Library holds basket drawing

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Burgettstown Community Library, located at 2 Kerr St., is holding a drawing for a children’s Easter basket.

The basket includes chocolates and an Easter movie, and the winning ticket will be drawn Thursday. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. They are available at the library.

The library also is a drop-off point for the Washington County Farm Bureau’s food collection for the needy. Anyone wanting to make a donation may bring it to the library.

The library will hold the annual Spring Tea April 21, the tea is the library’s largest fundraiser of the year.

Emma Gragan will sing, and Annie Yaros will be the speaker. The event also includes a light luncheon, tea, desserts, door prizes and a Chinese auction. Those wanting to make donations toward the auction are welcome to do so at the library. The public will be able to participate in the Chinese auction, and tickets will be available at the library.

Tickets for the event, which regularly sells out, are available for $25. Tickets are available at the library and from library board members. Seating is limited.

In late spring, the library will begin soliciting nominations for its annual Stunda Good Egg award, which recognizes unsung heroes in the community. An event to honor this year’s good egg will be held May 15.

The award was initiated in 1980 by the Friends of the Library and continued in 1984 when it became a memorial award in recognition of John and Barbara Stunda. The Stunda family presents a monetary donation to the library and a ceramic plaque to the awardee, in addition to maintaining a plaque naming all the recipients.

In the fall, the library will join the Burgettstown Area School District in welcoming the Duquesne University Tamburitzans. The dance troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the high school auditorium. The dancers celebrate the folk culture of Eastern Europe through song, dance and costume. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $25 each and will be available in mid- to late July at the library.

The library hosts the Burgettstown Doll Club from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month. The club is open to those of all ages interested in collecting 18-inch dolls. The next meeting will be Wednesday.

Adult Tai Chi classes are held at 11 a.m. Thursdays for a $10 donation. Story hour has begun, and be held at noon every Thursday until further notice. The children’s activity will include a story and a craft.

The quilting group meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is April 11. The library has book clubs meeting; call for information.

The library will be closed March 30, Easter Sunday; May 27, Memorial Day; July 4, Independence Day; Sept. 2, Labor Day; Nov. 28-29, Thanksgiving; Dec. 24-25, Christmas; and Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve.

The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon, Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday.

Patrons now have the ability to download free eBooks and audio books from the library’s website at, through the district’s “Off the Shelf” initiative.

The library benefits from deposits at the ABITIBI recycling containers, which are located at the library and the Barbush Community Center’s baseball field entrance in Langeloth.

The library is registered for the Labels for Education program. Residents are asked to drop off labels from participating products. The eLabels for Education program also is available. Those wanting to participate may visit and register their frequent shopper card from a participating store – Kroger and Giant Eagle both participate – and select the organization they want to support. To earn double Label points, participants can still clip and redeem labels in addition to having them registered through the e-program.

For information or to register for a program, call (724) 947-9780.