Hours of Operation & Location
1136 4th Ave Ford City, PA 16226
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays- 10 am to 8 pm
Fridays- 10 am to 6 pm
Saturdays- 10 am to 5 pm
About the Director
Helen Taylor is the Ford City Library Director. Helen has over 14 years of public library service, first as a Library Assistant, then as an Outreach Librarian after receiving her Master of Library and Information Science from Clarion University in 2010. She also currently serves on PA Forward’s Training Committee; PA Forward is a statewide initiative under the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA), which works to strengthen the Commonwealth’s libraries through education, advocacy and leadership.
The director oversees all facets of library operations, including staff and volunteer management, strategic and budgetary planning, collection development, service management, outreach and public relations, fundraising, and facilities management.
Library memberships are free for all residents of Ford City Borough. In order to apply for a library membership, you must complete a short application, and present photo identification and proof of residency.
For individuals living outside the borough of Ford City, there is a $25 annual charge for membership. A discounted membership is offered for a $10 annual charge for senior citizens (age 62 or older) and veterans. Three month cards are also available for $10, with the option to extend for the full year.
In addition to the regular weekly events such as Chess Club and Storytime, there is a monthly book club held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm, a local history program held the first Thursday of the month at 6 pm, a family makerspace program that held
on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 pm and a DIY Thursdays, an all ages
crafting group, the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm.
Per the state library code, the Ford City Library board has the capacity for five to seven trustees. Our 2019 trustees include:
- Jeff Boarts, President
- Vacant, Vice President
- Connie Ruffner, Treasurer
- Jane Englert, Secretary
- Chuck Kienzle, Trustee
If you would be interested in serving on the board, please contact the library.