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June 22 Homewood Library Renovation Meeting Tailored to Interior Design

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

(Homewood) Friday, June 7, 2002 - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) invites Homewood residents, community groups, businesses and library users to the next library design-planning meeting at 11 a.m. on June 22, 2001. The meeting will take place at the library, 7101 Hamilton Avenue.

Homewood is among the first of CLP's neighborhood branches to benefit from improvements and renovations in the system-wide $80 million Capital Improvement Program. Andrew Carnegie considered it his "home" branch.

The June 22 meeting will focus on preliminary interior design concepts. Project architects, Pfaffman + Associates, will lead the interactive discussion using a model or "miniature" of the library. To date suggestions for interior space improvements include enhanced public meeting spaces, the full range of code requirements for ADA compliance including an elevator, as well as, new furnishing and features. For information or directions, please call (412) 731-3080. About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Capital Improvement Program: Following a two-year strategic planning process, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) announced plans 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

A $15 million bond issue was approved by the Allegheny County Regional Asset District (ARAD) in January 2002. Additional private and public sources are being developed to fund the completion of the Capital Improvement Program. Homewood Library Project architects: Pfaffman & Associates Space programmers: DesignGroup

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