Library Launches Tool Collection

Library users now have access to an entire workshop’s worth of tools. Starting this week the Meadville Public Library has begun offering access to tools ranging from screwdrivers and ratchet sets to air compressors and shop vacs. This collection, dubbed the Meadville Tool Library, is designed to provide users with a wide variety of resources to help them with anything from hanging a picture to repairing a car. See the full collection of tools in our catalog! Items in the … Read more…

Library Receives Historic Painting

The Meadville Public Library has received the gift of a painting representing the portrait of the world-famous author, Jonathan Swift. The painting was given to the Library by Diane Shafer Domnick. Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) was an English-Irish author world renowned for writing the early English novel, Gulliver Travels and the satire “A Modest Proposal”. The painting may be one of fourteen similar paintings by Irish portrait artist Francis Binden. The portrait dates back to the early 1700s. A … Read more…

140th Celebration!

The Meadville Public Library will be conducting an Ice Cream Social in honor of the Library’s Birthday on Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Library’s Literary Garden.  In addition, the Library will reveal a major new art acquisition at 6:00 PM. The public is invited to attend. In order to prepare for the party, the Library will be closed at 4:00 PM.   When asked why the Library choose to have an Ice Cream Social, … Read more…