New Florence Community Library has been serving the surrounding communities since 1964. Our service area reaches the northeastern parts of Westmoreland County and southern Indiana County, including Seward Borough, St. Clair Township, New Florence Borough, and West Wheatfield Township. Today our collection reaches about 19,000 items, and we are growing within.
In 1963 the library began as a single room with 300 volumes in the basement of the elementary school.
In 1968 the building we use today was built and the collection moved over.
In 1991 there was a renovation adding a new children’s department.
The primary goal of the New Florence Community Library is to fill the informational, recreational, educational, and cultural needs of the community with a well managed collection of materials and services in accessible, functional and attractive surroundings.
Director – James Facer
Librarian – Sarah Rearigh
Library Clerks – Paula Gregory, Sharon Wakefield
We are a PA Forward Library!
What is PA Forward?
The Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, was conceived to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing:
With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.
Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They’re agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries are the key to powering progress and elevating the quality off life in Pennsylvania by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic & Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.
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