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South Side library due for big changes as it closes for renovations
"South Side residents will have another chance to help envision their library's future this weekend, just before the branch closes for long-awaited renovations."
POP City
June 22, 2011

Carnegie Library hosts Late Night @ the Library
"Bookworms and technosexuals joined together in a rare moment of unity on Friday at the South Side branch of the Carnegie Library, where more than 200 of us managed to co-exist peacefully during Late Night @ the Library, regardless of our preference for paper or plastic."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review May 23, 2011

South Side Carnegie Library to close during renovation
"The South Side branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will close for renovations on June 30."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 18, 2011

New library branch in the Strip more like a twig
"It's the size of some New York City apartments and smells like chocolate and lavender, but there was no mistaking that what bloomed near the entrance of the Public Market in the Strip District Friday morning was a library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 16, 2011

Mini-library will open at Strip District market
"Two booths at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District will be a micro library on weekends starting April 15. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will pilot its Libraries in Your Neighborhood Community and School initiative among the meats and pastries at the markethouse in the terminal building on Smallman Street at 17th Street."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 10, 2011

Carnegie Library to provide services
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will start providing services at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District later this month in an effort to expand the libraries' reach."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 1, 2011

Carnegie selects site for new combined Hilltop library
"The management staff of the Carnegie Library now knows what the community wants if the Knoxville and Carrick branches merge and if the Carnegie builds a new building to house both."
The South Pittsburgh Reporter
March 29, 2011

Public seems to back binding of Pittsburgh libraries
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh faces a June deadline in deciding whether to merge its Knoxvillle and Carrick branches, a move that appears to be supported by many residents of the two neighborhoods."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
March 20, 2011

Carnegie Library Holds Meeting on Hilltop Library
"Residents of Carrick and Knoxville are invited to attend a meeting about a proposed Carnegie Library location in Pittsburgh's Hilltop."
March 17, 2010

The Pop City Guide to Brookline
"In 2004, the centrally located Brookline branch of the Carnegie Library, which had long been housed in a lackluster storefront, underwent a massive renovation. The beautiful architectural overhaul was widely lauded and the following year Brookline branch was named "Library Building of the Year" by the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association."
Pop City
March 16, 2011

Hilltop residents asked to come out to share ideas for new merged library
"Pittsburgh's Hilltop residents are encouraged to share their ideas and opinions about a potential new Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location during a community meeting."
The South Pittsburgh Reporter
March 15, 2011

Meeting Set for the South Side Carnegie Library
"People will have the opportunity to voice their opinion over the renovation of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's South Side Branch this Wednesday."
January 17, 2011

South Side library to get a makeover
"The historic South Side Carnegie Library branch is going to get an interior makeover and you can see what the architects have in mind
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 11, 2011


South Side Library to undergo $2 M renovation, work may include electric ...
"Part of the basement of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh South Side was designated in the 1950s to be used as a bomb shelter if necessary."
South Pittsburgh Reporter
December 9, 2010

Carnegie Library approves plans to renovate historic South Side branch
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees has unanimously agreed to make plans to renovate the South Side branch a top priority with funding to come from the Libraries for Life capital campaign that has set aside $2.7 million for renovating the aging building."
Pop City Media
November 3, 2010

Library board votes to move forward with South Side and Hilltop projects
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees held its quarterly Board Meeting on Monday, Oct. 18."
South Pittsburgh Reporter
October 26, 2010

Carnegie Library toasts newest chapter
“Now, this is what we call a face-lift; the entire space looks as though 30 years were shaved off the shelves; a light, bright interior, 9-thousand-square-foot addition to the building, and 150,000 treasures that make up the lower level Heritage Collection.”
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Carnegie Library celebrates $5.6M rehab in East Liberty
"Doubled in size with 9,000 more square feet of meeting rooms and 150,000 rare printed treasures housed in a special climate-controlled "Heritage Collection" chamber, the revamped two-story structure is designed to slash staffing, utility and maintenance costs while wooing more book borrowers, especially children."
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Sunday, August 29, 2010

E. Liberty library to reopen Saturday
The final piece of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's $55 million capital improvement effort falls into place Saturday when the East Liberty facility reopens after a 13-month makeover.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Expanded Carnegie Library Branch Opens New Chapter for East Liberty
"The renovated East Liberty branch of the Carnegie Library is reopening after 15 months with more space for local school kids to enjoy its reading programs - and a new spot for everyone to explore the library system's historical collection."
POP City
August 18, 2010

East Liberty Library to Reopen Late August
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's East Liberty branch will reopen next month after more than a year of construction and renovation."
July 15, 2010


