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Wednesday, November 25th, we will close at 5:00 pm.

We are closed both Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th for Thanksgiving.

Have a wonderful time with family and friends!! View flyer


Penn Area Library will close at 12:00 pm on Friday, December 11, for our Staff and Volunteer Holiday Party!

Hope to see you back here on Saturday, the 12th... (view flyer)


Penn Area Library's Science Discovery CenterThe Penn Area Library is pleased to announce that our new Science Discovery Center is now open for all young budding scientists!

A very special thank you to:

  • The Michael J. and Aimee Rosinko Kakos Fund of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, which provided STEAM items such as specimens, musical instruments, discovery tubes, mazes, building sets, and much more.

  • The Friends of the Penn Area Library, who provided a child-sized storage unit to house the materials.

  • Our Children’s Services Coordinator, Pat Cappeta, and volunteer Barb Baker for presenting six outstanding STEAM preschool classes from September through October.

Six discovery kits will be available for parents, teachers, and childcare facilities to borrow: Insects & Spiders; Weather; Trees; Body & Senses; Oceans; and Health & Nutrition.

Be sure to visit the Library soon and have fun with your child exploring science concepts!

Story Times at the LibrarySTORY TIMES WITH MISS PAT!!!

Registration begins Tuesday, September 1st. You really don't want to miss out on these... Come on in and have LOTS OF FUN!!

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

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

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

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


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.

New Calendar Now Available: The library's November 2015 calendar is now available. View it 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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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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