Putt “FORE” the Library Sponsorship Opportunity!

Individuals and businesses interested in sponsoring our Putt “FORE” the Library fundraiser can email putt4thelibrary@gmail.com for more information.

Thanks to the generous support of our title sponsor, Dr. Carla Capozzi, DMD, the Penn Area Library Board of Trustees is excited to announce the 3rd annual Putt “FORE” the Library Mini Golf Between the Stacks on Friday, March 29, 2019, and Saturday, March 30, 2019.

For two days, the library will be transformed into a mini golf course, complete with 18 holes. The course will be open for adults (21+) on Friday evening from 7pm to 10pm, featuring a night of food and fun for grown-ups at our 19th Hole Par-TeeOn Saturday’s Family Fun Day, the course will be open for mini-golfers of all ages from 10am to 4pm.

The library is currently offering sponsorship for individuals and local businesses at this unique fundraising event. Supporters can choose to be an Event Sponsor, a Kids Activity Sponsor, or a Hole Sponsor and have the option to decorate a hole on the course. Putt “FORE” the Library will help our sponsors reach hundreds of Penn Township residents while helping the library continue to offer outstanding services, programs, and materials. Please click Sponsor Level Benefits and the Sponsor Form for details.

Individuals and businesses can donate a gift basket, event tickets, gift cards, or other appropriate items for our Silent Auction. Just click the Silent Auction Form for donation information.

Our Event Sponsor is:

Current Hole Sponsors include:











Board of Trustees
Alice Ainsworth, Susan Gates, Mark Kurisko, Tom Marx, Dan McKinnon, and Janet Parson






Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society














Thanks for supporting the Penn Area Library!

Big Library Read!

To download “Homes: A Refugee Story,” click here:     

In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria – just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. “Homes” tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone:  horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy – soccer, cousins, video games, friends. “Homes” is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone – and found safety in Canada – with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what is truly happening in Syria. As told to her by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, writer Winnie Yeung has crafted a heartbreaking, hopeful, and urgently necessary book that provides a window into understanding Syria.

Click the book cover below to read a sample of “Homes: A Refugee Story”