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2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report PDF

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NEA Big Read CIRCE

PT Library is one of 62 organizations across the country participating in the 2022-2023 NEA Big Read. From April 1 to May 11, our community will celebrate Circe by Madeline Miller with a full calendar of events for all ages. The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read is designed to broaden our understanding of our…

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Library Launches Mythic Fiction Contest for Tweens and Teens

Beginning April 1 and running through 15, the library will accept submissions for a unique writing contest for tweens and teens. Entrants can submit a short story or an excerpt of a longer work for consideration. A celebrity panel of judges will review all submissions. A reception will be held at the library on Thursday,…

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New PTPL Events Calendar and Online Room Reservations

We are thrilled to launch a new intuitive calendar for you to find and register for events that interest you! Go to https://events.ptlibrary.org/ to get started. Be sure to bookmark that webpage for future use. We thank the Peters Township Library Foundation for their financial support in bringing this new calendar, registration, and room reservation…

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Andy Weir is the 2022 Novel November featured author

Andy Weir will be the featured author for The Peters Township Library Foundation’s upcoming Novel November. The literary event will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Peters Township High School Auditorium at 121 Rolling Hills Drive in McMurray. This program will be the fifth in the Novel November series….

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Health Literacy This September

September is Health Literacy Month at Peters Township Public Library. In addition to countless books to help you focus on your physical and mental health, the library also has e-resources and programs this month to help educate and inform. You can learn how to access our online e-resources in the short video below! Dare 2B…

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RLEL 2022: Thank You!

On Saturday, August 6, over 300 community members joined us at PTPL to meet and greet local authors. Visitors also had the opportunity to visit local food trucks and talk with library staff. This was the 3rd year the library hosted Read Local/Eat Local (2018, 2019, 2022), and visitors received entries to an “All Things…

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Free Adult ESL Tutoring

The Peters Township Public Library is now hosting weekly classes by the Literacy Council of Southwestern PA (LCSWPA) as they offer free adult ESL tutoring. Classes are being held on Wednesday mornings at the library. Adult learners must preregister with the LCSWPA for proper placement. To register or learn more, contact LCSWPA directly at 724.228.6188…

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Read Local Eat Local 2022

Read Local/Eat Local returns to PT Library

The Peters Township Public Library will host 22 local authors at its 3rd Read Local/Eat Local in a new format for 2022. On Saturday, August 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the public is invited to visit the library for an entirely outdoor event in the library parking lot. The library encourages the community to…

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Experience Kits Are Now Available

Thanks to our partnership with the Heinz Center Affiliates Program and other Allegheny County libraries, the Peters Township Public Library can offer FREE ADMISSION for up to four people to several museums and historical sites around Pittsburgh! Each pass has virtual access to educational information, itinerary ideas, and other fun content. Our kits this year include:  ~…

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Summer Reading is Back!

Summer is just around the corner at Peters Township Public Library, and we are excited to bring back our All Ages Summer Reading Challenges to the community. Readers from birth to adult are invited to read with us from June 4-August 12 on Beanstack through the website or the free app.  Pre-registration is now available…

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April News

  On March 14, the Peters Township Council passed a proclamation commemorating April 3-9 as National Library Week in Peters Township. The American Library Association has declared the theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library”. The intent of which is to promote the idea that public libraries are places to get connected…

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