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Several libraries have been awarded Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP) grants: Carnegie Library of Homestead: $500,000  (project will substantially rearrange the layout of the swimming pool, locker rooms and other related pool support spaces). Carnegie...

May 10, 2019.  The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress will honor two of its cooperating libraries for their outstanding service to readers who are visually or physically disabled. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,...

Free meetings with financial planners are being offered in several locations in Pittsburgh, including the Carnegie Library’s West End Branch.  Learn more in this NextPittsburgh.com article. ...

Three branches of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are participating in a pilot funded by Grow with Google.  The program is a hotspot and laptop lending program.  Read about it! ...

Beta Builders brings coding to schools and will be at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, starting in Homewood, this fall. ...

PA LaunchPod

A new episode of PaLAunchpod dropped on May 15. In this episode, host Tom Berman talks with Library Services Manager of the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and president of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Marilyn Holt about the history...

EXTON- The Chester County Library was named as one of America’s Top-Rated Libraries* – earning the designation as a Star Library by the profession’s leading periodical, Library Journal.   This is the first year the Chester County Library (CCL) has received this distinction...

Four Pennsylvania Libraries have been named Star Libraries by Library Journal for 2016:  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Corry Public Library, Lancaster Library System and  North Wales Area Library. Read more. ...

Three Pennsylvania libraries were named ‘Star Libraries’ by Library Journal:  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Corry Public Library and North Wales Area Library.  Read more.  // // // // // ...

Efforts to make digital collections held by Pennsylvania libraries, museums, and related cultural heritage organizations widely and freely available via the web are underway.  In August 2014, a state-wide group of library leaders from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries/the State...