StoryWalks®: Literacy on the Move

The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) launched the ACLA StoryWalk® Collection in 2022 after seeing the program become increasingly popular at libraries across the county during the pandemic as a safe activity for the entire family. ACLA created the collection of StoryWalks®, so that all libraries could offer this program to their communities, which for […]

Preserving Black Life Stories with the HistoryMakers Digital Archive

The Allegheny County Library Association is proud to provide library cardholders with access to The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive. A 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution, The HistoryMakers is committed to preserving, developing and providing easy access to an internationally recognized archival collection of thousands of African American video oral histories. […]

RAD announces expansion of free days with new RAD Summer Staycation

Starting in May, Allegheny County library card holders eligible to book 100,000+ free admissions through RAD Pass Some of Pittsburgh’s favorite attractions will offer more than 100,000 free admissions this summer. All you need is an Allegheny County library card and a reservation to take advantage. The Allegheny Regional Asset District – RAD –unveiled a […]

Henry L. Hillman Foundation Provides $130,000 Grant to Upgrade Wireless Network Access Points for Allegheny County Libraries

Pittsburgh, PA. April 2024 – eiNetwork is pleased to announce a generous grant of $130,000 from the Henry L Hillman Foundation to bolster the wireless network infrastructure in Allegheny County libraries. This grant, titled “Library Wireless Access Point Replacement,” is a testament to the foundation’s commitment to advancing access to technology and education within our community. […]

Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2024 with Allegheny County libraries

Ready, set, library! National Library Week is April 7–13, 2024, and the Allegheny County Library Association encourages everyone in the community to visit the library to take part in the festivities and explore all the library has to offer. Libraries give us a green light to experience something truly special: a place to connect with […]

Allegheny County Libraries launch new program calendars

Allegheny County libraries have hundreds of events every month: book clubs, story times, movie nights, STEAM programs, crafternoons, author talks, and more! Now it’s easier than ever to see all the exciting programs our libraries offer. ACLA is pleased to present LibraryCalendar, a new program calendar service to connect library patrons with the right programs […]

RAD to Provide New Computers to Libraries Across Allegheny County

Local libraries to receive $3.1 million from top funder to purchase PCs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 22, 2024 PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The newest investment from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) will provide much-needed computer replacements and upgrades at public libraries across Allegheny County.  The RAD Board announced a $3,123,075 grant at its quarterly meeting […]

Student Library Cards for All

Students with access to the public library are more likely to succeed in school, develop a lifelong love of reading and continue to use the library into adulthood. However, not every student has a library card. To remove barriers, the Allegheny County Library Association is proud to announce that in the last 3.5 years more […]

Love Your Library campaign provides another record-breaking year for Allegheny County Libraries during September with $1.31 Million raised

The Jack Buncher Foundation provides match to support literacy and learning Pittsburgh, PA – December 4, 2023 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 $1.31 million in charitable contributions, more […]

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

As 2023 comes to a close, I am so happy with the work that ACLA and our libraries have done to make the library experience a great one for all. From our new online catalog that, among many great features, helps make our “library of things” stand out and be more visible to the community, […]