Current and Upcoming events




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 Monday of the month at 5:15 PM.



Monessen Public Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

January 09, 2023 @ 5:15 pm


  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll call of members present
  3. Approval of December 12, 2022 minutes  
  4. Friends of the Library update
  5. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Balance Sheet (attachment A)
    2. Ratify Paid Bills (attachment B)
    3. Financial report (attachment C)
  1. Staff Reports
    1. Directors report
    2. Children’s Library Report
    3. Cataloger’s Report
  2. Committee Reports
    1. Fund-raising – [?]
    2. Finance/budget – [Joe Bozik]
    3. Facilities/property – [Angelo Loulis]
    4. Personnel/library policy- [Mark Galper]
  3. New business –
  4. Public Comments
  5. Adjournment


2023 Meeting Dates (tentative)

          January 09, 2023           May 08, 2023                September 10 2023

          February 13, 2023          June 12, 2023                October 09 2023

          March 13, 2023               July 10, 2023                 November 13 2023

          April 10, 2023                  August 14, 2023           December 11 2023




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:

  • FREE Wi-fi
  • 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