A Season of Thanks: Holiday Book Giveaway

JPMorgan Chase Partners with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to support family reading.

Pittsburgh, PA  –   – 

This holiday season, children and teens in four Pittsburgh neighborhoods will be able to start their own personal library. Funding provided by JPMorgan Chase and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh have collaborated to purchase and distribute 500 high-quality books to families in the city’s Homewood, Hill District, Carrick and Knoxville neighborhoods.

“Research shows that having regular access to books in the home is an important indicator for academic success,” said Mary Frances Cooper, president & director of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. “Reading for pleasure – including during the winter school break — helps keep youth on track for educational achievement.”

Families will be encouraged to select books for their family during library programs, including Storytimes, Family PlayShop and Teen Time.

During the holidays, volunteers from JPMorgan Chase will participate in a Season of Thanks book give-away. Families can stop by one of the following four Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations to select high-quality books for infants, children and teens while supplies last on the following dates:

Saturday, December 7 from 11 am – 2 pm

* CLP – Carrick (1811 Brownsville Boulevard, 15210)
* CLP – Homewood (7101 Hamilton Avenue, 15208)

Saturday, December 14 from 11 am – 2 pm

* CLP – Knoxville (400 Brownsville Road, 15210)
* CLP – Hill District (2177 Centre Avenue, 15208)

While visiting the Library, families are encouraged to participate in library programs, check out books and materials and explore educational, social, and creative pursuits.

“Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh plays a vital role for people of all ages in the Pittsburgh area,” said Justin Krauss, executive director, Middle Market Banking at JPMorgan Chase. “We couldn’t be prouder to work with the Library, especially given the historical connection between our founders, John Pierpoint Morgan and Andrew Carnegie.”

Over the next three years, JPMorgan Chase intends to open approximately 25 new branches and hire 150 new employees in Southwestern Pennsylvania, giving local customers access to its banking services while creating local job opportunities for residents. This expansion is part of the firm’s recent $20 billion, five-year investment in its business and local economic growth.


About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - To Engage our Community in Literacy and Learning

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is supporting individual achievement and strengthening the power of community. Through the community’s investment, the Library is enhancing the lives of people in the greater Pittsburgh region with dynamic and diverse resources such as creative learning programs for children and teens, job and career assistance for our community's workforce, and free computer and Internet access for all. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh builds community, enables learning, provides access and values people.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: Nearly 5,000 branches in 28 states and the District of Columbia, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to chase.com.