The Westmoreland Library Network is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the recipient of the funds raised by "Taste the Good Life," a premier charity event featuring excellent food, drinks, cigars, and enjoyment. The fundraiser will be held at DiSalvo's Station in Latrobe on April 21st from 7:00 to 10:00pm.
The proceeds will benefit Westmoreland County libraries through the services provided by the WLN. Your support will be greatly appreciated!
For more information and tickets, please click here.
Day of Giving 2016!
The Day of Giving will take place Tuesday, May 3rd from 8:00am to midnight.
Last year, the library raised $2,000 during this campaign, and we’re confident that our donors will surpass that amount in 2016.
Please help your library on May 3rd by going to www.westmorelandgives.org and selecting the Penn Area Library Association as your donation recipient.
The minimum donation is $25, with a pro-rated match of $.14 to the dollar from the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County. Only gifts between $25—$1,000 per donor will count towards the match pool. A credit card must be used to make your donation.
The Penn Area Library will receive all contributions made through the website, minus a 5.99% credit card and technology fee. This year, donors can help the library even more by choosing to cover this fee when making their donation.
Your support will be greatly appreciated!
Help the Library when
You Shop at Amazon
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:
The Friends of PAL will hold a book sale on Friday, March 11 (9:00—5:00) and Saturday, March 12 (9:00—3:00).
A huge selection of items—like-new books and library discards—will be offered at bargain prices, including many children’s titles and jigsaw puzzles!
Please be sure to stop in, buy some great books, and help your library!
All book sale proceeds benefit the services and programs of the Penn Area Library.
New Calendar Now
The library's March 2016 calendar is now
available. View it here
STORY TIMES WITH MISS
Registration begins Monday, January 4th. It
would be a shame to miss out on these... the kids have SO MUCH
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 on
FULL STEAM AHEAD @ PENN
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
Six discovery kits will be available for
parents, teachers, and childcare facilities to borrow: Insects &
Spiders; Weather; Trees; Body & Senses; Oceans; and Health &
Be sure to visit the Library soon and have fun
with your child exploring science concepts!
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.
"History of Penn Township" by John W. Mochnick
Your purchase helps to support the library!
Book price: $15 (includes map of Penn Township, Westmoreland
Map only: $5
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.