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Community input sought for renovation of S.S. library


November 16, 2010

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at CLP – South Side, 2205 East Carson Street, to discuss renovation plans for its South Side library.

All area residents and library patrons are welcome to come and meet the project's architect, Karen Loysen of Loysen + Kreuthmeier, and make suggestions for future uses at the renovated facility.

During its quarterly meeting in October, the library's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to proceed with capital plans to renovate the building. The library is a priority for renovation due to its accessible location, the neighborhood's status as the third-largest employment center after Downtown and Oakland, and its relatively high visitor count and county use.

Through the capital campaign, the library has received restricted funding for building improvements that cannot be used for operating expenses. Currently, $2.7 million in capital funding is specifically restricted to CLP – South Side.

A timeline for the renovation is not yet established, however, the library will complete the same design and usage process it has done for other renovations, involving anyone in the community who wishes to be a part.

Pre-registration for the community meeting is not required. For more information, contact Maggie McFalls, community engagement coordinator, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at 412-622-8877 or mcfallsm@carnegie


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