Four new board members are looking to help the Bridgeville Public Library after a tumultuous year.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Mike Jones
Thursday, January 10
The Bridgeville Public Library and its reshuffled Board of Directors are looking forward to a new year after a tumultuous 2012. The library board is welcoming four new members and will meet for the first time this year on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. inside the library’s community room. The board welcomes new additions John Oyler, Patte Kelly and Michael Aquilina, who will serve as secretary. Rebecca Wisbon, who came onto the board last summer, is the new president, while William O’Connor, who previously served on the library’s advisory panel, will be the new vice president. Cindy Ghelarducci will remain as the board treasurer in 2013. “It’s a new Board and a new direction for the BPL,” Wisbon said. “For the first time, the board will include members…
Michael Aquilina III, who grew up in Bridgeville, wrote a letter to the editor responding to claims that the library is struggling because of a lack of volunteers.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
To the editor: I'm writing in regard to Bridgeville Public Library board member Nino Petrocelli's comment in Tuesday’s story on Chartiers Valley Patch (Bridgeville Library Facing Big Cutbacks) regarding the library's need to cut hours and layoff staff. While I greatly respect Mr. Petrocelli's contributions to the Bridgeville area over the years, his comment that "not one person" in Bridgeville has stepped up to help the library is false. The library does, in fact, have a dedicated group of volunteers who regularly donate time, effort and money to help the library with their operations and programming. These volunteers include several of my friends and family, and I'm shocked that Mr. Petrocelli would gloss over the existence of this …