Educator & Parent Resources



Library cards for educators are available (in addition to your personal library card) so that you are free to check out materials for your classroom and enhance your current lesson plans.  Fill out an educator card application today & return it to the library!


Do you need materials for a current or upcoming lesson or for your students? Simply fill out the form below, and we will be happy to select and order your materials for you!

Request Materials



Are you looking for a field trip for your classroom that is fun, engaging, and educational? Look no further! The library is a great place for field trips for children from preschool through high school.  We offer everything from tours and storytimes through project and assignment resource education.  Have a specific field trip topic? Just email our youth services librarian at to set up your date!


Do you head up a scout troop, mom’s club, or PTA? We welcome ALL special groups at our library and hope that you will consider us for your group! We would love to host a special library event for your group! Just email our youth services librarian at


We would love to plan a visit to your preschool, classroom, or to your special event! We will bring the library to you! Simply email our youth services librarian at


There are a number of great databases available to help your students in their search.  Visit our Children’s Resources Page for great language learning databases, reading resources and more!

Reading Resources

Accelerated Readers 
Check out to search for accelerated reading books for your child. You can search by a number of different fields including authors, titles or topics of books.

Best Books for Babies List
Check out Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Best Books for Babies, which contains materials to share with babies age birth to 18 months. This is a cooperative project of CLP, The Fred Rogers Company and Trying Together (formerly the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children.)

Find books for your child!
Not sure what books are appropriate for your child’s reading level? Click on the image  below to search for books by Reading Level, Lexile Measurement and more!book widget image

OverDrive: You can download FREE eBooks and audiobooks through the library to your computer, smart phone or tablet! See our OverDrive site just for kids!

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