Help Us Write the Future … as we pave a new path!

Buy an Engraved Brick to Support the Library

Please consider supporting our library improvement projects by purchasing an engraved brick!

The Mary S. Biesecker Public Library is located in the heart of Somerset and has been an anchor institution of our community for over 107 years. We’ve been working since 2018 to bring our aging, nearly 80-year-old facility up to modern standards. With our community’s support, we’ve already increased the building’s accessibility by installing an elevator, improved entryways, increased access to parking, upgraded lighting to energy-efficient LEDs, and replaced our 30+-year-old roof and HVAC system.

To complete our efforts by the summer of 2022, our goal is to finish the following projects:

  • Replace 80-year-old flooring and repair cracked plaster ceilings inside;
  • Rebuild deteriorating sidewalks and the front entry for better, safer accessibility;
  • Invest in solar energy to power the library and eliminate our electricity bill for the next 30 years;
  • Add new outdoor seating areas, public gardens, and a sheltered parking and outdoor programming area.

You can support these projects and the library’s role in the community by buying a brick! A new outdoor seating and garden area on Church Street is scheduled to open to the public in spring 2022 and will include a brick paved patio area. Bricks can be engraved with the words of your choosing to show your support for the library. You may choose to honor or memorialize your family, a special person, or a quote from your favorite book!

To order online, visit www.fundraisingbrick.com/marysbiesecker/ where you can select and customize your brick and make a payment with a debit or credit card via PayPal. You can also stop by the library to pick up a paper form and pay by check.

If you have any questions about the brick campaign, please give our front desk a call at 814-445-4011. Thanks for your support!