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Book Sale


The Friends of Penn Area Library will hold their summer used book sale in the library's multi-purpose room on the following dates:

• Friday, July 24th from 9:00am to 5:00pm
• Saturday, July 25th from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Check out our great selection of books, including several hundred cookbooks from a private collection. We also offer a good supply of jigsaw puzzles. Crafters will find several boxes of crafting magazines, with many titles aimed at woodworkers.

Items are priced to sell individually, or "books by the bag" at $5.00 per bag. Summer Reading Program participants--don't forget to bring your "free book" coupon!

If you wish to help at the sale, please phone the library at 724-744-4414 to volunteer. Help is especially needed on Thursday, July 23rd at 3:00pm to set up for the sale, and again on Saturday, July 25th at 3:00pm to pack up unsold items.

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The Friends of Penn Area Library are looking for friendly people that are interested in joining a fun-loving group dedicated to helping their public library. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month (not including November or December), at 6:30 pm at the Penn Area Library.

Currently, the group holds three used book sales each year, collecting and sorting the donations year-round. Social events include dinners as a group several times each year. People with enthusiasm, interest, and ideas are welcomed!

For more information or to offer assistance with the used book sales, please phone the library at 724-744-4414.

Thank You to our Generous Donors!

The following made wonderful contributions as prizes for our Adult Reading Club for this summer:

Buckets Boutique - Bracelet
The Club at Blackthorne - Gift Certificate for 4 Rounds of Golf
Kavernputt - 4 Passes for Putt Putt Golf at Laurel Caverns
Penn Franklin News - 4 Passes to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (additional passes for the Kids and Teen Clubs too)
Sweet Buzz Bean & Bistro - Gift Basket
Wednesday Morning Book Group - $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, $25 Amazon Gift Card and $10 Panera Bread Gift Card

We greatly appreciate your support!

2015 Summer ReadingPenn Area Library 2015 Summer Reading Program    View the flyer
June 1 - July 29
Join in the fun at the library for reading, story times, special events, prizes, and more.

Registration starts Monday, June 1 and the program will run from Monday, June 15 to Saturday, July 25. Our end of summer reading party will be held on Wednesday, July 29.

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 15 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.

Preschool Story Time 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.


Escape the Ordinary at the library! Registration for our adult (18+) summer reading program runs from June 1 thru July 18. This year, our Grand Prize will be a Kindle Paperwhite® eReader, in addition to prizes such as baskets and gift cards.

For each book read or audiobook listened to, adult participants will receive one ticket good for this year’s prizes.

If you prefer our downloadable OverDrive® eBooks and audiobooks, no problem! Just pick up a log at the library, track the OverDrive® titles you’re reading, and bring your log to the library before July 25.

All entries will be eligible for the Grand Prize, drawn July 27. July 25 is the last day to enter the drawing. Winners will be called on or about July 27.

Sign up today and start reading!

Free Summer Audiobooks for Young Adults

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for young adults. Starting May 7th, 2015, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week -- a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or required summer reading title.

See this poster for more information.

Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

New Calendar Now Available: The library's June and July 2015 calendars are now available. View them here

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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