Our History

The Ford City Public Library plays an important part in the history of our community.  We recently found this document about the library's history in our archives. Originally released in 1975, we are sharing it with the community once again.

John F Englert Collection

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

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!

Tabitha Rathmann

Library Assistant

Tabitha is currently attending the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana MLIS program through the ischool.  She is a cinephile and is always looking for a good movie recommendation! In her free time she enjoys hiking with her dog Rye.  

Meet Our Board

Chuck Kienzle: President

Anthony Boyles: Vice President

Connie Ruffner:  Treasurer

Jane Englert:  Secretary

Barb Meleason: Trustee

Joan Moore: Trustee

Linda Peters:  Trustee

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Employment Opportunities: 

The Ford City Public Library currently has no openings.

 

Our Services

Library Services:

  • Book, DVD checkout

  • Public Computer & Internet access

  • WIFI

  • Reference Services

  • Interlibrary Loan

  • Children, Teen, and Adult Programming

  • Gaming Systems

  • Ebooks

 

Paid Services:

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

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

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

  • Memorial Books .................................... Varies 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.

 

Support Our Library

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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.

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.

Please note: as part of our COVID-19 policies, we are not accepting volunteers at this time.

Thank You!

 

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!

 

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