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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
In the News 2008

Action News Extra: Local Libraries Offer Freebies
Music, Movies, Video Games All Offered
"... there's a quiet place of refuge where one simple card holds the key to a ton of free stuff."
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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

Health fair in New Kensington spotlights services
"Sitting in the ballroom of the Clarion Hotel, Mary Slahatovsky thought of the books she would be experiencing soon and felt a sense of excitement. Slahatovsky, a Lower Burrell resident, was filling out an application to join the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped operated by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."
Valley News Dispatch
March 28, 2008

Available at Pittsburgh Libraries
…."What excites me as a librarian is that it takes the art of storytelling beyond the oral and print and into technology. So, it's really wonderful to see a story transcend those three media."
Carnegie Mellon University
March 2008

Why Fairy Tales Matter
“But, will the gruff world represented in many fairy tales be too scary for your little one? ‘A parent is usually the best judge of her or his child's ability to handle the stories,’ says Patte Kelley, Head of the Children’s Department at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh.”
March 4

Wizard rockers reach out to 'Potter' fans
“Traditionally, libraries and rock 'n' roll go together about as well as fireworks displays at the dentist's office. But if it's wizard rock, that's a different story.”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
March 4, 2008

Obituary: Anthony "Tony" A. Martin / Former director of Carnegie Library system
“Known outside the doors of Carnegie headquarters in Oakland for his innovations in computerizing the catalogs of the library's holdings -- a sometimes controversial conversion in its first days -- he was known behind them for his kind way with people.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 4, 2008

'Sweethearts' delves into teens' heartbreaking world
Book Review by Jennifer Paluda, library assistant, CLP – Sheraden. “Some people believe that everyone has a soul mate, a perfect complement that transforms our lives.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 4, 2008

Precious jewels
Local libraries need more state support
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 21, 2008

At the Carnegie Library, a computer program helps children write stories.
Pittsburgh City Paper
January 31, 2008

Write it yourself
"...the library has partnered with a team of graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center to create a new kind of game that helps children become storytellers, called 'My StoryMaker.'"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sunday Forum: The importance of libraries
U.S. Steel Chairman JOHN SURMA and United Steelworkers President LEO GERARD call for continued support of Carnegie's libraries
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sunday, January 13, 2008