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All bus routes are subject to change. Please visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County for up-to-date schedules.

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Andrew Carnegie once referred to Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh’s North Side) as his “first love.” Today, CLP – Allegheny is home to a special collection of rare materials dedicated to the history of Allegheny City and the North Side.

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  • The Labs
  • Exterior Book Return (for after hours returns)


Latest From the Library

The Importance of Play

Wed., Mar. 8
Play supports literacy and learning; it is the conduit through which children develop both the ability and readiness to learn.

Girls Rock on 2017 Amelia Bloomer List

Wed., Feb. 8
There were a lot of amazing books recognized last month at the Youth Media Awards during the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Atlanta (poor Falcons). Picture an Academy Awards celebration for books and librarians! Some of the most prestigious literary awards for children and teens are announced during this event to great applause, shouts of appreciation and, sometimes, shocked gasps, like the Newbery, Caldecott and…

Staff Picks

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This post is definitely about dragons!

For some reason, children are fascinated by dragons. Dragon stories help children imagine and develop their creative thinking. I want to share my favorite dragon stories for young children age 3 to 7.