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!

Andrea Kiehl-McKibbin

Library Assistant

Andrea is a Ford City native and earned her MLIS from Clarion University in 2018. She enjoys working in technical services including interlibrary loan and processing memorials and donations.

Franklin Markle

Librarian

Franklin recently graduated from Clarion University with his MLIS. He enjoys programming and digital services and is your guy for technology based questions!

Meet Our Board

Jeff Boarts: President

Chuck Kienzle: Vice President

Connie Ruffner:  Treasurer

Jane Englert:  Secretary

Anthony Boyles:  Trustee

Marc Mantini:  Trustee

Linda Peters:  Trustee

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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

  • Faxing ....$1.50/1st Page & $1.00/Each Additional Page​​(Faxing Is Temporarily Unavailable)

  • 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

* 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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Thank You!

 

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