Our Services

Library Services:

  • Book, DVD checkout

  • Public Computer & Internet access

  • WIFI

  • Reference Services

  • Interlibrary Loan

  • Children, Teen, and Adult Programming

  • Children's Area

  • Gaming Systems

  • Ebooks

 

Paid Services:

  • B&W Printing & Copying ........................ $.25/Per Page

  • Color Printing & Copying ........................ $.50/Per Page

  • Scanning & Faxing ................................ $1.00/Per Page

  • Memorial Books .................................... $25-35 Per Item

  • Meeting Space Reservations ............... $15 for 2 Hours

Membership types:

  • Ford City Borough Resident*.. Free

  • Non-Resident........................ $25/Annually

  • Senior Citizen........................ $10/Annually

  • Veteran.................................. $10/Annually

  • 3 Month Membership............ $10

  • Digital Student Membership.. Free

  • 1 Month Digital Membership.. Free 

* A Ford City Borough Resident is defined as a person residing within the boundaries of the Ford City Borough. You may check to see if you qualify as such by looking at the borough boundaries here or by checking that you pay your water bill to Ford City.

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Policies:

For a full look at our policies please click here.

Our History

The Ford City Public Library plays an important part in the history of our community.  Opened in 1945, the library has been serving the Ford City area for over 75 years and has adapted its services to meet the ever changing needs of the community.

Today, the mission of the Ford City Public Library is to provide materials, programs, and services, all with a focus on engaging and enriching our community.  Our Library exists as a place for everyone to have the opportunity to learn, share, and create. 

Ford City Public Library: A History, 1945-1975

John F Englert Collection

2021 Year in Review

Meet Our Staff

Andrea Kiehl-McKibbin

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Library Director

Andrea is a Ford City native and earned her MLIS from Clarion University in 2018. She enjoys the dealing with the operations of the library, helping out with technical services, and serving the community.

Katie Wolfe

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Program and Volunteer Coordinator

Katie is a former music teacher who also holds a Masters Degree in Literacy and Reading Specialist Certification.  She enjoys leading Preschool Storytime and incorporating music and movement.  Katie is also a history lover, so please come to her with any history or genealogy related questions!

Meet Our Board

Chuck Kienzle: President

Kiara Brown: Vice President

Barb Meleason: Treasurer and Secretary

Stacy Gladysiewski-Klukan

Lauren Lockard

Joan Moore

We are currently accepting applications for new members for our Board of Trustees.

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Employment Opportunities: 

We currently have no available positions.

 
 
 

FAQ

 

Reporting and Planning

Ford City Public Library is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.  As such, our financial information is accessible to the public.  Our overall budget is small, but we are proud to show all of the amazing work our library and our staff are able to do with little funding.

We are a state-aided public library, which means we receive some state funding as a result of adhering to a variety of state library guidelines, including but not limited to operating hours, holiday closures, and collection expenditures.  We also receive tax funds through Ford City Borough.  Ford City Borough is currently the only municipality that helps financially support our library.  In return for supporting the library through their property taxes, Ford City Borough residents are eligible for a library membership at no additional charge.  All other patrons may obtain a library membership for a charge of $25/year (discounted to $10/year for seniors and veterans) per household.

Beyond these funding sources, approximately 50% of our overall budget is funded by donations.  We are so thankful to our committed community members for consistently helping support our local library.

Please click here to view our most recent Annual Report/Year-at-a-Glance

Please click here to view our most recently submitted 990

Please click here to view our current Vision and Mission

 

Support Our Library

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Ford City Public Library humbly accepts monetary donations.

Checks can be made out to Ford City Public Library or you can donate via the PayPal button below. 

Please also consider using our AmazonSmile page when shopping at Amazon - a percentage of every sale goes toward helping our library!

Memorials

Dedicate an item in or collection or make a monetary donation in memory of a loved one.  Submit your request online below or a complete paper copy and return it to us along with your donation by mail or in-person.

Any book or DVD is $25, with the exception of large print books at $35. 
You may make selections of the item type and topic, or leave it to us to make an appropriate selection.

Acknowledgement cards will be sent to the family members if donors wish to include their information.

All memorial donations are published bi-monthly in the Leader Times.

Click the button above to view donations which have recently been made in memory or in honor of our beloved community members.  Please note, the database is a work in progress - we will be continuing to add and clean up our records over the next few months.

Volunteering

You may also support the library by donating your time!  Please fill out the volunteer application below and return it to us, and our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you.

Current & Upcoming Fundraisers

Thank You!

Used Book Sale

Our Used Book Sale is always going on!  Hardcovers are $2, Trade Paperback $1, Pocket Paperback $0.50, and Children's Books $0.25, plus puzzles, games, movies, and more!  We also run $5 fill-a-bag promotions throughout the year - be on the lookout!

Fall Raffle Basket

Starting 9/1, Winner Drawn 10/20 at 3pm

$1 for 1 ticket / $5 for 10 tickets / $10 for 25 tickets

Includes: Fall and Halloween themed mugs, tea towels, and other home decor

8 Sessions of Ice Skating Lessons at Belmont Complex

Steelers Cooler and Steelers Lithograph

Family Pass for up to 5 for the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Family-Friendly Oktoberfest

Thursday October 29 4pm-7pm

Hosted by the FCPL Board of Trustees, stop in for a quick dinner and fun!  Oktoberfest themed foods will be available for purchase, and crafts, activities, and more will be offered free of charge​.

End-of-Year Lottery Raffle

Starting 10/1, Winner Drawn 12/20 at 7pm

We're going big on our last lottery raffle of the year!  For just $5 per ticket, get 2 chances to win a cash prize of $1,000 PLUS $100 in instant lottery tickets!

Winning number will be based on the PA Pick 3 Evening Drawing at 7pm

Christmas Basket Raffle

Starting 11/1, Winners Drawing 12/20 at 7pm

Stay tuned for our Christmas Basket Raffle!  We hope to have a variety of baskets for the holiday season!

Tickets will be $1 for 1, $5 for 10, or $10 for 25