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Let Your Voice be Heard about Libraries

As the teen and children’s  librarian in one of the libraries that  almost closed last year, I know very well the power of the collective voice. Last year, people held rallies, sold lemonade or keys, wrote letters and came to meetings to prevent my library and three others from being deep-sixed. But..

It’s not over.

We’re holding public meetings on the future of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and teens should and must be heard. Other library systems like ours are even appointing teens to their boards of trustees to make sure libraries are meeting their needs.

Let our staff and board members know how much you appreciate things like:

  • Teen librarians, books, computers, magazines, DVDs and more

  • Gaming, summer reading prizes and other programs

  • Having a say in what your library does

Hear what sort of decisions need to be made and help set  priorities for the future of the library. Workshops will be at:

* Saturday, May 15 / 10 am – Noon
   Serbian Club · 2524 Sarah Street, 15203

* Saturday, May 15 / 2 – 4 pm
   Sheraden Senior Center · 720 Sherwood Avenue, 15204

* Sunday, May 16 / 2 – 4 pm
   CLP – Allegheny · 1230 Federal Street, 15212

* Monday, May 17 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm
   St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church · 419 S. Dithridge Street, 15213

If you can’t make it to a meeting, you can fill out an online survey and find out more on  the Community Converation web page.

If you haven’t heard yet, the teen summer reading theme is Make Waves @ your library. This is definitely your chance!

                                 Tina Zubak   Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- Beechview

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