2023 Children’s Choice Award Winners 

Libraries and schools partner to celebrate and promote reading The Children’s Choice Awards (CCA) hosted annually by the Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) celebrates reading and encourages school and public library collaboration. This year’s culminating event returned in-person following three years of either cancelled or virtual programs due to […]

ACLA CEO Amy Anderson discusses the controversial topic of book banning on Talk Pittsburgh

Talk Pittsburgh host Heather Abraham sat down with Ann Marie Schiavone, J.D., of Duquesne University School of Law, and Amy Anderson, of Allegheny County Library Association, to discuss the controversial topic of book banning. “From the library’s perspective, we are tasked with giving information and materials for everyone in our communities,” Amy said. “We want […]

National Library Week 2023

ACLA encourages all community members to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all they have to offer. Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library, from picture books and large print to audiobooks and ebooks. But there’s so much more to the story of libraries. Libraries are […]

Celebrating the Bookmobile on National Library Outreach Day

National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day) celebrates library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.   ACLA Mobile Services is on the road every day, providing support services to enhance and expand the rich library resources available in Allegheny County. Mobile Services offers much of what a […]

ACLA Libraries are Supported by the PA General Assembly

At the Allegheny County Library Association, we envision a healthy, engaged, and thriving community supported by libraries that welcome, inspire, educate, and provide equal opportunities to all residents of Allegheny County. The legislative grants we have received over the years demonstrate this dedication to improving library service to our communities and we could not be […]

Spotlight on Social Work Student Fellows

It’s been a busy time for our Fellows! Megan has been promoting community health in Homestead; most recently by offering personal wellness groups for adults and hosting a special story time event encouraging our smallest patrons to take good care of their teeth! Selina assisted CLP East Liberty toward their goal of being a welcoming […]

Interning with the Allegheny County Library Association

During the Spring and Fall 2022 semesters, Bri, a Pitt student looking for an opportunity to intern with a 501(c)3 non-profit organization as part of earning a certificate in Nonprofit Management, worked with Allegheny County Library Association in multiple departments. Throughout her time with ACLA, Bri was eager to help and approached new projects with […]

Allegheny County Fellows: Five Years Later

Introduction 2023 marks the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Allegheny County Library Fellows Program, established through the generous support of the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). RAD’s sponsorship of this program provided our libraries with the opportunity to be equipped and empowered individually and collectively to think about the future, and inclusively meet […]

ACLA Mobile Library Services Brings Books to the Community

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. The Bookmobile provides 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 […]