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: 

FCPL is currently accepting applications for a part time Library/Programming Assistant.  Apply online through Indeed or email resume/cover letter to fcpljobs@armstronglibraries.org by July 15, 2022.

 

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.

 
 

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.

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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