When we consider the many reasons for having a strong library system in Pittsburgh, public safety isn’t usually among the first to come to mind. But as a Pittsburgh police officer who was recently injured in the line of duty, I cannot emphasize the importance enough.
Simply put, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh helps keeps kids off the streets. By offering a positive and productive environment to engage the young people of our city, it serves as a force for neighborhood safety and stability. Investing in the library isn’t only an investment in our children’s future; it strengthens our community and enriches lives.
In my most important job, as the father of two sons, I’ve also come to value and love the Library. I have seen firsthand how helpful the library has been for my children who use the space for school work and community projects and my wife, an elementary school guidance counselor, echoes the same sentiment. This place is not only a staple in the community but a staple in bringing our family together.
For the future of our neighborhoods, our youth and our families, I ask that you join me in supporting the community based initiative to keep our city’s library alive.