The Twig is now open! We’re located at The Parkside Commons (Old Junior High). Our hours are Monday-Thursday 9 am-6pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am-5pm. We do have a phone and the number is 814-813-1305. Patrons will be able to use public computers, print, and free Wi-Fi access. We want to thank you for your patience during this transition to the temporary location. During that time the staff moved over 26,000 books, along with shelves and furniture. Though the Twig has only a small portion of the collection, Patrons can reserve books through the on-line catalog and pick them up at the Twig.
MPL is closed indefinitely while we make repairs to equipment damaged by the fire and have everything cleaned.
We are in the process of opening in a temporary location, which we’re calling “The Twig” (like a library branch, but smaller). We hope to have it open soon but do not have a date set yet. Please keep an eye on the Meadville Tribune and our Facebook page for an announcement of the opening date.
The Twig will feature popular materials from each department, story times, a pickup area for reserved items, public computers and WiFi.
As most of you probably know by now, the library had a fire in the boiler room on January 31st. Most of the library was undamaged but unfortunately our main electrical panels, components of our HVAC system, and phone lines are located in the boiler room and have been damaged.
We have begun the recovery process and will be closed for the time being while these critical systems are restored and the library is cleaned. However, we have been able to restore power temporarily to our server room, so we have been able to bring our catalog and website back online. If you wish to renew books through the catalog you can do so. Fines will not be charged for any of the days that we will be closed due to the fire. If you would like to return books or other materials (including dvds) you may return them in the book drop as we will be emptying it regularly.
Our phone system will be down until we are able to get the phone lines repaired. We will be posting updates of our status on our Facebook page regularly so please check there for the latest information.