As the official blog for Children’s Services at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Story Pockets highlights programs and resources for kids and provides useful information for parents, caregivers, and educators. Discover amazing library programs, check out book and app reviews, and explore learning opportunities for children of all ages.

Story Pockets team bios:

Angela is a Youth Services Librarian at CLP – Squirrel Hill. She is an extremely slow reader and bicyclist, but really loves both. Not at the same time.

As a BLAST School Outreach Specialist, Bonny gets to visit Pittsburgh Public elementary schools across the city, bringing library materials into the classroom. While hanging out with friends, Bonny loves to bring up all of the job-related random facts she’s picked up and then say “Do you know where I learned that from? A children’s book!” Because children’s books are awesome.

Caitie is a Children’s Librarian at the Allegheny branch on the North Side. She loves graphic memoirs, beautiful pictures of food, geocaching and planning epic voyages.

Erin is the Children’s Librarian at CLP-Brookline where she learns new things from the kids there everyday.

Jessica is a Children’s Specialist at the Squirrel Hill branch. An avid reader of all things Moomin, Jessica also enjoys beekeeping, biking, and digging in the dirt.

Kathy is a Senior Librarian in the Children’s Department at Main.  While she’s originally from Michigan, she loves Pittsburgh where she enjoys doing Bulgarian folk dancing and sharing the oral tradition of storytelling.

Lisa is the Coordinator of Children’s Collections at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She’s the lucky person who gets to pick out all of the cool stuff for kids that the Carnegie has to offer. Although she understands the importance of technology and selects e-books and audios along with books, movies, music and more, she remains cheerfully low-tech in her off time.

Maddie is a Children’s and Teen Librarian at the Squirrel Hill branch.  She enjoys reading, frolicking with her felines, and traveling to far off lands.

As Youth Services Librarian at CLP- Carrick, Maggie likes to incite creativity and curiosity by connecting kids with awesome books and activities. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, Star Trek, and exploring Pittsburgh.

Mary Beth is the Children’s Services Coordinator at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She enjoys reading, walking and gardening. If you pull up beside her in your car, you may see her singing, unless she is listening to an audio book.

Megan is a children’s Library Assistant at CLP – East Liberty. She enjoys writing fiction and has had several short stories published. She also enjoys playing games, reading and trying new foods (eating them, not cooking them).

Natalie is a youth services library assistant at CLP-Sheraden. She loves reading and failing at recreating pinterest crafts. She has two kids of her own and is pretty sure they have joined forces and are plotting against her.

Nonie is a brand new librarian in the Children’s Department at Main, where every day she gets to feel like a kid in a candy store.

Rachel is a Children’s and Teen Librarian at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Squirrel Hill. She loves listening to stories, yoga, tiny pumpkins and mermaids.

Scott has worked at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2010.  He has 2 daughters with whom he loves to explore, learn, and read. They are always looking for adventures!

Suzi is the children’s specialist at the Downtown & Business Library. She does not have a favorite children’s book, but she really likes Lilly from the Kevin Henkes’ picture books “Julius Baby of the World” and “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” among others.

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