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New Calendar Now Available: The library's April 2014 calendar is now available. View it here

Delay Announcement
If the Penn-Trafford School District has a snow delay, the Penn Area Library opens at 10:00 am.

Adult Winter Reading Program: January 27-March 20, 2014

Come on in and sign up starting Monday, January 20.
Enter to win prizes!!!
Prize drawing and notification will be done on March 21st.

Free Tax Help!

AARP tax preparer volunteers will provide help for low and moderate income individuals -- special attention to those age 60 and older.
Attention: E-File only

When: Every Friday from February 7-April 11, 2014 (except March 28th)
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Please be sure to bring Photo ID and proof of Social Security Number with you.

By appointment only: Call 724-744-4414 or sign up at the circulation desk

Story Times at Penn Area Library

Registrations for our winter reading programs will begin on January 13th.

Toddlers, ages 2 and 3, will meet every Monday, beginning January 27th. Story time sessions will be available at 10:00 and 11:00 am.

Pre-Schoolers, ages 4 through 6, will meet every Tuesday, beginning January 28th. Sessions will be available at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Parents with children in two age categories should choose the group most appropriate for their children.

Baby Lap sessions will be held on Thursdays at 11:00 am for babies 6 to 16 months of age, starting January 30th.

Books and Blocks for ages 17 months to 30 months will meet on Fridays at 10:00 beginning January 31st. It includes stories, music, and play time.

The Reading PALs Girls' Book Club, ages 8 and up, will begin again this month. The girls will meet once a month starting on Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:30 pm.

To register children for any of the reading programs, call 724-744-4414, visit the library, or register on our website calendar.

BOOK SALE!   Book donations are needed and accepted daily. All contributions are greatly appreciated!

The Friends of Penn Area Library invite you to attend their next Book Sale.
Date: March 28 & 29, 2014
Time: 9am - 5pm (Friday); 9am - 3pm (Saturday)

Paperbacks: $ .50 / each
Hardcovers: $1.00/ each
Books can also be purchased at $5 per bag.
Other items include CD's, DVD's and individually priced items.

All are welcome!

Reading Rescue -- A Monthly Article of Featured Selections: In December, we at the Penn Area Library said farewell to Director Christine Miller, when she relocated to Southern California. We were extremely sorry to see her go and wish her all the best in the future. And we hope she's enjoying that sunny warm weather, while we shiver and shovel snow this winter. To help you forget the icebox we're living in, here are some recommendations to curl up with in front of a fire or under a cozy blanket. All books are, as always, available at or through the Penn Area Library. Read this month's Reading Rescue article to see our featured selections for January.

OverDrive...Over 4,000 ebooks and audiobooks!

Bookmark the new URL: http://westmoreland.lib.overdrive.com

You may need to update your Overdrive Media Console app. You’ll find the link to the app on our OverDrive site. Enjoy!

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

Setting Up Your Polaris Account: Use your library barcode number as id, and the last four digits of your phone number as your password. View flier

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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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