CARD-negie events at the library this month


Last updated 9/21/2015 at 6:56pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) is celebrating National Library Card Sign-up Month throughout September with family-friendly activities, featuring CLP mascot Andrew CARD-negie’s birthday. All 19 CLP locations are participating.

Residents are encouraged visit any CLP location, sign up for a library card and discover what the library has to offer. To celebrate Andrew CARD-negie’s birthday, visitors are invited to sign an oversized birthday card at their neighborhood library and register to win a cupcake birthday party with the mascot.

The winner will be drawn on October 5 and will be contacted to arrange a time and date between October 10 and 18 for the party. Donations to the library also can be made in honor of Andrew CARD-negie’s birthday.

“National Library Card Sign-up Month is another way to introduce the community to the wide variety services – from text to high-tech -- available through their local library. Many have not experienced first-hand how libraries have responded to the changing needs of our customers. A library card provides access to so much more than books,” explains Mary Frances Cooper, president and director of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

 “Free WiFi, ‘Late Nights’ for students and others needing extended hours, entrepreneurial and job search support, interactive teen Labs@CLP, STEM related activities, ebooks, iPads and more are part of today’s library experience,” Ms. Cooper added.

In 2014, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh welcomed had 2.9 million visitors, more than 725,000 computer log-ins, and connected with nearly a quarter-million children and teens through in-library and outreach programs.

A CLP library card also can be used at other community libraries in Allegheny County and materials can be borrowed at any site and returned to any other location.

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