Mary S. Biesecker Public Library Brick Campaign2022-01-25T09:47:56-05:00

Buy a Brick: Help us write the future as we pave a new path! 

Hosted by Fundraising Brick       Engraved Brick Order Deadline: Extended thru 02/14/2022

For additional information regarding our engraved brick campaign please contact our Front Desk at or call 814-445-4011.

The Mary S. Biesecker Public Library is located in the heart of Somerset and has been an anchor institution of the community for over 107 years. We’ve been working since 2018 to bring our aging, nearly 80 year-old facility up to modern standards. With our community’s support, we’ve already expanded accessibility to the building by installing an elevator, improved entryways, increased access to parking, upgraded lighting to energy efficient LED’s, and replaced our 30+ year old roof and HVAC system. To complete our improvement efforts by Summer of 2022, our goal is to finish the following projects:

  • Replace 80-year old flooring and repair cracked plaster ceilings inside
  • Rebuild deteriorating sidewalks and the front entry steps for better, safer accessibility
  • Invest in solar energy to power the library and eliminate our electricity bill for the next 30 years
  • Add new outdoor seating areas, public gardens, and a sheltered parking and outdoor programming area

You can support these projects and the library’s role in the community by buying a brick! A new outdoor seating and garden area on Church Street is scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2022 and will include a brick paved patio area. Bricks can be engraved with the words of your choosing to show your support for the library.

Bricks can be engraved with the words of your choosing to show your support for the library. You may choose to honor or memorialize your family, a special person, or a quote from your favorite book!