August Wilson, who dropped out of high school, but continued his education by reading voraciously at the Hill District branch, receives his high school diploma from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


Herb Elish, a business executive, becomes library director after Croneberger’s death. His business background leads to changes that make library spaces more user-friendly.


The library introduces CAROLINE, its first computerized catalog system. Restoration/renovation of Main branch.


Robert B. Croneberger becomes library Director. His philosophy of the library as an active information advocate, rather than a “passive dispenser of information,” starts many new partnerships for the library.


New location for Hill District branch established after demolition of large parts of the neighborhood in the 1960s left it far away from the people it was intended to serve.


Squirrel Hill branch opens


The Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Reading Center opens.

1969 February 28

New East Liberty Branch opens after its former location was razed for a redevelopment project.

1969 January

Anthony A. Martin named director of CLP. Under his tenure, four branches will open or move to new buildings, and modernize more services.

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