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Monessen Public Library

80 Years of Service to You!

In 2016, Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center celebrates our eightieth year of service to Monessen and the Mon Valley. During the year, there will be special events and commemorations to celebrate the Library’s contribution to the Mon Valley.

80th Anniversary Contest

For our Eightieth Anniversary, we are having a contest to see how many people will check out 80 items from Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center during 2016.  At the end of the year, the patrons, who become members of the “80 Club”, will be entered in a drawing for a great prize!  Start Reading!!!!!

New Children's Library Blog

Stay up to date on all the latest events and programs we have for kid!s Following our blog at

Library Summer Hours

The Library summer hours for Saturday will be from 9 AM until 2 PM, until after Labor Day. The rest of the week remains the same.

Military Banners

To view the Monessen military banners please click here!

eBook service: OVERDRIVE


Welcome to the Next Generation of your library’s digital collection! We’ve made it faster and more intuitive to connect you to the books you love. Through the Westmoreland Library Network, OVERDRIVE is available to valid cardholders who are registered at Monessen Public Library. Visit the OVERDRIVE eBook center here: 

Beginning November 11, 2014 you will need to have a VALID LIBRARY CARD to access the library's wifi (wireless) network.

Overdrive eReading Room


August 2016 Events

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Junk Food Chemistry

11 AM and 5:30 PM

National Watermelon Day

11 AM

National Root Beer Float Day

11 AM

Book Lovers Day

11 AM and 5:30 PM

Toddler Time

11 AM

Board Meeting

5:15 PM

Acts of Kindness Day

11 AM

National Cupcake Day

11 AM and 5:30 PM

Mon Valley Genealogy Forum

5:30 PM

Toddler Time

11 AM

Club for Yarn Enthusiasts Meeting

6-7 PM

End of Summer Celebration

11 AM

Tooth Fairy Day

11 AM and 5:30 PM

Toddler Time

11 AM

Back to School Prep Day

11 AM

Alley the Alligator Appreciation Day

11 AM and 5:30 PM

Library Catalog

Over 700,000 items are available to you with your Westmoreland Library Network card. Your card entitles you to order items from 21 libraries in Westmoreland County and have them delivered to the Monessen Public Library, AT NO COST! Enter the catalog search here.


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New Books


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Monessen Public Library Has...

• 10 public computers • Wireless access • E-Books • DVD’s • Graphic novels • Meeting rooms at no charge •
• Inter Library Loan (we can get material for you that Monessen doesn’t own) •
• Fax service ($1.00/page) • Photocopy/Printing service (.20/page for b&w and .50/page for color) •