Limited Browsing Begins April 6

Limited browsing will begin on Tuesday, April 6th. Browsing times initially will be Tuesdays from 11:30 – 11:45 and 12:00 – 12:15. We are working hard to ensure everyone’s safety. Only one person will be allowed during each visit and will be open to patrons 16 and over. To schedule your appointment, call us at 412-531-8754. For more information, see the Library Service Updates page.

Book Sale: Temporarily Out of Stock

We are temporarily out of items for the book sale and book grab bags. We hope to be able to offer these again soon.

Tax Update

The deadline for filing state, federal, and local income taxes has been extended to May 17, 2021. We will continue providing tax forms and information through that date. We strongly recommend that if you will need documents scanned, copied, or faxed that you contact us at least two business days in advance; with our reduced staff and operating hours we may be unable to accept requests for document services without prior notice. As a reminder, library staff are not able to tell you which forms you need if you do not know the form number. Library staff are also prohibited from filling out forms or logging into websites on your behalf, due to liability issues. If you need tax preparation assistance, please dial 211 to find out about free tax prep services provided by the United Way.

Continuing Precautions

The library building is not open to patrons except during designated browsing by appointment, but staff are available six days a week by telephone or email to answer questions, arrange curbside pickup, or assist with remote document services. Read more about quarantine procedures and what we're doing to keep the community safe.

Origami Club: Make a Frog

Summer Reading is over, but we still have plenty of origami craft projects for you and your family to try. This week, Amy demonstrates how to make a hopping frog. Try and set a new long jump record! For more information about Britney Gallivan (mentioned at the end of the video) and her paper-folding exploits, check out this bonus video.

Summer Reading Origami Bonus: Make a Heron

In a special extra Origami Club video, Amy demonstrates how to make a long-legged origami heron. This project is a little tricky, but if you’ve made a crane or practiced with some of our other origami videos, we’re sure you can do it.

Summer Reading Saturday Storytime: The Curious Garden

For the last of our Summer Saturday Storytimes, Amy reads The Curious Garden, written and illustrated by Peter Brown and published by Little, Brown Books. In a city where there are hardly any gardens or plants, Liam comes across an unexpected garden. He doesn’t know anything about gardening, but he knows that he wants this one to thrive. And the garden? It wants to explore the city… Afterwards, make your own curious little tree with salt dough.

Summer Origami Club: Make a Duck

Practice the traditional art of origami paper folding with Amy. This week, make way for ducklings. They look like they’re floating in the water but don’t try to put them in the bath or they’ll get all soggy.

Summer Reading Story & Craft: Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

For the last of our Summer Reading Story & Craft videos, Amy reads Bedtime for Sweet Creatures, written by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon, and published by Sourcebooks. This is an adorable bedtime story about a young boy who doesn’t want to go to bed. He growls like a bear, slithers like a snake, roars like a lion, clings like a koala, and more. Will his mother ever manage to get the boy and his menagerie to sleep? Afterwards, … Read More

ACLA Summer Reading: Final Week Activities

The theme for the final week of ACLA Summer Reading programs is Pittsburgh, from the past to the present and into the future, featuring presentations from community partners like the Heinz History Center and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Check out the programming lineup at the ACLA Summer Reading site.

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