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Library Winter Hours

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

Genealogy Workshop

There will be a Genealogy Work Session at the library on Monday February 9  from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.  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. 

​Story Hours

Story hours for ages 2 thru 5 return the week of January 12.  Night Owls is for ages 3-5 and is from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Monday afternoons.   Toddler Tuesdays is for 2 year olds and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 am.  Thursdays we have Early Birds for ages 3 thru 5 and they meet at 10:30 am.

Wee Ones story hour for newborns to 23 months will resume on March 4 at 10:30 am.

All story hours consist of a mix of stories, activities, games and a snack.  Register at the desk by providing your child's name, age and any allergies along with caregiver contact information. 

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. January's meeting is January 28.  February's date is the 25th.

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 and are free.                                                                                                     

Our annual "Cans" Film Festival will be February 2.  Bring a can of food to donate to the local food cupboard and watch a movie. 

Join us for Minecraft Unplugged on February 18.  We will be making a Minecraft themed craft and playing some Minecraft themed games. 

Lego Mini-figure Banks will be the activity March 4 to help celebrate Smart Money Week and learn about financial responsibility. 

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

Cardboard Kleenex Boxes (all shapes and sizes)

Toilet paper and Paper towel rolls

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