Our Nature Partners

Prior to the pandemic, the Allegheny County Library Association launched the Nature Explorer Program with the Allegheny County Parks, Allegheny Land Trust and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. While the nature backpacks are not currently circulating, the four organizations have been able to maintain the partnership through 2020 and into 2021 – offering virtual programming, curated […]

Our Library Champions

  Our libraries across Allegheny County have had many champions over the years. More than a dozen of our libraries bear the distinctive mark of Andrew Carnegie. He constructed 1,700 library buildings in the United States, but he wanted to ensure that local communities would support those facilities going forward. He donated the buildings to […]

Summer is Right Around the Corner

Summer is right around the corner and the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) is pleased to announce another summer of virtual programming beginning June 14. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, the need for remote programming from partners that garner the largest audiences is still necessary and important. We are pleased to have partner […]

National Library Week 2021

National Library Week, April 4 – 10, 2021, is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2021, “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – […]

Every Public Library is a Star to the Community It Serves

It’s true – every public library is a star to the community it serves. In Allegheny County, we are fortunate to have many libraries that are recognized as stars both nationally and statewide.   Library Journal Star Libraries Library Journal’s Star Library Ratings spotlight the best of the best across America. The 2020 edition indexes […]