Abington Community Library Executive Director Leah Ducato Rudolph celebrates retirement with ice cream social

By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com
Leah Ducato Rudolph, newly retired executive director of the Abington Community Library, holds her grandson, Abraham Campbell, while posing for a photo with her family. From left, Donna Leah Guenther Ducato, Ken Rudolph, Ryan Campbell, Julia Rudolph Campbell and Lisa Ducato Ross, celebrated with Rudolph during her ice cream social retirement party, held May 5 at the library. - Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal
From left, Barbara Smith, recently retired Abington Community Library administrative secretary, greets Leah Rudolph, library executive director, at Rudolph’s retirement party. - Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal
Newly retired library director Leah Rudolph is presented with a gift from the library’s Always In Stitches quilting group during her retirement party. Clockwise, from left, are Ilona Pohl, the library’s newest Trustee; Mary Garm, Lackawanna County Library System administrator; Mary Tuthill, prior director of the library; Leela Baikadi, prior trustee. - Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal
A centerpiece celebrates the 17 years Leah Rudolph, now retired, spent working at the Abington Community Library. - - Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal
Jim Scanlon, of South Abington Township, picks up a treat from the Manning’s Mobile Ice Cream Shoppe, parked outside the Abington Community Library during a retirement party for former executive director Leah Rudolph. - - Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal
A sign welcomes guests to a retirement party for former Abington Community Library executive director Leah Rudolph. - - Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal
Leah Rudolph, center, greets the McVety children, from left, Owen, Mia and Anna, during her ice cream social retirement party at the Abington Community Library. Rudolph retired from her position as executive director of the library. - - Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal

CLARKS SUMMIT — Leah Ducato Rudolph, newly retired executive director of the Abington Community Library, celebrated the milestone with family, co-workers, board members, library patrons and other friends at an ice cream social held in her honor May 5 at the library.

The director position, which Rudolph held since 2005, is now filled by Sandy Longo, formerly the assistant director and head of public services.

Leah Ducato Rudolph, newly retired executive director of the Abington Community Library, holds her grandson, Abraham Campbell, while posing for a photo with her family. From left, Donna Leah Guenther Ducato, Ken Rudolph, Ryan Campbell, Julia Rudolph Campbell and Lisa Ducato Ross, celebrated with Rudolph during her ice cream social retirement party, held May 5 at the library.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_ABJ-Leah-1.jpgLeah Ducato Rudolph, newly retired executive director of the Abington Community Library, holds her grandson, Abraham Campbell, while posing for a photo with her family. From left, Donna Leah Guenther Ducato, Ken Rudolph, Ryan Campbell, Julia Rudolph Campbell and Lisa Ducato Ross, celebrated with Rudolph during her ice cream social retirement party, held May 5 at the library. Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal

From left, Barbara Smith, recently retired Abington Community Library administrative secretary, greets Leah Rudolph, library executive director, at Rudolph’s retirement party.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_ABJ-Leah-2.jpgFrom left, Barbara Smith, recently retired Abington Community Library administrative secretary, greets Leah Rudolph, library executive director, at Rudolph’s retirement party. Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal

Newly retired library director Leah Rudolph is presented with a gift from the library’s Always In Stitches quilting group during her retirement party. Clockwise, from left, are Ilona Pohl, the library’s newest Trustee; Mary Garm, Lackawanna County Library System administrator; Mary Tuthill, prior director of the library; Leela Baikadi, prior trustee.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_ABJ-Leah-3.jpgNewly retired library director Leah Rudolph is presented with a gift from the library’s Always In Stitches quilting group during her retirement party. Clockwise, from left, are Ilona Pohl, the library’s newest Trustee; Mary Garm, Lackawanna County Library System administrator; Mary Tuthill, prior director of the library; Leela Baikadi, prior trustee. Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal

A centerpiece celebrates the 17 years Leah Rudolph, now retired, spent working at the Abington Community Library.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_ABJ-Leah-4.jpgA centerpiece celebrates the 17 years Leah Rudolph, now retired, spent working at the Abington Community Library. Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal

Jim Scanlon, of South Abington Township, picks up a treat from the Manning’s Mobile Ice Cream Shoppe, parked outside the Abington Community Library during a retirement party for former executive director Leah Rudolph.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_ABJ-Leah-5.jpgJim Scanlon, of South Abington Township, picks up a treat from the Manning’s Mobile Ice Cream Shoppe, parked outside the Abington Community Library during a retirement party for former executive director Leah Rudolph. Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal

A sign welcomes guests to a retirement party for former Abington Community Library executive director Leah Rudolph.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_ABJ-Leah-6.jpgA sign welcomes guests to a retirement party for former Abington Community Library executive director Leah Rudolph. Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal

Leah Rudolph, center, greets the McVety children, from left, Owen, Mia and Anna, during her ice cream social retirement party at the Abington Community Library. Rudolph retired from her position as executive director of the library.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_ABJ-Leah-7.jpgLeah Rudolph, center, greets the McVety children, from left, Owen, Mia and Anna, during her ice cream social retirement party at the Abington Community Library. Rudolph retired from her position as executive director of the library. Elizabeth Baumiester photos | Abington Journal
Leah Ducato Rudolph retires as library’s executive director

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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