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Warren Public Library is turning 150 in 2023 and you’re invited to celebrate with us!

Be sure to stop by this page all year, as we’ll be adding fun contests, events, and more to help us celebrate turning 150.

“In the Summer of 1871, the Hon. G. W. Scofield, in conversation with the Rev. W. A. Rankin, who was then Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Warren, PA., stated that there was in his possession a large collection of Books – a complete set of the Congressional Globe, the Colonial Records of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Archives, State Papers, Government Reports and other Public Documents – which were in his way and which he wished to place where they would be accessible to the public.” – From The Warren Library: Its Home and Benefactors, 1884.

The library was created shortly after that, but it wasn’t until October 16, 1873 when the new library constitution, which created the Warren Library Association, was officially adopted.


In celebration of the Warren Public Library’s 150th Anniversary, we are asking patrons to share their favorite Warren Public Library memory.

  • Participants should be ages five and up.
  • Participant names will be entered into a random drawing. One person in each age category will win a $25 gift card.
  • There are three age categories: 5 – 11; 12 – 17; adult.
  • The gift card for ages 5 – 11 will be from Walmart; the gift card for ages 12 – 17 and the adult category will be from Arbor Coffee House Café & Tea Room.

Entries are due on Saturday, April 29. Gift card winners will be notified on Monday, May 1.

Note: Submissions may be used in library promotions.