Carnegie Library Musuem still looking for someone to step up

Stephanie Ivankovich
Carnegie Library Musuem still looking for someone to step up

The Carnegie Library Museum is still in desperate need of someone to step up and volunteer.

Laura Stebbins, Carnegie Library Museum volunteer, planner and organizer of events, is stepping down by Jan. 1 of next year. Museum volunteers are still looking for someone to fill in her place. At the Carnegie Library Museum meeting on Sept. 10, volunteers discussed what the future will look like without Stebbins.

Carnegie volunteers said they could be leaning on the city if no one steps up because it’s a city-owned building.

Sven Peterson, city administrator, said he thinks Carnegie volunteers will be able to keep things going at the building themselves.

“While Laura has been invaluable with her hard work, we will leverage the partnerships that she has helped create to keep the great programming going,” he told the Perry Chief. “Between the volunteers, the Perry Public Library, Hometown Heritage, Dallas County Conservation and others, I see good things ahead for the Carnegie. I am very sad to see Laura step down, but am excited for her to be able to move on to her next adventure. A big thanks to Laura and all the volunteers for what they have been doing at the Carnegie.”

The next Carnegie Library Museum event will be the Going Native event slated for Saturday. Carnegie volunteers are also planning a second Festival of Trees exhibit slated for Nov. 21 to Dec. 20. If organizations or businesses are interested in decorating a Christmas tree to display for the exhibit they are asked to contact Stebbins at 360-4980. The deadline is Oct. 1.