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In the News 2010

Spotlight on Quality: Kathleen Kappel
This article is the fourth in a series that profiles librarians who exemplify the highest aspirations of the NLS mission.
News (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped newsletter)
October - December 2010

Best Children's Books
"Asking a children's librarian for a 'best books of the year' roundup results in an even more bountiful (dare I say overwhelming) collection of suggestions." A selection by CLP Children's librarian Lisa Dennis.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 24, 2010

Leadership turnover in nonprofits may energize region
"The Pittsburgh region has big shoes to fill among leaders of key nonprofit groups - the most in two decades, with more on the way."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 28, 2010

Officials: Library branches to remain open, but sustainable funding needed
"This week the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh board of directors voted to keep all library branches open in 2011, reversing an earlier plan that called for several branches to close."
The Northside Chronicle
December 16, 2010

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Director To Step Down
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) is going to lose a director but keep four branches for at least another year. Barbara Mistick, the library's director, told the Board of Trustees on December 13 that she would step down from her position when her contract expires on May 31."
Library Journal
December 16, 2010

Mistick's magic: Carnegie Library chief defied the tough times
"When Barbara K. Mistick steps down as president of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in May, she will do so as arguably one of the most effective directors in its history."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mistick to step down as Carnegie Library president
Director says long-term funding solution still needed

"Barbara K. Mistick, who as the first woman president of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh navigated that institution through choppy financial waters as it faced deep cuts in state funding, told the Carnegie Library Board on Monday that she is stepping down from that post as of May 31, 2011, when her contract is set to expire."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 14, 2010

Mistick stepping down as Carnegie Library director
"Barbara K. Mistick will step down as president and director of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in May, and the system has shelved a plan to close four branches at least through 2011."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 14, 2010

With funds slashed, libraries are having to charge to stay afloat
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- where 'Free To The People' is engraved in stone on its main branch in Oakland -- has reduced hours, started charging late fees for children's books and has contemplated closing four branches."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 9, 2010

South Side Library to undergo $2 M renovation, work may include electric ...
"Part of the basement of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh South Side was designated in the 1950s to be used as a bomb shelter if necessary."
South Pittsburgh Reporter
December 9, 2010

Rick Sebak's It's Pittsburgh: "I was gonna say that."
"Are we the city of great libraries? We look around: Old Allegheny branch. Braddock Carnegie Library. South Side Branch. Main Library in Oakland. The glorious Homewood Branch. And we talk to Dr. Barbara Mistick, President and Director of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh system, about how much fun this can be." WQED
December 8, 2010

RAD board increases funding to arts groups
"The Allegheny Regional Asset District board approved a 2011 budget Tuesday that gave larger funding boosts than it had originally proposed to numerous local arts and cultural groups."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 1, 2010

RAD comes up with $900,000 extra
"The Allegheny Regional Asset District gave 32 groups representing parks, libraries and arts groups an extra $900,000 for next year."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 1, 2010

Pittsburgh mayor resists pleas for libraries
"A state legislator Tuesday renewed calls for Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's administration to cough up money the city promised to the Carnegie Library system."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
December 1, 2010

Overdue: The city should pay what it owes the libraries
"Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has made it clear that he doesn't want the city to give the Carnegie Library system the $640,000 it is expecting, but this decision is not his to make."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 3, 2010

Library groups jump into action
"Citizens groups are ratcheting up fundraising for city libraries -- even selling discarded books for use in a movie -- because of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's money woes."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 3, 2010

Carnegie Library approves plans to renovate historic South Side branch
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees has unanimously agreed to make plans to renovate the South Side branch a top priority with funding to come from the Libraries for Life capital campaign that has set aside $2.7 million for renovating the aging building."
Pop City Media
November 3, 2010

Carnegie Library awaits city funds Library awaits city aid
"Five months after City Council approved the expenditure, the financially strapped Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is still waiting for a $640,000 grant intended to keep all library branches open through the end of the year."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 2, 2010

