Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Director Mary Frances Cooper likes to say “the Library is something we all do together.” This rings true to me in so many ways, but the biggest way I see this reflected is in the work of CLP volunteers—community members who set aside their precious time and energy to support what we do.
There’s no way one blog post can capture the scope and scale of the work that CLP volunteers do (The final numbers aren’t in yet, but to-date, volunteers have contributed more than 34,000 hours to CLP in 2016!), but this post is meant to be an overview of the work they do to make our Library, and indeed, our community, stronger. If you’ve ever wondered how we’re able to accomplish so much, this is a reminder that our community has a lot to do with it!
Again, these photos only show a fraction of the amazing work that volunteers do behind-the-scenes, out in the community and alongside staff in our library spaces. We can’t say thank you enough for another great year of literacy and learning.