CLP LYNCS: Bringing a Library to the Pittsburgh Public Market

Amy M. Yonick, Megan Branning, Nicole Henline



Libraries are evolving and always thinking of new and creative ways to reach customers. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh devised a new initiative called the Library in Your Neighborhood, Community and School (LYNCS), and its first product was a new library service point located in the indoor Pittsburgh Public Market (PPM). The library service point was planned and launched in approximately four months after a unique collaboration with the nearby MLIS students at the University of Pittsburgh. The CLP-LYNCS: PPM was the first of its kind in Southwestern Pennsylvania. With its unique hours, it serves weekend patrons in a bustling Pittsburgh neighborhood that attracts users from all over the county.


marketing; public market; library outpost

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ISSN: 1947-525X