Using the Library

Using the Library

Library Cards

Return the completed application to the Library Services Desk to receive a WAGGIN library card. A valid photo ID with proof of address must be provided when submitting the form. Children from pre-school age through age 12 must have a parent sign their application for a library card.

The WAGGIN network is made up of 20 libraries in Washington, Greene, and Fayette counties. Through a web-based catalog and special resources, residents have access to over 800,000 items, shared databases, and free online classes with their WAGGIN Library Card. WAGGIN Libraries strengthen our community by inspiring lifelong learning and promoting literacy and knowledge.

Patrons are required to use a bar-coded WAGGIN library card when checking out materials and for logging onto the library’s computers.

The “pin” number automatically assigned to each card is the last 4 digits of the home phone number.

General Information


Book & Media Donations


The library accepts donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and other items for possible inclusion in the collection. We do not accept textbooks, encyclopedia sets, or items that are moldy, musty, or in disrepair. We also cannot guarantee that donated items will be added to the collection, nor can we give a fair market value to donated items. Any books or other items that do not become part of the library’s collection may be included in the library’s ongoing book sale. The money raised goes back into the library to buy more materials for the collection.

Memorial Book Program


The Memorial Book Program offers you an opportunity to donate funds for the purchase of a book to be added to the library’s collection in memory of or in honor of friends or relatives. You may specify a subject area or the library’s staff will select a book in an area in need of new materials. Your gift book will bear a bookplate naming the donor and the person memorialized. Letters of acknowledgment and appreciation will be sent to both the donor and the family of the person who is being honored. Print and complete a Memorial Book Request Form and return it to the library or fill out our online form.

Online Donations


Your support of the library allows us to continue providing services and resources to the residents of Peters Township and beyond.  Each day, hundreds of individuals walk through the library’s doors – everyone from local college students, business owners, the unemployed, families, retirees, immigrants and more. As a donor, you recognize that libraries are the thread that holds together the fabric of our community. Libraries support literacy and education, gather and provide access to information, support the democratic process, enhance the quality of life and build community. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us continue providing the materials, services, and programs that enrich and enhance our community.

You can make a secure online donation using a credit card or PayPal.

Library Materials and Services

Book Recommendations

Book Bundles (1)

Let us find a bundle of books for your young reader based on their reading level and interests. Complete our online form and we will pull up to 10 books for your reader and place them on hold for you.


Looking to prepare your child for kindergarten and have no idea where to start?  Use our online form to indicate the topics you would like to work on with your child and we will pull the resources for you!

Looking for a few good book recommendations?  PTPL Find-A-Book has got you covered!  Just tell us your three favorite reading genres and possibly the title of a book you recently enjoyed.  Our staff of reading experts will send you our top 3 picks.

(Please note:  This service is geared towards our older readers (Tween to Adult); if you are interested in children's book resources, please check out our Children's Book Bundle or our Express K Pickup request forms.)

Homebound Delivery


Feeling under the weather and not able to visit the library?  Let us bring the library to you!  Our Homebound Library Delivery Service is available to township residents of any age who are unable to come to the library due to a temporary or permanent illness, visual problem, or other limitation.  Library volunteers will select, deliver and pick up library materials to qualifying residents for a three week period.  If interested in using this service, please contact the library. Don’t have a WAGGIN Library Card?  No problem, we can sign you up for a new one when we deliver!


Peters Township Public Library MakerSpace

A MakerSpace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, create, and build.  They are zones of self-directed learning and their hands-on character, paired with tools and machines, support invention, tinkering, and interaction.

PTPL’s MakerSpace has a variety of equipment—some available on a first-come, first-served basis, some which require staff-member assistance.  Our tools include 3D printers, a sewing machine, an embroidery machine, button-presses, an Accucut machine, and more.  Please visit this page for more information or check out our MakerSpace brochure for a complete listing.

Program Proposal Form


We're always taking applications for new programs. Just download our Program Proposal Form or fill it out online to submit your request.

Please note that all PTPL Programs must meet certain criteria. You can learn more about these requirements in the PTPL Policy Manual.

Library-Sponsored Clubs - Registration Required


Afternoon Book Club for Adults
– 3rd Wednesdays at  1 pm
Click here for this year’s selections

Evening Book Club for Adults
– 2nd Wednesdays at 7 pm
Click here for this year’s selections

Mystery Book Club for Adults
– Last Tuesdays at 1:30 pm
Click here for this year’s selections

Click here for Community Book Club Reading Lists and other Book Club Resources!

PTPL Sponsored Clubs are free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed through the event calendar.

Coloring and Classics Club – Wednesdays at 9:15 am
Take a break and spend some time coloring and listening to classics while sharing casual conversations.

Evening Crochet Club– 2nd Thursday at 6:00 pm
All levels of crocheters are welcome. Knitters are also welcome!

LensShooters Photography Club – 2nd Wednesday at 7:15 pm
Meets September-May

Roots Genealogy Club – 2nd Tuesday at 1:00 pm
Share resources, information, and methods for exploring your family's history.

Stamp Club – 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm

World War II Discussion Group – 4th Wednesday at 11:30 am

*For Kids | Tween | Teen clubs, please check out the Kids | Tween | Teen section of the website!

Library Spaces

1st Floor

Information & Library Services Desk
Multi-Purpose Room
New Book Reading Area
Teen Room
Tween Corner
Youth Services Department

2nd Floor

Café Lee
Computer Lab
Conference Room
Library Office
James D. & William C. McMurray Local History Room
Reading Room
Reference & Information Desk
Study Areas and Tables
Study Rooms

Meeting Rooms & Spaces


The Peters Township Public Library has a variety of open and available spaces throughout the library for quiet study, tutoring, and other activities.  We also have several reservable spaces available for your next meeting or program.