Thursday, July 21, 2022

Schuylkill Technology Center Students Install Little Library Boxes

Student participating in the Academic Achievement Enhancement (ACE) Program at Schuylkill Technology Center installed Little Library Boxes in Gordon, Girardville and Lavelle. 

The Library Boxes were built by students enrolled in the Carpentry Program at the STC North Campus at the request of Karen Noon and Kathy Glessner from the Ashland Free Public Library to expand access to books to the residents of these outlying communities.

“Community Residents may borrow and return books to the boxes, which will be replenished by volunteers from the Ashland Free Public Library” said, Gary Glessner Vice President of the Board of Directors. The picture below depicts the box installed in front of Lloyd “Ned” Hampton’s Office in Gordon. A second box will be placed in front of the Girardville Borough Hall and a third box will be placed at the entrance to the Lavelle Park.

Photo: Left to right-(Kneeling) Brandon Nunemacher, Tamaqua and Kevin Jovel, Pine Grove. (First Row Standing) Marcia Jacavage, ACE Program Assistant; Lori Vale, Secretary to Ned Hampton; Gary Glessner, Vice President of the Ashland Free Public Library; Zackary Wehry, Lavelle; McKayla Cassel, Pottsville; and Kylie Dorneman, Mahanoy City. (Standing Back Row) Steve Homola, ACE Program Coordinator for STC; Ned Hampton, Attorney; Jacob Wallace, Girardville; Justin Matukewicz, Pottsville; and Anthony DeBellis, Tamaqua.

STC is an accredited career and technical school comprised of 12 public school districts in Schuylkill County: Blue Mountain, Mahanoy Area, Minersville, North Schuylkill, Pine Grove, Pottsville, Saint Clair, Schuylkill Haven, Shenandoah Valley, Tamaqua, Tri-Valley, and Williams Valley. STC serves students in grades 9-12, operates on two academic cycles (August – January & January – June), and has two campuses located in Mar Lin, PA (South Campus) and Frackville, PA (North Campus). STC offers 21 programs of study that combine classroom theory, hands-on application, and access to state of the art equipment. The programs are designed to promote lifelong learning that prepares students for successful entry into the workforce or higher education at the postsecondary level.
For more information about the programs and services available at STC, please visit, or contact Stacey Minahan, Assistant Director, at or Chris Groody, Assistant Director, at

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