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Capital Improvement Program




About Us: Capital Improvement Program: Press Releases

Improvements Planned for the Homewood Library
First Among Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's System-wide $80 Million Capital Improvement Program
Community Invited to Participate in Planning

Contact: Lane Cigna
Communications Manager
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
412-578-2458 (office)
412-480-4007 (cell)


(Homewood) Saturday, April 13, 2002 - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh today announced that the Homewood Library is among the first of its neighborhood branches to benefit from improvements and renovations being discussed in an $80 million Capital Improvement Program. Through the Program CLP will provide modern state-of-the art library services to all 18 neighborhood locations.

"Our goal is simply to provide the Homewood community - and all of the neighborhoods we serve - with the highest quality collections, programs and services in facilities that are accessible, inviting and comfortable. We know that the Library is vital to the community," says Library Director Herb Elish. The Library is conducting a community-based process to gather suggestions for improvements and to generate enthusiasm, energy, and ideas.Suggestions for improvement include enhanced community meeting spaces, an updated auditorium, the full range of code requirements for ADA compliance including an elevator, as well as, new furnishing and features based on community needs. The next planning meeting will occur Saturday, April 13 at noon in the Library, 7101 Hamilton Avenue. Refreshments served at 11:30 a.m. For information or directions, please call (412) 731-3080.

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