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Last Updated On: 10/20/2023
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Burrell Township Library


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

Mission Statement: Building strong connections between our patrons and the world!

History of Organization

Burrell Township Library started out as a house library. In September 1977, it became a reading room on Main street across from the Black Lick Fire Hall through the Community Development Corporation. Various leaders stepped forward and enabled the library to meet the evolving needs of the community. Edward Augsburger took on the original library director role. As services and items outgrew the space, librarian Louise Krajic ushered in a new location at 190 Park Drive in 1991. In early 2018, Burrell Township Library suffered devastating damage to their building. The library had a temporary home as of September 5th, 2019 inside the building of the Burrell Township Supervisors. Finally, Burrell Township Library moved to its permanent home on August 11, 2023 at 120 Blaire Road in Black Lick, PA. The library has been serving the community for over 40 years. As the library continues to change and grow, it will continue to serve and reflect the community around it.

Accreditations and Licenses

ACCESS PA; Pennsylvania Library Association

Legal Structure

Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources

Donations, State funding, & township affiliations

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Jen Van Hannak -  Library Director

Contact Person(s)

Jen Van Hannak - Library Director

Contact Number(s)


Web Addresses - Library

Primary Address

120 Blaire Road
Black Lick, PA, 15716

Service Information

Service Area

Burrell Township and surrounding areas in Indiana County, PA

Service Description

6,000 titles in books, dvds, and children's materials

computer access


Inter-Library Loan in Pennsylvania

Play K playscapes toys and materials for Cruise into Kindergarten preschoolers

SummerQuest learning

cloudLibrary app electronic books and audio books with your library card


library copying books story children kids adults computers wifi audio books programs jobs help

Available Hours

Monday: 9 am to 3 pm; Tuesday: 2 pm to 7 pm; Wednesday: Closed; Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm; Friday: 10 am to 1 pm; Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday: Closed

Fees/Cost for Services

Membership is free to residents of Burrell Township; $5 for non-residents and renewal every two years. Everyone is welcome to use the library materials/computers, in the library, free of charge.

Eligibility Requirements

adults and children are eligible for a membership card

Required Documentation

Picture ID, proof of residence if able

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

go to our website or call us at 724-248-7122

Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility


Speaker Available


Volunteer Use


Volunteer Need


Volunteer Description

Libraries rely on volunteers for shelving, storytime, programming assistance, book repair, technology, fundraising; great for students seeking volunteer credits, retirees, parents, and those who are passionate about libraries.