Lawrenceville Library

That library was a very old library it was there ever since 1898 so it is a very historic place so it may be very sad to see it go or closed down. -jake

This library is a very beautiful place. It is the oldest of three libraries that we have visited and yet it looks the best. And after such a long time in active service it should be a loud to run for many more years to come. The one thing that caught my eye was the three sculptures that you see right above the door. So save the library keep it up and let it run. “Nick”

To me, the Carnegie Library Branch of Lawrenceville has brought a lot of joy to a community that is going to have it’s joy be sucked away thanks to it’s closure. And i have been there only one time. But i can relate to this every single chapter of this sad story. My hometown is Braddock. It’s a town that like Lawrenceville, and most of the communities in the greater Pittsburgh area, that has thrived heavlily through it’s Carnegie Library Branch, the first in the world. And as you may know, Braddock’s mighty empire over the last quarter of a decade, has crumbled into oblivion, thanks to the steel industry doing the same within that exact same period. However, there are three major places of business that are still around to this day, that made my town what it was back in it’s hayday. They are: UPMC Braddock, (Formerly Braddock General Hospital) the US Steel Edgar Thompson Works and the Braddock Carnegie Library. And out of those three familiar and well known Braddock business establishments, UPMC Braddock, like the Lawrenceville Carnegie Library, is slated to close next year either due to lack of funding by local and state governments, or lack of caring by them. I feel that it’s a right as a proud and privileged citizen of not just Western Pennsylvania, but the United States of America, there needs to be people like me around this region, to refuse to be silent about this sickening possibilities, and decide to take the latter. By getting active on these two critical issues and telling the officials that myself and every registered voter elected to public office, or not, to try and make a gracious attempt, despite how bad, horrible, clueless and messed up this economy is, to prevent these beneficial, helpful and life-changing insitutions from shutting it’s doors forever. For if those doors are shut forever, the windows that are located in the doors of opportunities in this region and this country to grow, thrive and benefit will shut down forever. May god continue to bless, and help america through it’s lost times. -Robert

listen:

Nick’s Lawrenceville Library Interview 

Our treasures from this library:

Nick checked out Sporting News Books Presents Pro Football’s Heroes of the Hall.  Jake took out a DVD: Kung FU Panda.  Mary found The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Accounting.

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