The mission of the Carnegie Library of Homestead is to provide programs and facilities that enhance learning, wellness and quality of life within and outside the Steel Valley.
This mission expresses Andrew Carnegie's vision when he built the facility to serve his workers in the steel mills. Today, many of those same workers' families are raising their own families here in western Pennsylvania, where the Carnegie - in its second century of service - continues the vision for residents of Munhall, Homestead, West Homestead, Whitaker and surrounding communities.
People from near and far flock to our historic, yet state-of-the-art Music Hall to hear the eclectic artists who travel from all over the world to perform here . . . or to patronize our Fitness Center and beautifully-renovated pool where so many of us first learned to swim . . . and, of course, the innovative adult and children's library programming is a local gem.
Our newest venture is our "Knowledge Vault" - a STEAM based maker lab where our community's young and old alike can get down and dirty with dremels, circuits, hummingbird kits, laptops and ipads filled with creative software, and much more. Our kids run the show. They tell us what they are interested and we bring in the talent. They have fun creating, while acquiring skills for lifelong professions.
Your support of our youth programming at the Carnegie Library of Homestead will ensure that future generations of western Pennsylvanians will continue to enjoy the fruits of a generation of immigrants who labored to ensure that their children would have a better future . . . with your help, they will.