The Children's Section was carved out of the basement of the Albion Library which was once the Bessemer Rest House.  What was once the showers for Bessemer Railroad workers is now a bight, cheerful place for local children to read, have story time, and use the computer.  Local financial contributions have enabled all of these wonderful advantages for children to use.

Please feel free to come to our children's story-time on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. We read a couple of stories and always do a craft with the kids that they can take home.


The Albion Area Public Library has been awarded a "Books for Children" grant from the Libri Foundation.  The Books for Children grant is a matching gifts grant.  The Library received 67 new hardcover children's books with matching funds provided by the Friends of the Albion Area Public Library.

The Albion Area Public Library is one of the 13 Pennsylvania libraries, the only one in Erie County, awarded the Books for Children grant.

The Libri Foundation was established in 1989 for the purpose of helping rural libraries acquire new, quality, hardcover children's books they could not otherwise afford to buy.  Since 1990, over $2,800,000.00 worth of new children's books have been donated to more than 2,200 libraries in 48 states.  The Albion Area Public Library previously received the Books for Children grant in 1995.

The books donated through the Libri Foundation's "Books for Children" program will be used for storytelling, summer reading programs, school projects and to provide children with a good reading material.

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