Welcome to Mount Pleasant Public Library



 


Come watch the next episode of Miss Deb’s Come Read With Me.


The Library will be closed Monday, October 12th.


Come watch the next episode of Miss Deb’s Come Read With Me.


Welcome Back!

The library is open to the public with some restrictions:

Masks must be properly worn at all times. If you cannot wear a mask, we will continue to offer our curbside pickup service.

Building capacity is set at a maximum of 20 people; this includes visitors and staff. To make sure everyone has a chance to come in, we have put time limits in place.

  • 1 hour for anyone using our computers.
  • 30 minutes for anyone browsing the shelves.

Appointments are not necessary but are recommended.

Social distancing is a must. We have removed all tables and chairs to allow the maximum amount of space for use. We ask that you be mindful and respect everyone’s personal space.

Bathrooms and water fountain remain closed.

Magazines and newspapers are not available due to the risk of contamination.

Borrowed items can only be returned to the book drop.

We are not accepting donated items.


Come watch the next episode of Miss Deb’s Come Read With Me.


Come watch the next episode of Miss Deb’s Come Read With Me.


For Additional Information or to Reserve Your Computer Call Us at (724) 547-3850



Come watch the next episode of Miss Deb’s Come Read With Me.


We are excited to premiere our new storytime web series  Miss Deb’s Come Read With Me.




UPDATE

While Westmoreland County has been moved to Yellow status, the Mount Pleasant Public Library remains closed.

While we await official guidance from the PA Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries, we are still hard at work, balancing public health and serving you. Until we reopen:

  • If you have items to return, please hold on to them.
  • No fines will be charged during this time.
  • We invite you to explore our online resources.
  • For the latest updates please follow our Facebook page.

Proposed Bylaw Change Announcement

On June 3, 2020, at the Mount Pleasant Library Board of Director monthly meeting, the Board will be taking action to amend a section of the Association bylaws. The goal of the change will be to allow official meetings to take place using videoconferencing and over the phone when circumstances do not allow for physical meetings at the library.

Article VII, Sec. 4 of the bylaws currently reads:

The Board of Directors shall meet in the library monthly for the purpose of transacting business at a time to be determined by action of the Board; the Board shall have the power to suspend any monthly meeting or meetings by vote.

The Board will vote to add an additional sentence:

The Board of Directors shall meet in the library monthly for the purpose of transacting business at a time to be determined by action of the Board; the Board shall have the power to suspend any monthly meeting or meetings by vote. In circumstances that are beyond the control of the Board, if a meeting cannot occur at the library, the Board may meet and conduct business utilizing videoconferencing software and/or phone conference.

This notice will serve as official notice of the potential amendment as per Article XV, Sec. 1, B. of the Mount Pleasant Free Public Library Association, Inc. Incorporated Bylaws.

Any questions can be sent to mountpleasant@wlnonline.org.


We are working with the Westmoreland County Library System and our partner libraries, the following changes have been implemented during the closure:

  1. We have implemented auto-renewal of all borrowed items.

  2. We have suspended all interlibrary loans.

  3. All fines and fees will be waived during this time.


Update: 03/13/2020

The Mount Pleasant Public Library, will be closed from Saturday, March 14, and remain closed through Sunday, March 29.

Honoring the Request of Gov. Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, all public libraries, including the Mount Pleasant Public Library, will be closed from Saturday, March 14, and remain closed through Sunday, March 29.

You can still access library resources online through our eBook and eAudio collection and POWER Library.

We will provide additional details as they become available.

 


Update: 03/11/2020

Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We have an Emergency Action Plan in place to ensure we are acting responsibly to balance the delivery of critical information services and public health.

We have developed a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources page dedicated to providing reliable, evidence-based resources that you can trust.

We also encourage you to use our online resources such as POWER Library databases or OverDrive to access eBooks and eAudiobooks collection.


Gov. Wolf Signs COVID-19 Disaster Declaration to Provide Increased Support for State Response. 

Message from Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, March 6, 2020.

 

 


 

Spring Fling Vendor Show

Friends of the Mount Pleasant Public Library will be hosting their annual Spring Fling Vendor Show.

Come check out some of your favorite brands, baked goods, fabulous door prizes and much more.
Proceeds benefit promoting literacy and children’s programs.

Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the library.


Today, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 the library will be closing at 11:30 AM. All programs for the day have been cancelled. You can still access our online resources including OverDrive and POWERlibrary.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the library will be closing at 11:30 AM.

Due to work in the area on the waterlines, we will be closing early.

All of toady’s scheduled programs have been canceled.

You can still access our online resources including OverDrive and POWERlibrary.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Have you sent in your 2020 Association Membership?

Dear Neighbors,

The past year has been one of challenge and transition. Changes in our board, staff, and director bring us to a new place. These changes have culminated in a stronger library with a new direction and a renewed focus on the future of the Mount Pleasant Community.

A friend recently wrote, “The communities library [sic] serve are the true collections; librarians the weavers of community narratives and understandings.” I believe this is the very core of what we as a library should do every day. While the statistics and recognition show the dedicated work of our staff, it fails to truly capture the spirit of what we do.

It is about the people who come to us every day. It is about the little girl from Pittsburgh who comes to visit her grandmother and insists on visiting our library.

It is about the gentleman who needed a computer and the internet to check the fire maps to see if his friends in northern California were in danger.

It is about a teenager who is reading thousands of pages a week outside of his schoolwork and the ones who come here to meet with their tutor.

All that we have accomplished and helped our community accomplish has been because our supporters have seen the value we bring to the community and stepped up to ensure we can continue to serve everyone who comes to us.

As we prepare to launch into a new year I ask that you consider to support us by becoming a member of the Mount Pleasant Free Public Library Association.

Download your 2020 Association Membership Form Here.