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Playaway View

It’s new! Several Playaway Views have been added to the Children’s library at the Blasco Memorial Library. A View is a self-playing, hand-held, all-in-one media player. Each View is preloaded with multiple videos. The Playaways check out for one week. … Continue reading

Hot Wheels Display at Iroquois Avenue Branch

This Hot Wheels display comes courtesy of a long time Iroquois Branch Library user who has been collecting (and playing with) Hot Wheels toys and accessories since he was a child. He remembers especially having fun with the loop the … Continue reading

Get REAL Magnification Equipment Available At Blasco

The Blasco Library was the recipient of a “Get REAL-Regional Education Assisting Life Long Learning” grant. A collaborative effort supported by the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS), the Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and Pennsylvania’s Initiative … Continue reading

Who Do You Think You Are?

Do you watch the popular TV show Who Do You Think You Are? The NBC show is a documentary about American genealogy.  Each week, a different celebrity traces his or her family tree.  We have two online resources which make it easier for … Continue reading

Bayfront Bookshelf Gift Shop

Visit our Bayfront Bookshelf Gift Shop, located in the lobby of the Blasco Library. The Bayfront Bookshelf Gift Shop is a venture of the Friends of the Erie County Public Library. All proceeds from the shop help fund library programs. … Continue reading

Civil War Display

Check out the Civil War display at Blasco which features Strong Vincent, Hiram Brown, and Alex Rogers, members of the 83rd PA Volunteers.

Practice Makes Perfect With Learning Express

Enjoy free, unlimited access to a broad range of over 770 practice tests based on official exams such as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB Core, and EMT Basic. The list of practice exams on Learning Express includes firefighter, police officer, paramedic, … Continue reading

Bed Bugs and the Library

Blasco Library does not have an infestation of bed bugs.  On the contrary, our exterminator has reported that he has seen no bed bugs in the library when he has been here to do inspections.  Our exterminator has, however, spot … Continue reading

Erie Rock Bands

Remember the Erie rock bands Arkay IV, the Pulse, Dirty Looks or Brother’s Keeper? Be sure to check out the display at the Blasco Library, which features a picture of Train’s Pat Monahan, who had long, flowing hair when he … Continue reading

Playaway Audiobooks

We have Playaway audiobooks at the Blasco Library. Playaways are like an mp3 player that is loaded with just one title. Just turn on the Playaway, add headphones, press play, and enjoy a full-length book. Playaways check out for three … Continue reading