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Knoxville Library has programs for kids


Knoxville Library has planned programs for kids of all ages during February with great ways to learn about reading, Black History Month and more when visiting the library.

Families with kids from birth to age 5 will have fun while developing important early literacy skills at Family Storytime on Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. Young children and their caregivers can connect with others after attending this 30-minute program that is full of rhymes, stories and songs.

On Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m., the Knoxville Library will celebrate Black History Month with a presentation of an Artful Stories program on Clementine Hunter, an African American folk artist. Ms. Hunter was a descendant of slaves who taught herself to paint. Her colorful paintings portrayed her memories of daily life as a manual laborer on a Louisiana plantation.

One day Ms. Hunter decided to sell them at her own exhibition for just a few cents, and years later, they are displayed in museums and sell for high prices. Kids in kindergarten through grade five can learn more about her and create their own folk art pieces during the program.

Homework Help for school age kids and teens continues every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. Small snacks are provided, along with lots of encouragement and a quiet work atmosphere to complete those assignments.

The Library is also looking for adult volunteers for the new Reading Buddies program.

Kids learn best with they have an adult to encourage them. Community volunteers can support local kids at the library by reading together, playing games, exploring technology, and providing homework help. Volunteer to be a Reading Buddy at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and make a difference while volunteering for a minimum of four hours per month.

Training and clearances are provided, and the next training is coming up on March 7. Interested volunteers can apply online at or call 412-622-3168.

For more information on programs at the Carnegie Library of PittsburghKnoxville location, call 412-381-6543 or check their website:


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