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NEW MEMBERS -- THE FRIENDS OF PENN AREA LIBRARY
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
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.
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!
Penn Area Library 2015
Summer Reading ProgramView 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
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.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
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
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!
Area Library Announces "One Book, One Community" Program
The book, Flight 93: The Story, The
Aftermath, and The Legacy of American Courage on 9/11 by Tom
McMillan, is the focus of the 2015 One Book, One Community
program, presented by the Westmoreland Library Network.
The so-called "fourth plane" involved in the
9/11 terrorist attacks, United Airlines Flight 93 took off from
Newark bound for San Francisco. In this debut, McMillan, vice
president of communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins and
volunteer at the Flight 93 National Memorial, re-creates the
event--based on passenger phone calls, the cockpit voice
recorder, interviews, and the official record of the past 13
years--as well as the aftermath, including the dedication of the
memorial in 2011.
The Penn Area Library will host a group
discussion on Monday, June 29, at 6:30pm. Community members
interested in participating in the discussion should contact the
library at least two weeks prior to the discussion to register
and borrow a copy of the book to read.
In addition to the discussion groups planned at
area libraries throughout the summer, the program will feature a
field trip to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville.
There will be a fee for the field trip, which is open only to
those who register and participate in the book discussions at
For more information or to register by phone,
please call the Penn Area Library at 724-744-4414. The book
discussion is free of charge, but is limited to 20 participants.
Used Book Sale!
The Friends of Penn Area Library are preparing
for their summer used book sale.
The book sale will be held in the Library's
Multipurpose Room on the following dates:
Friday, July 24th - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 25th - 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
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.
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.