Nonprofits battle planned fund cuts from RAD
"Nonprofit groups whose funding from the Allegheny Regional Asset District would be slashed next year asked for more money Tuesday while supporters of two groups earmarked for raises asked for even more."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 27, 2010

Library board votes to move forward with South Side and Hilltop projects
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees held its quarterly Board Meeting on Monday, Oct. 18."
South Pittsburgh Reporter
October 26, 2010

'Terabithia' author at fall fest
"Illustrators E.B. Lewis and Marla Frazee join Ms. Paterson today at 9 a.m. for the 46th annual Fall Festival of Children's Books in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 22, 2010

Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving grows
"A one-day Internet fund drive that pumps sorely needed cash to local charities attracted far more donations than last year's campaign, and many nonprofit organizations say they're relying more on social media to help raise money."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 14, 2010

Library proposes to cut spending, hours rather than close branches
"In an effort to gather community thoughts and opinions in response to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh funding crisis, the library held a community workshop at Providence Family Support Center on Sept. 18."
Northside Chronicle
October 5, 2010

Libraries need support to change identity, purpose
"The Pittsburgh area has more than its share of references to Andrew Carnegie, the great steel tycoon and philanthropist."
The Tartan
September 27, 2010

Readings for Banned Book Week
"Backed by a $1,000 grant from a memorial fund for Pittsburgh native Judith Krug, Banned Book Week kicks off tonight with a new program and venue."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 27, 2010

Symphony Book Club hopes to relate ideas on page to music on stage
"'We're delighted to have it,' says Kathy Logan, head of the Carnegie Libraries' music department. 'Getting discussions going about interesting books in music couldn't be more central to the library's purpose.'"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 27, 2010

Shelf Life: Making Headlines Half a Century Ago
"Learn more about the Kennedy and Nixon campaigns and their debates' enduring significance from the following titles selected especially for A Page of Books readers by manager Karen Rossi and her staff at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Downtown & Business branch."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 26, 2010

Library Budget and Services Issues to be Debated
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is holding its third and final round of meetings to gather public input on the future of the library."
WDUQ
September 17, 2010

Top 7: Largest Pittsburgh-area Public Libraries
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh topped this year's list of the 25 Largest Pittsburgh-area Public Libraries, with 5,230,200 library holdings."
Pittsburgh Business Times
September 17, 2010

First Person: To the people, but it's not free: We must save libraries for the next generation of boys on bikes
"I received my own library card at so young an age (and so small a stature) that adults could scarcely believe I could write, much less fill out an application and sign my name."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 11, 2010

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Launches New STEM Collection
"Dissecting the hue of nose goo is just one playful but popular ploy to lure teens to the newly launched teen STEM collection at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP)-an online and print collection that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) subjects."
School Library Journal
September 9, 2010

Carnegie Library toasts newest chapter
“Now, this is what we call a face-lift; the entire space looks as though 30 years were shaved off the shelves; a light, bright interior, 9-thousand-square-foot addition to the building, and 150,000 treasures that make up the lower level Heritage Collection.”
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Carnegie Library celebrates $5.6M rehab in East Liberty
"Doubled in size with 9,000 more square feet of meeting rooms and 150,000 rare printed treasures housed in a special climate-controlled "Heritage Collection" chamber, the revamped two-story structure is designed to slash staffing, utility and maintenance costs while wooing more book borrowers, especially children."
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Libraries Turns to Public for Funding Ideas (mp3 audio)
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh opened its doors 115 years ago. Today-like many libraries around the country-it's facing a deficit."
WDUQ
August 26, 2010

Carnegie Library pleads for more RAD funds
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh pleaded with the Allegheny Regional Asset District board Tuesday for a 9.8 percent increase in funding next year to cover an expected $1.7 million deficit.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Carnegie Library bailout meets skeptics
The biggest source of money for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh expressed concern Tuesday that the library system may be relying too heavily on it at the expense of other cultural groups.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

