Mrs. Crawford Announces Her Retirement!
ritaRita Crawford, Sewickley Public Library’s Head of Children’s Services, announced her retirement early this summer to be effective this fall.  She has been on staff since April 1, 1985. It’s hard to imagine what the library, especially the Children’s Department, will be like without Rita.

The Library Board has declared September to be Rita Crawford month at the Library in order to give everyone an opportunity to thank our long time Children’s Librarian on the occasion of her retirement after 31 years. We invite you to submit stories about Rita and her impact on the community.

Please join us for a Public Reception in the Children’s Department for Mrs. Crawford on Tuesday, September 20 from 4PM to 8PM. We hope to see you there!

Read More about Mrs. Crawford Here.

Request a Study/Meeting Room Onlinedownload
You can now request a study or meeting room online! Garden Club Meetings, Support Groups, Rentals, Study Sessions, Tutors; all can use our new request a room service. Book two weeks in advance from the comfort of your own home. Click here to get started!

ebooksAccess Free eBooks at Sewickley Public Library

Did you know you have access to over 50,000 FREE eBooks and eAudio Books with your Sewickley Public library card? Access them right now at or stop by the Reference Desk for more information. Perfect for those cold, dark nights when you really don’t want to leave the house! It’s easy to download them onto your eReader and never get any fines.

NEW! Sewickley Herald Digital Archive Access! Now Online

sewickley herald Access over 110 years of the Sewickley Herald. The Sewickley Herald is a local, weekly newspaper to the Quaker Valley Area. The digital archive is derived from microfilm and is hosted in partnership with the POWER Library: Pennsylvania’s Photo And Document Collections. Click here to get started!


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  • September 1903 – 2014 Available

Eat at Brueggers to help sewickley public libraryEat At Bruegger’s and Help Raise Funds for the Library

Sewickley Bruegger’s and the Friends of the Sewickley Public Library are getting together to raise money for the Library. You can help the Library, just by eating at Bruegger’s on select Saturdays!! Fundraisers will take place on the first Saturday of every month. All you have to do is bring a coupon to Bruegger’s on the fundraising Saturday and 15% of your total purchase will go to the Friends of the Sewickley Public Library. Now, it’s really easy to help your Library just by eating a bagel. Don’t forget to bring a coupon and eat at Bruegger’s. Click Here to Print the Coupons.

Interested in Resume Help?resume help at sewickley public library
Do you have a resume that needs a little help? Stop by the Reference Desk to sign up for a one-on-one session with Bob Ryan, a local resume expert. You will receive tips that can help your resume get to the top of the pile!

Need Tech Help? Make an Appointment at the Tech Café!
We’re taking one-on-one appointments to help you figure out your tech problems. We can help with smartphones, tablets, ereaders, and most small consumer electronics. Click here to schedule an appointment today!

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