The Cost of COVID-19

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It is hard to believe that it’s been nearly seven months since the pandemic caused widespread closures across Allegheny County.  While libraries also closed their doors (temporarily), they continued to serve in a variety of ways. They offered a full … Read More

Everyday Advocacy

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By Kimberley Hrivnak “I don’t know what to say.” That’s a statement that I regularly hear when it comes to advocacy. There is no one-size-fits- all answer, but there is an easy way to get started. Build the relationship. Don’t … Read More

Something New for Summer Reading

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This year, in an unprecedented show of solidarity among the county libraries, the Allegheny County Library Association delivered the first-ever virtual summer reading program. Not knowing what to expect and having no other programs to model after, summer of 2020 … Read More

Northern Tier Regional Library Wins National PR Award

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Northern Tier Regional Library has received the 2020 PR Xchange Award from the American Library Association for their print campaign in the Advocacy/Fundraising/Annual Reports/Strategic Plan category. The PR Xchange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards competition, under the … Read More

From our Executive Director

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The past days have been extremely challenging for our larger community, but it is clear that so many selfless people are helping us weather the challenges.  Acts of kindness abound, neighbors are supporting one another, families are spending more time … Read More

Hrivnak Receives Certificate of Merit

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The Allegheny County Library Association is pleased to announce that Assistant Director Kimberley Hrivnak is the 2019 recipient of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) Certificate of Merit.

Another Successful Love Your Library Month

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The Love Your Library initiative is a month-long fundraising and awareness campaign for the libraries of Allegheny County, jointly coordinated by the Allegheny County Library Association and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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