Featured Library Events

The Mary S. Biesecker Public Library is now open!

We have reopened the library’s main reading room and children’s library for browsing, computer use, and limited in-person services. We are observing our usual summer hours: Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm, and Saturday from 9am-1pm.  We will also continue offering curbside pick-up service: learn more here

If you have further questions, please contact us via email (info@maryslibrary.com) or phone (814-445-4011).

FILMS ON THE TOWN: Labyrinth at Laurel Arts
Saturday, August 8th @ 8:30 pm

This month’s first Films on the Town event (cohosted by Laurel Arts and Somerset, Inc.) is a screening of Labyrinth (PG, 1986) at the Laurel Arts Center on Saturday. Admission is free! The movie will be screened outdoors to facilitate social distancing more easily. Learn more on Facebook. 

PRENDA SUMMER CODE CHALLENGE 2020
All summer

Looking for a fun project this summer? Prenda is hosting a free Summer Code Challenge for kids looking to expand their skills in computer programming and web design. Sign up to create websites, video games, animation and apps, and to make friends with fellow computer fans online! Sign up here to Build Something Awesome!

SUMMERQUEST 2020 – Summer Learning
Sign up for free during the entire month of July

Our SummerQuest 2020 summer learning programs for all ages began July 1st! We’re offering reading groups for kids, teens, adults from all age groups. Find out more and learn how to sign up here.

GET A LIBRARY CARD
Access our digital resources online!

Not currently a member? Signup for a free temporary library card that will give you immediate access to our e-book, digital audiobook, and RB Digital magazine collections. Stop in and claim your physical card when we reopen.

LIBRARY MOBILE HOTSPOT INTERNET PROGRAM
Get low-cost internet through the library

We’re announcing a new internet hotspot program in collaboration with the Somerset County Library to checkout an affordable internet option for $35 per month to library patrons. For a complete description of the program, visit hotspot.maryslibrary.com.

TECH TUTORING on DEMAND
Submit a form to request a personalized session

As a response to Covid-19, the Library’s monthly tech tutoring sessions will now be held on-demand. Interested patrons can submit a request and arrangements will be made as needed to schedule a session. Our regular monthly tech workshop classes are canceled, but many of those topics can still be addressed in individual sessions.  Read more about it and submit a request online.  

ACCESS OUR DIGITAL LIBRARY RESOURCES
e-Books, digital Audio Books, and e-Magazines

Use “Overdrive“, “Libby“, and “RB Digital apps for free access to our digital collection of ebooks, digital audiobooks & magazines. Need help figuring it out? Call 814-445-4011 or  SIGN UP online for a free class.

MONTHLY BOOK CLUBS
4th Tuesday bookclub: Tuesday, August 25th @ 7:00pm

New members always welcome! Call 445-4011 or stop by the Front Desk for more information on how to join.  Meeting dates and current selections can be found online: MSBPL Book Club Information

WRITER’S GROUP
Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 11th @ 6:30pm

Join us for a monthly Writer’s Group which meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The group is currently being moderated by Debra Kinney and Patricia Kuna. Read more about the group and SIGN UP ONLINE.