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Leechburg Public Library to reopen after Labor Day

Chuck Biedka
Chuck Biedka | Tribune-Review
The entrance to the Leechburg Public Library is shown on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.

Leechburg Public Library hired a librarian and its collection should reopen next month, according to the president of the library board.

Board President Karen Freilino said Leechburg resident Lisa Flick Kimbrugh was hired to direct the library when it reopens sometime after Labor Day inside Leechburg Junior/Senior High School. The library has operated there for 93 years.

“There were nearly 50 applications,” Freilino said.

Kimbrugh could not be reached.

Freilino said Kimbrugh has deep ties to Leechburg. Her mother is a teacher in the school district, she said.

The library closed in May.

Community volunteers and the reconstituted library board have worked since then to reopen the library, describing it as an asset to students and the public.

Freilino said the library board’s next meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in the library and it will meet the second Monday of each month after that.

“We strongly encourage the public to attend these meetings,” Freilino said.

She said one item on the agenda for the August meeting will be to create a “more formal, organized and warmly interactive Friends of the Library, so all volunteers are particularly encouraged to attend.”

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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