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Reopening Information (Alphabetical by Library)



Back Mountain Memorial Library | 96 Huntsville Road | Dallas, PA 18612 | (570) 675-1182

  • The library is now open to the public (with some restrictions) and is still offering curbside pick up.
  • Updated information can be found here. Please check often for updates.
  • Due dates that fell within the COVID closure timeline were extended to June 27.
  • Materials can be returned to the library in designated bins or in the book drop.
  • Patrons may place holds by calling the library within the above times at 570-675-1182 and speaking to a staff member.


Hazleton Area Public Libraries  *

  • The Hazleton Area Public Library is scheduled to reopen Monday, August 3rd.
  • Branches in Conyngham, Freeland and Nuremberg are also scheduled to reopen with their regular summer schedule.
  • Our SouthSide Branch in McAdoo will remain closed to the public but will continue to offer curbside pick-up.


  

*   Hazleton Area Public Library | 55 North Church Street | Hazleton, PA 18201 | (570) 454-2961

  • Click here for hours.


  

*   HAPL Freeland Branch | 515 Front Street | Freeland, PA 18224 | (570) 636-2125

  • Click here for hours.


  

*   HAPL Nuremberg Branch | 45 Brush Street | Nuremberg, PA 18241 | (570) 384-4101

  • Click here for hours.


  

*   HAPL Valley Branch | 211 Main Street | Conyngham, PA 18219 | (570) 788-1339

  • Click here for hours.


Hoyt Library | 284 Wyoming Avenue | Kingston, PA 18704 | (570) 287-2013

  • Sidewalk service is now available at the Hoyt Library.
  • Submit your library materials request - call us to use our reservation system or email your requests to hoytlib@ptd.net. There is a limit of 5 items per cardholder.
  • Need ideas? Our library experts will give you personalized recommendations. Tell us your favorite authors or genres and they will put together a grab bag of items tailor-made for you.
  • Wait for our call - we will process your request and will call you with a pickup date and time. Sidewalk service is available Monday through Saturday 9:30-11:30 am. Please keep checking here for updated hours.
  • Pickup - at your appointment time, come to the back entrance of the library to retrieve your materials from the cart. All materials will be checked out to you and designated with your last name.
  • Enjoy your materials.


Marian Sutherland Kirby Library | 35 Kirby Avenue | Mountaintop, PA 18707 | (570) 474-9313

As Of July 9, 2020:

  • Library use by appointment only, Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm.
  • Call 570-474-9313 with questions and to set up an appointment for:
    • Library Material Pick-Up
    • Copy/Fax
    • Scan to personal Flashdrive
    • Computer Print Pick-Up

  • The library building is not open for general browsing or computer use.
  • Please return materials to outdoor bookdrops - 24/7.
  • We ARE NOT accepting material donations at this time.
  • Watch for updates through our website and all social media.
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


Mill Memorial Library | 495 East Main Street | Nanticoke, PA 18634 | (570) 735-3030

  • The library is offering limited pickup services.
  • Patrons may place holds by calling the library at (570) 735-3030 to speak with a staff member.
  • Hours for requesting and picking up holds will be 10 am to 7 pm Tuesday through Thursday and 10 am to 5pm Friday and Saturday.
  • Patrons will be able to pick up holds at the front of the library.
  • Holds will only be for materials from the Mill Memorial Library.
  • No inter-library loans will take place at this time.
  • Members of the public will not be allowed inside the library for any reason at this time.
  • Patrons must indicate the date and time when they will pick up the materials.
  • Beginning Tuesday July 21st, we will be offering curbside faxes and copies. Patrons must call the library to schedule an appointment. Upon arrival, patrons must have their originals ready. Patrons must wait outside as the staff completes the copy and/or fax process. Patrons must wear masks and practice social distancing (copies are black and white only, 25 cents per page; to send a fax it is $3.00 up to 5 pages and $1.00 for each addtional page).
  • We will also be accepting again books, audio books, and DVDs that are in a new or excellent condition.
  • The library cannot accept the following materials:
    • Encyclopedias
    • Textbooks
    • Dictionaries and Reference Materials
    • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
    • Audio Cassettes
    • Vinyl Records
    • Video Cassettes (VHS Tapes)

