Friday, May 28, 2010

Closed for Memorial Day

The Ligonier Valley Library will be closed on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day.

Don't forget... Saturday, May 29, is your last day to purchase tickets for the Sand Bucket Raffle! Winners will be chosen on Tuesday, June 1.

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. ~Daniel Webster

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pet Photo Contest 2010

Back by popular demand, it’s the Ligonier Valley Library Summer Pet Photo Contest! Don’t miss your chance to show off your pet and maybe win a prize while helping the library raise funds for operations.

Photos will be accepted at the library from June 7 until June 30. The photos will be displayed in the library and people can vote for their favorites from July 1 to August 7. The winners will be announced on August 10.

Entry forms and contest rules can be picked up at the library and will soon be posted on our web page at

The entry fee per photo is $1.00. Limit is two pets per photo and one entry per pet. No humans or deceased pets in photos please. Submitted photos can be either in color or black & white. They must be printed on high quality photo paper and unframed. Minimum size is 3” x 5” and maximum size is 5” x 7”. All entrees become the property of the Ligonier Valley Library and will not be returned at the end of the contest. Make sure that you have a copy before submitting your photo.

Pets are not limited to dogs and cats. Former contestants included a donkey, a turtle, numerous guinea pigs and hamsters, several lizards, a gold fish and even a tarantula.

While the photos are being displayed, people can vote for their favorites. Each vote is 25¢ and you may vote as many times and for as many pets as you wish. Ballots can be purchased at the library’s circulation desk. One lucky pet receiving the highest total votes will win the grand prize. The top two runners up will also receive prizes.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pennsylvania Room Hours

The Pennsylvania Room will have limited hours
during the week of May 10 - 15th.

Please call the library at 724-238-6451,
or ask at the front desk to find out if the room is open.

Thank you!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Beach Bucket Raffle Photo Gallery

As a fundraiser for the Ligonier Valley Library's operation fund, we are raffling 11 themed beach buckets.

All 11 buckets are on display in front of the library's bay window. However, if you want to take a peek right now... visit our Beach Bucket Photo Gallery where you'll find photos of each bucket along with a short description. Click on "Home" at the top of the page to return to the library's home page.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the main circulation desk. For more information on the raffle, please visit the sand bucket raffle's web page.

Raffle ends on May 29th!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Out of the Ground: Western PA's Coal Mining Heritage

Out of the Ground: Western Pennsylvania's Coal Mining Heritage. This program will be presented at tonight, Wednesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Ligonier Valley Library. It is the final presentation held in conjunction with the library's exhibit, Coal and Coke Industry in the Ligonier Valley.

Andy McAllister, Watershed Coordinator for the Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation will present and provide commentary on his acclaimed documentary film about the region's coal mining history and the life of the immigrant mine workers.

The Coal and Coke exhibit will remain on display in the Pennsylvania Room of the library through May 11.

The program and the exhibit are open to the public free of charge.