Newly Renovated Downtown Carnegie Library Reopens – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Carnegie Library reopened in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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The Smithfield Street library is now about 65% larger than before.

Now the library contains the second floor and already has the lower and first floors of the building.

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The renovation has been in the works for years.

“We started a visioning process back in 2016 and are talking about finding and creating a real target library in the city center. The result you see today is actually that the target library and we are thrilled to be here and to welcome the public back to this beautiful space, ”said Karlyn Voss of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

A larger children’s and youth department is under the renovation work.

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The downtown library is not the second largest Carnegie library in the area.

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