I discovered the Carnegie Library in 1950 when I was 7 years old. I was born and raised in Glendale about a 3 mile walk to the Library. One day two of my friends and I decided to explore Carnegie and set out on long walk from our homes. I remember that we played on a train trestle and crossed Chartiers Creek and found a wonderful building on top of a hill. It was the first Library that I ever entered and I was instantly captivated by the building, the books and most importantly the Civil war collection on the second floor. I continued to visit the Library several times before I moved to Whitehall, when I was in the 9th grade.
I returned with my high school sweetheart, Carol Zord, to show her the Library that captivated me. I guess she was impressed with my intellect…..we have been married for 43 years.