- 60,000+ books for adults, young adults
- Audio books on CDs and Playaways
- Over 1,600 DVDs
- Launchpad Collection for children ages 3-10 yrs
- 69 themed kits for infants through elementary aged children
- E.Q. Johnson Local History collection
- Newspapers on microfilm
- Current newspapers: Observer-Reporter,
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and USA Today
- The Almanac
- Over 60 popular printed magazine titles
- Local high school yearbooks
- Public access computers
With Zinio, you can download digital copies of popular magazines to read whenever you like and you keep them forever…there’s no need to worry about the magazines vanishing before you finish them or being charged with late fees. Our virtual newsstand offers more than 100 titles! Free downloads are available 24/7
With Comics Plus, you can access thousands of digital graphic novels and comics! It’s anytime, anywhere access with Web-connected devices such as tablets, PCs, and smartphones. There is no limit on the number of titles that can be checked out, and the titles are always available, with no holds or waiting periods.
PA Dot Practice Tests
The library is partnering with Driving-Tests.org to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on Pennsylvania’s DMV materials. This program includes multiple car, motorcycle and CDL practice tests, on-line driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle and CDL) and a FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV related questions. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests. Get started on the path to driver safety and education today and good luck on your exam.
Young Explorers Kits
Thanks to the Grable Foundation’s generous funding of the Young Library Explorers program, we have 69 kits for infants, toddlers, and elementary school aged (through fourth grade) children. These themed kits are filled with age-appropriate educational toys and other materials, and they are now available for borrowing.
Community courses taught by real teachers are available in subjects such as English, Cake Decorating, Meditation, Dog Training, Bullying, Homeschooling, Quickbooks, How to Use an iPad, Parenting, and more! Over 500 online courses are available 24/7. You can access these free continuing educational courses anywhere anytime through WIFI connection. To get started, new users are asked to enter their library barcode number. When entering your library barcode number, please put “FSPL” in front of your library barcode number (ex. FSPL##############).
The Frank Sarris Public Library is proud to partner with the Canon-McMillan School District in helping your children read to succeed through the use of the Accelerated Reader Program.
Canon-McMillan students can use the exclusive AR computer to test during regular library hours. Students need their AR user name and password, which are provided by the school district.
Parents are reminded that AR tests are closed-book, and the student should complete the test independently.
Enjoy 24/7 access to a variety of newspapers, magazines, professional journals, historical documents and photographs, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career and college options. Resources are available for all ages.
Playaway Launchpad is the first ever secure, pre-loaded learning tablet designed for children in a circulation environment. Launchpads are pre-loaded with high-quality learning apps and are available in many subjects. Every Launchpad is durable enough to move from the hands of one little explorer to the next.
With BookFLIX, your child can watch stories or read books online. Geared toward 4 to 8 year olds, this program includes online activities for the books read. Our BookFLIX titles are available in the Children’s Department (next to the Caldecott collection)…look for the purple label protectors!