play a critical role in the kindergarten readiness and transition process.  They promote early literacy and kindergarten readiness skills in programming, encourage family engagement, and help children learn (when a parent, guardian or formal preschool is not present). They … Read More

Huge Response to Love Your Library Month

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Now in its second year, “Love Your Library,” a county-wide initiative developed by the Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, provided a way for residents to “show their love” to their local library. During the month of … Read More

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