Carnegie Library opens new library on the North Side
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh unveiled its brand-new library on Federal Street on the North Side during a champagne luncheon held there Friday.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Fanfare: Champagne luncheon celebrates gorgeous new library
"On Friday, 170 of us shelved our desk jockeying for a few hours and headed down to Federal Street on the North Side for a champagne luncheon to celebrate the gorgeous new $6 million-dollar edition (haha) to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Allegheny, which immediately fueled a desire to turn the page on our television watching."
Pittburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, August 30, 2009

>New Carnegie Library is positive mark on Federal Street's rebirth
“’This is giving a strong statement about what is a priority in this city,’ county executive Dan Onorato said to about 30 people gathered outside the new library yesterday morning. ‘It sends a message that even in tough economic times — budget-cutting times — there are certain things that shouldn't be put on the chopping block.’”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, August 30, 2009

Grand opening today for new North Side library
“The new library, a one-story building of two-story height, is awash in natural light, with slatted wood along the front and an enclosed outdoor patio for children. The children's section is almost half the building, with elephant-shaped stools and a play area.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Saturday, August 29, 2009

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Allegheny to open on Federal Street
“A lightning strike and economic upheaval weren't enough to keep a library out of the North Side. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Allegheny opens at 10 a.m. today on Federal Street to serve a neighborhood that lacked a library for three years, after lightning damaged the old building in 2006.”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Saturday, August 29, 2009

After three years, North Side Carnegie Library reopens
“Three years ago, the North Side branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) was struck by lighting and severely damaged. This weekend, that branch will reopen in a new location, in a new building, with a new set of services and sense of community.”
POP City
August 26, 2009

Federal Street's Stylin'
The new Allegheny branch of the Carnegie Library is open, and boy is it open. There's enough sunlight coming through windows along the front, along one side and way up high to eliminate the need for electric lights most of the day.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, August 24, 2009

Three area libraries turn a new page
Both the East Liberty and Allegheny branches of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) are revitalizing their facilities.
May 27, 2009

Fanfare: Quiet? Oh, Please! (scroll down)
It isn't every Friday that you can enjoy sipping a Cosmo while standing in the company of Ernest Hemmingway, Edgar Allan Poe and Virginia Woolf, but 200-plus bookworms had an absolute blast socializing amongst the shelves during the Deconstruction Party at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, East Liberty.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 18, 2009

Federal Street development in home stretch
"Another part of the development set to open this summer is a $6 million Carnegie Library building. The new building, opening in late August, is being built to replace the Allegheny Regional branch that was damaged by lightning in April 2006."
New Pittsburgh Courier
May 14, 2009



Oasis in the Hill: A new library brings life to the neighborhood
The $3.15 million facility, which opened in October, is now easily the most striking structure in a community dominated by dilapidated storefronts and tired buildings.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Saturday, December 06, 2008

FanFare: One for the Books
"Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and native son August Wilson once mused, "If you can read, you can do anything." On Friday, a red-letter day for the Hill District where Wilson staged all his plays, 170 bookworms gathered at the corner of Centre & Kirkpatrick for We're All Jazzed Up, the grand opening of the splendid new branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 27, 2008

Libraries are 'microcosms of community'
"A library card. 'It's the most precious card in my wallet,' said Sylvia Griffin as she took in the grand opening ceremonies yesterday at the new Carnegie Library yesterday on Centre Avenue near Kirkpatrick Street in the Hill District."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 26, 2008

History shapes new Hill library It's hoped new site will spur development
"From hand to hand a copy of August Wilson's last play made its way along Centre Avenue, from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's old location in the Hill District to its new one two blocks away."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sunday, October 26, 2008

New library will be a beacon in Hill District
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh gave the public a sneak preview of its new Hill District library yesterday, the first to be built new since 1980 in Sheraden. It is under construction at Centre Avenue and Kirkpatrick Street and scheduled to open Oct. 25."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 28, 2008

Carnegie Library Branch To Open In Hill District
"Community leaders are thrilled the Carnegie Library chose to build its first branch in almost 30 years in the heart of the Hill District."
August 27, 2008

New Library Coming To The Hill District, $3.15 Million Facility To Open In October
"Continued investment is one of the things that we're trying to encourage," said Evan Frazier of the Hill House Association. "This new library is so significant, particularly the location that it's in. It's right in the heart of the community."
August 27, 2008

North Side library begins new chapter
“Some tweaking of the final design of a new Carnegie Library in the North Side has apparently pleased residents and community activists.”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Thursday, May 08, 2008

Alcoa Foundation Announces Three Strategic Partnerships: "Partners for Pittsburgh's Future"
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will use a $400,000 grant to improve children's areas in several facilities as part of its Libraries for LIFE Capital Campaign...
April 28, 2008



Council clears way for new North Side library
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 27, 2007

Council OKs North Side library move
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 27, 2007

Preservationist seeks delay in sale of land for library
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thursday, December 27, 2007

