Vandergrift Public Library

Vandergrift Public Library *Provided Services:
-WiFi-
-eBooks
-DVD collection
-CD formatted audio book collection
-Computers- All computer users must have a library card.
-Meeting rooms- There is a $25 fee for using a room.

Please phone the library for more information and reservations.
-Fax- $0.50 per page to send or receive.
-Color copies- 50¢ per page
-Black and white copies- 25¢ per page
-Westmoreland Co. Federated Library System- Ability to use the county-wide card catalog system that provides online access to all materials available in the 23 public libraries of Westmoreland County.

*Membership Details:
-Free

Please phone the library for more information and reservations.
-Fax- $0.50 per page to send or receive.
-Color copies- 50¢ per page
-Black and white copies- 25¢ per page
-Westmoreland Co. Federated Library System- Ability to use the county-wide card catalog system that provides online access to all materials available in the 23 public libraries of Westmoreland County.

*Membership Details:
-Free

Operating as usual

Join Guest Reader, ClaraMarie Dentu as she reads her (late) mother's book. Free storytime for children of all ages.📌WEDN...
10/25/2021

Join Guest Reader, ClaraMarie Dentu as she reads her (late) mother's book. Free storytime for children of all ages.
📌WEDNESDAY- NOVEMBER 3RD - 6:00PM 📌
Call to register: 724-568-2212

Join Guest Reader, ClaraMarie Dentu as she reads her (late) mother's book. Free storytime for children of all ages.
📌WEDNESDAY- NOVEMBER 3RD - 6:00PM 📌
Call to register: 724-568-2212

We just added a new book up at Kennedy Park that will be up now and through the month of November 🦃 . Enjoy “Being Thank...
10/25/2021

We just added a new book up at Kennedy Park that will be up now and through the month of November 🦃 . Enjoy “Being Thankful” by Mercer Mayer✨. Read the book as you take a stroll and then collect a thankful rock! 🪨

Don’t forget to sign the guestbook(it helps with our statistics)✏️ .

Also, if you see any pages getting loose please call us right away so we can fix it(724-568-2212). ❤️

Let's have some Friday Fun! What's the funniest book title you can come up with when you replace a word with "pumpkin sp...
10/23/2021

Let's have some Friday Fun! What's the funniest book title you can come up with when you replace a word with "pumpkin spice latte"?

Let's have some Friday Fun! What's the funniest book title you can come up with when you replace a word with "pumpkin spice latte"?

We ended our third week of Storytime with a family paint night 🎨🎃👻  Missed out on this fun?! Continue to follow our page...
10/22/2021

We ended our third week of Storytime with a family paint night 🎨🎃👻

Missed out on this fun?! Continue to follow our page because programs fill up fast! We always take suggestions to meet our community needs! Share below 👇

Let's try this again!JOIN US FOR AN ADULT CRAFT NIGHT!Support your local library while you create your fall or Christmas...
10/21/2021

Let's try this again!
JOIN US FOR AN ADULT CRAFT NIGHT!
Support your local library while you create your fall or Christmas/Winter masterpiece! 🍂❄️
Thursday - November 4th 6:00-7:30PM

COST: $20.00
Hosted by the Vandergrift Public Library
DETAILS: Choose Theme:
*14.25-in. Circle Metal Wreath Form for Christmas or Winter themed.
*Pumpkin Wreath form for Fall themed.

Includes: Wreath supplies, tutorial and light refreshments.

SIGN UP: RESERVE A SEAT by stopping into the library or calling 724-568-2212. When signing up, you will choose either Fall, Christmas or Winter.

PAYMENT: CASH OR CHECK MADE OUT TO VANDERGRIFT PUBLIC LIBRARY. All payment is due by 11/1 to hold seat.🎄

Let's try this again!
JOIN US FOR AN ADULT CRAFT NIGHT!
Support your local library while you create your fall or Christmas/Winter masterpiece! 🍂❄️
Thursday - November 4th 6:00-7:30PM

COST: $20.00
Hosted by the Vandergrift Public Library
DETAILS: Choose Theme:
*14.25-in. Circle Metal Wreath Form for Christmas or Winter themed.
*Pumpkin Wreath form for Fall themed.

Includes: Wreath supplies, tutorial and light refreshments.

SIGN UP: RESERVE A SEAT by stopping into the library or calling 724-568-2212. When signing up, you will choose either Fall, Christmas or Winter.

