The Millvale Community Library project is enlisting the help of Shaler Area School District students.
In a continuing effort to seek youth involvement in the development of a community library, library director Brian Wolovich is working with the borough's new junior council member, Tyler Machajewski, a Shaler Area High School junior, and a team of about nine middle and high school students to write a grant application approved at last week's library board meeting.
The library is applying for New Voices of Youth grant, offered by the Breathe Project, to conduct programs relating to air quality issues and the encouragement of bicycle riding.
Bike racks would be installed in front of the library, safety gear provided, a bicycle safety class given, and CPR classes held, Mr. Wolovich said.
The library board has long-term goals.
Members attended a day-long retreat Saturday at the Sprout Fund offices in Garfield to create a three-year strategic plan for operations.
"We will be advertising for a library director and a search committee will be formed," Mr. Wolovich said.
Construction is complete and a grand opening will follow installation of a sprinkler system and completion of facade work at the library at 213 Grant Ave.
Volunteers are welcome to help sort books and stock shelves from 9 a.m. to noon March 23.
Virginia Miller, freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org.