From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Following a backlash over a plan to close, merge and relocate branches to save money, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is bigger and expanding services next year.
The Carnegie Library has kept all 19 regular branches open, started a “pop-up” branch in Allentown last month and expanded hours, thanks in large measure to a new library tax, gaming table revenues and improved fundraising.
On Monday, the system‘s board approved a 2013 budget of $28.7 million, which is 3 percent more than this year‘s $27.9 million budget.
Expanded services will enable patrons to download up to three songs a week to their iPod or MP3 and read digital stories from 300 magazines such as Newsweek, Rolling Stone or Good Housekeeping.
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