E. Liberty library to reopen Saturday
The final piece of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's $55 million capital improvement effort falls into place Saturday when the East Liberty facility reopens after a 13-month makeover.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Expanded Carnegie Library Branch Opens New Chapter for East Liberty
"The renovated East Liberty branch of the Carnegie Library is reopening after 15 months with more space for local school kids to enjoy its reading programs - and a new spot for everyone to explore the library system's historical collection."
POP City
August 18, 2010

Suggestions about how to make Carrick library a better facility
There were three questions that Carnegie Library staff sought answers for at a special public meeting on Aug. 4 held at the Carrick branch. That night the topic under discussion was the possible merge of the Knoxville and Carrick branches, along with the proposed construction of a new building to house both.
The South Pittsburgh Reporter
August 10, 2010

Carnegie Library asks residents what they want in a library
Knoxville wants a library within safe walking distance for children.
The South Pittsburgh Reporter
August 10, 2010

Libraries get creative in raising money
"Whether Carnegie libraries struggle to the same extent non-Carnegie libraries do can be debated, but they do struggle. Carnegie libraries have lost $2 million in the past two years, and Karlyn Voss, director of the office of external and government affairs at Carnegie Library, said the situation at the state level isn't getting any better."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 29, 2010

Area libraries need help for next chapter
"When I was a kid, I loved to read. I would come home from school and read one book before I even started my homework."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 22, 2010

Library requests 9.8 percent increase from RAD
"With a multimillion-dollar deficit looming and no solution, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will try to tap its favorite source, the Allegheny Regional Asset District, for more money to keep branches open next year."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 20, 2010

Carnegie Library seeks 10 percent RAD increase for 2011
"To keep all branches open next year, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh today announced that it's asking the Regional Asset District for a 10 percent increase in operating subsidies next year."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 19, 2010

A day in the life of a library
"People come and go, work and learn, talk and laugh, peck keyboards, seek answers. It is a precious corner of our world, writes librarian Jude Vachon."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 18, 2010

The Next Page: Preserve Pittsburgh's legacy with library tourism
"When I relocated to Pittsburgh from New York City in 2005, I was struck by how well-trafficked the library branches are in this city -- how well-loved and vibrant, how welcoming and appealing they are to be inside."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 18, 2010

East Liberty Library to Reopen Late August
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's East Liberty branch will reopen next month after more than a year of construction and renovation."
WDUQ
July 15, 2010

An open book: Carnegie Library continues community dialogue "The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is continuing its efforts to communicate with as many Pittsburghers as possible, seeking 'the perspective of the entire community as we develop a plan about Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and its future.'"
Pop City Media
July 14, 2010

Three books deal with painful experiences
"Words can heal, connect and sustain. Characters in three new children's books use written words to help them deal with painful circumstances." A review by CLP Children's Librarian Patte Kelley.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 13, 2010

Employer info listed in library database
"Anyone who is changing jobs, seeking a career change, looking for information on local industries and employers, or thinking about starting their own business should spend time at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Downtown & Business."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 11, 2010

Clemente! brings to life hometown hero through child's eyes
A book review of a book about Roberto Clemente by Lisa Dennis, coordinator of children's collections at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 29, 2010

Sunday Business Page
Dr. Barbara Mistick speaks with Jon Delano about the Library’s financial outlook.
KDKA-TV
June 20, 2010

House members scold Ravenstahl over funding for Carnegie Library
Eight state House members from the city of Pittsburgh have sent Mayor Luke Ravenstahl a strongly worded letter complaining that he hasn't lived up to a commitment to provide Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with $1.2 million over two years.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pittsburgh City Council approves $640,000 grant to Carnegie Library
Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to a $640,000 grant to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - money the library director has said would help keep all branches open through the end of the year.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Council OKs more for library operation
“The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh could soon receive $640,000 from the city despite concerns from Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's administration over how the money would be spent.”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 21, 2010

Carnegie Library gets funding boost
“The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh won two boosts from Pittsburgh City Council on Thursday, with initial approval of a debt refinance plan and introduction of a bill to steer $640,000 to help keep branches open.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 21, 2010

