210 East Independence Street
Shamokin, PA 17872
Phone: (570) 648-3202
210 East Independence Street
Shamokin, PA 17872
Phone: (570) 648-3202
The Library Book Club will be meeting IN-PERSON on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., at the Library.
We will be discussing “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, by Betty Smith.
All are welcome!
1 Year Anniversary:
Victor Nestico by Sharon, Kay, Cheryl, Lynnette and Andrea.
Todd Heitzman by Scott, Sharon, Jarrett, Tricia and Grady.
Bonnie Alleman by Rich and Doris Staugaitis.
Lorraine Dameron by Jeanne and Bill Hoffa.
Steven Derck by Amy Brooke and Elizabeth Zalar, Joe and Ruth Bordell, Michael and Corrine Carpenter, Bill and Helen Kuzmick, Sandy and Jim Zurick.
Katie Disori by Ralph Victoriano.
David Emil by Ron and Lisa Howerter.
Ed and Verna Fetterman by Ralph Victoriano.
Louise T. Gayeskie by The Annabelle’s Girls, Gene and Nancy Boughner.
Louis Grayson by Peggy Ferrari, Shirley Golden, Sharon Williams.
Marie and Troy Grinaway by Kathy and Abby James.
Troy Grinaway by Rick, Sue, Lisa and Ryan Burns, Peggy Timco.
Margaret “Peggy” Grow by Don and Marian Myers.
Shawn Guschel by Dave and Tina Moore.
Joleanne Hall by Kathy James, Sons: William and Donald, Brother-in-Law: Fritz Dombroski.
Frank Hogarty by Keystone Fish and Game Association, Joseph J. and Mary Ellen Sager, Peggy Timco, Kelly, Reagan, Katie and Ella.
Betty Jarosiewicz by Nancy and Amanda Galgocy.
Richard “Dick” Kashner by Dave and Tina Moore.
Richard “Dick” Kashner and Merle Kashner by Sandy and Tico Zarick.
Edward and Ada Knarr by Ralph Victoriano.
Nickolene Knovich by Marian Edmondson and Kathy and Abby James, Pauline Mirarchi and Family, Arlene Morgan, Ken and Anne Marie Pogozelski.
Daniel Kozar by Joe and Joyce Sickora and Family, Mary Ann Sickora and Richard Spear.
Alfred Krushinskie by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family.
Urusla Ghezzi Kujan by Peggy Ferrari.
Dale Lenig by High School Special Education Department.
Samual Letizia by Loretta Brown.
Tina Lobb by Rosie Fullmer.
J. Edward “Ned” Ludes by Marian Edmondson, Kathy and Abby James, Chet Stesney.
Kevin Malukas by Susan and Rick Burns, Steve Butkey, Steve and Holly Chernago, Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family, Shirley Golden, Cindy, Ron and Marissa Moyer, Katie and Ella, Chris, Lanza and Dawson Williams.
John Molesevich by Barbara Kessler.
Doris Mordan by High School Special Education Department
Francis Moran by Eileen Merok.
Kenneth L. Murdock by Marian Edmondson and Kathy and Abby James, Lori Novack, Stephen Bradley, Lyndsey, Crue, Ron McElwee, Haley, Hattie and Andy Derr.
Brandon Nash by Rick, Sue, Lisa and Ryan Burns, Ed and Mary Ann Greager, Bill and Helen Kuzmick and Family.
Margaret Paul by Ian and Xavier, Dennis and Roxann Kodack.
Melvin Reichner by Mary Ann Anderson Barrett.
Elizabeth Reiprish by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family, Circle at Edgewood Swim Club, Gloria and Sami, Suzanne and Bob Starke, Corrine Thomas and Family.
Diane Robel by Matt, Lori, Sami And Matthew Schiccatano.
Thomas Rodgers by Marissa Moyer.
Nellie Roughton by Ken and Anne Marie Pogozelski, Ron Zyla and Rhonda Eckman.
Carl Santor by Marian Edmondson and Kathy and Abby James, Don and Marian Myers, Joseph and Mary Ellen Sager.
Gregory Schoffler by Sue and Rick Burns, Chet Stesney.
Sylvia Shappell by Jennifer and Brian Brudnicki, Rae and Chuck Hopta, Betty Scicchitano, Jane Williams.
Arthur Stamets by Fullmer Family.
Margaret Lorraine Strausser by Dave and Sandy Navrocki
Anthony Varano by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family, Marian, Bill, Jeanne, Kathy and Abby.
Della and Acacio Victoriano by Ralph Victoriano.
Marna Victoriano by Ralph Victoriano.
Molly Victoriano by Ralph Victoriano.
Marie Young by Peggy Timco.
