Young Adult Program Aims to ‘Spark a Reaction’

It seems like spring and warm weather are slow to arrive this year and everyone is looking for something to do. While you wait, the Fiction Department has some new items to help pass the time. Newly added to our collection are the Sony Readers for e-books. Adults, 18 and over, may borrow a Reader for a period of two weeks. Fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, young adults, and children, can be downloaded to the Reader through the Overdrive website. Stop by the Fiction 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 +

New Seed Lending Library Sprouting at MPL

A new Seed Lending Library will be available this spring at Meadville Public Library. Seed libraries are not new, but have been increasing in popularity over the past few years. MPL was approached earlier this year by an Allegheny College student who planned a Seed Lending Library as her senior project. We are very excited about getting this venture started. There will be packets of heirloom flower and vegetable seeds available to check out at the Main Desk. How will it work? Library patrons will Read More +

Your Library: Working to Keep Up With the Internet & Technology

Libraries, like so much else in the age of the Internet, have had to reach out in ways they never imagined even 20 years ago. Meadville Public Library has been exceptionally good at finding creative ways to further its mission and engage the Meadville area community. First, we have a new way for you to give to the library just by making a purchase through Amazon. The company launched a new initiative, Amazon Smile, which will donate a percentage of your purchase to MPL. Register Read More +