The Meadville Public Library announced today that it had received the most valuable donation of used books in its 136-year history. The donation consisted of a set of the rare octavo late second edition Birds of America by James Audubon. The seven-volume set is rare and extremely valuable, selling at recent auctions for up to $17,200. James Audubon’s Birds of America second octavo edition is considered one of the best examples of the printer’s art of the 19th century. Interspersed with the text are 500 Read More +
You can now renew your checked out materials via our online catalog at http://catalog.ccfls.org. Just log into your account and click on Renew next to the material you want to renew. Most items can be renewed twice. If you do not see the “Renew” link next to the item in your list of checkouts then you cannot renew it. This means you have either reached the renewal limit for the item or someone has placed a reserve on it.
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: Style Evolution: How to Create Ageless Personal Style in Your 40s and Beyond by Kendall Farr $3.00 Baby Steps: A Little Handbook for Happy Parenting by Dee Ann Stewart $2.50 The Long Road to Gettysburg by Jim Read More +
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 +
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 +