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Holiday Shopping at the Library

Holiday gift bags of gently used books are now available for your Christmas giving. Themed bags were assembled by the Friends of the Library and are sorted by subject and age.  We have bags for children, history lovers, gardeners, cooks, pet lovers and mystery buffs.   Bags come ready to give with tissue paper and ribbon and are $10 each. 

The library is also your place to order the Zelienople and Harmony prints by Artist Diane Smith.  The seasonal prints are signed and numbered.  The series includes six limited edition prints of familiar local spots.   Cost for the 11 x 14 size is $125.  Other sizes are available upon request.  A portion of the proceeds remains with the library .  

Copes are also still available of the library cookbook, Dewey Decimal Dishes.  Cost is $5.00.  The cookbook has all the staff's favorite recipes and recipes from other local people.  It is also easy to mail for a gift to an out of town relative or friend.

Library-by-Mail Program

The Library-by-Mail Program is sponsored by the New Castle District Library Center and is available to all qualifying residents of Butler, Armstrong, Mercer and Lawrence counties.  Materials will be sent free of charge and there is no age requirement.  Temporarily or permanently homebound residents of the four counties are eligible. Items will be limited to two per mailing and may include books, audios, DVDs and large print materials.  For information and the application contact the library at 724/452-9330.

Programs & Events

Holiday Hours

Our hours will be altered from December 15 to January 3.  The week of December 15 the library will be open 9 am to 6 pm Monday thru Thursday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday.  We will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on Monday December 22 and Tuesday December 23 and also on Monday December 29 and Tuesday December 30.  Hours for Saturday December 27 and Saturday January 3 will be 9 am to 1 pm.  The library will be closed December 24, 25, and 31 and January 1, 2015.   Please call us if you have any questions about our hours or due dates.  You may renew online, by phone or in person at the Zelienople Area Public Library or any Butler County public libary.

Read with the Dogs

We have Pages and Paws the first and third Thursday of each month during the school year..  Students can come practice reading aloud to our certified volunteer therapy dog Roxie and her friends.  Children can bring a school book to read, use a library book or bring a favorite book from home.  This is  a great activity for kindergartners and first and second graders.  Preschoolers and older children are also welcome to come visit with the dogs if they wish.

Trustees Meetings

The library's board of trustees meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  If you would like to attend the meeting and address the board please contact the director so you can be placed on the agenda.

Learn more about these and future programs and events .

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays is an after-school activity the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. .  Activities are designed for ages 6 and up.                                                                                                     

Our December programs will require registration so that there are enough materials on hand.  On December 3 children can come make a gingerbread house.  Registration for this program is filled.  Santa's Craft Workshop is on December 17 and kids can make presents for friends and family.  Register by December 11, so Miss Staci has all the materials available. 

Snow globes will be the project on January 7.  Learn the science behind snow and make a snow globe to take home. 

All-the-Holidays Day is Wednesday January 21.  It's Christmas, Halloween, Easter and more all rolled into one as we make random crafts from the all holidays.

Library Hours

Summer Hours (April to October)
Monday 9 am to 8 pm
Tue-Thu 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
Closed Fridays and Sundays

Winter Hours (November to March)
Mon-Thu 10am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
closed Fridays and Sundays

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