***What’s Happening***

2024 Ongoings

Please check out our event page for a complete list of upcoming events!

 

ADA Handicap Accessible Community Conversation

The Albion Area Public Library wants to hear from you on how we can increase the accessibility of our facilities, services, and programs. Join us for a discussion on Handicap Accessibility in Our Community. At this event, we will be having an informal discussion on accessibility in our library and other community businesses. We will also touch on accessibility outdoors and in our schools. Our conversation will take place at the Northwestern Senior Center (near the park entrance) on June 20th @ 10:30am.

We look forward to seeing you in-person or via Zoom.

Below is the link for the meeting via Zoom:

Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74326577778?pwd=hjjoMBJlRtQjjiS49dViCbbLguoPWs.1

Topic: Handicap Accessibility in Our Community

Time: Jun 20, 2024 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74326577778?pwd=hjjoMBJlRtQjjiS49dViCbbLguoPWs.1

Meeting ID: 743 2657 7778

Passcode: kXSPY3

 

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRrbhCoAYEn8bm2ffjppxnGOjfwyW2huUdAjZqDWUZeBnRBQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thanks,

Erin M. Tate

Library Director

Albion Area Public Library

111 East Pearl St. Albion, PA 16401

PH# 8147565400

director@albionarealibrary.org

 

 

Special Storytime Visitors!

Thank you Mr. Glen Black for taking our Storytime for a Bus Ride and talking about Bus Safety. We got to go all around town. When we came back we had our Circle Time and sang “THE WHEELS ON THE BUS” of course!

 

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Local Grant Recipient

The Albion Area Public Library recently received a generous grant from the Rees Foundation! We were able to purchase a new main floor display and Children/Adult Programming tables. Both purchases will allow us to better serve our library patrons! Thank you, Elizabeth Rees, for your generous donation!

 

Take and Make Book Program

We will be continuing our “Take and Make” Book Program for 2024!! Look for new bags each month on our FB page.

 

StoryWalk

We are working with several departments at the Northwestern High school to continue our StoryWalk on the nature trail. Our StoryWalk is an ongoing (year-round) activity that the Northwestern High School and Albion Area Public Library are working on together.

 

SEED LIBRARY

Come check out our new Seed Library!

What is a seed library? It is a collection of seeds (vegetable, herb, and flower) that patrons are able to borrow in order to plant and grow at home. At the end of the growing season, a portion of the seeds are then returned to the library’s collection.

Why a seed library?

-helps reintroduce patrons to the art of growing food.

-combats hunger insecurity and biodiversity loss.

-encourages experimentation

-a low risk opportunity to try something new

To learn more, please visit: Garden Talk Archives – Gardening Help from ECPL – LibGuides at Erie County Public Library

 

UPCOMING BOOK SALES

**Due to upcoming construction, we can no longer accept donations**

Saturday, September 14th from 9am-1pm

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

The Albion Library Board of Trustees and the Albion Borough Council are working hand-in-hand to repair and improve the library building. For these construction projects, the library has received the following grants:

2021– Erie Community Foundation’s ‘Helping Today’ Grant

– Erie County Gaming and Revenue’s ‘Anchor Building Grant’

2022– Keystone Grant for Public Libraries

2023– LSA Statewide Program Grant through the Department of Community and Economic Development

2024 ALA LTC Accessible Small and Rural Communities Grant

The library staff will host a public conversation with residents and local leaders about accessibility in our community and use the grant funds to extend the basement restroom to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. If you are interested in getting involved or taking part in the conversation, please contact Erin Tate at director@albionarealibrary.org

****THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!!****