Carnegie Free Library's advocate: A role model & more
For more than 100 years, the Carnegie Free Library in Connellsville has been a vital resource for people seeking knowledge and information. And naturally over time, the building along with the library's programs needed some updating.
Three years ago, a young librarian, Casey Sirochman, came to town with the intention of bringing the gleam back to the library. She's worked endlessly seeking grants, donations and volunteers.
During her tenure as director/head librarian, tremendous improvements have been made — a teen area, new windows, new doors, new carpets and other improvements. She worked hand-in-hand with the Friends of the Library to realize the popular Cafe Carnegie.
And along with the library's upkeep and updating, Ms. Sirochman also brought new programs to the facility. Every Wednesday, for example, young people gather for special events. Clubs were formed. Adults programs were initiated.
Sirochman had a vision for the library, and every day she has worked toward it. Unfortunately, the Connellsville community will be saying goodbye to Sirochman, who has decided to leave for another position.
We wish her well. Indeed, the library and the community as a whole will miss her enthusiasm, dedication and determination.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Another Iran warning: Listen to Abdullah
- Wolf attack: Reckless words against UPMC
- Mon-Yough Laurels & Lances
- Connellsville’s cleanup: Shine up your city pride
- Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
- Clairton’s bizarre teen ID proposal
- Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
- The Thursday wrap
- Saturday essay: Garage bees
- Pulling in illegals: The surge continues