  • In addition, we cannot accept materials that are damaged, torn, stained, dirty, or have an odor from smoke, mildew, etc.
  • Please call the library before donating materials - (570) 735-3030 - with the quantity and a description of the materials.
  • Please do not place donated materials in the book return outside.
  • Patrons must wear masks and practice proper social distancing while picking up their materials.
  • These policies will be reviewed and updated when necessary, depending on how the state and county reopens.


Osterhout Free Library | 71 South Franklin Street | Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 | (570) 823-0156

  • The Osterhout Free Library and branches are now offering no-contact pickup (Monday-Thursday: 10:00-6:30, Friday 10:00-4:00).
  • To schedule your pickup call the branch you wish to pick up from (Central, Plains, North or South) and let a librarian know what you're looking for. Then schedule a pick-up time.
  • When you arrive at your appointed time, you'll simply grab your items from the pickup area. They will already be checked out to you and designated with your last name.
  • Patrons are limited to 7 items at a time, and fines accrued before COVID-19 must be paid below $5.00 to borrow.
  • Enjoy and return on the due date.


Osterhout Free Library North Branch | 28 Oliver St | Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705 | (570) 822-4660
(See above)

Osterhout Free Library Plains Branch | 126 North Main Street | Plains, PA 18705 | (570) 824-1862
(See above)

Osterhout Free Library South Branch | 2 Airy Street | Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 | (570) 823-5544
(See above)

Pittston Memorial Library | 47 Broad Street | Pittston, PA 18640 | (570) 654-9565

  • The Pittston Memorial Library is closed to the public, however, the library is providing porch pickup.
  • Patrons can call the library at 570-654-9565 to schedule a pickup.
  • During this closure, patrons can reserve only Pittston Memorial library materials.
  • Scheduled pickup hours will be 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm Thursday, and 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday.
  • Patrons cannot reserve materials from other Luzerne County Library locations at this time.
  • If a patron does not have a library card, they can apply for one here.


Plymouth Public Library | 107 West Main Street | Plymouth, PA 18651 | (570) 779-4775

  • The Plymouth Public Library will remain closed to the public until further notice.
  • You may return your materials to the outside bookdrop.
  • No donations will be accepted at this time.
  • Staff will be available to answer questions by phone (above):
    • Monday, 10:30 AM-4 PM
    • Tuesday, 10:30 AM-4 PM
    • Wednesday, 10:30 AM-4 PM
    • Thursday, 10:30 AM-6 PM
    • Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM

  • Beginning Monday, July 27, we will be accepting appointments for checkouts, copies, computer prints and faxes.
  • For more details, click here.


West Pittston Library | 200 Exeter Ave | West Pittston, PA 18643 | (570) 654-9847

  • The West Pittston Library is scheduled to reopen Monday, August 3rd.
  • We will be open the same hours as we have been offering porch pickup: 2 pm-6 pm, Monday through Thursday, 10-2 Fridays and Saturdays
  • Please continue to check our Facebook page for updates!


Wyoming Free Library | 358 Wyoming Avenue | Wyoming, PA 18644 | (570) 693-1364

  • In accordance with the CDC and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the Wyoming Free Library will reopen to the public on Monday, July 13.
  • Hours of operation: Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Thursday: CLOSED | Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Social distance guidelines will be observed within the library.
  • Computer usage is limited.
  • Patrons still cannot reserve materials from other Luzerne County Library locations via WFL at this time.
  • Curbside pickup (requested by phone) will still be available for patrons who do not want to enter the library.
  • The full Wyoming Free Library Reopening Plan can be found here.
  • If a patron does not have a library card, they can apply for one here.