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Thanksgiving Closures:

Our library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 26th, and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the 27th.

Have a wonderful time with family and friends!

Hope to see you on the 28th.

Pearl Harbor Day

Sunday, December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day

On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was viciously attacked.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed it as "a date which will live in Infamy".

What a tragic time for America. Let's take a few minutes today to pause and think of all those who were lost...

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Penn Area Library will receive a small portion of the purchase price when you shop at Amazon through the Amazon Smile Foundation. Start your shopping by clicking this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/25-1269322

Penn Area Library to Hold Book Discussion

Penn Area Library will present a "One Book, One Community" Fall History Book Discussion Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 pm. The discussion will be based on the book "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincolnís Killer" by James L. Swanson.

Those who wish to participate should stop at the library at least two weeks prior to the discussion to borrow the book for reading. For registration and questions, contact the library at 724-744-4414.

For this program, the Westmoreland County libraries will partner with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. On Feb. 21, the symphony will present "American Masters," a concert featuring Aaron Coplandís "Lincoln Portrait." This concert will be held at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg at 7:30 pm. Anyone who participates in the book discussion at any Westmoreland County library will be eligible to purchase a $26 ticket to the Feb. 21 concert for $10. View press release

New Calendar Now Available: The library's December 2014 calendar is now available. View it here

Story Times at the Library

You really don't want to miss them...
Come on in and have LOTS OF FUN!!

Toddler Story Time and Craft
10:00 am & 11:00 am -- Ages 2 1/2 and 3

Pre-School Story Time plus Craft
11:00 am & 1:00 pm -- Ages 4-6

Book and Blocks Stories and Play Time
10:00 am -- Ages 17 to 30 months

Every other Friday (next one 10/31):
Baby Lap Time 11:00 am -- Ages 6 to 16 months

(This session of story times will wrap up the end of November.)

Book SaleUpcoming Used Book Sale!

The Friends of Penn Area Library are preparing for their fall used book sale.

The book sale will be held in the Library's Multipurpose Room on the following dates:
Friday, November 14th - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 15th - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Friends have a great selection of books and a some surprises too. Items will be priced to sell individually or "books by the bag."


The Westmoreland Library Network will no longer support older versions of Microsoft Windows® due to known issues. Your computer must have Windows XP® or higher in order to access your Polaris account. If you do not have Windows XP® or higher, you will be unable to access your Polaris account to look at your items checked out, fines, holds, reading list, etc.

Please be aware that while the library staff cannot assist patrons in resolving this issue, you are welcome to use the library's public computers to access your Polaris account.

Library Fundraiser

"History of Penn Township" by John W. Mochnick
Your purchase helps to support the library!

Book price: $15 (includes map of Penn Township, Westmoreland County 1982)
Map only: $5

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Mission Statement
Ensure that quality library resources and information services are available to all.

Vision Statement
To provide the right resources and services at the right time.

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.


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