Staff of CML

Mary Elizabeth Hampe, Library Director

Mary was hired as the Library Director of the Coraopolis Memorial Library in January, 2019.  She earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from Clarion University and also possesses a Master’s degree in Business Education from Robert Morris University.  She is a PA-certified Business, Computer, & Information Technology teacher, a PA-certified School Library Media Specialist, and has also taken many courses in English as a Second Language.  In 2019, she earned her certificate of public librarianship as a public librarian professional from the state of PA.  Prior to coming to the CML, Mary worked as a schoolteacher for many years and taught math and business English at Bidwell Training Center, Pittsburgh.  She is very excited to be able to work in her own hometown of Coraopolis and share her love of literature and technology with the community.

Some of her favorite books include:  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald;  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte;  and the Twilight series written by Stephenie Meyer.

She is currently reading Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer and Celebrate by Pippa Middleton.

Sarah Ismail

Sarah works as a part-time librarian at both Coraopolis Memorial Library and Scott Township Public Library where she does both children and adult programs.  Sarah possesses an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Library and Information Science.  She also wrote, Wheels on the Stroller, a book for children based on the Wheels on the Bus book.  Sarah just read the book, Before We Were Yours, written by Lisa Wingate and is currently reading, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets written by J.K. Rowling, for a book club here at CML.  She enjoys reading contemporary fiction, young adult fiction, and children’s literature.

Julie B.

Julie is a homeschooling mother of three.  She has worked at the Coraopolis Memorial Library since 2014 and has lived in Coraopolis with her husband since 2004.

Kelly R.

Kelly has lived in Coraopolis for 40 years and has worked at the Coraopolis Memorial Library for five years.  She is interested in reading mysteries by authors:  Agatha Christie, Carolyn Hart, Leslie Meier, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Kelly also reads a lot of superhero graphic novels.  One of her favorite books is And Then There Were None written by Agatha Christie, and she loves reading the Sherlock Holmes series.  She is currently reading Norse Mythology written by Neil Gaiman.  She enjoys watching BBC programs, and when she isn’t watching tv and reading, she enjoys spending time at home with her very lovable and friendly golden retriever, Buddy.

Adrienne DiCicco

Adrienne has been a librarian since 2014 and has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University.  She was hired at the Coraopolis Memorial Library in June 2019 as the Children’s Programming Specialist.  Adrienne loves reading J.R.R. Tolkien and Jane Austen.  She is currently reading How Catholic Art Saved the Faith by Elizabeth Lev and The Book of Lost Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Mary LaRocca

Hi, my name is Mary LaRocca, and I have been with the Coraopolis Memorial Library for about 9 years. Prior to that, I worked for USAirways/American for many years in Greentree. I’ve lived in or near Coraopolis since 1967, although I grew up in Alaska.

I love reading, so this is a perfect job for me. Although I like most genres, my favorites are fiction. A few of those favorites include The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. At one point, I read quite a few books by James Michener. I think I liked him because you learned so much about the regions he was writing about, particularly Hawaii.  My guilty pleasures include mysteries; they are my substitute for TV.

Isaac S.

Isaac has been a part of the Coraopolis Memorial Library since 2017 and is currently enrolled at CCAC where he is earning his associate’s degree in Biology.  Isaac works part-time at UPS and enjoys being a part of the library community. Isaac also loves reading numerous fiction and graphic novels.  J.R.R. Tolkien, E. E. Knight, Christopher Paolini, and Leigh Bardugo are a few of his favorite authors.  Isaac is currently reading, Dragon Avenger, by E. E. Knight and Artificial Condition by Martha Wells.

Lois G.

Brandon T.

Jen R.