Supporting the ACFL&MH

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall continually strives to revitalize its services, collection, programming and performances and to restore and maintain its historic landmark facility. Your generous support makes this possible.  Thank you.

  • You may make your gift on line, as a gift of stock or by mailing a check payable to the ACFL&MH to ACFL&MH, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106.  We also accept donations at the circulation desk and can process a gift over the phone.
  • For any questions about your donation call Maggie Forbes, Executive Director, at (412) 276-3456, x 8.
  • All memorial and  honor gifts will be appropriately handled and acknowledged.
  • Give On-line Now! You may designate your gift for unrestricted (operating) expenses or for Completing the Carnegie Carnegie in the add special instructions to the seller line. You may designate either type of gift as a memorial gift or honor gift. We will contact you if we need additional information about your gift.

Heartfelt Thanks to our Many Generous Supporters
The campaign to restore, renovate and revitalize the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall has captured the hopes, dreams and support of Carnegie, surrounding Chartiers Valley communities and beyond. Launched by the Chartiers Valley Partnership in November 2003, the campaign has gone on to raise more than $12 million.  Funding has come from federal, state, county, and  local government, as well as from  foundations. Remarkably, individuals and businesses from Carnegie and nearby communities have contributed a major part of that funding.

The ACFL&MH’s historic landmark facility is structurally sound, weatherproof and accessible. There are new comfortable seat ins the Music Hall, its lobby is gracious and welcoming; its dressing rooms are wonderful. The Espy Post was meticulously restored in 2010. The Library beautifully restored and air conditioned and the old gym was transformed into airy, versatile programming space: The Studio. Just as importantly, improvements to Library & Music Hall services and programming have kept pace with upgrades to the building.

The CVP took stock, and decided its job is done. It formally dissolved at the end of 2011, turning over the responsibility for completing the ACFL&MH’s restoration to the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall’s Board of Trustees.

Completing the Carnegie Carnegie

Critical work remains to be done .  We must finish Library Park, which will connect the ACFL&MH to Main Street below with inviting green space.  Further upgrades to the Studio and Mezzanine (the only unimproved space in the building) will dramatically enhance program versatility.  And restoring water-damaged plaster, new lighting, theatrical upgrades and the air conditioning will make the Music Hall a year-round venue and confirm its standing as one of the region’s finest performance venues.

In December 2020, the ACFL&MH was awarded a $1.25 million state grant for Completing the Carnegie Carnegie.  We are deeply grateful and so excited!  However, before we can unreservedly celebrate, we must raise a dollar for dollar match to release that funding.

A bracing challenge, but one that recent history tells us the Library & Music Hall is equal because of your  generosity. Foundations and corporations key to reaching our goal.  But we began this  remarkable journey from moribund to magical with our community 18 years ago. With your continued support we our destination of a  fully restored, revitalized and sustainable Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is within reach.

To join the many wonderful supporters of the ACFL&MH, or to make an additional gift, click here.  To learn more about Completing the Carnegie Carnegie, memorial and honor gifts, naming opportunities or making a multi-year pledge, contact Maggie Forbes at 412-276-3456, x. 8.