Mengle Memorial Library  
Jefferson County Library System Headquarters  
(814) 265-8245   

Providing opportunities that transform, inform and enrich lives.


Teen and Tween Poetry Contest

Read your favorite poem or write your own – poems can be funny, sad, or tell a story

come join us as we celebrate national poetry month
at the library on April 22 at4:00 P.M.

prizes for best original poem and for best reading of any poem



Thank you for celebrating in National Library Week with Us!

Celebrate National Library Week and Lives change @ your library®, April 13-19

 Libraries can transform lives.  Consider the unemployed father who never before had to produce a resume or to hunt online for a job or to fill out a job application via the computer.  The experience would have been overwhelming had it not been for a helpful librarian who guided him through the process with books, a skill set demonstration, and online searching.  This true story had a happy ending; this man’s world was changed at the library.

Daily there are people who come to the library and encounter life changing events much like this year’s National Library Week honorary chair Judy Blume, the best-selling author and intellectual freedom advocate.  She first found her favorite books while sitting on the floor of the children’s room at the public library in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Those beloved characters in those cherished books helped her develop new stories and new characters, resulting in twenty-eight books translated into thirty-two languages.  Judy Blume’s life did change @ the library!  

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a celebration sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the United States each April.  Its goal is to promote library use and support. 

The six libraries in Jefferson County celebrated National Library Week. Join in the special events at the Mengle Memorial Library (Brockway), Rebecca M. Arthurs Library (Brookville), Punxsutawney Memorial Library, Reynoldsville Public Library, Summerville Public Library, and the Sykesville Public Library.

Libraries across the country are helping people change their unique situations.  Whether it is a child learning to read by using Leap Pads or a visually impaired senior listening to an audio production, the library has changed his world, opening new vistas that were limited.  How has your world been changed @ the library?


 Money and Your Future

Saturday May 17 - Punxsutawney Public Library at 3 pm

 Are YOU planning for your financial future?  Are you worried about your children’s future?  Now is the time to take control, set goals, and win with money! Here is a program that will teach you basic strategies to help you achieve more with your money through budgeting, saving, and spending wisely. 

Adult Program: Presented by David Hess

·        Learning how to live on a budget, set goals, and look ahead at retirement

·        Filling out budget forms and learning how to best use them

·        Discussing goal setting and how to achieve goals realistically

·        Comprehending basic retirement strategies

Children: Presented by Heather Hess

·        Learning how to earn, save, spend, and give money.

·        Understanding the concept of commission versus an allowance.

·        Reading books and completing hands on activities

·        Being actively engaged in the learning process.


 “This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett Governor”


Summer Reading Program
Register for Summer Reading online or at the library!

Programs every Tuesday from June 17th through August 5th
11 am - Children 5 and under
1 pm - Children 6 and up
2 pm - 'Tweens and Teens



Mengle Memorial Library is a participating site for the Statewide Access card.

The Mengle Memorial Library serves as the headquarters for the Jefferson County Library System.