Higher Images Designs Monessen Public Library App to Attract Visitors and Drive Community Engagement

The Monessen Public Library has debuted an app that makes it easy to connect with the many services offered for patrons of all ages. The app, designed by Pittsburgh digital marketing firm Higher Images, is one of the first to be created for a library in western Pennsylvania.

The Monessen Public Library, which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2016 and is located in downtown Monessen, PA, serves much of the Mon Valley area in southwest Pennsylvania. The library welcomes around 3,500 visitors each month, has 50,000 items available, and provides educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for members of the commonessen public librarymunity.

Dave Zilka, who is the Director at the Monessen Public Library, says, “The Monessen Public Library has so much to offer the community, but libraries have to compete with the other options available to families and individuals. The app is a great way to reach people who rely on their phones, and we hope that the app introduces more community members to our services and resources. With 24/7 access, we’ve made it easier than ever to stay in touch with an organization they enjoy—their local library.”

“Higher Images was excited to design an app for the Monessen Public Library that will help bring their community closer together, while providing on-the-go options for library patrons who want to check out online books or see the library’s schedule. In addition to increasing use of library resources, the app will also serve as a reminder to visit the library’s physical location,” said Bryan Thornberg, Higher Images’ President.

The app was released at the same time as the library’s new website came online. It features an easy-to-use interface that includes one-touch access to the library’s catalog, library hours and contact information, kids’ story times, and events and classes. It also includes a link to the Monessen Public Library’s social media account.

To download the APP, Android users should use “Play Store,” and iPhone users should use the “App Store.”  Search for “Monessen Public Library,” and follow the installation instructions.  If you have any questions, please contact the library at 724-684-4750.

About the Monessen Public Library
Monessen Public Library recently marked its eightieth year of service to Monessen and the Mon Valley. Since opening its doors on May 1, 1936, the library has grown substantially, providing numerous educational and recreational opportunities for members of the community.

About Higher Images

Established 15 years ago, Higher Images is Pittsburgh’s longest-standing digital marketing firm. The firm’s success has always revolved around offering superior client accountability and tracking, allowing clients full control of their digital dollars. Higher Images digitizes all the marketing that a company does and shows returns on their investment by providing tangible results for marketing dollars spent. The firm’s many awards and recognitions include being named one of the fastest-growing top 100 companies in Pittsburgh and one of the best places to work in Pittsburgh.

February 28, 2017
By: Morgan Cushey
POSTED IN Press Release