BRADDOCK, Pa. (KDKA) — The Braddock Carnegie Library will receive $1.75 million in renovations.

Gov. Tom Wolf was in Braddock on Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony and to award two different grants that will help create universal access to all three floors of the building, upgrade windows and insulation and upgrade the library’s historic Music Hall to host events of up to 500 people. people.

“I am proud to support the legacy of the Braddock Carnegie Library and contribute to the next chapter of growth for this building and this community,” Wolfe said. “Once renovated, this library will serve not only as a portal to knowledge and culture, but also as a safe place for residents to come together to socialize and express their creativity and curiosity.”

The library was the first of more than 1,600 public libraries established by Andrew Carnegie. It currently serves about 15,000 residents in five localities.

The governor’s administration said the renovation will allow the library to “better fulfill its social mission as a fast-paced, important place of learning, development and community enrichment for the neighborhood.”

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