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Spring Into Reading with Beanstack

An exciting change is coming to our library! Our reading challenges will be hosted through Beanstack by ZooBean. Beanstack is an online program and app designed for public libraries to host reading challenges year-round. Through Beanstack, our library will offer reading challenges that will allow you to track your reading and complete activities to earn…

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Citizen Science Month

April is Citizen Science Month

April is Citizen Science Month! Peters Township Public Library is participating in a special citizen science project that is viewing clouds from above and below. Help NASA by observing clouds and logging your observations using a free and easy-to-use app on a smartphone or tablet – photograph clouds, record sky observations, and compare them with…

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Revisit the Past with Resources from PT Library

Peters Township Public Library is in the process of formalizing the library’s local history resources into the Peters Township Public Library Historical Archives (PTPL Historical Archives). Through funding from The Peters Township Library Foundation, Carolyn Friedrich, Consulting Archivist, is leading the work to preserve and increase access to these historical materials assisted by Margaret Deitzer,…

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Library reopens Monday, March 1, 2021

The library will reopen March 1, 2021 for limited in-person services

The Peters Township Public Library is reopening for limited in-person services at this time. Masks are required for everyone over age 2 in the building. All areas in the library are open for browsing for books. You may check out materials inside the library at the main desk on the 1st floor. There are no…

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U.S. Army War College Officers return for 15th consecutive year

The Peters Township Public Library will welcome senior military officers from the U. S. Army War College for a panel discussion on National Security and Challenges from China on Thursday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. online via Zoom. This program offers the community the opportunity to hear from officers who will address national security issues…

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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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