Westmoreland Library Network Board President Charles B. Greenberg is writing a series of articles about the hard work, collaboration, and community service that our libraries engage in every day for the Penn-Franklin News. Click the titles below to read each article. The Magic Library Card! Is Library Virtual? Of Course! […]
In the News: Sewickley Township library’s ‘Polar Express Pajama Party’ draws RSVPs from across North America
The Sewickley Township Public Library, which serves 6,000 people in rural Westmoreland County reached more than 81,000 Facebook users across the United States and Canada when it publicized an upcoming children’s program. Read more at TribLive.com.
In the News: 4 libraries in Westmoreland, Allegheny counties will split $2.3 million in state grants
The Greensburg Hempfield Area Library received a $748,145 grant to make much-needed updates to its historic building. Read more on TribLive.com.
In the News: PNC grant will fund return of Delmont library’s butterfly garden and much more
A PNC grant will allow the Delmont Public Library to create an outdoor nature center at their new library location. Read more on TribLive.com.
In the News: Longtime children’s services coordinator will retire from Murrysville library
After more than three decades as the children’s services coordinator at the Murrysville Community Library, Carol Siefken will retire at the end of October. Read more at TribLive.com.
In the news: Westmoreland libraries to provide free Wi-Fi outside buildings through covid relief money
Westmoreland libraries will provide around the clock free Wi-Fi as part of a program that county officials said will help to ensure residents have expanded access to the internet. Read more at TribLive.com.
Staff Picks: Juneteenth Reading List
Today is Juneteenth, an annual holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day when news of emancipation reached Texas, over two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Check out our list of recommended titles to learn more about Juneteenth. We […]
Find the Library at Your Place
It’s National Library Week! Normally, we celebrate by inviting you into our libraries to discover all the great events, materials, and services we offer, but this year we’re highlighting ways to find the library at YOUR place. Our buildings might be closed, but libraries are continuing to serve our communities […]
Staff Picks: Armchair Travels
While traveling to beautiful and interesting places is out of the question right now as we work together to flatten the curve, you can travel without ever leaving your living room with these eBooks from our Overdrive collection. You might have already seen that we now offer online registration, granting […]
COVID-19 Resource Guide
COVID-19 is impacting our communities and the globe. We’ve put together a resources guide with information about coronavirus/COVID-19, resources for parents and workers impacted by business closures, and information about the changes we’ve made to library services during this time. If you have questions that aren’t answered in this guide, […]