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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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From March 17 to April 4, the Meadville Public Library will be conducting a survey on technology usage and how the Library can best serve the population. You can take the survey online or in a written format. The producers of the survey estimate that it should take between 10-15 minutes for you to complete. While you do not have to answer every question, the more questions you answer the fuller our understanding of your needs will be.

Click here to take our survey

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Meadville VITA is once again available to help people with their 2013 Income Tax. Meeting in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Meadville Public Library, VITA volunteers from Allegheny College offer free tax assistance for people who make $52,000 or less a year. They will prepare your returns electronically.

From February 3rd until April 12th, the schedule is as follows:
Mondays 12:30-7:30pm
Wednesdays and Fridays 12:30-5pm
Saturdays 11am-4pm

No assistance will be available on February 17th or during Allegheny College’s Spring Break March 15th-23rd.

For more information, please contact 814-724-9608 or check out the Internal Revenue Service’s website: Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers

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MPL will be offering a free eReader class on:overdrive pic

Saturday, November 16th from 10:30 – 11:30A.M.

If you are interested in attending this free class on how to check out eBooks from Overdrive to your eReader, please sign up at the Main Desk. Each class is limited to four students and this is a great way to learn how to download from our eStacks!

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This week MPL will be offering free computer classes. These informative classes are available to all patrons regardless of computer experience. These educational classes will build a foundation starting with the very basics of computer knowledge. You will be able to learn how to get connected to the World Wide Web and ways to surf the Internet.

Class Schedule:

Tuesday, January 14th from 5:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Thursday, January 16th from 5:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Saturday, January 18th from 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.

Please sign up at the Main Desk and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us @336-1773 extention 307 for more details.

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