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Change in library services effective Monday, Nov. 30

Dear PT Library Community, Based on the Pennsylvania Department of Health recent stay at home advisory, we are taking the following actions to protect our community until further notice: The library building will be open to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 and Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00…

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Meet the PTPL WAGGIN Chat Team!

For two years, the library has participated in a free resource for all residents of Pennsylvania called Chat with a Librarian. Anyone can get accurate, unbiased information online from a real librarian 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff joined with librarians and paraprofessionals from across the WAGGIN…

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Banned Books Week

Celebrate Your Right to Read!

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in both libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared…

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Ride the Wave with Gab Bonesso

Ride the Wave with Gab Bonesso

If you find your days full of worry about getting sick, losing your job, or making decisions about your child’s education, you are not alone. Over 53% of adults in the United States ” reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the coronavirus” in a recent poll…

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Donations Keep Local History Room Thriving

Preserving local history has been a goal of the Peters Township Public Library since its founding over 60 years ago. To go beyond clipping newspapers, in early 2003 the library staff began an Oral History Project with funding from Taste of the Township. The goal was to record and preserve the history of the township…

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NEW – Museum Experience Kits

The Peters Township Public Library offers WAGGIN library cardholders access to a variety of local historical sites and museums through a “Museum Experience Kit.” The sites in the kits include: Senator John Heinz History Center Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum Fort Pitt Museum Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village outside Avella David Bradford House in Washington Old…

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Myra R. Oleynik announces retirement plans

Dear PT Library Community,   I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve as the Director of the Peters Township Public Library for the past five years. Last month, I announced my plan to retire to the Peters Township Council, PTPL Staff, PT Library Board, and The Peters Township Library Foundation. I intended…

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It’s a Fine-Free Summer!

The Peters Township Public Library welcomes back our valued readers with a fine-free summer! There will be no fines charged for late fees on any materials through Tuesday, September 8, 2020. You can pay fees owed for lost materials or replacement costs with a credit card by phone or when you visit the library. Do…

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Library opens to the public for limited services

UPDATED TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020 Library Director Myra R. Oleynik shared the following message on Friday, June 26, 2020. Great news! The Peters Township Public Library will open its doors to the public with limitations on Monday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m.  As we work to provide you with safe, in-person services, we ask for…

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Lobby opens for hold pickup only

Updated Monday, June 22, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. The Peters Township Public Library lobby is open for hold pickup ONLY. If you received an email, text, or phone call from the library to notify you that your items are “READY”, you may visit our lobby during these designated times to pick up your items: Monday:…

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The library enters the “Green Phase”

Library Director Myra R. Oleynik sent out the following message on Thursday, June 4, 2020: Dear PT Library Community, As Washington County moves to the “green phase” on Friday, June 5, this is what you need to know right now about the Peters Township Public Library: The library WILL NOT reopen to the public on…

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ALL AGES Summer Reading Program

Updated Saturday, August 8, 2020:  We only have 1 week left in our Summer Reading Challenge – that means only 1 week left to log your reading through Reader Zone! Saturday, August 15 is the last day to log your reading. We will need a few days to compile all of the entries and pull…

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