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

Providing opportunities that transform, inform and enrich lives.




Genealogy group

We all have precious keepsakes such as an unusual piece of jewelry handed down from a dear relative or a memento from a special occasion or a meaningful letter of personal importance.  Old photographs can easily fall into this category, but unlike the others that are kept in safe places, these are usually relegated to shoeboxes or containers.  It’s time to get organized!

Sandy and Wes Carnahan are presenting a program at the Mengle Memorial Library in Brockway on Monday, October 19, at 1:00 p.m. on preserving your photographs online.  This presentation is part of our series of monthly genealogy programs.  Lasting approximately one hour, this power point presentation will explain the process of loading old pictures onto a disk and selecting photos for inclusion into genealogy chronicles.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free program.


Teen Reading Lounge

Teen Reading Lounge is a book club just for teens.  October's book selections are available to any interested teen, all you have to do is stop in at the library and ask for your copy of the book.  Every teen who participates receives a free copy of each book we read.  Then, meet at the library October 6 and 20 at 4 pm for snacks, activities and book discussion.  Let your voice be heard!

Teen Reading Lounge is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of the Commonwealth Libraries.



Story hour

For the younger kids, story hour is coming back to the library!  Join us Tuesday mornings in October at 11 am.  Story hours are for any child who likes to listen to a good story. We have a new story and craft activity planned for you every week!  Call the library to register.




Book groups


Why not join one of Mengle Memorial Library's book groups this fall?  One of our book groups is sure to suit your busy schedule.  We have two adult book groups, one meets in the afternoon and the other in the evening. Our afternoon reader's group's first meeting will be held October 21 at 1:15 pm.  Each participant can read any book they choose, then discuss it with the group.  You can also just listen to other's opinions of the books that they have read.  It's a great way to find some new authors to read! 

Our other adult book group meets the third Tuesday evening of each month at 6:30.  Each member of this group reads the same book, then meets to discuss their thoughts and opinions.  The library has copies of the selected book to loan.  Stop in today and see what the group is reading this month!




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.