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On February 20, most Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations began staying open later. Some libraries which had been closed on Saturdays have now reopened on that day. In total, library users are gaining an additional 119 hours of access per week. According to Essential Public Radio, “The new hours are in direct response to feedback from customers…” You have a chance this Saturday to provide more feedback and help to shape the future of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. On February 25, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will hold a meeting to kick off their strategic planning process.

Via their website:

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is developing its next five-year strategic plan. Our vision of the future must take into account the changing needs of our users and our communities, new methods of delivering services, and our ongoing pursuit of sustainable funding.

Library users and stakeholders will play a critical role in the process.

They promise a format that will be interactive and fun. Light refreshments will be provided. They’re looking for as many perspectives as possible, so come with your family and friends!

Their 2007-2011 Strategic Plan covered everything from making information and resources more accessible to library users of all ages, to completing the neighborhood library revitalization program, to updating lending/borrowing policies. If you want to weigh in about the future of our libraries, this is the meeting for you.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh First Community Workshop
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where:St. Nicholas Cathedral, 419 South Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 (map)
Parking: Free parking adjacent to St. Nick’s

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