The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will hold three town hall meetings which the public is invited to attend to learn more about the library system’s funding and financial matters that were announced last week. Last week, the Library reported that it projects a $6 million budget shortfall by 2014 if no changes are made to its current system.
As it considers options for changes to the system, the Library is seeking public input. Changes will be recommended to the Library’s Board of Trustees by September and begin to be implemented for the 2010 budget year. The 90-minute town hall meetings will include a brief presentation, as well as an opportunity for individuals to express what is important to them in terms of Library service.
The first meeting, and the one closet to our neighborhood, will take place on Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm at the Main Carnegie Library
Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Avenue in Oakland.
There will be a second meeting on Saturday, July 18 at 10 am in the Carrick High School Auditorium, 125 Parkfield Street, and the third will be on Tuesday, July 21 at 7 pm in the SSC Auditorium of CCAC-Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue.
For more information, call any Carnegie Library branch. The Carnegie has provided form letters (and blank forms, if you wish to write your own). For letter forms or more information, visit the Civic Association office.