Here is something you should know: this isn’t your father’s library anymore! With the advent of technology and the abundance of reading devices, you may wonder what Murrysville Community Library can offer the community. We invite you to find out. If you have been away from the Library for awhile, you will be amazed by how we have embraced and integrated technology into the services we offer. If you have always been an active member of the Library community, we encourage you to visit our website, participate in our programs, and continue to be the driving force behind all that we do.
The Library is open Monday and Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Library has ten computers available for public use. In addition to housing stacks of books, the Library hosts many programs for patrons of all ages. For our youngest members, our Coordinator of Youth Services, Becky Martinazzi, coordinates several programs during the school year, including Babies-n-Books, Toddler Time, and Preschool Storytime. Each summer Becky organizes our popular Summer Reading Club. Not to be left out, and because everyone loves a club and prizes, the Library sponsors an Adult Summer Reading Club. Other Library programs include Dog Reading Pals, Socrates Café, Tuesday Afternoon Adult Book Discussion, Library Knitters, and StoryWorks.
One of the most obvious differences between “your father’s library” and Murrysville Community Library is the integration of technology into daily operations. The Library’s website contains several online resources as well as access to its catalog. Patrons with up-to-date Library Cards can browse the catalog, place items on hold, and renew items they have checked out. Murrysville Community Library is a member of the Westmoreland County Federated Library System and is connected with 24 other libraries within Westmoreland County. What does this mean for patrons? It means that when you search the catalog, you are searching the collections of all Westmoreland County libraries. Patrons are able to place items on hold from other libraries and a van delivery system sponsored by the Westmoreland County Federated Library System will deliver them to the patron’s home library.
The Library has spent much time and effort over the last several years on devising a way to bring the Library to you and we have accomplished that goal through this website. By making technology part of the Library, patrons are able to download eBooks and eAudiobooks to electronic devices free of charge through the “Overdrive” icon on the Library’s homepage. Looking for resources to enrich your life? Check out our Online Resources page for local community support and services, or visit POWER Library for a vast array of educational and recreational resources for all ages!