Location & Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10-5:00pm or by appointment
Closed Friday, Sunday & Saturday
Slippery Rock Community Library
465 North Main Street
PO Box 25
Slippery Rock PA 16057
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.
Mission Statement and History
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 and the director, Kathy Kline.
Mark and Ping Gaffey
Robert and Phyllis Crafton
Bob and Bobbie Davis
Sumner and Jan Forrest
Ken and Nancy Harris
Russell and Laurie Karl
Theo and Scott Kellogg
Ron and Connie Miller
Constance K. and G. Warren Smith
WE'RE JUST DUCKY
Our ducks love to travel! Patrons may "check out" a duck when they travel. Photos will be posted on our website...thanks!
Meet our some of our yellow friends!
Deer Duck came from Cheyenne, Wyoming from the Breakiron family.
Luau duck came from a frequent computer user who took a trip to Hawaii.
Wildlife duck came from some a local family soon after Karen came home from her huge southern bike ride a few years ago.
Romance duck is left over from a fundraising event we had. A small child said to Karen "That looks like you!". It has been special to her ever since.
Space Shuttle duck came from Florida because our local high school students were thinking of how to add to our collection. How cool!
The library got it's first duck from Karen. She thinks they are super cute and uses them as a reading tool.
Show us your duck! Take a picture of your rubber ducky somewhere fun and we'll feature it on the website!
Click here to e-mail your photo.
Check out where some of our ducks have been below!