Looking for your next great read? We can help!
Our Book Match service pairs you with a librarian who can suggest books to suit your taste! Just fill out the simple form linked above–tell us about the books you enjoy, and we’ll send you a personalized list of reading recommendations. Happy Reading!
In an effort to help families care for their loved ones at home, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging have provided Caregiver Backpacks to public libraries in Allegheny County. They are specifically designed to provide caregivers with a variety of resources relevant to the nonprofessional, family caregiver.
Northland has two Caregiver Backpacks available for check-out located at the Adult Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the library. Each backpack can be checked out for three weeks. The backpacks contain roughly 13 different books, DVDs, and brochures, including:
- Finding your Way: a Practical Guide for Family Caregivers by Dr. Linda Rhodes
- The Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Care by Jane Meier Hamilton
- Financial Steps for Caregivers: What you Need to Know about Protecting your Money and Retirement by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement
- Still Alice (DVD)
If you’d like more information, please stop by the Adult Reference Desk or give us a call at 412-366-8100 x 113.
Come Play Chess at the Library!
Fancy a game of chess? Stop by the Adult Reference desk to borrow our beautiful wooden chessboard and a set of chess pieces or checkers. We have many tables nearby you can use for your match. The chess board and pieces are for in-house use only and cannot be checked out.
Lucky Day Collection
Northland is pleased to offer this program which offers access to the best-selling new releases in books and newly released popular DVDs. No more waiting on a hold list, drop by and see if it’s your Lucky Day!
Is today your Lucky Day? Will it be tomorrow? Look for new content coming to Northland’s former Bestseller collection. Now called the Lucky Day collection, this area includes the latest print Bestsellers and the newest dvd’s. All content in the collection is non-holdable, first come, first served. Make your day lucky!