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October is National Book MonthOctober is National Book Month

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Help Penn Area LibraryHelp the Library when You Shop at Amazon

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

Pat DiCesareWednesday, October 29, 6:00pm
An Evening with Pat DiCesare
Pittsburgh’s “Music Man” of the ‘60s & ‘70s

The name Pat DiCesare is synonymous with rock ‘n roll and entertainment in Pittsburgh. His memoir "Hard Days Hard Nights" is the fascinating, behind-the scenes story of the birth and development of modern rock concerts. View flyer

To register, please call the library. Limited to 50 attendees.

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.)

Happy HalloweenFor the week of October 26th -- Let’s have some extra fun…

Please come in costume to our Story Times all week to celebrate Halloween.


Have fun and be safe...

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."

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


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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