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Pancake Breakfast

Proceeds from the Zelienople Rotary Club’s all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will benefit the Zelienople Library.

The breakfast will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at the American Legion Hall, 308 W. New Castle Street. The menus includes a variety of pancakes, biscuits with sausage gravy, fruit and beverages. Tickets, available at the door or from any Zelienople Rotarian, cost $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The Zelienople Library is one of many organizations the Zelienople Rotary supports. The club also provides annual Seneca Valley student scholarships, free dictionaries for third-graders, organizes the Fourth of July parade, supports the community park, and community groups such as Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels.

Library Winter Hours

The Library will be closed on Monday March 16 for President's Day.  No items checked out at Zelienople will have due dates of March 16.

The library is now on the Winter schedule.  Hours are Monday thru Thursday 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.  In the event of a library closing due to weather we will try to post to the website, twitter and/or facebook.  Please call us at 724/452-9330 if you have any questions about our hours or due dates.  If the library is closed due to weather, you will not owe any fines on items due that day.  You may renew online, by phone or in person at the Zelienople Area Public Library or any Butler County public libary.

If Seneca Valley has a two hour delay or cancels classes there will be no library story hour that day.  If the library is open on a school snow day, families are welcome to come visit  Miss Staci informally.

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.

Shopping at the Library

The library is 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.

Programs & Events

Fly tying with Field & Stream

On Monday March 9 we are pleased to announce that a representative from the Cranberry Field & Stream store will be here to do a program on "Basic Fly Tying".  Come join us at 6:30 pm for a demonstration of fly tying techniques and a question and answer session.  This program is free and open to anyone.

Bill from the Field & Stream Store will also be here Saturday March 14 at 10 am to share techniques if you are not available on the Monday night.

 Ukrainian Eggs with Pye

On Monday March 23 from 6-8 pm. we will be having a workshop on Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Our instructor, Pye, will show you how to make your own decorated egg and you will have a set of decorating tools to take home and create more eggs. Cost of the workshop is $10 per participant. Any children interested in coming will need an adult to accompany them. Class size is limited so registration is required. Save your spot via email at zelienople@bcfls.org or call us at 724/452-9330.

Genealogy Workshop

There will be a Genealogy Work Session at the library on Monday March 9 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. There will be another session on March 23. Bring your genealogy puzzles to the library and enjoy a collaborative work session to find the missing pieces in your family tree. Susan Ennis, Seneca Valley School Librarian and genealogical researcher will guide you through methods and sources you can access to locate your ancestors. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet to use throughout the workshop. The program is free and registration is not required.

Art Show

Stop by the Zelienople library from March 16-March 23 to see great art done by students of Seneca Valley Senior High School. The show is curated by senior Rebecca Moser for her graduation project.

The opening reception will be held on the night of the 16 and will include cookies, refreshments, and live music. Everything is free and done to showcase the artistic talent of local high school students. Stop by after school, after work, after you wake up! Invite your friends, family members, and neighbors. 

Seneca Valley Senior Projects

The library is pleased to be helping several students complete their senior projects.  In addition to the art show, we also have a collection box for eyeglasses, and there will also be a collection box for the food bank and one for toiletries and cleaning supplies for the Center for Victims emergency shelter.

Learn more about these and future programs and events .

Children's Programs

Dr. Seuss Night

Dr. Seuss Night will be Monday March 2 at 6:30 pm.  Come enjoy stories, games and a craft. Visit with the Cat in the Hat and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.  Register by February 28.

Wacky Wednesdays

Lego Mini-figure Banks will be the activity March 4 to help celebrate Smart Money Week and learn about financial responsibility. Wacky Wednesday is from 4 to 5:30 pm. 

March 18 will be "Masterpiece Art" and April 1 is "Flower Vases"

Story Hours

Wee Ones story hour for newborns to 23 months will resume on March 4 at 10:30 am. Wee ones is a parent/child story time lasting about 30 minutes with stories, interactive songs and finger plays and other activities.

Miss Staci is also currently doing Monday afternoon story hour at 4:30 pm for ages 3 to 5, Toddler Tuesdays at 10:30 am for two year-olds and Thursday morning story hour for ages 3 to 5.

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.

Recycle & Reuse for Kids

Miss Staci is looking for the following items for crafts she has in the works:

Glass Baby Food Jars

Roll Film Canisters

Thanks for your support.




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