Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213 USA

Mission: Mission Statement:  To Engage our Community in Literacy and Learning. Vision Statement:  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will inspire in the citizens of our region respect and responsibility for life-long learning, citizenship, and civic participation.
Programs: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Children’s departments provide an inviting space for children and their families to enjoy reading books and to discover all the Library has to offer.  The Library has a long history of serving children including the distinction of being the first system in the nation to train children’s librarians.  In addition to its extensive youth-oriented book collection, the staff presents a broad range of programs for children at every development stage from birth to age 12. 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Having moved around a fair bit, I've been to a few libraries, and the Carnegie Library system surpasses them all. The locations are convenient, the staff is always helpful, the schedule is packed with great activities, and the shelves, of course, are filled to the brim. I love that I can request books from any branch in the system as easily as putting a hold on something at my own library. And I love that the library is a community center in an age where it is nearly impossible to find wholesome, free places to spend time. Also, the window to the dinosaurs in the Main branch makes it the best place to sit and study in all of Pittsburgh.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is one of my favorite places to go in the city. It's quiet, serene, and provides the perfect environment for reading and studying. I could spend all day in there and just be as happy as can be!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This library has been delighting me since I first went there as a child many years ago. I have since returned many times, and brought my Granddaughter along as well. Thank you for the many hours with "friends" from all over the world ... :) Many blessings!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

CLP has been a huge supporter of our local Nerdfighter goup, Pittsburgh Area Nerdfighters (Bringing Nerdy Back). We meet in the teen section of the Oakland Library every month and they have gone out of their way to make us feel welcome. They have asked our opinions on programming and has kept in touch with us when a meeting may conflict with a program they have. We adore CLP and the Teen Librarians!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation