Legislative update – Pennsylvania 2017-2018 Budget
In early April the Librarians as STEM Educators grant participants met at ASSET STEM Education for an informal reunion. The formal professional development program ended in March 2016. Since then the participants have incorporated inquiry-based learning in library programming and extended the reach of … Read More
The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) hosted two public events in April entitled “Immigration Journeys: Old and New,” which showcased the immigration stories of five Pittsburgh-based refugees and five long-time residents. The program was geared towards promoting a greater understanding and acceptance … Read More
Governor Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded Keystone Grants to 27 Pennsylvania libraries – including 5 in Allegheny County – providing more than $5.9 million in funding for libraries from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation … Read More
It’s clear that Allegheny County residents do indeed Love Their Libraries! This past September’s Love Your Library campaign, a joint effort of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) and the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA), was a tremendous success.
December 13, 2016 In 1991, Frank Lucchino, then Controller of Allegheny County, issued a special report – “A Quiet Crisis: Libraries in Allegheny County.” This nearly 100-page report offered an in-depth discussion on the state of the libraries in … Read More
At its December 12 meeting Carnegie Council voted to forge a 20-year contract with the Andrew Carnegie Free Library. The vote was unanimous. The contract gives the Library stable and appropriate funding for the next 20 years, essentially making the … Read More
Originally posted in PGH AVE WEST, Sept-Oct 2016 Caring for a loved one is one of the most important responsibilities and privileges a person could have. Especially when a loved one has become aged or dependent on assistance. In an … Read More
Originally posted on the Post Gazette Op-Ed, January 10, 2017, written by Marilyn Jenkins. As we gear up to confront the new challenges of 2017, it’s all too easy to focus on what needs to be fixed, rather than what … Read More
Today’s libraries have transformed into sophisticated learning environments, offering educational opportunities for all ages.