City Council Introduces Bill To Fund Libraries
“The new bill would add an additional $640,000. But what isn't certain is how the mayor will react since he and council have been at odds on just how the libraries should be funded.”
KDKA-TV
May 20, 2010

Pittsburgh Council weighs funding Carnegie Library
"City Council introduced a measure today that would give the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh $640,000 to help keep all of its branches open through the remainder of the year.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 20, 2010

Pittsburgh Council considers more library money
"Pittsburgh City Council today introduced legislation solidifying what some members view as a $1.24 million promise to help the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh get through this year without closing branches."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 20, 2010

Carnegie Library wants you to help decide its future
"As the Carnegie Library system continues grappling with budget realities, the organization is encouraging Pittsburghers to chime in with opinions and ideas."
POP City
May 19, 2010

Mayor balks at giving more money to libraries
"Pittsburgh City Council is preparing to direct $1.24 million to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, but Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said Monday that the city was on the hook for only around half that amount."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 18, 2010

City dangles $640,000 before library system
"Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl yesterday said he'd be willing to consider diverting $640,000 to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, but not until library officials turn over financial documents he requested."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 18, 2010

Councilman to seek $640,000 allocation for Carnegie Library system
"City Councilman Bruce Kraus said he plans to introduce legislation this week to allocate $640,000 to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for this year."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 16, 2010

Ideas run gamut on keeping all city libraries open
"Ideas for keeping the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's branches open and running ranged from obtaining corporate sponsorship to adding used bookstores at a public brainstorming session Saturday on the library system's future."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 16, 2010

Library system feels pinch as city limits funding pledge
"The city of Pittsburgh has no plans to give the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh more than $600,000 this year, and that news could blow a hole of around the same size in the system's $24.2 million budget."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 12, 2010

Mayor wary of shoring up library budget
"Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said Tuesday the city doesn't have $640,000 to help keep all branches of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh open and suggested the library look elsewhere for money."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
May 12, 2010

City Council Seeks To Keep Carnegie Library Branches Open
The Pittsburgh City Council plans to announce legislation today that would give the Carnegie Library an additional $640,000 in funding to keep all of its branches open through the end of the year.
WPXI TV
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Carnegie Library funding could keep all branches open this year
City Council plans to announce legislation today that would give the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh an additional $640,000 to help keep all of its branches open through 2010.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Carnegie Library disagrees with Ravenstahl over how much it should get
"There's no dispute that the city last year promised the library system $600,000 as part of a package meant to forestall the closure of four branches and the merger of two others. A contract releasing that money is moving through the city bureaucracy.
The confusion stems from a November pledge by Council President Doug Shields to provide an additional $600,000, combined with Mr. Ravenstahl's proposal that same month to give the system $1 million if council approved a tuition tax."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Friday, May 07, 2010

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to discuss financial health
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh plans to hold a series of community workshops over the next six months to discuss what can be done to assure its financial health."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 28, 2010

Carnegie Library turns new page on sustainable funding, sustainable design
“Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) has announced its first U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification, as well as two new sustainable funding initiatives - - the Donor Plus program and a 10-member task force to find long-term money to run its branches.”
Pop City Media
April 14, 2010

Not a closed book: Library report is good news but challenges remain
"An independent report that analyzed the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's finances has painted a far rosier picture for the future than the library did last year when it proposed closing some branches, but it doesn't mean the system was fudging its numbers. Instead, the new conclusions are attributable in part to recent developments and some iffy propositions."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Friday, April 02, 2010

Libraries branch out in non-traditional ways
"When it comes to offering their patrons something beyond the usual books, videos and music, local libraries stack up pretty well against their counterparts around the country"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 1, 2010

RAD audit backs Carnegie Library closings
"An independent audit released Tuesday upheld the process the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh used to plan library closings, but the audit reduced the system's projected, long-range deficit by nearly $3.2 million."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
March 31, 2010

Carnegie Library system audit marked with asterisks
The report by accounting firm ParenteBeard found no basis for occasional accusations of bloat in the library administration, indicating that expenses were similar to comparable systems and salaries are in line.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

