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2023 Annual Report

2023 Annual Report PDF

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Bookmark Contest!

The Peters Township Public Library is launching a Bookmark Contest to celebrate National Library Week. We invite creative individuals of all ages, from PreK to Adults, to design a bookmark to celebrate the Summer Reading program’s theme of “Adventure Begins at Your Library.” Entries will be judged based on the prompt “Adventure Begins at Your…

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2024 Teen and Tween Writing Contest Announced

The library is holding its second annual teen and tween writing contest this spring. This year’s theme is “Hidden.” Entrants can submit an original work of fiction between March 15 and April 15. A panel of judges will score each entry based on three main criteria: ~ Creativity/Originality ~ Technique ~ Theme Winners will be…

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Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Solar Eclipse Glasses Recycling: Before April 20, bring undamaged glasses to the library lobby. The glasses will be sent to Astronomers Without Borders. Thank you to everyone who came to the park for the Eclipse! Between the SEAL eclipse glasses and a last-minute donation from Dr. Seraly’s office, we passed out 1,300 pairs of glasses….

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U.S. Army War College Officers Discuss Security Challenges

The Peters Township Public Library will welcome senior officers from the U.S. Army War College for a panel discussion on Security Challenges at Home & Abroad. The officers will appear in person at the library on Thursday, February 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Register at ptlib.org/awc24 to reserve your seat for this…

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Romancing the Reader Author Panel

Join eight local authors as they share information about their craft and answer questions from the audience! A panel discussion will be followed by light refreshments, book signings, and opportunities to purchase books from the authors. Registration is required to help plan this event. 1:30-2:30 Author Panel & Discussion in Multipurpose Room – Limited Seating,…

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Make Smarter Purchasing Decisions with ConsumerReports.org®

Smart and savvy buying tips are just a few clicks away! The Peters Township Public Library provides free access to ConsumerReports.org, a buying advice tool that will ensure you get the best deal or product. You can use it to find reliable ratings and reviews for thousands of products and help you make the most…

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Library Foundation welcomes “V.E.” Schwab for Novel November

The Peters Township Library Foundation is excited to announce that Victoria “V.E.” Schwab will be the featured author for their upcoming Novel November event. The literary event will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Peters Township High School Auditorium in McMurray, located at 121 Rolling Hills Drive. This program…

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World Book Online

Back to School with World Book Online

Have a curious question? Find the answer in World Book Online. The same expert information from a print encyclopedia is accessible anywhere with an internet connection! All you need is your Peters Township Public Library card to access World Book Online from home. From pre-K to high school and beyond, World Book Online has databases…

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Learn with Mango Languages This Summer

Free adventure, no passport required. Discover something new about the world this summer with Mango Languages, the library’s free language learning platform. Choose from over 70 world languages you can take anywhere, learn at any time — even off the grid. Explore a new culture from the comfort of your home with Mango’s easy language…

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Mythic Fiction Writing Contest Winners

Throughout April, the Youth Services Department accepted submissions for a unique writing contest for tweens and teens. The contest’s theme was “mythic fiction,” in conjunction with the library’s NEA Big Read Grant featuring the novel Circe by Madeline Miller. Library staff member Elizabeth May coordinated the contest, entered by ten tweens and three teens. May…

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U.S. Army War College Officers return to PT Library

The Peters Township Public Library will welcome senior officers from the U.S. Army War College for a panel discussion on Applying Strategic Empathy: From Humanitarian Relief to Great Power Competition. The officers will appear in person at the library on Tuesday, May 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation….

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