Whitehall Public Library Honors Longtime Friend

Did you know that 20 million people nationally provide 5 million hours of volunteer service per year? That is a donation of services at a value of $482 million annually. For the past 20 years, the Whitehall Public Library has been greatly benefitted from the donation of time and talent by Faustino Dunckhorst. Recently, the Library dedicated the “Faustino Dunckhorst Reading Area” in recognition of the all that Mr. Dunckhorst has done for the Library, and the library community at large.

The Battle of the North

On April 12, 2018, eight libraries of the ACLA North Region offered the first Adult Battle of the Books. Twenty-eight teams packed Sieb’s Pub & Restaurant on Babcock Boulevard and were ready for battle.

Libraries Support Kindergarten Readiness

Libraries play a critical role in the kindergarten readiness and transition process.  They promote early literacy and kindergarten readiness skills in programming, encourage family engagement, and help children learn (when a parent, guardian or formal preschool is not present). They … Read More

Huge Response to Love Your Library Month

Now in its second year, “Love Your Library,” a county-wide initiative developed by the Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, provided a way for residents to “show their love” to their local library. During the month of … Read More

Recognition for Allegheny County Libraries

PA Forward Star Libraries -In 2017, the Pennsylvania Library Association launched their PA Forward Star Library program to raise awareness of library programs and offerings that help Pennsylvania citizens improve their command of five types of literacy – basic, information, civic & social, health, and financial.

Summer Activities at County Libraries

Summer is always a busy time at libraries and 2017 was no different. Libraries in Allegheny County provided numerous opportunities for children to explore the world, ignite imaginations and discover everything that the library has to offer.

ACLA Launches New Youth Services Kits for Library Use

The Allegheny County Library Association is excited to launch a full set of new kits for youth services librarians to borrow and use for in-house and outreach programming. These kits include five new Fred Rogers Center Check-Out Tech Kits, kindergarten … Read More

Allegheny County Library Association’s New Preschool Bookmobile

Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA), along with distinguished guests unveiled its newest bookmobile of the non-profit organization’s fleet on September 11th. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Regional Asset District Chairman Dan Griffin were joined by dozens of preschool students and community members for the ceremony and tour of the new bookmobile.

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