PAYMENT: CASH OR CHECK MADE OUT TO VANDERGRIFT PUBLIC LIBRARY. All payment is due by 11/1 to hold seat.🎄

We were so bummed to have to cancel the Game night this month but we sure hope you can join us next month. Please sign u...
10/20/2021

We were so bummed to have to cancel the Game night this month but we sure hope you can join us next month. Please sign up below. FREE snacks provided!!!!

https://forms.gle/B2AaYgggGnRD4rU67

We were so bummed to have to cancel the Game night this month but we sure hope you can join us next month. Please sign up below. FREE snacks provided!!!!

https://forms.gle/B2AaYgggGnRD4rU67

Lots of new ones this week!📚
10/19/2021

Lots of new ones this week!📚

Lots of new ones this week!📚

Board Game Night for tonight , 10-18-21, is cancelled . We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope to see you next mont...
10/18/2021

Board Game Night for tonight , 10-18-21, is cancelled . We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope to see you next month!

Board Game Night for tonight , 10-18-21, is cancelled . We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope to see you next month!

Save the date for this fun community event coming up soon!🎃👻
10/17/2021
Vandergrift Great Pumpkin Patch returns after one-year hiatus

Save the date for this fun community event coming up soon!🎃👻

A pumpkin-themed event is returning to Vandergrift. The annual Vandergrift Great Pumpkin Patch returns from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 30 in Franklin Park. Last year’s festivities were canceled because of the pandemic. The event is sponsored by the Vandergrift Parent Project. “The VPP loves....

It’s Friday night! What are you watching?!Love to read and love a good TV series?!📚📽 Check out Miss Carol's “Read the Bo...
10/16/2021

It’s Friday night! What are you watching?!

Love to read and love a good TV series?!📚📽 Check out Miss Carol's “Read the Book-Watch the TV Series. Comment below if you have read the book or watched this TV series. Which one was better?!

It’s Friday night! What are you watching?!

Love to read and love a good TV series?!📚📽 Check out Miss Carol's “Read the Book-Watch the TV Series. Comment below if you have read the book or watched this TV series. Which one was better?!

10/15/2021

🟥REMINDER 🟥

10/14/2021

Friday : October 15 -Teen After hours is cancelled .

We hope to see you next month on 11/19.
Save the date !

10/14/2021

The library will be opening at 4pm today due to lack of staff coverage. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Today’s hours will be 4-8pm.

This week's NY Times Best Sellers👇 Can you recommend any one of these?😀
10/13/2021

This week's NY Times Best Sellers👇 Can you recommend any one of these?😀

This week's NY Times Best Sellers👇 Can you recommend any one of these?😀

We’ve just restocked the Books & More Store with many new titles, including 14 hardback John Grisham novels. You could o...
10/09/2021

We’ve just restocked the Books & More Store with many new titles, including 14 hardback John Grisham novels. You could own all of them for less than the price of 1 hardback! Stop in soon! Books and More Store is open during regular library hours.
Hardbacks $1
Paperbacks $0.50
Lg.paperbacks $0.75
Audiobooks $1
DVDs $1 & up
Puzzles $1

We’ve just restocked the Books & More Store with many new titles, including 14 hardback John Grisham novels. You could own all of them for less than the price of 1 hardback! Stop in soon! Books and More Store is open during regular library hours.
Hardbacks $1
Paperbacks $0.50
Lg.paperbacks $0.75
Audiobooks $1
DVDs $1 & up
Puzzles $1

Carve out some time for this spook-tacular event👻🎃TUESDAY - OCTOBER 26 - 6:00PM🎃Registration is *required*. Space is lim...
10/08/2021

Carve out some time for this spook-tacular event👻
🎃TUESDAY - OCTOBER 26 - 6:00PM🎃
Registration is *required*. Space is limited .
Register by calling 724-568-2212

**as a reminder - all youth (ages 2+) and adults in attendance are required to wear a mask**

Carve out some time for this spook-tacular event👻
🎃TUESDAY - OCTOBER 26 - 6:00PM🎃
Registration is *required*. Space is limited .
Register by calling 724-568-2212

**as a reminder - all youth (ages 2+) and adults in attendance are required to wear a mask**

Love to read and love a good TV series?!📚📽 Check out Miss Carol's “Read the Book-Watch the TV Series. Comment below if y...
10/08/2021

Love to read and love a good TV series?!📚📽 Check out Miss Carol's “Read the Book-Watch the TV Series. Comment below if you have read the book or watched this TV series. Which one was better?!

Love to read and love a good TV series?!📚📽 Check out Miss Carol's “Read the Book-Watch the TV Series. Comment below if you have read the book or watched this TV series. Which one was better?!

You’ve GOAT to be kidding me?! Has it already been a week since we had our Goat Storytime with Tiny Trax Farm What a fun...
10/07/2021

You’ve GOAT to be kidding me?! Has it already been a week since we had our Goat Storytime with Tiny Trax Farm What a fun evening 🐐. We enjoyed our visit and hope to do another one next Spring!

