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Brookline Library Renovation in Works
First Among Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's System-wide $80 Million Capital Improvement Program
Community Invited to Participate in Planning

Contact:
Communications Manager
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
412-578-2458 (office)


(Brookline) April 9, 2002 - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh today announced that the Brookline Library is among the first of its neighborhood branches to benefit from improvements and renovations being discussed as part of an $80 million Capital Improvement Program. Through the Program, CLP will provide modern state-of-the art library services to all 18 neighborhood locations.

"The Brookline Community has been such a champion of libraries. Our goal is to provide the highest quality collections, programs and services in facilities that are accessible, inviting and comfortable. We know that the Library is important to this community. We hope to gather as much enthusiasm, energy, ideas and interest as possible, " says Library Director Herb Elish. Suggested improvements would double the size of the Library and make use of the building's lower level in addition to providing an enhanced children's area, larger meeting space, new furnishing and other features.

A community-planning meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on April 9, 2002 at the Brookline Library, 708 Brookline Boulevard. For information or directions, please call (412) 561-1003.

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