Come Read to our Dogs

January 28th, 2011

Come Read to Our Dogs!

The Wyoming Free Library offers many programs. The one program that continues to draw attention is the Furry Tails Reading Program.

The program meets every 3rd Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and has helped many children who have attended. The child can bring a book from home or borrow one from the library to read to one of the dogs. The goal is to encourage children to read and help them become comfortable with reading. The library has added an extra incentive for program attendance. Every time a child attends a program, their reading card is punched. After five visits, they receive a Barnes and Noble gift certificate (provided by the program leader Helene Skopec).

The libraries’ Facebook page has pictures of the program.

To go to the “Pleasure of Your Company” website, click here.

For Time Magazine’s online review of this program, click here.

The program is open to all ages. To register, please call the library at 570-693-1364.

Raising the Roof

October 14th, 2009

Wilkes-Barre Raised the Roof on Saturday, October 3rd and raised some much needed funds for the Osterhout Free Library.  To celebrate the continued renaissance of Downtown Wilkes-Barre (and to help out the Osterhout), organizers devised a plan to show the City from a whole new vantage point.

The event took place on the top floor of the “Park and Lock East” Parking Garage on the corner of Washington and Market Streets. The party ran from 5 – 7:30 PM and afterward, attendees were encouraged to hit the downtown and enjoy what the City has to offer. There was an “Octoberfest” theme and the night featured food samplings from various Wilkes-Barre area restaurants as well as seasonal cocktails and live music. Over 200 people were in attendance for this first-time event. The planning committee hopes to do more in the future, so stay tuned!    

All of the proceeds from this event went to benefit the Osterhout Free Library, whose mission is to provide materials and services to all residents of Luzerne County – free of charge, for their personal, educational, recreational and professional needs.

Welcome to Luzerne County Library System Blog

June 1st, 2009

Luzerne County Libraries welcomes you to its newest blog! We love telling you about library materials, programs and services in person, but this is one more way you can stay connected to your library. Postings will keep you up to date about hot new books, music and movies, as well as exciting programs for everyone in the family. We’re especially excited about our annual Summer Reading Program, which kicks off this month. To stay current with your busy lifestyle and give you even more options on how to get involved, we’re introducing online registration. This year’s statewide theme for young readers is Be Creative at Your Library!, and the theme for young adult readers is Express Yourself at Your Library! Sign up for the program (or help a child register), then track your success.


Browse our newly redesigned website and you’ll learn even more. You asked for easier navigation, and we responded. Our new site is colorful, inviting and intuitive. We even have a new web address: From there, you can click through to your local member library to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood.


We have so much to offer. Please visit often to be a part of it.