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

Providing opportunities that transform, inform and enrich lives.

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Please remember that if Brockway Area School District closes due to winter weather, the library also closes.     

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Meet the Author!

All families with young children are invited to meet Zachariah O'Hora, the author and illustrator of My Cousin Momo, this year's PA One Book, Every Young Child selection. Mr. O'Hora is the the author/illustrator of numerous best-selling children's books. The special event will take place on Thursday, April 5 at 10 am in the Brockway Elementary Auditorium.   All families with young children are welcome to attend this free program!

PA Liberty ebooks 

Introducing Liberty, the library's new ebook platform!
Liberty is a collaborative effort by several PA libraries to provide informative, entertaining books to the population of PA.  Click on the Liberty icon above or here  to learn more. 

A Liberty user guide is available here.

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The Pennsylvania Library Association is pleased to introduce a new statewide initiative, PA Forward. This initiative redefines the library’s role in our Commonwealth within the context of five essential Literacies that Pennsylvanians must attain in order to succeed as citizens, parents, students, employers, employees, and consumers:

1. Basic Literacy – Libraries can push Pennsylvania to achieve one of the highest literacy rates in the country, a better trained and more skilled workforce, and a growing tax base, economy, and population.

2. Information Literacy – Libraries can help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to improve their education, to enhance their job skills, and to participate fully in a digital society.

3. Civic and Social Literacy – Libraries can give citizens of all ages the knowledge and skills they need to improve their lives, to contribute effectively in their communities, and to participate in civil discourse.

4. Health Literacy – Libraries can play an important role in helping citizens actively manage their own and their family’s well-being, making them effective partners with their health care providers and reducing costs.

5. Financial Literacy – Libraries can help citizens become informed consumers and guide individuals, small businesses, and other organizations to contribute to the economic vitality of their communities.


 Mengle Memorial Library is a Family Place Library.

Mengle Memorial Library in Brockway was recognized as a Family Place Library and presented with their banner.  Featured in the library photo are: James Sterrett, Representative Matt Gabler, Richard Faller, Brenda Gaffey, Rosalee Pituch, Darlene Marshall, Tracy LaStella, Molly DeSantis, Darlene Chamberlin, Melissa Schmader, Mark Adams (representative of Senator Scarnati), Magnus Dean, and Amelia Dean.  Tracy LaStella from Family Place Libraries in New York presented the importance of Family Place Libraries at the event.  In the afternoon, Representative Cris Dush also took time to visit the library & learn about the program. 

Family Place Libraries are special because they focus on all areas of child development, with programs and play spaces dedicated to young children.  In addition to books, programs and story time, Mengle Memorial Library offers a space to come play that is developmentally appropriate.  The library has an inviting play area where children can bake a cake, build a castle, read a book, build a train track, put on a puppet show, & use their imaginations.  The play kitchen is a favorite spot for many of our young visitors.  Extremely popular right now is our new Lego table.  This new addition was purchased with funds from our Friends of the Library Wonderful Wednesday event held in April. 

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, & the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

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.