Tarentum Now Open…



Our Tarentum branch has experienced some minor damage due to flooding.  Repairs have been made, and the Tarentum library is now open again for patron use.

Stay warm!

Library Closed January 15

Both of our branches will be closed on Monday, January 15 for a staff meeting.  We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday.

Annual Quilt Show Coming Soon!

We are preparing for our annual quilt show.

Entries will be accepted at the Harrison library starting on Jan. 8 to Jan. 19, 2018. Quilts will be displayed in the Harrison library from Jan. 20 to March.

There will be a reception to celebrate the opening of the show on January 23 at 6:30.

Entries limited to two per person. Quilts must be handmade, but the person submitting the quilt does not have to be the one who made it. When entering, the submitter will be asked to complete a form listing the owner’s name, style of quilt, size, category, and year made (if known).

Quilts will be entered into one of three categories: Hand-quilted, machine-quilted, or wall hanging. Those who come to view the quilts may vote on their favorite in each category. There is no fee to enter, view, or vote on a quilt. A prize will be awarded to the winner with the most votes in each category on February 26.

For information, contact Katie Myser at 724-226-3491 or myserk2@einetwork.net.

Quilt Show Entry Form

Who Knew? Flu Epidemic of 1918 (6 pm Feb. 20 or 21 @ Tarentum)

             ——- Rescheduled  from January ———

Learn about the flu epidemic of 1918 in our area with our guest speaker, Tom Soltis, Assisant Professor of Sociology at Westmoreland Community College.

Seating is very limited.  Save your space and call the library at 724-226-0770 to make a reservation.

WHO KNEW? series is presented by the Local History department of the Community library of Allegheny Valley in the Tarentum branch library located at 400 Lock St., Tarentum, PA 15084


Fourth Quarter of Library Club 200 Raffle

It’s not too late to join our Library Club 200 raffle.  Members pay $30 for one of 200 tickets.  A ticket is good for one quarter of the year (three months) and a drawing will be held each Tuesday.  The owner of the number drawn each week will receive $100 and be immediately entered for the next week’s drawing.  Every club member is eligible to win every week regardless of previous wins.  The fourth quarter will run until the end of the year.

Call 724-226-3491 or visit the library to find out more information or which numbers are still available.


Are you interested in being a Volunteer for the Community Library of Allegheny Valley?

We are currently building our volunteer program. There are many ways that you can help the library.

If you have time to share, there is a place for you with us. For more information, contact the library at 724-226-3491.