Armstrong County Libraries
Book, DVD checkout
Public Computer & Internet access
Children, Teen, and Adult Programming
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
Ford City Borough Resident*.. Free
Senior Citizen........................ $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.
For a full look at our policies please click here.
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
Meet Our Staff
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.
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
We are currently accepting applications for new members for our Board of Trustees.
We currently have no available positions.
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
Support Our Library
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!
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.
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
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 Fill-a-Bag promotions throughout the year - be on the lookout!