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.

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John F Englert Collection

Meet Our Staff

Helen Taylor

Library Director

Helen has been working in public libraries since 2004 and received her MLIS from Clarion University in 2010. She currently serves on the PA Forward Training Committee and is passionate about libraries and serving the community.

Katie Wolfe

Library Assistant/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!

Shirley Mechling

Library Assistant

Shirley has been serving the Ford City community at the library for over ten years.  She heads technical services, including interlibrary loans as well as processing memorials and donations.

Franklin Markle

Library Assistant

Franklin is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Library Science at Clarion University. He enjoys programing for teens and families and is your guy for technology based questions!

Meet Our Board

Jeff Boarts: President

Connie Ruffner:  Treasurer

Jane Englert:  Secretary

Chuck Kienzle:  Trustee

Anthony Boyles:  Trustee

Want to join our board? Click here for more information

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Employment Opportunities: 

We currently do not have any employment opportunities available.

 

Our Services

Library Services:

  • Book, DVD,  Audio Book checkout

  • Public Computer & Internet access

  • WIFI

  • Reference Services

  • Interlibrary Loan

  • Children, Teen, and Adult Programing

  • Nintendo Wii

  • Ebooks

 

Paid Services:

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

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

  • Memorial Books ........................ $25/$35/$45

  • Document Laminating ................ $1.00/Per Page

  • Protective Book Covering ........... $1.00/Per Book

  • 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

* 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

Ford City Public Library humbly accepts monetary donations.

Checks can be made out to Ford City Public Library or you can donate via PayPal Here

You may also support us by donating your time, please fill out this volunteer application and return it to us.

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Please Also consider shopping on Amazon using our AmazonSmile page. A percentage of every sale goes towards helping our library!

For Memorial Book Donations please fill out this form and return it to the library. Payment may be made via PayPal or sent with the completed form.

Thank You!

 

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