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About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s system-wide Capital Improvement Program

Following a two-year strategic planning process, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) has been working to revitalize all its neighborhood libraries. These extensive improvements will result in vibrant, state-of-the-art facilities that will be:

  • Fully accessible to all community members
  • More inviting and comfortable
  • Better suited for community and library programs
  • Capable of displaying both print and electronic materials

Since 2003, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has renovated or revitalized six neighborhood facilities (Homewood, Brookline , Hazelwood, Downtown, Squirrel Hill, Woods Run) as well as the first floor of our Main Library. In addition, we are moving forward in 2008 with planning and design in three locations: East Liberty, Allegheny/North Side and The Hill District.

As we move forward to revitalize the remaining neighborhood locations, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is engaging in an extensive community engagement process This process involves library users, residents, community leaders and community-based organizations in an effort to identify the types of library services, collections and areas of interest that are needed and wanted at the local branch. Past efforts have resulted in significant investments in o ur neighborhoods, providing a range of library services and programs for children, teens and adults and facilities that accommodate new collections and 21st century technology. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a social place in the neighborhood and an important neighborhood anchor.

We invite your support to help the Library reach its potential. This is a community-based process. All library-sponsored community meetings are open to the public. With the assistance of the library users, residents of the City of Pittsburgh and interested stakeholders, the library's revitalization efforts will be successful. We sincerely hope that you will join us as we expand this process to our entire service area.

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