2013-08-28


Councilman Jim Burn honors Brian Wolovich for establishing Millvale’s first library

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Council Member Jim Burn will honor Brian Wolovich at tonight’s Regular Meeting of Council for his dedication and commitment to establishing the Millvale Community Library.

Mr. Wolovich’s day job is teaching sixth grade for the Quaker Valley School District, but he utilized a wealth of other skills and community support to open Millvale’s first library.  The library is one of 13 projects supported by Wolovich’s nonprofit, New Sun Rising, which provides fiscal sponsorship and organizational support for grassroots projects with creative community solutions. Wolovich was the catalyst for the library effort, raising funds and securing volunteers. 

“Twice in three years, the residents of Millvale found themselves in a deluge, first from Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and then from flash flooding in 2007. Each time, they came together to rebuild and recover. Brian decided to serve as a conduit, channeling that same determination to establish the Millvale library. With Brian’s leadership and the generosity of many of Millvale’s businesses, organizations and citizens, the library, located at 213 Grant Avenue, opened its doors on August 18, 2013. The library is part of the revitalization of Millvale, thanks to Brian and the collective efforts of many that contributed to the project in one way or another.”    

WHEN: August 27, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Gold Room, Allegheny County Courthouse, 4th Floor 

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