The Spring Used Book Sale will be held Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th at the Helene Barco-Duratz Cultural Center located at 411 Chestnut Street.  The hours are as follows:

Thursday: 4pm-8pm

Friday:  9:30am-5pm

Saturday:  9:30am-2:30pm (Bag Day)

If you have books to donate, please hold on to them until after the sale.  We’re not taking donations at this time, since we have to organize what we already have for the sale.  Future donations will be used for the Fall sale.

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The Meadville Public Library would like to thank all the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers for all their hard work.  Meadville VITA prepared 791 federal income tax returns over nine weeks, an increase of 85% over last year.  Meadville VITA estimated this saved the local taxpayers approximately $79,000 in tax preparation fees. Total refunds equaled $684,650!

If you have questions or comments for Meadville VITA, you can contact them at: vita@allegheny.edu.

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The Young Adult Summer Reading Club planning is underway. There will be a full calendar of crafts, which means we need some supplies. If you can, help us out by collecting and donating the following items:

  • Disposable aluminum pie plates
  • Small boxes (cereal, kleenex, cracker, etc.)
  • 2 quart milk/juice cartons with screw top lids
  • Small lids (from milk jugs, pop bottles, etc.)
  • Water bottles
  • Paper towel,wrapping paper, and toilet paper tubes
  • Aluminum foil
  • Packing tape, colored electrical tape, or colored duct tape
  • Small toys, silk flowers, or any kind of small trinket or cutout. (Small items that will produce an image on sun sensitive paper.)
  • Small foam paint brushes
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Yarn/string
  • Large and small craft sticks
  • Material scraps
  • Wrapping paper scraps
  • Colorful chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
  • Beads, gemstones
  • Pom poms
  • Buttons

Items can be dropped off at the Fiction Desk. And thanks for your help!

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Xbox 360 logo with a gray circle splitting open with a green and yellow x

Xbox 360 Games are now available

Check out our collection of Xbox 360 Games. There are a variety available in the Young Adult section of the Fiction Department of both regular and Kinects games. You must be 12 years old or older to check out the Xbox 360 Games. You can only check out one game at a time for four days. Please make sure you return the games inside. For more information and to see the full list of titles, check with the Fiction Department.

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Don’t have an ereader? Want to check out our ebooks through CCFLS eStacks?

You check out books at the library but did you know we have more books available online? Many of them can be read on any computer right in the browser. Others you have to download to a device. If you don’t have an ereader and you’d like to read some of these books, you do have another option. You can check out a Sony Ereader for two weeks from the Fiction Department. You will have to supply some information and agree to our policy. Check with the Fiction Department for more information.

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