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Monessen Public Library

Eighty Years of Service to You!

As we enter 2016, Monessen Public Library begins 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.

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

2016 Day of Giving

May 3, 2016

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County will host a “WestmorelandGives” Day of Giving for Westmoreland County nonprofits on May 3, 2016. From 8 a.m. to midnight, the public will be encouraged to support participating nonprofits through the donation portal. Each gift received via or will receive a portion of the “WestmorelandGives” match pool on a pro-rated basis. Please help your library on May 3rd by going to or and selecting Monessen Public Library as your donation recipient.

The minimum donation is $25. Only gifts between $25—$1,000 per donor will count towards the match pool. A credit card must be used to make your donation. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2016

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, for the Memorial Day holiday!

Military Banners

To view the Monessen military banners please click here!

May 2016 Events

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E-Book Training Begins

The classes will be available to the public from 10am - 5pm on the days that the library is open.

National Scrapbooking Day

Story Time at 11 AM & 6 PM

Day of Giving

Toddler Time

11 AM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Story Time at 6 PM

Celebrating Mom with a Royal Tea Time

11 AM

National Train Day

Story Time at 11 AM & 6 PM

Toddler Time

11 AM

Hooray, Hooray, its National Frog Jumping Day

Story Time at 11 AM

Celebrating International Pickle Week Movie Night

11 AM

Mon Valley Genealogy Forum

5:30 PM

Toddler Time

11 AM

World Turtle Day

Story Time at 11 AM & 6 PM

Toddler Time

11 AM

Memorial Day

Library Closed

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) •