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Episode 4 of Miss Deb’s Come Read With Me.

Episode 3 of Miss Deb’s Come Read With Me.

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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.


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.

Updated Holiday Hours

Wednesday, November 27    Closing at 5 pm
Thursday, November 28        Closed

Tuesday, December 24          Closed
Wednesday, December 25    Closed
Thursday, December 26,       Closed

Tuesday, December 31          Closing at 5 pm
Wednesday, January 1           Closed

Growing Up in the REAL Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Growing Up in the REAL Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Life Lessons from the Heart of Latrobe, Pennsylvania By Chris Rodell

The local author who wrote about his oddball friendship with neighbor, Arnold Palmer is back with another endearing volume about life in the Real Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Part history, part biography, the book is a freewheeling conversation about what makes Latrobe, Pennsylvania so special.

Read previously untold stories of Rogers being a life-saving superhero and of him being perfectly human. In a world that cries out for civility and healing, it’s the only book about Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood by an author who actually
lives there.

Register ob Facebook or by calling the library at (724) 547-3850.

We have a full weekend ahead of us.

We are hosting the fall book sale with special Friday hours!

Come browse the selection of new to gently used books, DVDs, audio books, and games.

All proceeds directly support the library.

Friday        11 am to 4 pm

Saturday    9 am to 4 pm

Saturday, October 12, 6-9:00 p.m.

Get Your Dancing Shoes On!

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The Friends of the Library presents the Oldies Dance at the Polish Falcon Club.

The dance will feature DJ’s Jeff Ingersoll and John Chabala, food and drink with a cash bar, and a large basket raffle, and more.

Enter the Jitterbug Contest or get all gussied up for a chance to win the Best Dressed Award.

All proceeds will benefit the Mount Pleasant Public Library.

Tickets are $20 per person and available form any Friends of Library member or at the Mount Pleasant Public Library.

This event is sponsored by Sabika Jewelry and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Sunday, September 22, 6-8:30 p.m.

Join us for our Sunday Salon featuring Rachel Allen.

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Rachel Allen will be performing an acoustic evening of Americana Roots Music and original songs. She is a performer and a teacher, as well as a healing arts practitioner at YogaSong in Johnstown.

Please join us for a fun night of music, laughs and art (Artist to be announced). Drinks and refreshments will be served.

Rachel is brought to the library thanks to a grant from the Westmoreland Parks and Recreation Department and a donation by Scott Ludwick as part of the 2019 Sunday Salon.

$5 for general public, $3 for library association members.

*Event is 21 and over

Monday, September 16 6:00 p.m.

Meet local author Scott Brown as he talks about his new book, Hope & Heartbreak: Beyond the Number of the Opioid Epidemic.

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A father who lost his 20-year-old son to an overdose and refused to stay silent. A mother who fulfilled a promise to write an honest obituary if her 20-year-old daughter died from an overdose—and hasn’t stopped telling their heartbreaking story. Carmen Capozzi and Michelle Schwartzmier are linked in a way that no parents ever should be. What happened to them can happen to anyone and their stories epitomize the tragedy and inspiration that author Scott Brown found while chronicling the opioid epidemic in Westmoreland County and the surrounding area for almost a year.

Join Scott as he shares stories, lessons, and more from his newest book.