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 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