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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

Monessen Veteran Banners

Final Call for Veteran Banners! Program ends on February 29!!

The Monessen Veterans Council and Dave Zilka, Director of Monessen Public Library & Cultural Center, have announced that the Monessen Military Banner Tribute program will be ending on February 29, 2016. Applications for a banner will only be accepted through February 29, 2016. Any applications received after February 29, 2016 CANNOT and WILL NOT be accepted or filled.

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.

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.

New banners will be hung in the spring of 2016.


February 2016 Events

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Board Meeting

5:15 PM

Mon Valley Genealogy Forum

5:30 PM

Preschool Storytime

6 PM

Preschool Storytime

6 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) •