The town of Millvale, PA, never had a library until, after more than five years of volunteer efforts and fundraising, there was a grand opening ceremony at its new Grant Avenue facility on August 18, 2013. The effort was conceived and led by a local middle school teacher, Brian Wolovich, who was one of six finalists for a 2013 Jefferson Award for Public Service in the Pittsburgh area.
Eagle Scout candidate Luke Nugent of Allison Park, PA, knew Wolovich because his youth group met at the future library and helped with projects such as deck building.
"Brian kept a list of improvements that needed to be made," said Nugent. "When I was ready to do my Eagle project, there were two or three improvements I could have chosen."