A community center dedicated to lifelong learning.


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Come into the library in September and celebrate Library Card Sign-up month.  Every new borrower will get a Snoopy sticker.  Library cards can be applied for at any age, though we usually suggest children wait until they are old enough to write their own name in full to get a card.  Zelienople cards are free to any Butler County resident who can show proof of address.  Non-Butler residents may show a card from their home county in Pennsylvania and get a free Zelie registration or pay $20.00 for an annual membership if they do not have a local library card.

The library has numerous resources available to anyone who has a library card.  Students and parents can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable staff.  Your library card also gives you access to a number of online databases for both children and adults on such things as languages, general reference and car maintenance.  You can also use your library card for downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. Click on the resources tab to see what is possible.

Basic literacy skills – the ability to read and write—are essential to well-being and to fully participating in American society. Basic literacy is one of the goals of PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association. For more information on how basic literacy and PA Forward impact Pennsylvania, visit:www.paforward.org.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is now available at the Zelienople Area Public Library.  Ancestry can be used from any of our internet stations via your library card.  We also have a dedicated genealogy computer separate from our computer station.

For other genealogy resources please ask the staff.  Many of our local genealogy collection is housed on our mezzanine level.  Through your library card you also have access to resources at our county library headquarters, Butler Area Public Library.  


Programs & Events

Join us at the library for our 4th Annual “Book the Night” benefit event!
Sponsored by
The Hungarian Beneficial Society
Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and silent auction items.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
$35 per person/$50 per couple
Tickets may be purchased at the Zelienople Area Public Library
Please RSVP by September 17, 2015

2015 Book the Night Sponsors

Nobel Prize in Literature Event Sponsor

Hungarian Beneficial Society

Aristotle Sponsors

Prominent Fluid Company

R.C. Holsinger

Shakespeare Sponsor

Veka, Inc.

Classic Sponsors

Armstrong Group of Companies

Universal Manufacturing Corp.

Boylan Funeral Homes, Inc.

Caldecott Sponsors

Harmony Cleaners & Alterations

Lope, Casker & Casker

Robinson Fans

Tony Dilulio's Exxon

Wesley F. Hamilton, Attorney at Law

Super Styles

Newbery Sponsors

Jerry and Louise Burr

Garmin Murray

Grandview Dental, P.C.

Marion Smile Center

Salon One, Inc.

Pumpkin Contest

 The library will again be the host for the Country Fall Festival Pumpkin Decorating Contest, along with Room to Grow and the Zelienople Area Business Association

Children and adults can pick up their pumpkins at the library between September 28 and October 3.  Pumpkins are $1.00. You must use one of the provided pumpkins.  Pumpkins are to be decorated, not carved or cut.  Return your pumpkin to the library by 7 pm on Monday October 5.  Pumpkins will be then be judged in children's and adult's divisions and winners will be announced at the festival. The winning pumpkins will be displayed at the Library.  Other participants will be placed in Main St. store windows to decorate for the festival.  If you find the store with your pumpkin, go to Room to Grow toys for a finders prize. Festival goers will be able to vote for their favorites at the library. 

Learn more about these and future programs and events .

Children's Programs

 2015-2016 Children’s Programs



Wee Ones Storytime

Newborns to 24 months

Two Classes Available:

Wednesdays at 10am or 10:30am

Starting September 16th!

A 30 minute lapsit storytime with stories, music, and rhymes little ones and their caregivers.

Toddler Tuesdays

2 and 3 year olds

Tuesdays at 10:30am

Starting September 15th!

A 30 minute storytime with stories and songs.

Preschool Storytime

4 and 5 year olds

Thursdays at 10:30am

Starting September 17th!

An hour long storytime with stories, songs, and a craft.

Family Storytime

2 to 5 year olds

Wednesdays at 5pm

Starting September 16th!

An hour long storytime similar to our Preschool Storytime but at a later time for your convenience.

Amazing Mondays

Kindergarten to 6th Grade

First and Third Mondays of each month at 5pm

Starting September 21st!

Crafts, games and activities for older children.

Reading Club

4th to 6th Grade

2nd Monday of each month at 5pm

A book discussion group for middle school kids.


Pages and Paws

All ages welcomed!

1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 4pm

Starting September 17th!

Love dogs? or Need some practice reading aloud?

Come read to our certified therapy dogs!

Days and times subject to change. Please call us, check our website, or like us on Facebook for the most recent information. All programs are free but registration is required.

227 S. High Street. Zelienople, PA 16063

(724) 452-9330


Library Hours

Current Hours

Monday 9 am to 8 pm
Tuesday 9 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

To confirm these hours or check holiday schedules, please call us.

The Zelienople Area Public Library - 227 South High Street, Zelienople, PA 16063 - Phone: (724) 452-9330 - Contact us