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We’ve moved!

Our blog has moved to become part of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Website! Follow us there for the same great library news, updates, book reviews and more. You can check us out here: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/category/story-pockets/ Thanks for reading!  

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Stories Alive: Annual Spring Puppet Show

“Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in!” “No, no, no, not by the hair on our chinny chin chins!” Each year librarians at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main Children’s Department perform a puppet show three times per … Continue reading

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Remake Learning Days

The Library is celebrating innovation and creativity through STEM programs during Remake Learning Days. Libraries and organizations throughout the Pittsburgh region are joining together to provide hands-on, innovative and exciting technology, as well as Maker and STEM programming for kids and … Continue reading

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Best Books for Babies 2016

Babies love books. Cuddling up with a caregiver, looking at pictures and listening to the rhythm of words, whether they understand them or not, can be comforting, exciting or just plain fun. And librarians love lists. That’s one reason why … Continue reading

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Robots Rule at Codefest Jr.

Codefest Jr. brought enthusiastic crowds to the Children’s Department at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main on April 9.  From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, children and their caregivers engaged in a variety of coding-related stations throughout the space.  Staff and … Continue reading

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Bilingual Storytimes Bring Communities Together

Children’s Specialists at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) developed a pilot program of bilingual storytimes in a way that grew volunteer partnerships and served speakers of world languages. In Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2016, the next round of … Continue reading

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One Book, Every Young Child

During the month of April, libraries, schools, Head Start programs, museums, and other organizations throughout Pennsylvania are celebrating and participating in the One Book, Every Young Child program. 2016 marks the eleventh year for the program which began in 2006. One … Continue reading

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Wintery Reads

Short days, frozen fingers in the morning, the smell of snow in the air…Pittsburgh’s first big snow (and the school holidays) are imminent.  So pick up one of these wintery reads at the library, or download it to your favorite device, stock … Continue reading

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In the Kitchen with Kids

This is a time of year when practically everyone is thinking about food. Whether we’re preparing for holiday feasts and parties or donating items to those in need, we’re thinking about entrees and side dishes, beverages and desserts.  Whenever possible, … Continue reading

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Books: Powerful Tools for Exploring Emotions

It’s the end of the year. Expectations are high. How do you make sure everyone is alright? The answer is not simple. It is really quite  unclear. But, books are powerful tools.  So please, do not fear. As a former employee in … Continue reading

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