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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The work that the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh does in the communities of Pittsburgh, particularly in the areas of promoting early learning and bringing literacy outreach services to young children, is unrivaled. Services that are not available for free anywhere else (like free computer and internet access, job-seeking assistance, and free CD and DVD rentals) help to relieve the pressure from economically strained customers. My favorite neighborhood library, Woods Run, offers free programs every week for every age group-- storytimes for small children and their parents, afterschool science and crafts for elementary schoolers, fun activities like video games for teens, and classes for adults like computer literacy and Spanish. The staff members are friendly and knowledgable and create a vibrant community space that shines in the neighborhood.