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Squirrel Hill Library Improvements Announced
First Among Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s System-wide $80 Million Capital Improvement Program

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


Community Invited to Participate in Planning

(Squirrel Hill) April 10, 2002 – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh today announced that its Squirrel Hill location will be among the first neighborhood facilities to benefit from improvements and renovations planned system-wide. Through the $80 million Capital Improvement Program, CLP will provide modern, state-of-the- art library services to all of its 18 neighborhood locations.

"We know that the Library is vital to the Squirrel Hill community. We’re conducting a community-based process – and, we’re interested in the ideas and interests of the people we serve. Our goal is to provide the highest quality collections, programs and services in facilities that are accessible, inviting and comfortable," says Library Director Herb Elish.

The first community-planning meeting will be held at the Library (5801 Forbes Avenue) on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, professional library space planners from DesignGroup will ask the public what they like, need, and desire in a modern public library. For information or directions, please call (412) 422-9650.

Squirrel Hill circulates more materials than any other neighborhood location in the CLP system. Suggested improvements could increase the size of the Library, add meeting space, and make use of building access.

About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: "Free to the People" since 1895

Through its Main Library and 18 neighborhood locations, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh serves the dynamic and diverse information needs of people living in Western Pennsylvania. The Library is an important community anchor that provides universal access to literature, culture, art, music, history, business and technology.

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