Erie Community Library, a full-service library for all ages, opened on January 12, 2008. The collection consists of nearly 60,000 items and focuses on popular materials in all areas (books, CDs, and DVDs). The library also offers free WiFi, daily courier service from other HPLD libraries, and access to many online databases.
Unique features of Erie Community Library include a living room with a fireplace, two outdoor patios, four study rooms and a community meeting room. Children will enjoy programming in the Storytime room, while Teens will relax in their own area, designed especially for them.
The Peace Garden, with ties to children’s literature, has been moved from the Lorraine David Children’s Library to Erie Community Library. It is located on the north side of the building, by the north patio. Also, the children’s section was named after Lorraine David, resident of Erie who worked for a decade to establish the Erie Library Association and the Children’s Library.
The Erie Community Library hosts a wide variety of programs, classes, storytimes and activities for the entire family. Library staff are also available for visits to schools, community organizations and clubs.