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Summer Reading Club Sponsorship

Last year, over 600 children and teens participated in our Summer Reading Club program. This Summer, we want to engage our community in helping to make it even more successful. An individual, association, club or business who donates goods, services, discount coupons or money towards the Summer Reading Club will receive a receipt for Federal Tax Exemption. This is a great way to advertise your business and get exposure as being part of a community that cares. With your help, we will be able to Read More +

Spring Used Book Sale

Join us Thursday, Friday, and Saturday April 23rd-25th at the Helene Barco-Duratz Cultural Center for our Spring Used Book Sale. Located at 411 Chestnut Street and sponsored by the Friends of the Meadville Public Library, the book sale will be open Thursday from 4-8PM, Friday from 9:30AM-5PM, and Saturday from 9:30AM-2:30PM. Bag Day is Saturday.

VITA Returns February 2nd

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance workers will once again be available to help the public with free tax assistance at the Meadville Public Library. Beginning February 2nd, volunteers will be available six days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30-5:00; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 7:00; Saturdays 12:00-4:00. The program runs through April 11th. VITA is a free tax preparation service for residents of Meadville who made $50,000 or less in 2014. If you have trouble filing your taxes, have not filed taxes, or Read More +

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: Desperate Measures by Fern Michaels $3.50 Rogue by Danielle Steel $3.00 Misery by Stephen King $4.00 by Stephen King $4.00 The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie $3.00 Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell $4.00 The Burning Room Read More +

Teen Reading Lounge

Starting January 19, 2015, the Meadville Public Library will host a Teen Reading Lounge. This is an interactive book club for readers between the ages of 12 and 18 who share a love for fantasy fiction. The first book the Teen Reading Lounge will feature is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Those who attend the events will receive their own copy of the book to keep. They will also be able to participate in discussions on the book, take part in Read More +