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History

Our History

There is so much more than reading material at the library. For example, the library now has Internet computers equipped with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher. Internet computers are free of charge to use for patrons with a library card or guests with ID. Free Wi-Fi is available at the library. In fact, most services at the library are free except printing, copying, overdue fines and cost of lost materials.

E-books and downloadable audiobooks are provided free of charge to patrons with a valid library card (Obtaining a library card is free at the library). E-books can be used on Smartphones, tablets, Kindles, Nooks, iPads and iPods. The e-books can be accessed at Westmoreland.Overdrive.com – we also provide workshops on downloading e-books to your device. Use our event calendar to see upcoming workshops.

Started as a books-only library by community-minded people under the impetus of the Concord Club, the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library was founded in 1935, but did not open its doors on Maple Avenue until 1936. The library has relocated to a few different places over the years, and in 1969, the library moved to its present location at 237 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, which was the former post office building.

The library is a nonprofit corporation and has no formal legal ties to any municipality. The governing body is a board of directors.

In 1990, the Greensburg Library added those communities in the Hempfield Area School District to its service area. In 1997, the library added a second floor with a beautiful 3,000 foot children’s library and increased its children’s programs and services. Then, in 2009, the library added the Youngwood Area Public Library as a branch at the request of Youngwood’s board of directors.

The library opens up a world of knowledge through books and technology.

 

Brief History Timeline:

1912 – First stage of the building completed to serve as post office
1935 – The library was founded by Concord Club
1969 – Moved to its current location on Pennsylvania Avenue
1990 – Added those communities in the Hempfield Area School District to its service area becoming the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library
1997 – 3,000 square foot Children’s Library and increased its children’s programs and services
2009 – The Library added the Youngwood Area Public Library as a branch

 

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Mon – Thurs: 10 am to 7:50 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4:50 pm
Closed Friday and Sunday


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