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Volunteer

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The Braddock Avenue/Kenmawr Avenue ramp onto the Rankin Bridge is closed through the end of the year. Please check your route for detours.

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The Braddock Avenue/Kenmawr Avenue ramp onto the Rankin Bridge is closed through the end of the year. Please check your route for detours.

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Revitalize, Reimagine, and Volunteer: Unleash the Power of Good

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of the Braddock Carnegie Library Association. Since the day this iconic building was saved from demolition in the 1980s, volunteers have played a pivotal role in its restoration and reopening. They have rolled up their sleeves, cleared debris, repaired plaster, raised funds, and so much more. Together, we have witnessed the incredible power of people coming together to support a cause.

Now, we invite you to be a part of this transformative journey and breathe new life into this fortress of good. The Braddock Carnegie Library Association holds a special place in the world,  it’s the first Library in the United States and it  symbolizes the power of community and the enduring spirit of helping others.

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Our library's needs have come full circle. Just as Andrew Carnegie built this library to empower individuals, we now rely on caring individuals like you to carry forward his legacy. With your support, we can continue to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

We have a range of volunteer opportunities available, including:

  • Fundraising and friend raising
  • Programs & events
  • Landscaping
  • Occasional heavy labor (moving items)

To apply, complete the online application or download and fill out our volunteer application. Once completed, please return it to the Braddock Carnegie Library Association in person or via mail. Join us in this extraordinary endeavor and be a force for positive change.

What’s coming up...

4 day POP-UP LIBRARY in the parks

Pop-Up Library in the Parks
Through August 16 | Mondays-Thursdays 4-6pm

Spend summer afternoons with the BCLA as we rotate through local parks with pop-up programming and fun activities for youth of all ages!

**In the event of inclement weather (storms, real feel temperatures of 90 degrees or above, or air quality alert days), our park program will be cancelled for the day.**

Our schedule will be as follows:

  • Mondays: 362 Glosser St in East Pittsburgh
  • Tuesdays: Servicemen's Memorial Park in Chalfant 4-6PM
  • Wednesdays: Brinton Avenue Playground in North Braddock 4-6PM
  • Thursdays: Hamilton Playground in Turtle Creek 4-6 PM

Together, we can make a difference.

Let's write the next chapter of the Braddock Carnegie Library Association's story, one volunteer at a time.