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Monessen Veteran Banners

Ron Chromulak, Chairman of the Monessen Veterans Council and Dave Zilka, Director of Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center, have announced that the Monessen Veterans Council is partnering with Monessen Public Library to sponsor the Monessen Military Banner Tribute. Through the program, a living or deceased veteran or an active duty member of the military can have their photograph displayed on a banner hung from a utility pole in the City of Monessen.

The cost of producing and displaying the banner is $100 per banner. Banners ordered after August 20th will not be hung this year. They will be stored and hung in 2016. You can still order a banner, but it will not be hung until 2016. The banners will be used for years to come in the city and displayed from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Applications for the banners will be taken at Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center. Bring a photo of the person, some general information and a check for $100 made out to “Monessen Public Library”. The Library is closed on Fridays and Sundays. Persons living out of the area can call the Library at 724-684-4750 for further information.

Applications can be found online at The application and scanned photo can be emailed to the Library at, with the check mailed to Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center, 326 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062. Once the check is received, the banner order will be processed. Small yard banners are also available.

Storytime in the A.M.

A daytime Storytime program will be held at the Library on Wednesday mornings in August, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, for children aged 3 to 7. Old favorites and new stories will be read to the children at each session. The children will be encouraged to explore the many books available in the Children’s Room for their enjoyment.

Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe

Thursday September 17 from 7-9PM

Astronomer, author, and national speaker, Kevin Manning, a former consultant to NASA, delivers an array of intriguing and thought-provoking programs of exploration into our universe. Join us at the library to enjoy an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe, the stars and other celestial wonders. This dynamic and engaging program will feature the opportunity to view the amazing rings of Saturn, craters of the moon and other jewels of the night sky through a powerful telescope, weather permitting! For more details: 724.684.4750

Library Summer Hours

Summer hours have started at the Library! The only change is on Saturdays. The Library will close at 2 PM each Saturday, instead of 4 PM. Please remember, all computers are turned off fifteen minutes prior to closing.

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


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Storytime in the A.M., for children aged 3 to 7

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Beginning Genealogy Class


Storytime in the A.M., for children aged 3 to 7

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Mon Valley Genealogy Forum


Storytime in the A.M., for children aged 3 to 7

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Storytime in the A.M., for children aged 3 to 7

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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) •