A Teen Space of Their Own

CLP - East Liberty

Pictured in late-September 2014, the new Teen space at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty is seen undergoing the final construction and installation phases. Made possible through the generosity of the Cindy and Murry Gerber Foundation and the input of teens, the new space will give teens a space of their own to hang out, be creative, explore The Labs equipment, read and relax with friends while visiting Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty.

Next week, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will join many other libraries around the country in celebrating Teen Read Week, a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

The 2014 theme, Turn Dreams into Reality @ Your Library, is especially appropriate for the teens and staff at CLP-East Liberty because on Saturday, October 18, a much-awaited dream of a new Teen space will become a reality. The new Teen space is a place to hang out, be creative, explore The Labs equipment, read and relax.

If you’re local and you’ve visited CLP-East Liberty, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the construction. Perhaps you’ve wondered what’s going on. Now’s your chance to get a first look.

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, all are invited to join community leaders and CLP staff, teens and volunteers for a Grand Opening of the Teen Space at CLP-East Liberty (130 S. Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206).  We’ll showcase the new space, provide an overview of all the Teen programs the Library has to offer, and give attendees an opportunity to name the new space. Food will be provided and – speaking of newly-monikered things, Eleventh Stack has heard rumors that, depending on his reading schedule, Andrew Card-negie himself may make an appearance at the party.
We hope to see you there!
Andrew Card-negie

Andrew Card-negie, Official Mascot of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Event Details at a Glance:
Teen Space Grand Opening
Saturday, October 18, 2014
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us for this event showcasing the brand new space and all the programs the library has to offer! Food will be provided.
East Liberty
130 S. Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206Contact:
East Liberty

~ Melissa F.

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