Amarti, Claire…The Silent Daughter
Archer, Jeffrey…Turn a Blind Eye
Bowen, Rhys…The Venice Sketchbook
Broder, Melissa…Milk Fed
Evanovich, Janet…The Bounty
Fox, Lauren…Send for Me
Gaige, Amity…Sea Wife
Gailey, Sarah…The Echo Wife
Geffen, Adiva…Surviving the Forest
Greyson, Christopher…The Girl Who Lived
Ishiguro, Kazuo…Klara and the Sun
Koontz, Dean…The Other Emily
Patterson, James…The Palm Beach Murders
Quinn, Kate…The Rose Code
Sandford, John…Ocean Prey
Smith, Wilbur…Legacy of War
Swanson, Peter…Every Vow You Break
Willig, Lauren…Band of Sisters
Winspear, Jacqueline…The Consequences of Fear
Woods, Stuart…Double Jeopardy
McKay, Autumn…The Ultimate Toddler Activity Guide
Rosen, Ira…Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes
Sowards, Jessica…Growing Vegetables: First Time Gardener
Children’s Book List
Paul, Ann Whitford…If Animals Kissed Good Night
Smith, Craig…The Wonky Donkey
Marzollo, Jean…I Spy Animals
Marzollo, Jean…I Spy Letters
Matzollo, Jean…I Spy Numbers
Silvano, Wendi…Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter
Wallace, Adam…How to Catch the Easter Bunny
Hesse, Monica…Girl in the Blue Coat
Johnson, Kim…This is My America
Strand, Jeff…I Have a Bad Feeling About This
Help us to celebrate National Library Week by bringing the kids to the Library Children’s Storytime and Movement at Claude Kehler Park on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (event will be held at the Library in the event of inclement weather).
There will be storybook pages placed throughout the park and the parents and children can participate by “walking” through the story. Joyce Sickora will then conduct movement activities followed by a craft and snack. Small goodie bags will be distributed at the end of the program.
Please come and help us celebrate our Library and our awesome patrons! Please remember that masks and social distancing are required at all Library events.
See you on Monday!
The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library is excited to announce the hiring of Ben Shemory as the new Library Director. A Sunbury native, Shemory is a 2013 graduate of Shikellamy High School as well as Clarion University where he recently earned a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. After several years of employment as the Technical & Media Services Associate at the Degenstein Community Library, Ben is excited for the opportunity to serve all those who faithfully frequent the library along with those entering our doors for the very first time. A strong believer in the public library’s potential for enriching the lives of all residents, he looks forward to growing the library’s role within the community and forming new friendships with organizations throughout the area. Shemory is set to officially start as Library Director on April 19th.
Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library March 2021 Book List
Charles, Janet Skeslien…The Paris Library
Dailey, Janet…Calder Brand
Hannah, Kristin…The Four Winds
Harper, Jane…The Survivors
Hart, John…The Unwilling
Jance, Judith A….Missing and Endangered
Johansen, Iris…Blink of an Eye
Jones, Robert Jr….The Prophets
Lecoat, Jenny…The Girl from the Channel Islands
Nimura, Janice P….The Doctors Blackwell
Patterson, James…The Russian
Reichs, Kathy…A Conspiracy of Bones
Kimmerer, Robin…Braiding Sweetgrass
Pang, Amelia…Made in China
Patterson, James…Walk in My Combat Boots
Andrews, V.C….Whispering Hearts
Charles, Janet Skeslien…The Paris Library
Hurwitz, Gregg…Prodigal Son
Brown, Rita Mae…Out of Hounds
Robb, J.D….Faithless in Death
Kann, Victoria…Happy Birthday!
Kann, Victoria…Pinkalicious and the Pinkettes
McBratney, Sam…Will You be My Friend
McCullough, Joy…Champ and Major
Nas X, Lil…C is for Country
Relth, Michael…Picture Book by Dogs
Arnold, David…The Electric Kingdom
DeKeyser, Stacey…The Rhino in Right Field
Gratz, Alan…Ground Zero
McGinnis, Mindy…Be Not Far From Me
Acevedo, Elizabeth…Clap When You Land
Andrews, V.C….The Umbrella Lady
Grace, Adalyn…All the Stars and Teeth
Grace, Adalyn…All the Tides of Fate
Peterson, Andrew…On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
Peterson, Andrew…The Warden and the Wolf King
The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library announces Memorials for the month of February 2021:
Robert Apollo by St. Francis Home Association.
Alma Payne by Jack, Teresa, Matt and Brett Payne and Lindsay Bailey.
Margaret Lorraine Strausser by Ruth Ann and Bill McCay.
Kathryn Glavich 95th Birthday by Sharon, Barbara, JoAnn and families.
Richard Shurock by Sharon, Scott, Jarrett, Tricia, Grady and Barbara, JoAnn, Kim, Rich, Rob, Grandchldren: Rob, Ryan, Hailey and Sophie Ann.
Gertrude “Trudy” Trego by Brother: Bill and Bari Snyder.
Bonnie Alleman by Jeffrey and Kathleen Clutcher, Skip and Carmeline Rabuck, Joseph J. and Mary Ellen Sager.
Robert Apollo by Kathy Gonsar and Joe Rocuskie.
Joyce Henninger Arnold by Dr. Dennis and Lori (Boyd) Derck.
Michael Barber by Ann Fidler and Family.
George Boyd by Dr. Dennis and Lori (Boyd) Derck.
George R. Boyd by Dr. Dennis and Lori (Boyd) Derck.
