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Recently, several of Renee Christman’s English as a second language students have asked her what the word “illegal” means.

Many of her students at Paynter Elementary School in Baldwin are refugees and she said they’re aware of President Donald Trump’s immigration orders and that their parents are concerned. Her students collectively speak eight languages and about 15 to 20 different languages are spoken in the Baldwin-Whitehall school district.

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The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will seek the public’s input and share future plans at its annual community meeting Tuesday night.

Library director Mary Frances Cooper said those plans include an increased focus on improving childhood literacy, as well as programs to help teens explore creativity through technology. 

She said the library will look to hire for a new position focused on this initiative.

Allegheny County Celebrates National Bookmobile Day

Apr 14, 2015

With an annual circulation of roughly 70,000 books, CDs, and other items, the Allegheny County Library Association’s Mobile Library Services program serves the elderly and the very young through a century-old American tradition—the bookmobile.

April 15 is National Bookmobile Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the approximately 900 bookmobiles currently operating in the United States. This is part of the larger National Library Week.