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 Axis 360 eBook collection

The Library is now offering eBooks through Axis 360.  Browse our “Magic Wall” by clicking on the AXIS 360 link under “Online Resources.” 

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Library Holiday Closings

The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23rd.

The Library will be closed for Christmas on Monday and Tuesday, December 25th and 26th.

The Library will be closed New Year's Day, January 1, 2018.

 Upcoming Dates to Remember

Thursday, October 26 – Haunted House & Halloween Party -4-6 PM

Tuesday, October 31 - Masque of the Red Death presented by Theatre Junction - 6 PM - cost $10 for adults, $5 for students & seniors

Thursday, November 2 -Page Turners Book Discussion: Show & Tell – 6:30 PM

Thursday, November 2 - Masque of the Red Death presented by Theatre Junction - 6 PM - cost $10 for adults, $5 for students & seniors

Saturday, November 4 - Martian Materials - 10:30 AM

Saturday, November 4 - Masque of the Red Death presented by Theatre Junction - 6 PM - cost $10 for adults, $5 for students & seniors

Monday, November 6 - Friends of the Library Used Book Sale - 12 - 2

Thursday, November 9 - Paint & Sip - Red Barn & Sunflower - Cost $35 - 6 PM

Saturday, November 11 - Library closing at 3 PM for an event

Saturday, November 18 - Guz's Charitable Project to benefit the Librry - Barrefield Park - 1 to 3 PM

Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving - Library closed

Saturday, November 25 - Small Business Saturday 

Saturday, November 25 - Friends of the Library Used Book Sale - 9 to 1

Tuesday, November 28 - Burlap Wreath Making - 6 PM - cost $45

Thursday, November 30 - Pageturners Book Discussion - 6 PM

Monday, December 4 - Friends of the Library Used Book Sale - 12 to 2

Tuesday, December 5 - Wreath & Poinsettia pickup

Thursday, December 7 - Paint & Sip Christmas Wine Glass - 6 PM - cost $45

Thursday, December 14 - Holiday Tea Party - 4:30 PM (ages 5-12)

Monday, December 18 - Children's Christmas Party - 6 PM (ages 3-12)

Monday & Tuesday, December 25 & 26 - Library closed for Chistmas Holiday

Monday, January 1 - New Years Day - Library closed

For information or to register for any of these events, call the Library at (570) 622-8880.

Wreath and Poinsettia Sale to benefit the Library

                      Poinsettia with decorative pot cover—$12
                22” Douglas Fir Wreath with Red Velvet Bow—$15


Prepaid orders due by November 20th
Orders available for pick-up at the Library on Tuesday, December 5th after 11 AM



Poinsettia        Wreaths and Poinsettias from Lessie's Garden and Greenhouse    Wreath



Used Book Sales

Used book sales are held monthly on the first Monday of the month from 12 noon until 2 PM.



Pottsville Page Turners Book Discussion                   

The Pottsville Page Turners meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 pm in the Library.   

For more information, call the Library at 622-8880.  New members are always welcome. 


Free Wi-Fi available!

Thanks to a gift from the Friends of the Pottsville Free Public Library, patrons can now use their wireless devices at the Pottsville Library.  Anyone who wishes to access the Wi-Fi connection just needs to log in as "guest" and agree to abide by the Library's Internet Policy.    

Costas Candy Sale

The Friends of the Library are selling Costas candy as a fundraiser for the Library.  Club Sandwich bars, are $1.00 each.

Pottsville Open Writers

Calling all budding writers!  Join POW on the second Saturday of the month from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Pottsville Library.  This group gets together monthly to discuss their work and to share new ideas.  Writers of all ages and interests are welcome to join.  They are currently selling copies of their publication, Disconnected Scribblings for $10.  Proceeds benefit the Pottsville Library and copies are available at the Library.


Join the Friends of the Library              

The Mission of the Friends of the Pottsville Free Public Library is to build an organization that will seek to guarantee quality Library services for the Pottsville area community and the continual support of the Pottsville Free Public Library.

The purpose of the Friends is to maintain an association interested in the Pottsville Free Public Library, its policies, procedures and programs; to promote the uses and enjoyment of the Library; to focus positive public attention on the Library and its services; to build and maintain a source of supplemental funding for the Library and its programs; and to take an active part in supporting the programs and staff of the Library.


Friends' activities include:


The Pottsville Page Turners  

The Pottsville Page Turners Book Discussion group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 PM.


Used Book Sales  

Book sales are held periodically throughout the year as a fundraiser.   Help is especially needed at book sales.



Other various types of fundraisers are held such as the Deppen Pie Sale, sub sales, raffles, etc.                       



The Friends supply flowers and holiday decorations for the Library.


Programs and Lectures  

The Friends sponsor programs of interest to the public on a wide variety of topics from local history to altered books, as well as author talks and book signings.


Membership dues:


Friend - $5

Friend (Individual membership) - $10

Good Friend - $15

Very Good Friend - $25

Special Friend - $50

Sustaining Friend - $75

Generous Friend - $100 or more


Contact the Library for more information. 







 Last Updated October 20, 2017...


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