RAD Gets Library Audit
"ParenteBeard Partner David Duffus says the library did a good job in holding the line on costs, set pay comparable to others in the peer group, looked for other budget saving options and had a 'robust process' for choosing which branches to close."
WDUQ
March 30, 2010

Library Finances Stressed
"The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is holding its own financially this year but an independent audit confirms proposed branch closings, reduced hours and staff layoffs are unavoidable under current funding levels."
KQV
March 30, 2010

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh ruling being appealed
Critics of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are appealing to Commonwealth Court to open up the meetings of the library board.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, March 28, 2010

Audit of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh finances awaited
An audit commissioned by the Allegheny Regional Asset District will be released at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the 31st Floor of the Regional Enterprise Tower, Downtown.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Library's longevity in Homewood lauded
"Allison and Shirl Esseny have come to the Homewood branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh daily since September and plan to help celebrate its 100th anniversary next week."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
March 5, 2010

Family of readers filled arms, minds from our libraries
"I have so many precious recollections tied up with the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh. If Andrew Carnegie were alive today, I would hug him and tell him what a difference his investment made in all of our lives."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 26, 2010

Amidst gloomy news about libraries, the North Side's new Carnegie Library is a bright spot
Lucid balance: the Carnegie Library's North Side branch.“This building doesn't solve all of the financial challenges of the Carnegie Library system. It does, however, show definitively that even in the advancing Information Age, a library can bring people and information together in an artful addition to the city. This is a case study for why our libraries deserve more support than ever.”
Pittsburgh City Paper
February 25, 2010

Ruling on open meetings backs Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
“The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has won the first round in the legal battle to open its board meetings.”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 25, 2010

Permanent funding base for Carnegie libraries sought
“The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has set up a 10-member task force to find a permanent source of money to keep branches running.”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 24, 2010

Carnegie Library panel tasked with finding long-term money
“The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has created a 10-member task force to find long-term money to run its branches, library officials announced today.”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
February 23, 2010

Nation's libraries get more use, less funding
The community reaction to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's financial problems was one of last year's big stories around here. Drowned out by the local din, however, was the fact that the same story about libraries was repeated across the country.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, February 15, 2010

Former Carnegie Library in Allegheny Center the focus of preservation, reuse plans
"The former Carnegie Library in the North Side's Allegheny Center was the focus of a community meeting at the New Hazlett Theater last week to plan its preservation and reuse."
Pop City Media
February 10, 2010

Comics fans are drawn to Pitsburgh's many shops, museum
"Before you enter 'the stacks [of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Main Library],' you'll notice a full wall of graphic novels and comics anthologies. It's an amazing collection, heavy on the Japanese manga series - - beloved by American teenagers these days - - but also including almost every significant graphic novel of the past 10 to 15 years. "
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Monday, February 8, 2010

Libraries lament loss of funding for databases
"...many of the hundreds of subscription databases offered by Pennsylvania's public libraries -- and the convenient remote access many of them offer -- will vanish this year, victims of slashed state and local funding."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
January 24, 2010

The Insider Guide to the Northside
This PopCity article shows how the Northside has staged a comeback, especially in its ability to attract families. And one of the "must-haves"? "a brand spanking new Carnegie Library with a wonderful children's section"
PopCity
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Three new children's books explore father-daughter bonds
Debbie Priore, a CLP-Main children's librarian, reviews 3 books:
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Susy)
The Georges and the Jewels
Crow Call
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Polish Hill visits Oakland
Check out the historic photos of Polish Hill in The Gallery at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 7, 2010

Libraries reaping benefits from bill
"The county's two public library systems were winners yesterday when Gov. Ed Rendell approved table games at the state's casinos, but the predicted revenues might not cover looming deficits, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Director Barbara Mistick said yesterday."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Friday, January 08, 2010

Libraries forced to slash hours, staff, popular programs
Last year, the system reimbursed libraries in Allegheny County, including the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, $700000, for costs incurred from nonresidents ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Friday, January 08, 2010