The Blue Ridge Summit Free Library was organized and opened in September 1922 by the late Miss Mary Norwood. For twenty-six years it was housed in a room on the second floor of the Parish House of the Church of the Transfiguration on Summit Avenue, Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania.
The library is now housed in what was a train station of the Western Maryland Railroad. The station was built in 1896. From 1872 to 1957, the station provided passenger service to Blue Ridge Summit. In 1958, the railroad presented the deed to the station and one and one-half acres of land to Mrs. Robert Hearne, President of the Board of Directors of the library, with the following statement:
“In the tradition of the good neighbor, the Western Maryland family deeds to all the families of the Blue Ridge Summit this familiar community meeting place to be used as a free public library, thus continuing in a cultural sense, the close relationship between the railroad and the people”.
The library freely serves communities in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.
This year is a little different. Choose to record by either hours/minutes (children), days (all ages) or books (teens and adults). Find out more on our Summer Reading Program page.
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Monday 3:00 pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm – 8:00pm
Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
The library is closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Holiday (Jan. 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Holiday (Dec. 24-25).
Address: 15055 Summit Plaza, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
Phone: (717) 794-2240
Check out what online resources are available to you through POWER Library.
Auto Repair Center
Business Source Main Edition
Consumer Health Complete
and various resources for school projects.
Click Here to go to POWER (You will need your library card barcode number)