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Upper St. Clair Celebrates National Library Week

The Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation on Monday night designating April 3-9, 2022 as National Library Week in Upper St. Clair. Board Vice President Dante R. Plutko presented the proclamation to Upper St. Clair Library Director Chris Gmiter and Children's Librarian Colleen Miles, who recently received a promotion. 

"Because of you, libraries transform lives and communities. And that couldn't be more true," said Commissioner Plutko.

"I've never seen a community who supports the library more than Upper St. Clair," said Mr. Gmiter. 

The Upper St. Clair Library is undergoing a renovation in 2022. The children's library will be moved to the second floor of the empty school district wing and a connector will be built to access the adult and children's libraries all on one floor.

"You will have a new library by the end of the year," said Mr. Gmiter. 

National Library Week is a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas and classes, in addition to books. Most importantly, libraries also connect communities to each other.