It has been announced that there will be a community meeting on the planned closing of four city libraries on Saturday at 11 am at St. Mary’s Lower Lyceum at 321 45th St. in Lawrenceville. Residents will be able to comment on, and ask questions about, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s planned closing of the Lawrenceville, Beechview, Hazelwood and West End branches, and the planned merger of the Knoxville and Carrick branches.
The Carnegie Library system is suffering from enormous budget shortfalls. Some staff have had their hours cut by 30%, and other cuts are on the way. This excellent library system has been serving Pittsburgh residents for close to 100 years, and this is the first time that branches will be closed. If you use and value our libraries, please consider showing your support, by writing a letter, attending a meeting, or making a donation.
Read the Post- Gazette article on the community meeting and the Carnegie Library.