Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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New Calendar Now
The library's April 2014 calendar is now
available. View it here
If the Penn-Trafford School District has a snow delay, the Penn
Area Library opens at 10:00 am.
Adult Winter Reading Program:
January 27-March 20, 2014
Come on in and sign up starting Monday, January 20.
Enter to win prizes!!!
Prize drawing and notification will be done on March 21st.
AARP tax preparer volunteers will provide
help for low and moderate income individuals -- special
attention to those age 60 and older.
Attention: E-File only
When: Every Friday from February 7-April
11, 2014 (except March 28th)
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Please be sure to bring Photo ID and proof of Social
Security Number with you.
By appointment only: Call 724-744-4414 or
sign up at the circulation desk
Story Times at Penn
Registrations for our winter reading programs
will begin on January 13th.
Toddlers, ages 2 and 3, will meet every Monday,
beginning January 27th. Story time sessions will be available at
10:00 and 11:00 am.
Pre-Schoolers, ages 4 through
6, will meet every Tuesday, beginning January 28th. Sessions
will be available at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Parents with children in two age categories should choose the
group most appropriate for their children.
Baby Lap sessions will be held on Thursdays at
11:00 am for babies 6 to 16 months of age, starting January
Books and Blocks for ages 17 months to 30 months
will meet on Fridays at 10:00 beginning January 31st. It
includes stories, music, and play time.
Reading PALs Girls' Book Club, ages 8 and up, will begin again
this month. The girls will meet once a month starting on
Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:30 pm.
To register children for any of the reading
programs, call 724-744-4414, visit the library, or register on
our website calendar.
Book donations are needed and accepted daily. All
contributions are greatly appreciated!
Friends of Penn Area Library invite you to attend their next
28 & 29, 2014
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!
Reading Rescue --
A Monthly Article of
Selections: In December, we at
the Penn Area Library said farewell to Director Christine
Miller, when she relocated to Southern California. We were
extremely sorry to see her go and wish her all the best in the
future. And we hope she's enjoying that sunny warm weather,
while we shiver and shovel snow this winter. To help you forget
the icebox we're living in, here are some recommendations to
curl up with in front of a fire or under a cozy blanket. All
books are, as always, available at or through the Penn Area
this month's Reading Rescue article to see our featured selections
OverDrive...Over 4,000 ebooks and audiobooks!
Bookmark the new URL:
You may need to update your Overdrive
Media Console app. You’ll find the link to the app on
our OverDrive site. Enjoy!
"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
Setting Up Your Polaris
Account: Use your library barcode number as id, and the last four digits
of your phone number as your password.
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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.