Allegheny County Children Choose Their Favorites

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Libraries in Allegheny County introduce thousands of children to new and quality literature each year through the Picture Book Children’s Choice Awards and the Children’s Choice Awards provided by the Allegheny County Library Association. Both programs also help libraries build … Read More

Paula Kelly wins the I Love My Librarian Award

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“America needs more Paulas,” according to Khara Timsina, a community leader and Bhutanese immigrant to the United States. At a time when American society has become rife with divisiveness, Paula Kelly uses her remarkable knowledge, ability and integrity as the … Read More

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.

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