Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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JUNIOR LEGO LEAGUE
Please note that there will be no Junior Lego
League meeting on Monday, December 2, 2013.
New Calendar Now
The library's December 2013 calendar is now
available. View it here
Two Baskets of Books - Fiction or Non-Fiction
or a ticket for both…
1 ticket for $1.00 - 3 tickets for $2.00 - 10 tickets for
Winners will be drawn on
Friday, December 20th!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
We are very grateful to all who gave so
generously during the Community Foundation’s annual Day of
Your tax-deductible donations, partially matched
with funds from The Community Foundation of Westmoreland
County, help to support literacy, library programs, and
valuable resources for our community.
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!
Story Times at Penn
Registrations for fall reading programs are now
being taken at the Penn Area Library.
Toddlers, ages 2 1/2 and 3, will meet every
Monday, beginning September 16th. Story time sessions will be
available at 10:00 and 11:00 am.
Pre-schoolers, ages 4 through 6, will meet every
Tuesday, beginning September 17th. 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 a.m. for babies 6 to 16 months of age, starting September
19th. We are offering a new program this fall on Fridays at
10:00 am called "Books and Blocks" for ages 17 months to 30
months. It will include stories, music, and play time. It begins
on Friday, September 20th.
The Reading PALs Girls’ Book Club, ages 8 and
up, will begin again this month. The girls will meet once a
month starting on Wednesday, September 25th 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.
Reading Rescue --
A Monthly Article of
Selections: It happens every
year about this time. As the days grow shorter, and the nights
get colder, our reading tastes change. Gone are the fun and
frothy beach books and the light-hearted mysteries. Autumn is
the time for some serious reading and the Reading Rescuers are
here with some recommendations, all available at the Penn Area
this month's Reading Rescue article to see our featured selections
"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.
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!
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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.