Frank Sarris Public Library

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Mission

Operation and maintenance of a public library for the residents of the Borough of Canonsburg, Township of Cecil, and Township of North Strabane.

Programs and Services

  • Our children's programming is designed to provide and support literacy education from infancy to high school. Our signature programs include Wiggles and Giggles, Little Picasso, and Yoga Story Time. Families can also enjoy our spacious and well-equipped children's play area to encourage hands-on learning and imaginative play. Older children can enjoy Madcap Mondays and Super Science. Teens can take advantage of our Teen Advisory Board, Teen Writers' Club, and Teen Book Club.
  • Our adult programming provides lifelong learning opportunities and entertainment. Our signature programs include Tai Chi and Fiction Book Club. Seasonal events include our Trivia Night of the Round Tables, Paint and Sip, and Bigfoot Fest. Our library also offers cultural events. Recently, Adam Miller, storyteller and folk singer, performed a free concert.
  • The library serves as a hub for community engagement and outreach. In the past, we've allowed use of our meeting rooms for non-profit meetings, Chamber of Commerce events, and the Central Blood Bank's blood drive. In 2018, we partnered with Canon-McMillan School District to administer the South Central Elementary Summer Foods Program. This program provides a free lunch to children during the summer months. The move to the library essentially saved the day for the program.
  • Our library's online resources include two e-reading services, Flipster and Libby, as well as Kanopy, a movie streaming service. We also have access to interlibrary loans. An item can be requested from a library outside WAGGIN using this method. We've also partnered with Driving-Tests.org to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. This program includes multiple car, motorcycle, and CDL practice tests; on-line driver's manuals; and a FAQ section.
  • The library has been presenting weekly online children's programs since March and introduced an online Movie Club for adults. We also direct patrons to several digital resources. With Flipster, people enjoys issues of popular magazines. Libby offers e-books and audiobooks. Our latest service, Kanopy, offers free movie streaming access. For those interested in lifelong learning, there is Universal Class that comprises of 500 online courses taught by real teachers that are available 24/7.

Primary Revenue Sources

Governing bodies support, state aid and private donations

Primary Fundraising Event

Annual benefit luncheon

2018 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-6011296
Revenue$509,482
Expenses$670,745
Net Assets$6,207,425

Contact

Name:Peggy P. Tseng
Title:Library Director
Email:ptseng@franksarrislibrary.org
Website:www.franksarrislibrary.org
Phone:724-745-1308
Address:35 N. Jefferson Ave.
Canonsburg, PA 15317

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