Thanksgiving Hours

As Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, the Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library wishes everyone a lovely holiday full of food, family, and fellowship! The library will be closing at 1 PM on Wednesday (11/24) and will remain closed until Saturday (11/27). Don’t forget that this Saturday will be a very special day at the library as we will be hosting Santa from 10 AM until 1 PM!

October 2021 Memorials & Honors

The Shamokin-Coal Township Library announces Memorials for the month of October 2021:

Century Club:

Lorraine Halcovich by Loving Daughter: Sandra.

Genevieve Makowski by Dorothy Goodman, Margaret and Frank Konopka.

Alma Payne by Robin Harvel and Art Payne.

2nd Anniversary for:

William T. (Bill) Lewis by Barb and Dave Ammerman.

13th Anniversary for:

Richard Shurock by Wife: JoAnn and Children.

Birthday Memorial:

Mildred D. “Mitzi” Blair (100th Birthday) by Kathy Gonsar and Joe Rocuskie.

Marlin Heitzman by Scott, Sharon, Jarrett, Tricia, Grady and Jill.

John “Jack” Latsha (October 26th) by Wife, Daughter and Son-in-Law.

Todd “TJ” Latsha (October 31st) by Mother, Sister and Brother-in-Law.

Todd Latsha and Jack Latsha by Barb and Dave Ammerman.


Patricia and Dr. Richard Albright by Kathy Steiner.

Robert Anascavage by Ed and Nancy Binkoski.

Thomas Bamford by Doris Bamford and Family, Kathy Gonsar and Joe Rocuskie, Jeanne and Bill Hoffa, Rol and Arlene Morgan, Bob and Rose Valania, Tico and Sandy Zarick.

Anne M. Daly by Steve and Sue Stadnicki.

Philip Farber by Audrey and Gerry Mroz.

R. Sandra Ginther by Andy and Marianne Moyer.

Kristopher Harris by Wes and Teresa Tillett.

Edward Helfrick by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Konopka.

Priscilla Kobelis by Friends from Lincoln Towers: Linda A Long, Rich Ulrich, Bertha Backes, Betty Ann Zarick, Blendine Howerter, Linda D. Long, Joyce Boyer, Jerry Skovinskie, Mary Jane Klemick, Sheryl Wagner.

Marie Lahr by Aunt: Marie Erdman.

Patrick Latsha by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family, Bill Dudeck, Bill and Helen Kuzmick, Sue, Mike, Erika and Brooke Strausser, Amy and Elizabeth Zalar, Blake Zaler.

Theresa Lucas by Ben and Celeste Blascovich, Jill Heitzman.

Genevieve Makowski by Chaz and Heather Krebs, David and Betsy Marateck, Leslie Shuman.

Betsy Mae Neil by Sarann and Tom Keyack.

Noreen Schwalm by Ed and Nancy Binkoski, Susan and Bill Haas, Kathy and Keith Jeremiah, Sarann Keyack.

Joseph Schweitzer by Claudia J. Wolfe.

John L. Scopelliti by Cindy Heins and Family.

Job E.Seger Sr. by Dan and Cyndi Klebon.

Hope Sheperd by Shamokin High School Class of 1955, Gloria Treese.

Beverly Speshock by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family.

Larry E. Troutman by Don and Marian Myers.

Kathy Walls by Darlene and Lana Bridy.

Rose Marie Witrosky by Marian Edmondson.

Book List for November 2021


Andreen, Tracy…So, This is Christmas

Child, Lee…Better Off Dead

Doan, Amy Mason…Lady Sunshine

Doerr, Anthony…Cloud Cuckoo Land

Hoffman, Alice…The Book of Magic

Kingsbury, Karen…Forgiving Paris

Kinsella, Sophie…The Party Crasher

Korelitz, Jean Hanff…The Plot

LeCarre, John…Silverview

Macomber, Debbie…Dear Santa

Moriarty, Liane…Apples Never Fall

Sedaris, David…A Carnival of Snackery

Steel, Danielle…The Butler

Towles, Amor…The Lincoln Highway

Woods, Stuart…Foul Play


Couric, Katie…Going There

Goodall, Jane…The Book of Hope

Orlean, Susan…On Animals


Kingsbury, Karen…Forgiving Paris

Sedaris, David…A Carnival of Snackery

Woods, Stuart…Foul Play

Children’s Books

Junior Fiction

Applegate, Katherine…Willodeen

Marks, Janse…From the desk of Zoe Washington

Palacio, R.J….Pony

Rhodes, Jewell Parker…Paradise on Fire

Tarshis, Lauren…I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018

Tarshis, Lauren…I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900


Fan Brothers…It Fell From the Sky

Gorman, Amanda…Change Sings

Young Adult

Chainani, Soman…Beasts and Beauty

Gray, Ayana…Beasts of Prey

Jackson, Holly…As Good as Dead

Kemmerer, Brigid…Defy the Night

Morrow, Bethany C….So Many Beginnings

Pennypacker, Sara…Pax, Journey Home

Book Bingo!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the library’s very first Book Bingo event! This coming Tuesday (Oct. 19th) at 6 PM, all ages are welcome to participate and play for the chance to win a book of their choice from a diverse selection of titles. This is a free event and no sign-up is required. Bingo cards and chips will be provided. We hope to see you all on Tuesday evening at 6 PM!

Crafting for Kids in Partnership with the Northumberland County Council for the Arts & Humanities

We had quite a fun time at the library this morning crafting pumpkins, corn, and spiders just in time for October! A very big thank you goes to Jeanne Shaffer and the Northumberland County Council for the Arts & Humanities for partnering with us to make programs like this possible. Be sure to keep an eye out for future events!

Pumpkin Floral Craft

We hope everyone that attended our recent craft sessions had a wonderful time creating floral pumpkin décor items. Each group produced some very creative designs that can now be proudly displayed all through the season!  

Seated left to right: Dezaree Zarkowski, Edna Faust, Teresa Torres Standing left to right: Fred Gilotti, Ashley Neumeister, Allan Stewart, Zachary Strub, Melissa Harris