Skip to main content

Frank Sarris Public Library

Nonprofit Overview

At Frank Sarris Public Library, located in Canonsburg, our focus is on providing information resources, programs, and services for the benefit of all residents in Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane. Our library also serves the Canon-McMillan School District. We are part of the WAGGIN library system, which includes all public libraries in Washington, Fayette, and Greene counties.

Community engagement is at the forefront of our staff event planning. We offer lifelong learning opportunities for all ages. Our storytimes, children and adult events attract huge attendance from communities at-large. For the 2022-2023 school year, we served as a location for a Pre-K classroom operated by Blueprints. Our staff also participated in Canon-McMillan School District’s “Reading Under the Lights” for Title 1 students and their families to celebrate reading by handing out free books and providing information about the library’s upcoming summer programs. We are the cornerstone of our communities.

Saris lib photo 3
Saris lib photo 2

Current Needs

The current need at Frank Sarris Public Library is to expand our adult program, particularly for education in digital literacy. One of the most requested service we receive from adult patrons is technology-related. These requests include instruction on how to use their personal device (computer or mobile phone), how to navigate the Internet, and cybersecurity. We plan to develop workshops designed to assist these patrons.

We also focus on event planning for our adult patrons. We pour our effort in offering special events such as author visits, vendor shows, crafting classes, and local historical presentations. These workshops and presentations will encourage newcomers to our building since our library has a beautiful facility with spaces for large-scale events. With an increase in visitations, we will sign on new memberships and further promote additional services, thus fulfilling our mission to strengthen our communities through lifelong learning and community engagement.

Learn more about the Frank Sarris Public Library

Visit their website at