News and Events

Library Hours:

Our new hours of operation are:

  • Monday: 9:30 AM-5 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM-7:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM-5 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM-7:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM-5 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM-1 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Library Service Information:

• Children must be aged 3 or older (and accompanied by parent or guardian) to sign up for a library card.

• The library now services all residents of Northumberland County and thus the annual $10.00 fee for residents living outside of the school district has been eliminated.

• Adult patrons are permitted to check out a total of 8 items at a time. Movies must be checked out on an adult card and are limited to 2 movies at a time. Juvenile patrons are permitted to check out 6 books at a time and may not check out movies.

•As long as a patron’s fine balance remains under $5.00, all library privileges (checking out books, movies, audiobooks, and computer use) will still be available for the patron. Once a patron’s fine balance hits $5.00, however, all library privileges will be suspended until the balance is lowered beneath the $5.00 threshold. Lost or heavily damaged items will still require a full replacement fee from the patron. For larger fines, payment plans will be available on a case-by-case basis.

• Check out the official Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library page on Facebook for upcoming events for both children and adults!

Adult Book Clubs

The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library hosts two different adult book clubs. The “Mind Readers” group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM.

The “All Booked Up” book club meets the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM.

For further details, please call the library at 570-648-3202 and ask for Mary. Thank you!


Our library now has wifi internet for our patrons to use. When you come to the library, you will connect under the wifi username shamokinlib-guest. The wifi password will be posted when you come inside or you can ask a library staff member.

Preschool Storytime & Movement

Our library hosts Preschool Storytime & Movement each Monday at 10 AM upstairs in the children’s area. Children of all ages are welcome to attend and must be accompanied by an adult. We have stories, songs, dancing, crafts, and snack. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Screenshot (346)

Check out Bloomsburg Kid’s for upcoming children’s events at all of our neighboring libraries!

Just a reminder that the library is offering our patrons this fantastic new opportunity! The Museum Cultural Pass program is part of Lewisburg Children’s Museum’s “Count Me In” initiative and provides free admission to the museum.

The Cultural Pass waives all admission fees for the whole family (4 people max, children under age 2 always free) at a time. Passes are valid for general admission only and do not cover special events/programs, classes, or workshops hosted at the museum. The pass can be checked out for 1 week and then is to be promptly returned to the library just like you’d check out and return a book. Please be sure to return the pass in a timely manner so that as many families as possible can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to explore, learn, and grow!