Saturday, October 31, 2009

Changes at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Anger Community

Link to October 28 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, "Survey of library branches facing ax finds plenty of activity".

Excerpt: Building many libraries to serve city neighborhoods was always part of Andrew Carnegie's philanthropic plan. Eight years before the main library that bears his name opened in Oakland, he offered $1 million to the City of Pittsburgh for a system that included branches.
Now that system is threatened by declining government revenue and rising costs. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh plans to close four of its 19 branches by February, three of them in neighborhoods where the first ones opened by 1900 -- Lawrenceville, Hazelwood and the West End.

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