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After the Labor Day Weekend, Meadville Public Library will be returning to our regular hours. We will be open 9-8 Monday through Thursday and 9-5 Friday and Saturday.

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If you’re making room for new books this Fall, please consider helping us out by donating your good-condition older books to our book sale. We have an on-going sale at the Library and will be holding our Fall Book Sale November 6-8th. We accept donations up until the week before the sale.

Thanks for thinking of us!

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We’ve been working on redesigning our website. We hope it will be easier for you to find what you’re looking for.  We’ve moved a few things around, provided quick links to social media and added some sections that represent what you’ve said you use the library internet computers to do.

In the menu bar, you’ll find About the Library which gives you more information about supporting the library and what, how, and why we do the things we do here.  Departments lists the various library departments.  Directions provides directions to the library while News & Weather lists links to local forecasts and news sources.  There are a couple of different ways for you to find the CCFLS eStacks, our ebooks from Overdrive.  Either follow the link in the menu or under Ebooks or click on the icon just below the menu bar on the upper left of the page.  New Items gives you a direct link to lists of items added to our collection each month.  You can find other county libraries under CCFLS Libraries.  Lastly, we have the Ebooks menu item that lists links to different sources we have available for library patrons to access ebooks.

New Website Design

 

Further down the page you’ll find our usual news and reminders, links to our electronic resources, and a way to log into your library account or search the catalog.  Under the I’m interested in: section are a number of pages that direct you to more information on various subjects.  Look around.  If you can’t something, you can use the search function in the menu bar (click on the magnifying glass).  If you need to ask us a question, scroll down to the bottom of the page and fill out the form.  There you’ll also find the calendar, our hours and our contact information.

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The Meadville Public Library will be the host for a reading and book signing by novelist Earl H. McDaniel.

McDaniel, a former resident of Meadville and a former English teacher at Maplewood High School, image002will read from his debut novel, Between Lives, beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the library, 848 N. Main St. Between Lives is the story of a man fighting to stay relevant in the post 9-11 world, in which the economy has contracted, and older workers have less value. More information about the book is available on McDaniel’s Web site: www.earlmcdanielsays.com.

Books will be available for sale.

In addition to being a former teacher, McDaniel is a former journalist with a master of Fine Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a freelance writer and editor and a substitute teacher.

The reading will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Pennsylvania residents now have free access to the Pennsylvania State Archives records through a partnership with Ancestry.com. They have been working to digitize family records to make them available online. Follow this link for more information on access to Ancestry.com Pennsylvania records.

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