About the Library!

History

The Montgomery House Library operates in an ordinary ranch style house in rural McEwensville, Pennsylvania. We first opened our doors in June of 1967 with 3,000 books on our shelves. Our name honors the Montgomery sisters, Jane and Margaret, who willed the building to McEwensville in the 1960’s.

We’ve changed a lot since 1967, expanding our small, but state-of-the-art collection to include films, video games, and downloadable audio and ebooks in addition to PA-wide online resources that customers can access from home, their own devices using publicly available wi-fi, or our public work stations. We are forever seeking better ways to connect people with information.

Montgomery House Library offers 45 public service hours per week, employs a full-time professional librarian, and 4 part-time staff to serve the needs of nearly 9,500 residents. Our Board of Directors, Friends of the Library, and community volunteers contribute to the ongoing success of the library.

Please stop by and visit our fine library to experience personal homegrown service at its best.

More History

The Library published a twenty-six page history of the Library which is available for a small donation at the Library. You may read an excerpt from the full color History of Montgomery House .

Amenities and Services

Quality Customer Service
We strive to know you, your family, and your friends.  We will greet you with a smile on every visit.

Public Access Wi-Fi
Ask staff for current login information.

Public Access Computer Work Stations
Users may be library members or guests in good standing to use the work stations.

Photocopy / Print / Fax / Laminate
A self-service photocopier is available at a cost of $.25 for a black & white regular letter size page. Color computer prints are $.50 per letter size page. Outgoing and incoming fax service: $1.00 per page.  Laminating charges vary by size.

InterLibrary Loan
Books not in our collection may be obtained through interlibrary loan for local cardholders.

Friends Used Book Store
Provided through the time and effort of Friends, volunteers, and generous donations of patrons. Open since March 2003,  all proceeds from sales benefit the Library.

Borrowing Policies

Materials Available for Loan

Print Materials – Books & Magazines
Downloadable Audio & eBooks
Audiovisual Materials – DVDs, Audio CDs, Wii Games
Online Resources – POWER Library, Pronunciator language courses, Britannica
Wi-Fi & Public Computer Stations
Specialty Materials – Cruise into Kindergarten kits
With over 21,000 items in the collection, you are sure to find something of interest for you and your whole family. Search our online catalog so you can find what you need quickly and easily.

Sign up for text or email notifications for requests, interlibrary loans, and forthcoming due dates.

Loan Periods

3 weeks for Circulating Print & Audio items
1 week for Cruise kits and Wii Games
3 days for Videos and DVDs — 3 for 3. (There is a limit of 3 films per family.)
Overnight for selected Reference materials

Renewals

All library materials, except Discovery Packs and Wii Games, may be renewed once, unless someone else is waiting for them. Materials may be renewed online, in person, or by phone.

Overdue Fines

Overdue fines are $1 per day per video, DVD, CD, Discovery Pack & $3 per day for Wii Games.
Patrons must pay replacement costs and processing fees for items that are lost or damaged.
Overdue fines are $.25 per day on all books and magazines.
Materials must be returned by closing time on the date due.

Book Drop

All Library materials, except Discovery Packs may be returned through the book drop located to the left of the door.

Staff

JA Babay, Director
Dorothy Wilson, Circulation Manager
Alanna Thompson, Library Assistant
Deb Lee, Library Assistant
Sue Yost, Library Assistant

Click here for an employment application.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Montgomery House Library. The public is welcome to attend.

2020 Board of Trustees
Ann Derr, President
Jillian Yevics, Vice President
Jeanne Williamson, Secretary
Tara Grenoble, Treasurer
Dan Eisley, Member
Vacancy, Member
Vacancy, Member
Vacancy, Member

Friends of the Library

“The official auxiliary of the library.”

A chartered, integral part of our library, the Friends help raise money through a number of fundraisers, including book, baked goods, and craft sales. We are always interested in new fundraisers, new ideas to help the library, and new members. Please consider joining today.

Click here to download the Membership Form

2020 Officers
Lisa Aunkst President
Roz Yannaccone, Vice President
Michelle Wirth, Treasurer

2020 Meetings
Friends meet on a quarterly basis at 6:30pm in the Library Children’s Room.

2020 Annual Book Sale
Summer – McEwensvile – Memorial Day Weekend & Turbotville – Augustfest
Fall – Watsontown – Town-Wide Yard Sale