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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...

Pens4Purpose Ticket Offer for the BCLA
March 5 | 7:00 pm

Support the Braddock Carnegie Library Association and enjoy special pricing when the Pittsburgh Penguins battle the Blue Jackets during Read Across America Week on Tuesday, March 5. During the game, this year’s U. S. Steel Reading Champions and program volunteers will be recognized, and the Steel Cup will be in attendance for the winning class!

Plus, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will donate $10 for each ticket purchased through this special offer to the Braddock Carnegie Library Association as part of our Pens4Purpose ticket fundraising program!

Get tickets through this link.

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.