North Side Library Debate at Historic Dimension
Tribune Review
Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Library's plan to build anew on North Side meets strong opposition
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, December 17, 2007

Hearing set for opponents of new North Side Library
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, December 17, 2007

Library to light up Hill
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 20, 2007

Library to be eco-friendly, 'a beacon' to community
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 20, 2007

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to break ground on $3.15M Hill District branch in April
Pop City Media
March 14, 2007



Woods Run library to close next week for makeover
Steve Levin, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thursday, December 01, 2005

Renovations inspire more people to check out out Carnegie Libraries
Sally Kalson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, June 27, 2005

Out and About: A clean, well-lighted place for books
Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sunday, May 08, 2005

Architecture review: Firm's renovation plan writes new chapter for Squirrel Hill library
Patricia Lowry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thursday, April 21, 2005

Carnegie Library's new Downtown branch open for business
Elwin Green, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, February 14, 2005



Grand re-opening celebrated at main branch of Carnegie Library
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, October 04, 2004

Seen: The Main Event
Marylynn Uricchio, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, September 27, 2004

Reorganization should help library patrons find things fast
Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thursday, September 23, 2004

Architecture review: Oakland library's renovation done deftly
Patricia Lowry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wednesday, September 22, 2004

How America's Carnegie Libraries Adapt to Survive
Preservation Online
March 5, 2004
(Preservation Online is the online magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.)

Editorial: By the book / Carnegie Library meets its responsibilities wisely
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Grand new windows reveal renovated Brookline library
Patricia Lowry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Carnegie Library to move its Downtown branch
Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Busy Squirrel Hill library closes for a makeover
Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sunday, February 08, 2004

Worth checking out newly renovated Homewood library
Patricia Lowry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, January 20, 2004



Homewood celebrates $3.5M library renovation
Sonya M. Toler, New Pittsburgh Courier
Thursday, November 26, 2003

Carnegie Library branch in Homewood reopens following renovation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, November 24, 2003 /p>

Improved Homewood library reopens
Charles N. Brown, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, November 23, 2003

Renovated Carnegie will blur the borders between library and bookstore
Patricia Lowry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Homewood Branch First of Carnegie Libraries for Facelift
Dave Crawley, KDKA (CBS)
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Brookline: 'Green' renovation begins at library
Jackie Day, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Carnegie unveils renovation designs
Timothy McNulty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Friday, May 23, 2003

Carnegie Library unveils renovation plans
Pittsburgh Business Times
Thursday, May 22, 2003

Venerable Carnegie Library booked for reshuffle
1 million books and other items will be moved in Oakland
Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, March 10, 2003

Carnegie's Library Legacy: The Carnegie struggles with honoring the past while serving the present and future
Patricia Lowry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Architecture Critic
Sunday, March 02, 2003

Carnegie's Legacy: Breaking out of a Brookline box
Patricia Lowry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Architecture Critic
Sunday, March 02, 2003

Carnegie's Legacy: In Homewood, a mezzanine goes and a 'battleship' sinks
Patricia Lowry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Architecture Critic
Sunday, March 02, 2003



Carnegie Library branches to get face-lifts that fit their communities: Main library, 18 branches to get individual renovations
Pittsburgh Business Times
Friday, October 4, 2002
By Patty Tascarella

RAD spending plan for 2003 slightly higher
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wednesday, October 2, 2002
By Tom Barnes

Overdue Changes
Pittsburgh City Paper
Friday, September 4, 2002
By Justin Hopper

Library Names Architects
Pittsburgh Business Times
Monday, August 19, 2002

Soon-to-debut online store to boost library marketing
Pittsburgh Business Times
Monday, August 19, 2002
by Patty Tascarella

Carnegie Library update intended to make sites more user-friendly
Pittsburgh Business Times
Friday, August 2, 2002
By Patty Tascarella

Perspectives: Carnegie Library chief's top priority is modernizing facilities
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sunday, June 09, 2002
By Linda A. Dickerson

Local library planning renovation project
TRIBUNE-REVIEW - Trib South & West
Friday, April 5, 2002
By Treshea N. Wade

RAD approves $15M bond for library project
Thursday, January 31, 2002
By Erik Siemers

RAD board funds library renovations
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thursday, January 31, 2002
By Tom Barnes



Drop in consumer spending means smaller RAD budget
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
October 2, 2001

Editorial: Bonding with RAD / Carnegie libraries deserve help with renovation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 29, 2001

Carnegie Library seeking RAD aid: $15 million bond issue
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 28, 2001

Carnegie Library Launches Fund Drive
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 20, 2001

Editorial: Libraries are fundamental / The Carnegie system seeks to expand its offerings
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 27, 2001

First Person: Checking in to the library
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 2, 2001

Carnegie Library looking to find renovation funding
Tribune Review
July 20, 2001