Mary Heleva Henninger Boyd by Dr. Dennis and Lori (Boyd) Derck.
Linda Brown by Andrew and Doris Kalinowski.
Robert Brown by Loretta Brown.
Robert Buriak by Cal and Roseanne Harris.
Kathleen Coyne by Dr. and Mrs. James Catino.
James Dempsey by Steve and Connie Dunleavy.
Steven Derck by Barb Ammerman and Brian and Kristen Ammerman, Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family, Mary Derk, Steve and Connie Dunleavy, Cindy Heins and George Gratti, Matthew Heins, Melissa and Mike Smith and Families, Aldo Mirarchi, Sally Sobotor, Jim and Kathy Yurick.
Carl Dick by Ann Fidler and Family.
Joseph Donovan by Sharon and Scott Heitzman, Skip and Carmaline Rabuck.
Dorothy Duncheskie by Kathy Gonsar and Joe Rocuskie.
Thomas A. Ferrick Jr. by Bill and Barb Troutman.
Troy Grinaway by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family, Janice Olcese.
Betty Stefanovage Gotshall by Shamokin High School Class of 1955.
Lori Groody by Ann and Rich Weikel.
Roseann Herr by Kathy Gonsar.
Richard “Dick” Kashner by Ed and Nancy Binkoski, Andy and Doris (Davis) Kalinowski, Dave and Mariann Kinder, Justin and Kathleen Kleskie and Family, Shamokin High School Class of 1955, Ralph and Bruce Victoriano, Ron Zyla and Rhonda Eckman,
Thomas Klacik by Kathy Gonsar.
Patrick G. Komara Sr. by Albert J. and Loris Buchinski.
Maryrita Leshinskie by Ann Fidler and Rob and Cheryl Fidler and Family.
Dolores Louttit by Nancy Shervanick.
J. Edward “Ned” Ludes by Bill Dudeck, Don and Marian Myers, Ken and Anne Marie Pogozelski.
Melvin Miller by Nancy and Amanda Galaocy, Brooklyn and Everly Miller.
John “Jack” Molesevich by Steve and Connie Dunleavy.
Robert Mowery by Vic and Joan Barvitskie, Bruce Victoriano, Ronald and Becky
Brandon Nash by Donna and Charles Klischer.
Paul Paranzen by Judy Albright, Isabel Hummel, Scott, Sharon, Jarrett, Tricia and Grady.
Michael Procopio by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family, Larry and Mary Glazik, Max and Sandy Madrack, Raymond Santor, Roseann and Al Varano, Bruce Victoriano.
Morgan M. Purcell by Gloria Blusius, Mom and Ashley Purcell and Family, Mark and Jane Ann Sosnoskie, and Brother Markie, Rich and Sylvia Dunn.
Carl Santor by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family, DD Coffee Group, Dave and Sue Hoffman, Carolyn Weaver.
Gregory Schoffler by Janet and Al Sabol.
John Shepard by Sharon (Mulhall) and Don Betz, Evan Jamison, Nick and Margaret “Lenig” Rocco, Tricia “Lenig” and Mike Sponenberg.
Arthur Stametz by Cathy Lacroce, Suzanne and Bob Starke, Roseann and Al Varano.
Margaret Lorraine Strausser by Barbara Larson, Patricia A. Troxell.
Adeline Talisesky by Joseph J. and Mary Ellen Sager.
Craig Allen Taxis by Bruce Victoriano.
Donald and Trudy Trego by Ann Fidler and Family.
William Troxell by Patricia A Troxell.
Marion Valanoski by Steve and Connie Dunleavy.
Joan Varano by Annamae Kanuchok, Joe and Joyce Sickora and Family, Mary Sickora and Richard Spear, Carolyn Weaver.
Donna Wisloski by Kathy Gonsar, Joanne Scotko, Bruce Victoriano.
Elizabeth “Bette” Wojciechowski by Mary Lou Behney, Ann Fidler and Rob and Cheryl Fidler and Family, Barbara Kessler, JoAnn Shurock.
Dr. Richard T. Wood by Shamokin High School Class of 1957.
Marie Young by Janice Olcese, Ron Zyla and Rhonda Eckman.
Shamokin Coal Township Public Library
Library Director- Job Description
Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director serves as the library’s primary public representative; performs responsible and varied administrative and professional work related to planning, organizing, directing, supervising, and evaluating all aspects of library services.
Hours: Full-time 35 hours a week (Monday- Friday with occasional Saturday and evening hours)
Salary: $35,000-42,000 a year.
Community Relations and Partnerships
Strategic Planning and Development
Library Resources and Technology
Professional Growth and Development
Interested candidates may email a resume and cover letter to Board President Frank Konopka at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library Board will be accepting applications until the position is filled.
Starting Monday, March 1, 2021 the Shamokin Coal Township Public Library will resume in person service. Library hours will remain the same – Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MASKING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE MANDATORY. Patrons will have the opportunity to use the computers and WiFi as well as browse the stacks. Fine amnesty will continue through March. If you have any questions, please call 570-648-3202.