Allegheny County Library Association’s Youth Services is partnering with KDKA’s Pittsburgh Today Live (PTL) in highlighting the many resources and programming available to students and their parents. 

Each month, Youth Services Coordinator Carrie Lane will join PTL’s Heather Abraham for an exciting adventure of Books and Beyond.  You can view each program by tuning in each month, or watching previous episodes on the calendar below.

JULY 2024

This month’s book from the Allegheny County Library Association is Heartwood Hotel, A True Home. Plus, a representative from the Penn Hills Library talks about their library and services to the community, including the community fridge.

This month we have limited copies of the book available for families thanks to recent grant funding. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the book, please complete this survey (first come, first served basis).

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JUNE 2024

Introducing this month’s book from the Allegheny County Library Association is Leo on A Hike. Plus, representatives from the Allegheny County Library Association and the Allegheny Land Trust talk about the nature backpacks and how they can help children and families learn about the nature in their own backyards.

This month we have limited copies of the book available for families thanks to recent grant funding. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the book, please complete this survey (first come, first served basis).

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MAY 2024

Introducing this month’s book from the Allegheny County Library Association is Remarkably Bright Creatures. Plus, representatives from Carnegie Library of Homestead, Millvale Community Library and Northern Tier Regional Library talk about the importance of reading all summer, book suggestions and programs at their libraries.

This month we have limited copies of the book available for families thanks to recent grant funding. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the book, please complete this survey (first come, first served basis).

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april 2024

Introducing this month’s book from the Allegheny County Library Association is Hank’s Big Day: The Story of A Bug. Plus, Chuck Arrigo, Mobile Services Manager gives a tour of one of the bookmobiles.

This month we have limited copies of both books available for families thanks to recent grant funding. If you are interested in receiving copies of the books, please complete this survey (first come, first served basis).

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March 2024

Introducing this month’s books from the Allegheny County Library Association, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Ban This Book. Plus, the library director at Bethel Park Public Library and the high school library from Keystone Oaks School District discuss the importance of student library cards.

This month we have limited copies of both books available for families thanks to recent grant funding. If you are interested in receiving copies of the books, please complete this survey (first come, first served basis).

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February 2024

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, Heart String. Plus, library directors at Dormont Public Library and Community Library of Castle Shannon discuss the Library Road Trip.

This month we have limited copies of Heart String available for families and starting next month, we will have more titles available thanks to recent grant funding. If you are interested in receiving a copy of Heart String, please complete this survey (first come, first served basis).

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January 2024

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, Owl Moon. Plus, Katrina Mink discusses the ACLA Social Work Program.

The first five people that email acla@aclalibraries.org will receive a copy of Owl Moon. Please include your name, contact information, home library and one thing you learned from today’s segment.

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DECEMBER 2023

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, “Chirri & Chirra The Snowy Day.” Plus, representatives from Spark Books discuss holiday gift suggestions!

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November 2023

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, “When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree.” Plus, representatives from Plum Borough Community Library discuss the eLibrary!

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October 2023

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, “Creepy Pair of Underwear.” Plus, representatives from the Shaler North Hills Library and Mt. Lebanon Public Library discuss Friends of the Library groups and volunteering at the library!

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September 2023

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn.” Plus, representatives from the Allegheny County Library Association and South Park Township Library share about Love Your Library!

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august 2023

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, “This Is A School.” Plus, representatives from the Allegheny County Library Association, Avalon Public Library and Andrew Bayne Memorial Library announce the Library Road Trip!

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july 2023

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, “Summertime.” Plus, librarians from Bridgeville Public Library show their StoryWalk.

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june 2023

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, “We Were Liars.” Plus, representatives from county libraries discuss summer learning and recommended reads for kids.

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MAY 2023

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, “The Ice Cream Machine” by Adam Rubin. Plus Carrie Lane joins Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream co-founder Lauren Townsend to talk about Sweet Reads.

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APRIL 2023

Introducing this month’s book pick from the Allegheny County Library Association, “Night Walk to the Sea: A Story about Rachel Carson, Earth’s Protector.” Plus, Carrie Lane joins us with some ways to help your kids love reading.

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March 2023

Tune in to PTL live on March 13 at 9:00 a.m. as ACLA goes behind the scenes at the Monroeville Public Library.

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February 2023

Tune in to PTL live on February 20 at 9:00 a.m. as ACLA highlights unique lending items.

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January 2023

Tune in to PTL live on February 21 at 9:00 a.m. This month’s books for young adult readers are companion novels – “Blackout” and “Whiteout.” Plus, PTL’s Heather Abraham finds out how the Allegheny County Library Association’s bookmobile services are helping life-long readers.

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December 2022

Tune in to PTL live on December 12 at 9:00 a.m. as ACLA and Spark Books highlight books that make great gifts for the holiday season.

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november 2022

Tune in to PTL live on November 14 at 9:00 a.m. as ACLA showcases how libraries are educating parents that learning begins at birth.

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october 2022

Tune in to PTL live on October 11 at 9:00 a.m. as ACLA highlights various ways that all are welcome at libraries.

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SEPTEMBER 2022

Tune in to PTL live on September 12 @ 9:00 a.m. as ACLA highlights our Love Your Library initiative.

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AUGUST 2022

Tune in to PTL live on August 8 @ 9:00 a.m. as ACLA shows the Not So Quiet side of a Library.

 

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July 2022

Tune in to PTL live on July 11 @ 9:00 a.m. as ACLA celebrates the beginning of summer.

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JUNE 2022

Tune in to PTL live on June 13 @ 9:00 a.m. as ACLA highlights this summer’s Story Walks.

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May 2022

Tune in to PTL live on May 9 @ 9:00 a.m. as ACLA highlights its Summer Learning program.

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APRIL 2022

Tune in to PTL live on April 11 @ 9:00 a.m. as ACLA highlights MakerSpaces.

  • Carnegie Library of Homestead
  • Community Library of Castle Shannon
  • Millvale Community Library
  • Monroeville Public Library
  • Mt. Lebanon Public Library
  • Oakmont Carnegie Library
  • Springdale Free Public Library
  • Braddock Carnegie Library
  • Brentwood Library
  • Bridgeville Public Library
  • C. Mellor Memorial Library
  • Carnegie Library of Homestead
  • Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
  • Cooper-Siegel Community Library
  • Dormont Public Library
  • O.R. Sto-Rox Library
  • Green Tree Public Library
  • Millvale Community Library
  • Moon Township Public Library
  • Monroeville Public Library
  • Lebanon Public Library
  • Northern Tier Regional Library
  • Pleasant Hills Public Library
  • Oakmont Carnegie Library
  • Robinson Township Library
  • Sharpsburg Community Library
  • South Fayette Township Library
  • South Park Township Library
  • Springdale Free Public Library
  • Whitehall Public Library
  • Western Allegheny Community Library
  • Wilkinsburg Public Library

MARCH 2022

ACLA highlights its Nature Backpacks program.

FEBRUARY 2022

ACLA highlights its Bookmobile Services on PTL with Operations Manager Chuck Arrigo.

JANUARY 2022

PTL’s Heather Abraham introduces us to her new segment, “Books and Beyond,” a closer look at some wonderful books for all ages and genres and the services a library provides the community. Allegheny County Library Association Youth Service Coordinator Carrie Lane is interviewed.