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Library Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10:00am - 8:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Sundays

*Closed on most Federal Holidays and for Fort Ligonier Days (2nd full weekend in October)

STAFF:

Janet Hudson, Library Director (lvldirector@wpa.net)
Linda Norris, Children's Librarian (lvlkids@ligonierlibrary.org)
Shirley Iscrupe, Pennsylvania Room Archivist (lvlparoom@ligonierlibrary.org)
Cherie Massimo, Office Manager
Mary Boyd, Circulation Desk Supervisor
Kathleen Giesey, Library Technical Assistant
Debbie Burt, Circulation Desk Clerk
Janet Smith, Circulation Desk Clerk
Donna Snyder, Circulation Desk Clerk
Bobbi McDowell, Children's Department Clerk

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Ryan Glista, Board President
William Stablein, Vice President
J. Dustin Barr, Secretary
Ed Morgan, Treasurer

Patricia Childs
Elizabeth Elek
Sally Van Ingen
Patricia L. Kennedy
Cathy Klinchock
Marlene Reckling Murty
Theresa Gay Rohall
Zlata Ryan
Jerry Stalnaker
Margot B. Woodwell
Alice Troy Yslas

Contact the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451 or email us at lvlibrary@wpa.net with questions, comments or suggestions.

Library History

On July 14, 1945, the library officially opened with 200 donated books on the shelves. Using all volunteer help, the library operated under the direction of the Library Committee of the Women's Club of Ligonier until January of 1946, when a Board of Trustees was organized. On March 26, 1946, the Ligonier Valley Library received a charter and was incorporated.

Through the years, the library grew in size and popularity. Originally housed in a tiny rented room on West Main Street, the library relocated several times to accommodate growing collections and services. In 1950, a residence on East Main Street was purchased. Initially, the library was housed on the first floor of the building, but by 1959 it became necessary to renovate the second floor for library use.

Ligonier Valley Library (1950s, Ligonier)

Ligonier Valley Library (1950s, Ligonier)

A plan for the construction of a new library building was announced in 1966. In a letter to the Trustees, Lieutenant General Richard K. Mellon stated that he and Mrs. Mellon had followed the progress of the Library Association over the years with great interest. The Mellon family donated land, financed construction of a modern library building, and established an endowment to help support operations. This generous and concrete response to the needs of the community gave assurance of the continuing growth of this vital institution.

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The new library opened in the spring of 1968 and was officially dedicated on July 12, 1968. The Georgian-style building, constructed of local sandstone, is located on the northwest corner of the Ligonier Diamond.