Library Board of Trustees Agenda


Monessen Public Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

September 8, 2021 @ 6:15 pm


  1. Call to Order


  1. Roll call of members present


  1. Approval of July 14, 2021 minutes (August meeting was cancelled)
  2. Friends update – Karen Cosner (Funds)


  1. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Balance Sheet (attachment A)
    2. Ratify Paid Bills (attachment B)
  • Financial report (attachment C)


  1. Director’s Report
    1. Children’s Library Report
    2. Cataloger’s Report
    3. Processing Report


  1. Committee Reports
    1. Fund-raising – Cindy Gigliotti
    2. Finance/budget – Joe Bozik
    3. Facilities/property – Angelo Loulis
    4. Personnel/library policy- Fred Natale


  1. New business


  1. Public Comments


  1. Adjournment

2021 Meeting Dates

          January 13, 2021            May 12, 2021                 September 08, 2021

          February 10, 2021          June 09, 2021                 October 13, 2021

          March 10, 2021              July 14, 2021                  November 10, 2021

April 14, 2021                August 11, 2021             December 08, 2021


Upcoming events


  • Rob Velella will portray Edgar Allen Poe in a living history format that is combination of the author reading their works intermixed with commentary about his life, associations, and literary theory – Wednesday, October 20, at 6 p.m.  THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM


Book Club

The BOOK CLUB has been on hiatus due to the COVID-19 virus.


Mon Valley Genealogy Forum

**All meetings are postponed due to the COVID 19 virus**


Library Fund Campaign

The Library mails letters for the annual fund appeal asking for monetary donations to assist the Library in the coming year.  Please be as generous as possible.  The Library is the Jewel of Monessen and a place that has become the community meeting area.  The Library provides many services to the community and surrounding area.  Visit the Library today and see what we do!

MPL Board of Trustees

Public is welcome at all board meetings. Second Wednesday of the month at 5:15 PM.

Memorial Book Program

Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center wants to remind friends and patrons of the library’s memorial and remembrance program.

A book can provide a lasting tribute to the memory of a loved one or provide a unique way to honor special events such as birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, or other special occasions. Your tax deductible gift to the library will not only be a lasting memorial, but will also bring enjoyment and knowledge to the community. The Library also does pet memorial books for the loss of a furry family member.

Each gift book will have a special bookplate which gives the name of the person to whom the book is dedicated and the name of the donor. The library will also send a letter to the person being honored or the surviving family.

Donors may suggest a specific title or have the librarian choose a title in a designated subject area. New and popular fiction provides an excellent source for the deceased being remembered through maximum circulations of the item. The minimum donation for a memorial book is $25.00, through which the library chooses a book. For a $30.00 or more donation, the patron may choose a specific subject.


Social Media

Monessen Library is expanding our social media presence!  Check us out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!


Here is a partial list of some services that Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center can offer you:

  • Photocopying
  • Faxing
  • Meeting room space
  • DVD rentals
  • Audio books
  • Large print books
  • Free computer access
  • Magazines
  • National and local newspapers
  • Study areas
  • Comfortable reading spaces
  • Tutoring room
  • Genealogy
  • Adult programs
  • Children’s programming
  • Cultural events
  • E-books
  • Interlibrary loan service to request materials from other libraries
  • Community center to interact with others