In early 2007 the idea of a library was born, and by August of 2013 our doors were officially open. The Millvale Library was built from the ground up by a team of hard-working volunteers. Many of those volunteers are from right here in Millvale, and it’s their generosity and their tenacity that keep us moving and growing today.
Here at the MCL we consider ourselves more than a library: we’re an agent for positive change. What does that mean? It means that we see it as our job to support our community economically, ecologically, and socially. It means that we’re working day and night to make the Borough of Millvale a nicer place to live and learn.
Millvale Community Library is a powerhouse of local involvement. We work collaboratively with individuals and agencies to provide dynamic programming to patrons. We make decisions that are good for our environment, our economy, and our people. We invite insights and support from all over the country because every community deserves an exceptional space to learn and come together.
More than a library – an agent of positive change.
We envision a happy, informed, and engaged community.
Education: A library is a place to learn and discover, it is our duty to ensure that happens here.
Sustainability: Our duty to the community is to ensure we provide the best possible services and we must be financially healthy to do so. A portion of operational costs are earned through renting apartment and office spaces. Our duty to the earth is to cause no harm. We generate our own electricity, provide natural wildlife habitats, and provide educational opportunities for community members to learn how they too can practice sustainability.
Love of Community: We seek to serve the population already living in Millvale. We take requests for materials and programming seriously, and partner with other local organizations to keep our finger on the pulse of the community.
Character Commitment: We foster the personal and professional growth of our staff, volunteers, and board members.