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Library is more than books


November 1, 2011

I have been the executive director of the Elder-ado, Incorporated for the past 18 years and a "friend" of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Library for the past three.

During those past 18 years I have been involved in many community projects from planting trees to sponsoring a number of community events and working with the staff of the Carnegie Library Knoxville Branch on funding projects. Throughout those years and those events there is one challenge in which I have dedicated my resolve and that is supporting Carnegie Library System of Pittsburgh.

While Andrew Carnegie provided the seed money to build the Library, he did not provide enough to maintain the costs of ongoing operations. As a community leader, Carnegie Library, Knoxville branch plays a very important role in what I do. The library provides critical services like book club, ‘Conversation Salon,' and organizes ‘Wise Walks' for the Elder-ado Knoxville and McKinley Park centers.

It also supports community programs such as the Hilltop Economic Development Corporation's Crusin' on the Hilltop and Halloween festivities. The library is more than just a provider of books; it is a focal point of our community.

On November 8, please vote yes to sustain funding for the library. Your vote will insure the future of our library system in Pittsburgh and help this system to maintain its profile as one of our community's greatest assets.

Steve Hutter, executive director

Elder-ado, Incorporated


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