Meet our new Children’s Programmer

Loree Lutz

Loree formally taught preschool at St. Greg’s and North East Preschool as well as  Middle School

 Language Arts at St. Boniface.  Her favorite food is pizza. Her favorite book is Mister Seahorse by

Eric Carle. She likes Flamingos and Lighthouses. She loves swimming and coached North East Varsity Swimming.

Loree will lead story times and children’s programs

Make sure to say hi!

Erie Gives 2021

Mark Your Calendar! August 10

Erie  Community Foundation 12 hours of online giving 8:00 am—8:00 pm

Go online to donate with credit/debit card (minimum donation $25)

McCord receives  funds along with a prorated matched donation.

Go to

Check Donations available with check form due by 8/9

Summer Reading 2021

McCord Memorial Library

Summer Reading 2021

June 21– August 14


  • Create Your Bear kit*
  • Program booklet full of weekly activities


  • Program booklet full of weekly activities
  • Craft kits available weekly


  • Weekly Drawings

*limited availability

Special kits:

  • Birdwatching
  • Bath fizzies

All Program long:

  • Cat Toys to benefit Orphan Angels

Special event:

  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover! (July 16-17)

Videos and interviews:

  • Search and Rescue Dogs
  • Visit the Dairy Farm
  • Cats! with Orphan Angels Cat rescue

Doodle Book:

  • Check out as you would a book
  • Return with your own doodle

Past years (2020 and older)




Inquisitive Jim for Week 6

George’s cousin, Inquisitive Jim, comes to the library for a visit! He came in honor of this week’s Summer Reading theme: Jungle. He was very inquisitive about the Children’s Library!

McCord Summer Reading Video Program

For Summer Reading 2021, we have been making YouTube video programs to make up for our inability to hold in-person programs. You can also watch them here. Make sure to check back in for the weekly video releases

Thursday Sidewalk Art

Join us Thursdays from 11:00-1:00 for sidewalk art!

Ask for chalk at the desk
Please draw only on the library sidewalk

Updated mask guidelines

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on

In accordance with CDC guidelines, face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests.

While we do not require proof of vaccination, we do expect those who are not fully vaccinated to wear face coverings while indoors.

We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties, and we remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards.

Poetry Contest

Congratulations to Samantha Probst and Lucy Hutchinson!

If you missed the poetry contest this year, don’t stew.

We will have another contest come April 2022.