Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Area Library 2013 Summer Reading Program
June 3 - July 31
Join in the fun at the library for reading, story times, special
events, prizes and more.
Registration starts Monday, June 3rd and the
program will run from Monday, June 17th to Saturday, July 27th.
Our end of summer reading party will be held on Wednesday, July
Participants must come to the library to
register and can begin reading and recording at that time. First
completed logs will be accepted on Monday, June 17th or after.
Read to Me Club for children through age 7
Summer Reading Club for children ages 8 through 12
Teen Reading Club for teens ages 13 through 17
Children in the Read to Me Club will have the
books someone reads to them recorded on their reading log. They
will receive 5 raffle tickets for every completed log of 15
Children in the Summer Reading Club will keep a log of the hours
they read. They will receive 5 raffle tickets for every
completed log of 5 hours they read.
Teens will receive 1 ticket per book read and will have their
own designated prizes.
Family Story Hour, geared to all ages, will be
held throughout the summer program.
Please check the calendar for programs, times, and dates.
Parents can register their children for programs
on our website, in the library, or by telephone
e-BOOKS....AND MORE... AVAILABLE FOR CHECK-OUT!
CHOOSE FROM A WIDE SELECTION OF E-BOOKS &
Series at Penn Area Library
Watercolor painting for
adults and young adults -- ages 14 and up. Art series with Cindy
Gainer on Wednesday, May 8th, Wednesday, May 15th, and
Wednesday, May 22nd from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Register now at the Circulation Desk or by
calling 724-744-4414. Materials will be supplied.
One Book, Every Young
Celebrate Pennsylvania’s eighth annual One Book,
Every Young Child selection The Bus for Us
by Suzanne Bloom.
Highlighting the importance of early literacy
Books are available for checkout along with
posters, activity guides, bookmarks, and
& Answer Sessions
Sign up at the library or call to
Monday, April 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
FREE Canine Aggression Class –
This event has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2pm-4pm -
at the Library!
This class explores canine aggressive behavior towards people
and other dogs focusing on considering behavior from an
emotional level, useful tools in protecting yourself,
understanding canine body language and practical ideas for
defusing threatening actions by dogs you encounter.
This class covers:
- How to defuse a threatening dog attack
- How to defend yourself in a one dog attack
- Canine body language
- How to defend yourself in a pack attack
- The different types of aggression and the triggers
- How to protect a baby in a stroller and more...
There will be question and answer time.
www.myauntpenny.com or call 724-515-7790.
"History of Penn Township" by John W. Mochnick
Your purchase helps to support the library!
Book price: $15 (includes map of Penn Township, Westmoreland
Map only: $5
Book Discussion Groups
Join us for our book discussion groups this winter.
morning book discussion group meets on the last Wednesday of the
month at 10 am. The titles for the next few months are listed
The evening book discussion group meets on the
2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. They choose their titles
monthly; call the library to find out what they are reading.
New Calendar Now
The library's May 2013 calendar is now available.
View it here
Reading Rescue --
A Monthly Article of
Selections: May is our month to highlight memorials – books that are
donated to Penn Area Library in memory of, or in honor of, a friend or
loved one. There are memorials in every collection in the library:
Adult, Juvenile and Young Adult; fiction, non-fiction, biography and
reference. Memorials are a great way to honor special people, and to
give a lasting gift. Donations made that identify special interest areas
provide us the opportunity to add resources that are personally
meaningful, and will surely resonate and be of interest to others in the
community, as well. Read
this month's Reading Rescue article to see our featured selections
Setting Up Your Polaris
Account: Use your library barcode number as id, and the last four digits
of your phone number as your password.
Friends of Penn Area Library invite you to attend their next
Date: July 26 & 27, 2013
Time: 9am - 5pm (Friday); 9am - 3pm (Saturday)
Paperbacks: $ .50 / each
Hardcovers: $1.00/ each
Books can also be purchased at $5 per bag.
Other items include CD's, DVD's and individually priced items.
All are welcome!
Donations are accepted daily during regular
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Statement of Service
Information and library resources are provided for the education,
information, interest and enlightenment of all patrons of the Penn Area
Library. A person's right to use the library is not denied or abridged
on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, religion, age, country of
national origin, individual life style or physical limitation.
Penn Area Library will
endeavor to provide a wide range of materials. Materials are not
excluded because of the origin, background or view of those contributing
to their creation. It is also the intent of the Penn Area Library to
enter into reciprocal agreements with other libraries and agencies to
improve service to its patrons through the shared use of resources.