Getting a library card is fast and easy! To have our staff issue you a card, just bring one of the following (current) proofs of address listed below to any outlet of the Erie County Public Library.
Download and fill out an application form (PDF). [NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT SIGN THE APPLICATION AT THIS TIME.] Just bring the completed application along with one of the proofs of current address to any outlet of the Erie County Public Library.
Are you a parent who wants to get a card for your child (age 14 or under)? Are you unable to accompany him/her to the Library? No problem! You may download the application form, fill it out, and sign it. Have your child’s caretaker bring the signed form along with your identification (with signature) to any outlet of the Erie County Public Library.
|PA driver’s license
|PA vehicle registration
||Voter registration card
|Auto Insurance Card
||Mailed bank statement
|PA Non-driver’s ID card
|School Bus Pass
Applications for children age 14 and under require a parent or guardian signature to accept responsibilities for borrowed materials.
Library cards are free to residents of Erie County, out-of-town college students residing in the county and anyone with an ACCESS PA sticker on their library card from another library.
There is a $2.00 replacement fee for lost cards.
If you change your address or lose your library card, please notify the library immediately.
Classes take place at the Iroquois Avenue Branch Library, 4212 Iroquois Ave.
Tuesday, April 29th: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Jeff Castle will be teaching these free Qigong classes. Qigong is the practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise and meditation. This event requires preregistration. Please call the Iroquois Branch for more information 451-7082.
Free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 27th – 2:00pm
Gem City Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, May 1st – 7:00pm
Erie Jr. Philharmonic Ensembles
Come and join us for a presentation given by local author: Ken Springirth on his newest book – Remembering the Pennsylvania Railroad at the Iroquois Branch Library located at 4212 Iroquois Avenue on Saturday, April 26th from 1-2PM. Please call 451-7082 with any questions. No registration required.
This is his 21st book! His program will include an interactive discussion of the book, which is about the history of the world’s largest railroad, which operated from Erie to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Railroad was once noted as the “Standard Railroad of the World”, and it handled more freight and passengers than any other railroad in the United States. He will also give the presentation
In Erie’s Vital Signs for 2014, the Times News identified early learning as the “linchpin” for Erie’s long term success. The analysis is right on the mark, but I would even take that one step further.
What is the one characteristic shared by cities all over the world that have been identified as “the best places to live?” Hands-down, it’s that they collectively embrace education and learning—not just for the very young, but for everyone. People who live in the “best places” embrace ideas. Innovation, imagination, curiosity and creativity figure importantly into their lives.
The best places to live in the world—also hands down—have the best libraries. This is not surprising, as the vitality of the public library has always been one of more reliable measures of any region’s quality of life.
This year’s National Library Week runs from April 13 through the 19th, and features the theme “Lives change @ your library.” Continue reading
Register for April computer classes now! Just $5. Payment must be made in person at the Blasco Library Information desk. Call 451-6927 for more information
April 24, 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Files and Folders
April 29, 9:00am – 12:00pm: Laptops
Since April and bunnies seem to go hand-in-hand, I thought I’d lead with a picture from our popular “Rabbits 101” classes, now being held at all outlets of the Erie County Public Library. Check out this month’s “Update” to get the details!
Other topics of conversation you won’t want to miss—
- Celebrate National Library Week
- Attend a concert
- Learn a new language,
- Take a computer class,
- Learn about the Pennsylvania Railroad,
- Get the scoop on the women behind the “Founding Fathers” (—no, not their wives….)
Erie County Public Library
160 East Front Street
Erie PA 16507
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