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Press Contact: Suzanne Thinnes

Communications Manager
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412.688.8609 (fax)
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News Releases

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Teen Video Contest Gives Pittsburgh a Taste of Hollywood
July 9, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh rolls out the red carpet for young movie directors.

2008 Laura Bush 21st Century Grant Awarded to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
July 8, 2008: CLP only public library in Pennsylvania to receive prestigious grant.

CLP’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped named Network Library of the Year
June 27, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) has been named Network Library of the Year by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Elects Board of Trustees Members
June 20, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees announces the appointment of five new members.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Honors Young Artists
June 11, 2008: Winners of Library’s Annual Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest and High School Photo Contest Announced.

Catch the Reading Bug This Summer!
May 30, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Kicks Off Summer Reading with its 8th Annual Extravaganza.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Welcomes New Deputy Director
May 27, 2008: Mary Frances Cooper brings a lifetime of experience to Library.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trivia Giving You Brain Freeze? Ask a Librarian!
May 27, 2008: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has the answers you need to keep you off of thin ice

Construction Begins on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s New North Side Library
May 9, 2008: The site of an abandoned gas station on Pittsburgh’s North Side will soon become a beacon for literacy and learning.

Teen Authors' Books Brought to Life
April 9, 2008: Award-winning authors Avi, Sarah Weeks, Walker Dean Myers and Pam Muñoz Ryan to perform "Authors Readers Theatre"

A Book for Every Young Child
April 2, 2008: This April everything is Up, Down and Around at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh! The Library is partnering with Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child program to raise awareness of early literacy development in preschoolers.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Deputy Director Retires in Style
March 14, 2008: Gladys Maharam's colleagues help celebrate 40 years of library service.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Asks "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
March 3, 2008: Libraries celebrate Fred Rogers' legacy and the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.

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In The News


Who needs a librarian?
"Who needs a librarian?" you might ask me. "You do," I must reply.
Pittsburgh City Paper
June 11, 2008

Audio books reach swelling number of handicapped
Advocates for Pennsylvania's libraries for the blind and physically impaired were in Harrisburg last week asking lawmakers to put another $1.4 million into the library program.
Pocono Record
June 8, 2008

Reading Extravaganza offers more than books
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Summer Reading Extravaganza on Sunday promotes the joy of books, reading and literacy, but there is plenty more to enjoy, organizers say."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Thursday, June 5, 2008

North Side library begins new chapter
“Some tweaking of the final design of a new Carnegie Library in the North Side has apparently pleased residents and community activists.”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Thursday, May 08, 2008

Book Reviews: Tales show choices and their consequences
Check out these books for teens recommended by Tina Zubak, children and teen librarian of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Beechview.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 6, 2008

Alcoa Foundation Announces Three Strategic Partnerships: "Partners for Pittsburgh's Future"
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will use a $400,000 grant to improve children's areas in several facilities as part of its Libraries for LIFE Capital Campaign...
April 28, 2008

Hot reads:
City libraries guard books worth millions
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library regularly pull books -- some worth millions -- out of circulation and place them in a special collection room to shelter them from thieves and vandalism.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 5, 2008

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