Meadville Public Library & Pelletier Library

The Meadville Public Library announced today that it had received the most valuable donation of used books in its 136-year history. The donation consisted of a set of the rare octavo late second edition Birds of America by James Audubon. The seven-volume set is rare and extremely valuable, selling at recent auctions for up to $17,200. James Audubon’s Birds of America second octavo edition is considered one of the best examples of the printer’s art of the 19th century. Interspersed with the text are 500 Read More +

Renew Your Materials through the Public Catalog

You can now renew your checked out materials via our online catalog at http://catalog.ccfls.org. Just log into your account and click on Renew next to the material you want to renew. Most items can be renewed twice. If you do not see the “Renew” link next to the item in your list of checkouts then you cannot renew it. This means you have either reached the renewal limit for the item or someone has placed a reserve on it.

New Book Sale Corner

Visit our new and greatly expanded ongoing book sale located on the Library’s Main Floor for numerous gift quality books. Many next-to-new books are for sale. Most fiction and non-fiction books are priced to sell at $2.50 to $5.00. These are just a few of our current offerings: The Book of Dream Symbols by Klaus Vollmar $3.00 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown $3.00 The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown $3.00 The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell $4.00 Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell $3.00 Read More +

CCFLS eStacks – Buy it now Ebooks

As part of our OverDrive ebooks service, CCFLS eStacks, you will now see a “Buy it Now” button next to books on our page (http://ccfls.lib.overdrive.com/). It is in response to an agreement between OverDrive and publishers that allows us to access ebooks from certain publishers. If you would like to purchase the ebook, you can select a vendor and a portion of the sales comes back to CCFLS eStacks for us in the form of a credit to use to purchase more ebooks. For more Read More +

Reference: Have You Seen QR Code Signs Lately?

Quick Response codes – QR codes for short – are cropping up all over the place. A QR code is a special type of barcode that can be read with an image scanner, such as the camera on your mobile device, with a QR reader application. The device scans the code and takes you to more information, perhaps a website or other content. You’ll find QR codes all over the Meadville Public Library. We’ve added them in the stacks and on bookmarks in the Children’s Read More +