Spiders, and ghosts oh my👻! Children enjoyed a fun Storytime this week in part of our three week Fall Family Storytime📚🍂
10/07/2021

Spiders, and ghosts oh my👻! Children enjoyed a fun Storytime this week in part of our three week Fall Family Storytime📚🍂

Fun morning at Toddler Time. Kids enjoyed Halloween sensory bins, monster making and leaf color mixing🍂🎃
10/06/2021

Fun morning at Toddler Time. Kids enjoyed Halloween sensory bins, monster making and leaf color mixing🍂🎃

📚🎃Save the date 10/30/21 12:00PM📚🎃We are a happy to be apart of this upcoming event! HALLOWEEN STORYTIME at The Great Pu...
10/06/2021

📚🎃Save the date 10/30/21 12:00PM📚🎃

We are a happy to be apart of this upcoming event! HALLOWEEN STORYTIME at The Great Pumpkin Patch at Franklin Park.

We are happy to announce that Vandergrift Public Library will be hosting a Halloween Storytime at The Great Pumpkin Patch on October 30 at Franklin Park. Storytime will begin at noon. Please gather around the the tree stump seating area. You may bring a blanket to sit on as well. 👻 🎃 🕷

Coming up NEXT FRIDAY!😎OCTOBER 15TH 6:00-10:00PMSnacks and supervision provided.Bring your friends and games!Registratio...
10/06/2021

Coming up NEXT FRIDAY!😎
OCTOBER 15TH 6:00-10:00PM
Snacks and supervision provided.
Bring your friends and games!
Registration REQUIRED~ Call 724-568-2212 or at the link below👇:
https://forms.gle/FcXnWLfDAGnLxWGn7

Coming up NEXT FRIDAY!😎
OCTOBER 15TH 6:00-10:00PM
Snacks and supervision provided.
Bring your friends and games!
Registration REQUIRED~ Call 724-568-2212 or at the link below👇:
https://forms.gle/FcXnWLfDAGnLxWGn7

SAVE THE DATE! 🍷🍷
10/05/2021

SAVE THE DATE! 🍷🍷

Come enjoy this fundraising event with us and win awesome prizes. No time to partake in wine & food, but would like to win prizes from our basket raffle no problem, you are welcome to just stop in and buy tickets on the prizes.

Creep it real with one of these spook-tacular reads!👻
10/05/2021

Creep it real with one of these spook-tacular reads!👻

Creep it real with one of these spook-tacular reads!👻

Add one of these to your list ✅
10/05/2021

Add one of these to your list ✅

Add one of these to your list ✅

We enjoyed a visit from the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra for a musical and literary storytime featuring book,  Itzhak...
10/03/2021

We enjoyed a visit from the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra for a musical and literary storytime featuring book, Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin. 🎶 🎻

Happy October 1st🎃! We just added a new book up at Franklin Park for the month. Enjoy “Pumpkin Magic” by Ed Masessa✨. Do...
10/01/2021

Happy October 1st🎃! We just added a new book up at Franklin Park for the month. Enjoy “Pumpkin Magic” by Ed Masessa✨. Don’t forget to sign the guestbook(it helps with our statistics)✏️ .

A new book will be added at Kennedy Park next week so stay tuned for that one!🍂

Also, if you see any pages getting loose please call us right away so we can fix it(724-568-2212). ❤️

📺 📖TV Series Thursday 📺📖Love to read and love a good TV series?!📚📽 Check out Miss Carol's “Read the Book-Watch the TV Se...
10/01/2021

📺 📖TV Series Thursday 📺📖
Love to read and love a good TV series?!📚📽 Check out Miss Carol's “Read the Book-Watch the TV Series. Comment below if you have read the book or watched this TV series. Which one was better?!

📺 📖TV Series Thursday 📺📖
Love to read and love a good TV series?!📚📽 Check out Miss Carol's “Read the Book-Watch the TV Series. Comment below if you have read the book or watched this TV series. Which one was better?!

Get on the list for these upcoming October reads!🎃🍂724-568-2212
09/29/2021

Get on the list for these upcoming October reads!🎃🍂724-568-2212

Get on the list for these upcoming October reads!🎃🍂724-568-2212

09/29/2021

📚Are you signed up? 📚
These programs are coming up NEXT WEEK. Make sure to register so we can plan accordingly!

🍂Tuesday Oct. 5th 6:00pm: Fall Family Storytime for ages 4-7
🎃Wednesday Oct. 6th 11:00am: Toddler Time for ages 0-4
🍂Friday Oct. 8th 6:00pm: Fall Family Storytime for ages 4-7

Join us for a fun October! Miss Kelsey has many fun programs planned! All event details are in the comments below!👇

**Masks are required for youth( ages 2 +) & adults in attendance at the programs.**

THIS SATURDAY-OCTOBER 2ND AT 2:00PM: REGISTER NOW!🎼Join us for a fun musical and literary event with Westmoreland Sympho...
09/29/2021

THIS SATURDAY-OCTOBER 2ND AT 2:00PM: REGISTER NOW!🎼

Join us for a fun musical and literary event with Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra . This musical storytime will feature, Itzhak- A Boy Who Loved the Violin, a 2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children Honor Book. This picture-book biography recounts Itzhak’s childhood journey—from a boy with a dream to an internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso.
This event is recommended for children in grades K-5. 🎻
Held on stage at the Casino Theatre .

