Update: The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has responded – read the response.
Today, Pittsburgh City Council will hold a preliminary vote on the legislation introduced by Council President Shields that would give the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh $600,000 this year. This funding is contingent on the CLP agreeing to keep all library branches open and also opening their books, and will be a temporary solution to continue to keep all library branches open in Pittsburgh. The final vote will be held next Tuesday. It is imperative that City Council take action before the library board meets to vote on the issue in December.
Please contact City Hall and voice your support for keeping Pittsburgh’s libraries open!
State Representative Chelsa Wagner and State Senator Jay Costa have promised to match these funds from Council to keep these libraries open in the short term. Next, we must work to find a long term solution to ensure that all Pittsburgh libraries remain open. CLP must also examine its budget to make sure that all money is being spent wisely.
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