Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3188 gifts
Totaling $379,848.84

Meadville Public Library, Inc.

Goal: $25,000.00

Specific Need

The Meadville Public Library is seeking your support to help maintain library services in 2021.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have been informed that state funding to our library is likely to be reduced by $179,555 in 2021. This cut represents 20% of our anticipated income and, without other funding, is likely to cripple the services MPL provides.


During the pandemic, many of us have been living in a virtual world.  So too has the Meadville Public Library, on behalf of our patrons. We offer free downloadable audio books and ebooks, and have recently added over 200 downloadable magazines to our virtual library.  For the more than 24% of our community that does not have reliable internet service, we offer our Internet Hot Spots.  Before COVID-19, this was our most popular service, with each Hot Spot being checked out over 25 times a year.  Now, the Hot Spots have become critical in helping teachers teach, students learn, workers work, and families stay connected. In fact, every $444 raised will allow us to provide one additional Hot Spot to the community. Additional funding will help us maintain staff and service hours.


It is frustrating for all of us that we cannot return to "normal" until the COVID-19 crisis is behind us. But while we cannot control when the crisis will end, each of us can take action by supporting vital library and technology services to the Meadville community.  Thank you for your crucial support during these trying times.


Inspired by the community of Meadville, Pennsylvania, the Meadville Public Library is an organization dedicated to providing an environment of lifelong learning, self-improvement, and self-expression.


The Meadville Public Library has served the local community since 1879. More than 11,000 people visit the library each month seeking free access to books, movies, music, magazines, and computers. Area citizens use the library to check out materials, use the internet, attend weekly story hours, do research, or just relax and read the daily newspaper.


Meadville Public Library Services Include:

  • Free Access to thousands of Books, Films, Music and More

  • Free Wi-Fi and Computer Access

  • Free HotSpots

  • Weekly Story Hours for Children

  • Fax, Copy, and Print services

  • Free Computer Skills Classes

  • Major Spring & Fall Book Sale at 411 Chestnut Street

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$9,446.93 received
in 105 gifts
37.79%  of  $25,000.00 Goal


848 N Main Street
Meadville PA 16335
Phone: 814-336-1773

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