The library now opens at 9 am. Join us Mondays 9 am to 8 pm, Tuesday thru Thursday 9 am to 6 pm and Saturdays have been extended to 9 am to 4 pm.
Throughout October the trustees and staff of the library are asking for your input on what direction the library should take. Consider such things as: what you like about the library, what do you think the library needs, how can the library best serve the community and what should the future plans be. When you are at the library you can fill out a suggestion sheet or email us at email@example.com.
The Library will be closed on Monday October 13 for staff in-service. This is an in-service day for all Butler County public libraries. No items will have a due date of October 13.
Wee Ones infant story time will begin on Wednesday October 1. Wee ones lasts about 30 minutes and is for children with their parent or caregiver.
For the elementary age children we have Wacky Wednesdays starting October 1 at 4 pm. Students can come spend some time doing a fun activity at the library. On October 1 the kids will be decorating pumpkins for the Fall Festival Pumpkin Decorating Contest. October 15 is CSI: Zelienople. A crime has been committed and we ned your help to solve the case. Come to the library follow the clues and solve the mystery.
We also 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.
Programs & Events
Health Insurance Marketplace
A marketplace navigator will be at the library on Monday, October 6 at 5:30 pm for an informational event. Come listen about coverage that will fit your needs and budget. If you are uninsured or just have questions you are welcome at this free meeting. Call 855-274-5626 to reserve a spot.
The library is pleased to have scheduled two great programs this fall. On Tuesday October 28 members of the Center for Cryptozoological Studies will be here to talk about Bigfoot sightings in Pennsylvania.
On Monday November 3 author Tom White will be here to talk about spooky Pennsylvania stories. Tom has written about ghosts, criminals and witches in Pennsylvania folklore. Come hear his latest tales. The program is free and begins at 6:30 pm. He will have books available for purchase.
Look for more details as the events draw closer.
The library's board of trustees meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Upcoming dates are, October 22 and December 3. If you would like to attend the meeting and address the board please contact the director so you can be placed on the agenda.
Fall Festival Pumpkin Contest
Adults and kids interested in entering the Country Fall
Festival Pumpkin Decorating Contest can pick up a pumpkin at the Zelienople
Area Public Library beginning Monday September 30. Pumpkins are to be decorated, not carved, and
returned to the library by Monday October 7.
Participants are asked to donate a dollar when they pick up their
pumpkin. For a complete set of rules
stop in the library at 227 S. High St. Pumpkins will be judged in adult and
children’s divisions and then the pumpkins will be used to help decorate shop
windows on Main St. during the Country Fall Festival. Participants who find their pumpkin’s
location can visit Room to Grow Toys at 146 S. Main, Zelienople for a finder’s
prize. The contest is sponsored by the
Zelienople Area Public Library, Room to Grow Toys and the Business Association
of the Zelienople Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce. The 30th Annual Country Fall Festival
is Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12 in Zelienople and Harmony.
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