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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.

Free Tickets graphicSummer Reading Programs Wrapping Up

Saturday, July 26th: FINAL DAY to turn in Children's reading logs…
                              and for Teens & Adults to get tickets!

Prize winners will be called on Monday, July 28th!!

Penn Area Library 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program

If you’re 18 years or older and enjoy reading, then join our "Literary Elements" program! View the flyer

The deadline to register is July 19th.

Used Book Sale!

The Friends of Penn Area Library are preparing for their summer used book sale. Now is the time to clean those bookshelves! Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and magazines in good condition are gladly accepted during regular library hours (Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 8:00pm; Friday and Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm). Please phone the library at 724-744-4414 if assistance is needed.

The book sale will be held in the library's Multipurpose Room on the following dates:
Friday, July 25th - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 26th - 9:00am to 3:00pm

As usual, the Friends have a great selection of books and a few surprises as well. Items will be priced to sell individually or "books by the bag."
Summer Reading Program participants, watch for your "free book" coupon!

New Calendars Now Available: The library's June and July 2014 calendars are now available. View them here

Penn Area Library 2014 Summer Reading Program    View the flyer
June 2 - July 30
Join in the fun at the library for reading, story times, special events, prizes, and more.

Registration starts Monday, June 2 and the program will run from Monday, June 16 to Saturday, July 26. Our end of summer reading party will be held on Wednesday, July 30.

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 16 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 books read.
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 in the library, by telephone 724-744-4414, on this website.

Reading Rescue -- A Monthly Article of Featured Selections: 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 Library. Read this month's Reading Rescue article to see our featured selections for January.

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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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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