Monongahela Area Library
Our Mission is to educate, enrich, and enhance the community.
Programs and Services
- Basic Services - The Monongahela Area Library (MAL) supplies books, DVDs, Music CDs, Audio-books, Electronic Books (e-books), Electronic Audio-books (e-audio), and magazines/periodicals for free to all ages in the community with the WAGGIN library card. The WAGGIN system services all of Washington, Greene and Fayette counties. As a participant in the WAGGIN program, our patrons have access to over 850,000 items, and our collection can be shared with patrons of other area libraries.
- Electronic Services - We provide 8 public computers, where members of the community can get past the "digital divide" by using our high-speed internet access for free. Access to our WiFi is free with your library card. Printing, copying and faxes services are also available. Through the WAGGIN system, card holders have access to free databases, like Gale Courses, which are instructor-led educational courses, as well as Overdrive, a service to download e-books and e-audio.
- Programs - We offer many fun and educational programs for all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens. Last year we had 30 activities a month: a weekly Storytime session and monthly Pajama Storytime, Children's STEM series monthly, Arts and Crafts programs, monthly Book Clubs for Adults and Teens, and Computer Classes for Adults. We also host a summer food program. Our programs make us a very active, central part of this community. Due to the Covid 19, we are now adapting how to present programs.
- Community Center - We are a community center for our area. Our mission is to educate, enrich and enhance the community. People have been coming here for reading, leisure,and meeting others for 33 years. Our community room is available to all. We have co-hosted programs with other local groups. In the aftermath of Covid 19, we will find comparable ways to interact with and serve the community in a safe and sanitary manner and will connect virtually with the community in new and creative ways.
- Local History & Genealogy - Our LH & G Collection has over 800 volumes, including most of books ever published about our local area, plus books specifically on genealogy,and some on related areas. We have an extensive microfilm collection, with almost all editions of the Monongahela Valley Republican (1851 - 1908), the Daily Republican(1881 - 1970), the Daily Herald (1970 - 1983) and The Bentleyville Courier (1976 -1982), and the city's governmental minutes from the 1850s to the 1920's.
Primary Revenue Sources
State, local municipalities, and donations
Primary Fundraising Event
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