TribLIVE

| Home


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Carnegie Library toasts newest chapter

Daily Photo Galleries

By Kate Guerriero
Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010
 

"You know champagne; it's the drink that makes you see double ... and feel single!" laughed Dan Booker with wife, Debbie .

And with that, glasses were in the air as we joined co-chairs Dr. John and Jacqui Lazo and more than 200 in a toast to christen the newest chapter of the Carnegie Library, East Liberty, on Friday, which re-opened its doors following a 15-month, $5.6 million renovation.

Now, this is what we call a face-lift; the entire space looks as though 30 years were shaved off the shelves; a light, bright interior, 9-thousand-square-foot addition to the building, and 150,000 treasures that make up the lower level Heritage Collection.

CLP prexy Dr. Barbara Mistick, Ralph Papa, Elliott Oshry, Dee Jay Oshry , and Diane Holder were among those lauding this $505K lunch break, but it was the announcement that CLP's Capital Campaign stood at $57 million that had us uncorking yet another bottle of bubbly. (Here's your history lesson for the day; contrary to popular belief, our dear Andrew Carnegie did not provide an endowment for the libraries that bear his name ... just one more reason to support your local libraries).

"We brought our 3-year-old here last Saturday for the soft opening," mused architect Anne Chen . "He loved it! He threw a temper tantrum when it was time to leave."

We felt the same way.

Photo Galleries

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Syrian border town emerges as pivot point in Islamic State fight
  2. Penn State succumbs to No. 13 Ohio State in double overtime
  3. CDC’s misinformation spreads faster than Ebola virus
  4. Pittsburgh Mills mall stability questioned
  5. Pitt notebook: Conner quietly surpasses 1,000 yards rushing
  6. Pirates must weigh risk, reward in attempt to sign Martin
  7. Mini goes mainstream
  8. Springdale to get kayak launch, other riverfront improvements
  9. Starkey: Chryst missed his only shot
  10. Steelers notebook: Ex-Steeler Sanders living up to his word
  11. Penguins’ Crosby OK with Neal comments about trade
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.