In the News


Through a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Blasco Library presents Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive book club for teens to read, discuss current topics, and take action in their community. Read about their accomplishments here.

The Library received its fourth silver star in the statewide PA Forward Star Program, recognizing accomplishments in providing patrons with educational resources and opportunities. Read more here and stay tuned as we go for gold!

The Library launched a new e-Card to make online library services available to individuals throughout the county. Read the Media Release here.

The Edinboro Branch Library, in partnership with the Erie County Department of Health, opened a seed library. Read the Media Release here.

Erie County Public Library has a new director; learn about his vision for the library: Click here to read the GoErie article or here to watch his NewsMaker interview at The Erie County Connection featured Mr. Dessy in their summer newsletter, read a bit about him here.

The annual Library Comic Con, produced in partnership with the GeekERIE, returned for a fifth year to the Blasco Library. Read more here.

The four branch libraries held open houses to celebrate Love Your Library Month in February and to introduce new branch managers at each location. Click here to read the article.


Click to read recent articles on Blasco Library’s Idea Lab:

Erie art show displays more than 500 works at the Blasco Library. Click here to read the GoErie article.

Click here to read about the expansion of programs at the Erie County Public Library.

Blasco Idea Lab partners with Maritime Museum for Monday Makers program. Click to read the media release.

The Erie County Public Library will host the Erie Economic Exchange on Saturday, February 17 at 11 a.m at the Blasco Library. Click here to read the press release.

County Director Kathy Dahlkemper mentions the Erie County Public Library and the Idea Lab as part of Erie County ‘sharing one vision’ for the future. Click here to read the GoErie article.

GoErie published a piece on tablets for your toddler and mentioned ECPL’s popular LaunchPad program that allows tablets for kids to be checked out by patrons. Read the article here.


Read the latest news about the Idea Lab opening on October 28th. Click here for the Erie Reader article.

Former Erie-Times News reporter will speak for two evenings on Shakespeare’s “Richard II” in the Peninsula Room of the Blasco Memorial Library. Read the press release here.

Idea Lab opening day was announced by the Erie County Public Library. Click on this GoErie article to find out more. Read the press release here.

Click these articles to learn more about Erie County Public Library’s new director:

Friends of Drake Well MEET-U will visit the library. Read the press release here.

Library welcomes author William Kowalski for an evening reading and signing of his new book, “The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo.” Read the press release here.

Erie County programs honored by National Association of Counties. Read the press release here.

ECPL’s Summer Reading Program for 2017 begins in June. Click here to find out more.

GoErie article on ECPL director’s retirement and renovation update: Library director steps down as Blasco’s renovation ramps up

Two Erie County Public Library sites will be designated as Literary Landmarks by United for Libraries. Read about it here.

Blasco Memorial Library is adding a renovated Teen Space in 2018. Click here to find out more about it.

GoErie’s article on Erie Makerspaces: Erie Makerspaces Provide Tools and Room to Dream, Build


Deborah Fallows of The Atlantic visited the Blasco Memorial Library and wrote a piece for the publication on her experience. Read it here.

GoErie article on Blasco Memorial Library’s 2017 renovation: Blasco Library Expansion to Start in Early 2017

GoErie article on hotspots available at ECPL: Home Internet Access an Issue in Erie

GoErie article on new integrated system software for Erie County libraries: Technology upgrade coming to Erie County libraries

Travel and Leisure article about Blasco Memorial Library: A Stunning Waterfront Library Sits in a Lake Erie Harbor


Articles published by on Blasco Memorial Library’s upcoming renovation and future plans: