About the Library

We serve the communities of Zelienople Borough, Harmony Borough, Lancaster Township and Jackson Township.

Established in 1920. Our current building was dedicated in 1975.

We belong to the Library System of Butler County.
We participate in the ACCESS PA statewide library system.

Our collection includes over 40,000 items including books, videos, audios, compact discs, magazines and puppets and CD-ROMs.

We offer patrons computers for surfing the internet, word processing and print shop projects.  Call to schedule a time and learn our policies.

The Zelienople Area Public Library is part of the the PA Forward Initiative and has earned its silver stars in Basic Literacy Programming and Civil and Social Literacy Programming in 2020.  PA Forward is an initiative from the Pennsylvania Library Association with the goal of helping all Pennsylvania citizens reach their full potential.  The program highlights five core literacies and encourages public libraries to conduct programming focusing on basic literacy, information literacy, civic and social literacy, health literacy and financial literacy. Check back on our progress as your Library attempts to earn silver stars in each literacy category and finally a gold star rating.

The library has a special collection, The Judy Cinci Peffer Collection, for use by educators of elementary and preschool children. The collection includes puppets, stamps, flannelboards and story aprons.

Our story quilt collection began in 2002. There are fifteen quilts available, along with the accompanying book. The quilts were made by the Tri-County Quilters who donated them to the Library. If you are interested in borrowing the quilts please ask a staff member at assist you.

Our lower level houses our expanded children’s area, the Jennifer Adham Memorial Children’s Library.

For information about Zelienople visit the Borough of Zelienople at http://zelieboro.org/

For more events in the area check the site of our local theater, The Strand, for live performances and film showings www.thestrandtheater.org

If you are interested in joining The Friends of the Zelienople Area Public Library please call the library at 724-452-9330 or stop in.  Our Friends group began in 2004. Memberships are available for students, individuals, families or businesses. The Friends group plans many events throughout the year to benefit the Library.

The Friends of the Library puts on 5 annual fundraisers to benefit the Library:

  • Comedy Show – Early March
  • Cash Blast – Late April
  • Wine Walk – Early June
  • Zelie on Tap – Mid October
  • Book the Casino Night – Early November

For more information about volunteering your time at one of these events visit the Friends of the Zelienople Library facebook page.

Become a Friend of the Zelienople Area Public Library and make a difference in our library’s future.

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The Zelienople Area Public Library

227 South High Street, Zelienople, PA 16063
Call us (724) 452-9330 or contact us online.

Current Hours

Monday thru Thursday 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm
Friday  10 am   to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

To confirm these hours or check holiday schedules, please call us.


To afford people of all ages a community center dedicated to life long learning, enjoyment and discovery.


The library seeks to fulfill its mission by acquiring and maintaining comprehensive resources and by adapting to the needs of the community.