Your Libraries

lawbooksUpdate:  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.

View Council President Sheilds’ Legislation

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.

Read a Letter from State Representative Chelsa Wagner

Read a Letter from State Senator Jay Costa

Read a Letter from State Senator Wayne Fontana

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2 Responses to “Your Libraries”

  1. Ed Says:

    November 18th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I didn’t see where in those letters that the state representatives said they would be matching the council’s 600 grand. Not that I doubt them, but I wonder about the details. Are they each kicking in 300 grand?

  2. bill Says:

    November 18th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    No – they have promised to fight for it throught the impending table games legislation that is being debated.

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