On Display: Children’s Special Collections

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The addition of glass doors to a section of shelves in the Children’s Department at Main provides a new view of unique materials from our Special Collections. Different selections of historical significance will be featured on a regular basis.

This reference collection offers resources for students of children’s literature, educators, librarians, and other interested library users. The collection continues to grow with new and historical materials added to enhance its scope

Frances Jenkins Olcott, Laura Cathon, Elva Sophronia Smith, and Margaret Hodges were not only librarians, but well-known writers and experts in the field of children’s literature.

Frances Jenkins Olcott, Laura Cathon, Elva Sophronia Smith, and Margaret Hodges were not only librarians, but well-known writers and experts in the field of children’s literature.

 

Our Storytelling and Folklore collections include traditional tales retold in picture book form as well as collections of tales.  These materials celebrate the diversity of many cultures, and represent a variety of time periods.

Our Storytelling and Folklore collections include traditional tales retold in picture book form as well as collections of tales. These materials celebrate the diversity of many cultures, and represent a variety of time periods.

 

Children’s Special Collections is located in the Children’s Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main. Materials in the collection are available during regular library hours.

Circulating copies of a number of titles in this collection are also available for check-out in the Children’s Department or through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and district libraries.

Mon – Thu: 10 AM – 8 PM

Fri, Sat: 10 AM – 5:30 PM

Sun: 12 – 5 PM

For questions and more information call 412.622.3122 or email us at children@carnegielibrary.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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