🎼Saturday - October 2 - 2:00pm🎼
Registration required: Register online here: https://forms.gle/p8FESTSvTvU6ptpy8 or call 724-568-2212
**This program occurs after business hours. Library services will not be available on the day of the program**

Join us for a fun musical and literary event with Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra . This musical storytime will feature, Itzhak- A Boy Who Loved the Violin, a 2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children Honor Book. This picture-book biography recounts Itzhak’s childhood journey—from a boy with a dream to an internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso.
This event is recommended for children in grades K-5. 🎻
Held on stage at the Casino Theatre . Please plan to check in at the library before the program!

🎼Saturday - October 2 - 2:00pm🎼
Registration required: Register online here: https://forms.gle/p8FESTSvTvU6ptpy8 or call 724-568-2212

**This program occurs after business hours. Library services will not be available on the day of the program**

🎄🛍
09/28/2021

🎄🛍

The Vandergrift Market (located in the old JC Penney's building on Grant Avenue) plans to be open for the holiday season! 8X8 vendor spaces are available for just $100 for the November/December season. The market will be open on Saturdays and a few other dates. Each vendor will be asked to serve as "lead vendor" on one of the dates to help make the market run smoothly. We are also looking for non-profit groups interested in setting up a beverage station/bake sale/snack sale on one of the open dates as a fundraiser. Please do remember that there is no heat or plumbing in the building, and plan accordingly. For more information and to claim your spot, DM us here and we will get right back to you! We're looking forward to a great holiday season in Vandergrift!

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09/28/2021

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Get your tickets!! 🎟
09/27/2021

Get your tickets!! 🎟

Get your tickets today!!!

🧩PUZZLE ALERT!🧩New puzzles were added to The Books & More Store. All puzzles are $1.00 unless marked otherwise. The stor...
09/25/2021

🧩PUZZLE ALERT!🧩
New puzzles were added to The Books & More Store. All puzzles are $1.00 unless marked otherwise. The store is open during library hours!

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128 Washington Ave # C
Vandergrift, PA
15690

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm

Telephone

(724) 568-2212

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The Vandergrift Public Library is unique among our local institution. It provides free informational resources for Vandergrift and surrounding communities– from infant to teens; for millennials and the “greatest generation”.

Library Origins – Est. 1901

The Vandergrift Public Library is located in the annex to what is now known as the Casino Theatre building. The building was formerly called the Municipal Building. It was built in an era when it was common for the “company” to build a few imposing “company buildings” at the center of the company town. George McMurtry, former President of the Apollo Iron and Steel Company and founder of Vandergrift, expanded on this idea by constructing the building to also include the town hall and library.

“By doing so, McMurtry produced a blend of the paternalistic theater, the philanthropic idealism of a library and the ancient idea that government should occupy the most central and prominent palace in a community.” —-The Vandergrift Historic District was entered onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. The text above came from the original nomination document.

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Thank you for all you do for our kids during this challenging time. We loved the books and Dr. Seuss crafts.
Thank you so much for the Valentine craft bags! Mailbox, key chains, cards, Origami and chocolate too! The Origami was bit challenging, but had fun with it. We sure appreciate it!
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Thank you so much for the free Halloween Craft Bags! Great way to spend a rainy afternoon. Know they're appreciated.
It's been several years since I've been there. I was dismayed that many of the shelves were bare. Is it still that way or have you stocked your shelves with other books?
Any word on opening day?
Just saw that February is the month to post your favorite Library.....mine will forever be, The Vandergrift Public Library, Vandergrift, PA. Sincerely, Miss Carol Lynn Vicini, and, The Steel Dogs!
Ok, could use a little help to put this back together. 🤷‍♀️ I’m stumped. Or we are missing pieces. Lol
Ms. Sara our very first bean sprouted today! Our ecosystem is a success. -Ben Vokes
After the Easter egg hunt at Vandergrift Public Library, if you'd like to how to make your own natural Easter egg dyes: http://www.easteregghuntsandevents.org/eastereggdye.php How to hard boil an egg: http://www.easteregghuntsandevents.org/howtohardboileggs.php How to blow (empty) eggs: http://www.easteregghuntsandevents.org/howtoemptybloweggs.php History of the easter egg: http://www.easteregghuntsandevents.org/historyofeastereggs.php Origin of the Easter bunny: http://www.easteregghuntsandevents.org/historyoftheeasterbunny.php see this website, http://www.EasterEggHuntsParadesAndEvents.org/