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You know that the Library changes lives.

Learn about Maryanne and how the Library became her lifeline.

Maryanne stopped in the Library and approached the librarian's desk. In a soft voice, she said "I need information about Alzheimer's Disease." With a quick search of the catalog, our librarian was able to access many resources that explored the symptoms, progression and treatments associated with Alzheimer's. It turns out that Maryanne's husband, a retired engineer, had just been diagnosed with the disease. With emotions running high, Maryanne came to the Library for help. After a round of tears and a hug, Maryanne was armed with books about this terrible disease as well as information about the Alzheimer's Association and several support groups that meet in Pittsburgh.

Out of chaos, the Library provides hope. From chaos, people find hope at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Maryanne's story is not unique. The Library, which welcomes more than 2 million visitors each year, helps people find the information they need, provides a safe place in our neighborhoods, and offers educational opportunities for people of all ages.

Libraries change lives.

Please make a gift to support the Library today. We promise to put your generosity to work immediately.

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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