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Community Message from Mary Frances Cooper

Pittsburgh, PA  –   – 

Protests in Pittsburgh and across the nation seeking justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have shown that our communities are hurting in unimaginable ways. We support all who are calling for immediate, collective action to end the systemic racism and inequity entrenched in our communities.

We all have the power to engage in frank conversations about race; the power to fight injustices against any member of our community; the power to stand alongside our neighbors. Real change begins in each and every one of us. 

Our Library buildings, welcoming spaces where community members gather, learn, and support one another are closed. As we work to reopen, our mission to engage our community in literacy and learning carries on and Library staff members are available through chat, email, and by phone. We pledge to be a reliable source for information and resources to support those affected by these traumatic experiences and for those community members looking for ways to learn how systemic racism and inequity affects us all. 

Today is Pennsylvania’s primary election day. Raise your voice. Be heard.

About Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - To Foster Literacy, Enable Exploration and Create Connections with Our Neighbors

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh supports individual and collective achievement, access to knowledge, and a sense of joy and belonging. 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.


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