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Volunteers Lead Change

From volunteering at one of the Library's many events, to repairing equipment used by readers with disabilities, to organizing book sales, to providing one-on-one professional assistance from foreign language instruction to job search strategies - library volunteers are creating change. Because of the efforts of the more than 400 dedicated library volunteers, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is able to provide quality library services for the citizens of Allegheny County. In 2009 alone, volunteers donated 28,402 hours of their time - contributing a value of $556,963 to the Library!

As valued members of the Library, volunteers are constantly exposed to ideas, books, book lovers and authors. It's a great way to serve your community while meeting interesting people and expanding your horizons.

>> To learn how you can get in on the action, and the benefits of volunteering at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, please complete a volunteer application at


During its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon in October, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh honored all of its volunteers and recognized 15 who achieved milestones in dedicating hours of their time and talents to the Library.

2010 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Volunteer Honorees

4,000 Service Hours

Jack Goerl, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

3,000 Service Hours

Burt Kennedy, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

2,000 Service Hours

Paul Tumolo, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

1,000 Service Hours

James Brown, CLP - Knoxville
Steve Gethen, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
Suzanne Johnston, CLP - Main, Pennsylvania Department
Diana Dvorabic, CLP - Main, Pennsylvania Department
William Mancini, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
Edith Schneider, CLP - Main, Reference Services

500 Service Hours

Katie Ciccone, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
Robert Gall, CLP - Main, Reference Services
Martha Harris, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
Alexandra Schwall, Communications & Creative Services
Mary Sherwood, Facilities Department & CLP - Main, Pennsylvania Department
Mary Lou Spindt, CLP - Main, Pennsylvania Department