In 1999, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library started producing educational web sites on the Internet. A "web site" is the electronic version of a book, on one particular subject. The Library's own web site<>, providing information about our Library, started in 1996. The web site describing the Library's Civil War Museum <>, co-sponsored by the Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves Civil War reenactment group, was established the following year.

In April, coinciding with the centennial of the Library's Trust agreement which legally founded the Library, the Library produced a web site on the "History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries" at the Internet address: <>. This web site includes a large photo album of pictures from our Library and a few other Carnegie Libraries.

In the Summer, another new educational web site highlighted the life of Astronomer and Optician John A. Brashear, at the Internet address <>. Mr. Brashear, a friend of Andrew Carnegie, built astronomical telescopes still used by many people all over the world. He was also Director of the Allegheny Observatory and Chancellor of the Western University of Pennsylvania(now, the University of Pittsburgh). He accompanied Andrew Carnegie to the dedication of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library on April 22, 1902.

October 24 marked the sixtieth anniversary of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, America's fifth major planetarium, located on Pittsburgh's North Side(next to the very first, publicly-funded Carnegie Library). The Andrew Carnegie Free Library created a web site on the "History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science," at the Internet address: <>, to commemorate this anniversary.