National Library Week (April 9 – 15, 2017) was a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to … Read More
The Brentwood, Baldwin Borough and Whitehall Public Libraries, sponsored a cultural festival that celebrated differences and brought people together in the spirit of community with We’re All Neighbors.
Millvale Community Library, Robinson Township Library and Western Allegheny Community Library were recognized by the Pennsylvania Library Association with Best Practice Awards for their outstanding efforts in children’s programming. Read More
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