In September 2016 The Jack Buncher Foundation offered to public libraries throughout Allegheny County a fundraising challenge offering up $125,000 of matching money to be shared by all libraries. It was a first of a kind challenge for the county’s… Continue Reading Love Your Library Month Results
In September 2016 Part-time Children’s Librarian Jen Farmerie took over the role of Head Librarian from Rita Crawford. Mrs. Farmerie began her career at the library in 2005 as a part-time Children’s Librarian. Recently she had been overseeing an outreach program… Continue Reading Meet our New Head Children’s Librarian, Jen Farmerie
Rita Crawford, Sewickley Public Library’s Head of Children’s Services, announced her retirement early this summer to be effective this fall. She has been on staff since April 1, 1985. It’s hard to imagine what the library, especially the Children’s Department,… Continue Reading Mrs. Crawford Announces Her Retirement!
Come to the library bearing gifts of PIE! March 14th is Pi Day (3.14) and in celebration of this mathematical day, we will be holding a Pie Baking Contest. This is our 6th Annual contest! Bring in a pie that… Continue Reading FIFTEEN DAYS OF PIE and the Pi Day Pie Baking Contest!
By Board Member Patty Jones I am the middle child of five kids born into a family with 80 first cousins. To put that into a visual perspective, we always had nametags and color coordinated shirts at the family reunion.… Continue Reading New Kid at the Library with the Same Old Story
By Board Member Gianni Floro “The long and historic relationship between the Sewickley Public Library and the Quaker Valley School District and its predecessors is a unique and important partnership in an emerging information-based society, the concept of a seamless… Continue Reading Proposed Changes to the Facility
“Sewickley, huh? Must be RICH.” Yes, the Sewickley Valley IS rich. Rich in community spirit, engagement, and enthusiasm. As Treasurer of the Sewickley Public Library Board of Directors, I can assure you that every donation of money and time is… Continue Reading We’ve All Heard it Before…
By Joyce D. Cortese, Secretary to the SPL Board of Trustees My husband and I moved our family to Sewickley in 1974 because of the quality school system at QVSD. With five children, ranging from two to eight, a good… Continue Reading I volunteer at Sewickley Public Library. How I got involved.
For his dedication and support of the Sewickley Valley and its long-standing organizations, Wayne T. Murphy has been named the Sewickley Herald 2014 Man of the Year. Among his contributions are serving as board president of the Sewickley Public Library… Continue Reading SPL’s President named Sewickley Herald 2014 Man of the Year!
As trustees of the Library, we are entrusted with one of the best libraries in the Commonwealth. We have great staff and a charming, historic facility that was extensively renovated in 1999. But that does not mean that we as… Continue Reading The Future of the Sewickley Public Library