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ADVOCATE! WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

INVESTING IN EDUCATION MEANS INVESTING IN BETTER LIBRARIES!



Libraries provide the keys to a literate population and are an essential part of a strong education for all Pennsylvanians. No other educational institution does so much for people of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances as the library. Strategic investment in libraries provides opportunities for all residents to learn skills and literacies that are crucial in connecting them to the world of information and ideas.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh relies on State funding to provide critical services to our community such as early learning programs for children, engaging out-of-school time for teens, job search assistance and computer and Internet access.

After many years of stagnant and declining State budgets, Governor Wolf and the General Assembly approved a small increase to the Public Library Subside in the 2015-2016 budget, but there is much more to be done!


Please contact your state legislators and Governor Wolf's office by calling, mailing, or emailing by clicking here, to urge them to make a stronger investment in library services in the final 2016-17 budget.


We continue to urge the General Assembly to pass a budget that includes funding increases for the Public Library Subsidy, Library Access, and Library Services for the Visually Impaired and Disabled line items.

For the Public Library Subsidy, WE ARE SEEKING FUNDING INCREASES FOR LIBRARIES THAT ARE PROPORTIONATE WITH INCREASES TARGETED FOR THE BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING LINE ITEM, FOR WHICH GOVERNOR WOLF IS PROPOSING 3.3%.


It is important that libraries ARE recognized for their critical role as major contributors in the education of all Pennsylvania residents.

Please contact your state legislator TODAY!

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