Location & Hours

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10-6:30pm 

Saturday 10-2:30

Closed Friday, & Sunday

Slippery Rock Community Library
465 North Main Street
PO Box 25
Slippery Rock PA 16057
(724) 738-9179

Located 42 miles north of Pittsburgh, Slippery Rock is an easy exit off highway 79 and five miles to the east. Many major routes meet in this neat little town. Route 108 will take travelers from I-79, through Slippery Rock and over to Route 8. Route 173 does a jog down from the town of Grove City, through Slippery Rock and over to Route 8, by the Old Stone House. And finally Route 258 (the road the library is on) goes from Slippery Rock to the Grove City Outlets.

Staff and Board Members

Tiffany Frampton-Wonder Woman In Training

Carolyn Colosimo - Library Assistant Extraordinaire

Jessica Eichner-Lifesaver

Board Members

Veronica Cardello – President

Diane Hyatt – VP

Michael Hilliard – Secretary

Cara Hastings – Treasurer

Julie Barkley

Joseph Nash

Julie Prebula

Doug Flickinger

Mission Statement and History

Mission Statement
The Slippery Rock Community Library provides a welcoming environment while connecting people to services, activities and technology to enrich life, foster literacy, inspire curiosity and stimulate imagination.

History of Library
For many years, Slippery Rock and other communities in this area were served by a Bookmobile. While attending SR Borough Council meetings and asking for funding for that Bookmobile, Jan Forrest also bemoaned the fact that Slippery Rock had no public library. At one of those meetings Ron Steele, then council president, told Jan that since the basement of the borough building wasn't being used, why not use that area for a library.

A meeting was held in July, 2004 for anyone interested in starting a public library in Slippery Rock. Twenty enthusiastic people attended and the effort was launched. The basement idea proved unfeasible and after much searching, the old paperback library at the park was selected and approved by the Park Board. Funds for the effort came from Borough Council, public contributions, money in an account from the old paperback Library and grants from the Snyder Foundation and the state.

The Slippery Rock Community Library opened its doors in June of 2005 and the SRCL Friends took over operating and supporting the library with the help of Butler County Federated Library System Extension Services.


Julie Barkley - President

Cathy George - VP

Lois Ament - Secretary

Ruth Stewart - Treasurer

The Friends group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month.  6:30 pm

Oct  13

Nov  10

Dec    8

Patron Sponsors

Mark and Ping Gaffey
Deborah Bell 
Robert and Phyllis Crafton
Bob and Bobbie Davis 
Louise Ekas 
Sumner and Jan Forrest
Ken and Nancy Harris 
Russell and Laurie Karl
Theo and Scott Kellogg
Ron and Connie Miller 
Sue Mraz
Constance K. and G. Warren Smith

Business Sponsors

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Estate Planners

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