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Mission:

The Moon Township Public Library strives to provide free access to materials and programs appropriate for all ages that meet the educational, informational, technological, and recreational needs of the community, thereby fostering the utilization of the library as a center of lifetime learning.


History:

1979


  • Library service in the community consists of one county bookmobile visit per week
  • Citizens Action for Education (CAFE) forms a committee to investigate the need for better library service in the community

1980


  • Friends to Establish a Library for Moon and Crescent Townships (FELMAC) incorporates to address the need for improved library service

Children using the card catalog


1981


  • Moon Area School Board allots space for library service in two elementary schools - Allard and Hyde
  • FELMAC raises funds via bake sales and raffles
  • Volunteers, including 3 professional librarians, serve as library staff
  • Library opens 6-7 evening hours per week

1982


  • FELMAC becomes the Friends of Moon Public Library
  • Library relocates to a 485-square-foot room in the Moon Township Municipal Building

1984


  • Library relocates to the basement of the Public Safety Building, occupying a 1,400-square-foot room that features new shelving and wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Collection includes over 11,000 books

Moon Library's 1,000th cardholder


1985


  • Moon Township Library goes public
  • Township Supervisors budget $1 per capita for library services
  • Board of Trustees is appointed to oversee library operations

1985-1994


  • Collection expands to include more than 25,000 books
  • Staff increases to 10 paid employees
  • Library schedule of operations expands to 30 hours per week
  • New programs are added for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children

Pajama storytime


1994


  • Library moves to its present location in the Moon Community Service Center
  • Friends of Moon Public Library provides funds for new shelving, furniture, and computers
  • New facility features a tutoring room and children's storytime and craft rooms

1995


  • Allegheny Regional Asset District funds are used to hire 2 new employees and expand the operating schedule to 54 hours per week over 6 days

1996


  • Library joins the new county-wide electronic network (eiNetwork)

Children using computers


1999-2009


  • Library expands services to include computer instruction and book discussion groups
  • Collection expands by approximately 2,000 books per year
  • Materials in additional formats are added to the collection including music CDs, videocassettes, books on audiocassette, books on CD, and DVDs
  • Library begins opening on Sunday afternoons during the school year
  • A teen librarian is added to the staff

2010-Present


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1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 100   Moon Township, PA 15108   |   Phone: 412-269-0334   |   moontwp@einetwork.net
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Monday - Thursday
10am - 8pm
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Friday - Saturday
10am - 5pm
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Sunday
1pm - 5pm
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Saturday
10am - 3pm
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Sunday
CLOSED
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Moon Township Public Library is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Regional Asset District, the Township of Moon, and contributions from patrons like you.

 
 

Last Updated: March 13, 2012

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