Allegheny County Fellows: Five Years Later

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Mobile services newsletter

ACLA Mobile Library Services is on the road each day to provide support service to enhance and expand the rich library resources available in Allegheny County. We provide the services that a library building provides, in a personalized environment, at a location accessible to customers who otherwise may not be able to use a library, […]

Spotlight on Social Work Student Fellows

ACLA’s Social Work in Libraries Program has grown by leaps and bounds this year. We’ve expanded our reach from seven communities to eleven, and our Fellows have been hard at work. From September through December they logged a combined total of 400 individual patron interactions, and an additional 444 interactions related to group programming and […]

Libraries Support New Parents 

Many parents do not realize that learning and kindergarten readiness begins at birth. It is the simple daily interactions that parents have with their child that set the foundation for reading and prepare them for school – talking, singing, playing, writing, and reading. A study by Zero to Three found 45% of parents believe “the […]

A Word from Our CEO, Amy Anderson: Thank you, RAD!

The Allegheny County Library Association and its members would like to thank the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) for its continued dedication to the county’s libraries. With the generous support of RAD through its annual allocation, the RAD Transformative Community Libraries Grant, and 2023’s additional line item support of $3 million, Allegheny County’s libraries will […]

Love Your Library campaign raises a record-breaking $1.26 million for Allegheny County libraries during the month of September

The Jack Buncher Foundation provides match to support literacy and learning Pittsburgh, PA — (December 5, 2022) – The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) announced today that during September’s annual Love Your Library campaign, the 46 library systems in Allegheny County raised a record-breaking $1.26 million in charitable contributions, more […]

Spotlight on Social Work Student Fellows

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Spotlight on Social Work Student Fellows

Introduction intro paragraph here from Katrina Jessie Neal (she/her), Andrew Carnegie Free Library What was your educational and work background prior to your placement? I have my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I graduated in 2011 and moved to Chicago a year later. While in Chicago, I fell […]

A Word from Our CEO, Amy Anderson: Year One in Review

I can hardly believe that it has already been a year since I started my work here at ACLA. I knew before I began that it would be a challenging year of learning a new job, in a new community, with all new faces and expectations. While this year has not always been easy, I […]