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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


Welcome Spring at Penn Area Library with our Sunflower Art Workshop on Saturday, April 25th! Limited to 15 participants. Register by April 11th. View flyer.

Beauty and the Beast Performance DiscountBeauty and the Beast Performance Discount

The Westmoreland Library Network, in partnership with the PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE, is offering a 50% discount for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!!

On Friday, March 20, the PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE will be performing Beauty and The Beast at 7:00 pm at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg.

There are three list prices available for tickets: $49, $35, and $25. The discount for our patrons will be 50% of these prices.

In order to receive the discount, you can order online at http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/.

A seating chart will appear, along with ticket availability and pricing. Upon check out, a space for coupons will appear -- type in WLN. The pricing will then adjust to reflect the 50% discount.

Tickets can also be ordered by phone from the box office at 724-836-8000. Please mention the promo code WLN to obtain the discounted price.

Upcoming Used Book Sale!

The Friends of Penn Area Library are preparing for their spring used book sale.

The book sale will be held in the Library's Multipurpose Room on the following dates:
Friday, March 27th - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, March 28th - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Friends have a great selection of books and some surprises too. Items will be priced to sell individually or "books by the bag."


For 2014 Tax Returns -- E-File Only
Provided by AARP's Tax Counseling for the Elderly (an emphasis is on those individuals over 60)

This program is designed to assist low to moderate income taxpayers with federal, state, and local income taxes and Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms. Please bring your 2013 tax return, this year's tax information, proof of SSN, and photo ID. If you are not on Medicare, bring information on your health insurance (including 1095A, if you received one.)

WHERE: Penn Area Library
WHEN: Every Friday beginning February 6 until April 10, 2015 (excluding March 27)
            9:00 am to 1:00 pm, with sessions at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00.
Each session is limited to 5 people.

To make an appointment, please call the library at 724-744-4414, ext. 0 or sign up at the library’s front desk.

New Calendar Now Available: The library's March 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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