Grantee of the Month
TRCF is proud to recognize our grantees throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania that promote social justice and change through their activities. Each month we will recognize one of these organizations as our Grantee of the Month.
Friends of CLP-Allegheny
Grantee of the Month, May 2012
The Allegheny branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh opened in
2009 as a brand new facility at 1230 Federal Street in Pittsburgh’s
central North Side. This state-of-the-art library was established to
serve the community through its extensive children’s section, free
programs, computers, DVD library, and Allegheny City Society
collection, and of course, books, books, BOOKS!
Throughout the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh system, there are
approximately a dozen Friends groups who work together as a non-profit
collective through the umbrella Friends of Carnegie Library of
Pittsburgh. The Friends of CLP – Allegheny group maintains its own
board of directors and as with each Friends group, sends delegates to
participate on the system-wide Friends Council.
The Friends of CLP- Allegheny comprises a group of North Side citizens
who love the library, serving the Allegheny branch by raising funds
and awareness to support a fundamental community right: our access to
literacy and information. Friends of CLP-Allegheny promotes and
volunteers for library literacy programs, public programs, and
fundraising events that support the health and vitality of our diverse
Friends of CLP recently hosted a successful coming out party for the
new Three Rivers Community Foundation grant funded LGBT collection at
the branch library, consisting of an open house and a reading/ talk by
Lambda award winning author David Pratt. Another LGBT author event is
being scheduled to coincide with other Pride Month activities in June.