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Downtown Library Service
Relocating to Smithfield Street

Press Contact:
Lane Maggio Cigna

Communications Manager
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
(412) 578-2458
(412) 688-8609 (fax)
(412) 480-4007 (mobile)

Last Day to Check out Books is Friday, August 6, 2004
What: Downtown library services will be relocated to Smithfield Street as part of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's system-wide Capital Improvement Program.
When: The last day to check out books from the existing location on Wood Street is Friday, August 6, 2004.
Where: The new location for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Downtown & Business at 612 Smithfield Street is currently under construction and is expected to open in late December or early January. Until the new library opens, visit any one of the libraries in the City, including these nearby locations:

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
4400 Forbes Avenue

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - South Side
2205 East Carson Street

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Allegheny Regional
5 Allegheny Square
Updated: October 2004

About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
A contemporary and vibrant institution, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be recognized as the region's best information resource. It will serve as an essential community anchor by promoting positive change and helping neighborhoods to flourish. By embracing the future while guarding tradition, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be a preferred destination for knowledge, entertainment and social interaction.

Did you know?

  • RAD works here! Major funding for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh comes from the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
  • Libraries are part of the solution to some of the state's biggest concerns, like early childhood education, economic development, improving the quality of life in our downtown areas, and the state's 'brain drain'.
  • The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has been helping children learn to read for over 100 years. Our library system held the First Library Storytime in 1899 in the city's West End. Also that year, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh created the first fully organized Children's Department at the Main Library. In 1901, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh held the First Training Class for Children's Librarians solidifying the library's commitment to services for its youngest customers.

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