HISTORY

The Worthington West Franklin Community Library was formed out of a two-person committee of the Worthington West Franklin Joint Parks and Recreation Authority.

 

The two-person committee expanded its membership adding more volunteers and became a municipal-supported, state-supported public library in 1985.

 

The library is financially supported by Worthington Borough and West Franklin Township, Friends of the Worthington West Franklin Community Library,  foundations, and annual giving by residents, non-residents and library members.

LOCATION

The library is located at 214 East Main Street;15 miles east of Butler, Pa. and seven miles west of Kittanning, Pa., just off of Route 422, Ben Franklin Highway, at the junction of Main Street and Bison Road.

MISSION

Provide information resources, education and recreation for the public good.

VISION

  1. To become the primary information, education and historical center for the two supporting municipalities and surrounding areas.

  2. Provide recreation in the form of fiction in all its various formats, regularly adding new materials.

  3. Provide programming in support of all age groups: children, juniors, young adults and adults.

  4. Become a vibrant community center where everyone is welcome.

  5. Develop a website that is the primary online resource for the supporting municipalities and surrounding areas.

  6. Showcase historical photos at the library center and also on the library's online presence.

  7. Become a resource for business information and programming.

  8. Become a resource for environmental information and programming.

  9. Become a resource for agricultural information and programming.

  10. Become a resource for religious information and programming.

  11. Provide the communities with the five literacies as described in the PA Forward Association program to assist individuals to enhance their quality of life: 

• Basic literacy

• Information Literacy

• Civic & Social Literacy

• Health Literacy

• Financial Literacy

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

  1. Bonnie Stewart – President – East Franklin Township

  2. Mary Dunn – Vice President – Worthington Borough

  3. Secretary – Esther Bevington – West Franklin Township

  4. Treasurer – James C. Long – West Franklin Township

  5. Kathy Bowser – Worthington Borough

  6. Jean Katunich – West Franklin Township

  7. Sandra Shields – Worthington Borough

 

STAFF

Interim Library Director – Dalton Good

Library Assistant – Carole Maley

 

The Board of Trustees meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the library office, Bldg. B, Suite 1.