Members of Americorps State

Adelissa Gonzalez

Adelissa I. González Morales received her bachelor’s degree French. She has a Master’s degree in Education and certification as a Montessori teacher (AMI) and 20 years of experience working educational settings.  Adelissa is tutoring in math. From March to August 2016 she worked as reading program coordinator at the MCL. Adelissa is from Mayagüez, PR.


Olga Álvarez is one of our two reading tutors. She is a retired professional librarian and teacher with many years of experience working with children and adults which have given her the skills and  patience to help children improve their ability to read significantly and to enjoy learning in general. Olga is from Bayamón, PR.

Pauline M. Ruiz González is completing her professional preparation to work with students with disabilities, among them problems with learning. She expects to have her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education in May, 2019. She would like to continue her studies in Speech and Language Pathology with certification in autism. She is from Anasco and is tutoring in math.

Sarai Arcaya is well-suited for the job of reading tutor as she has taken the initiative to acquire knowledge of the teaching of reading and writing in order to home school her son who was diagnosed with autism. Through her education and personal work experience, she has developed the ability to work with different types of children and help them to learn in new and dynamic ways.

MCL Staff

About his work at the MCL/BJM, Michael González says” I was a work-study volunteer from May to July, 2016 while I studied at MBTI Business Training Institute. Since then he has continued to help in many ways at the front desk. When he is not helping our patrons to use computers and find information, which is what he enjoys most, he enters books in the library software.

Hi, my name is Felipe Sepulveda, and I started to work at the BJM in March of 2016. My area of expertise is computers, however I consider myself a reading fanatic so sharing my experience with computers in a library setting makes me feel as if I were in my home all the time. I work at the library providing assistance to the public both at the front desk and in the computer center; it’s a pleasure to give the best of myself and serve the community.


The Mayagüez Children’s Library functions because of the contributions of our volunteers.

Our volunteers are a diverse and dedicated group. Everyone who  believes in and uses this library offers them our sincere thanks for their individual contributions. The Administration would not be able to run the library without them.

Go to Get Involved for details on the kinds of work volunteers do. If you would like to volunteer, Contact Us for an appointment for an interview. 

Here’s to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.
                                                                                                                     ~Robert Orben

Carmen Morales is our longest-serving active volunteer. She helps children develop reading skills and keeps books organized on the shelves. Thank you Carmen for your almost 10 years of faithful service.

Alma R. Rivera is retired from the Department of Family Services.. As a volunteer at the MCL she dedicates four to six hours a day helping children and young people with their school assignments.

Carlos Toro is a great man to have around when it comes to clearing and reorganizing space. It’s not just that he is strong, but he has lots of knowledge of planning and logistics from his years in the military. We’ve asked him to help in a lot of other ways, and he’s always ready and willing. 

Different student groups provide Saturday morning programs for children. Pictured above are members of the English Department Student Association (EDSA) at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez who sponsored a Dr. Seuss Day.

De Hostos High School Seniors, Genesis Marero and Jerry García, are fulfilling their graduation community service requirement at the MCL. Here they are working on a review of all our books for early readers to be sure they are correctly listed in the library cataloging software.