News and Events


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Library Hours Beginning Monday July 27th:


  • 10 AM until 11 AM (Browsing and computer usage for seniors and people with vulnerable illnesses only)
  • 11 AM until 4 PM (Browsing and computer usage for everyone)
  • 4 PM until 5 PM (Curbside Service Only)

Tuesdays to Fridays:

  • 10 AM until 4 PM (Browsing and computer usage for everyone)
  • 4 PM until 5 PM (Curbside Service Only) 


  • Saturday hours have been suspended temporarily. 

Library Service Information:

The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library will begin offering restricted in-person services on Monday, June 22nd. The library must abide by the strict CDC and Office of Commonwealth Library Guidelines. The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library wants to thank the community for all their support during these challenging times. We ask the public to continue to be patient with our organization as we navigate these new changes. The Library wants to serve the public the safest way we can.

• All patrons are required to wear a mask upon entering the library. Children under 2 years old are not required to wear a mask. If an adult patron cannot wear a mask, we recommend using the library’s curbside service.

• Patrons are currently only allowed to check out a maximum of 5 items. Only 2 DVDs are permitted to be checked out to each person.

•Fines will begin accruing on September 1st. 

• Library users will be permitted to browse the library for 30 minutes.

• Patrons using the public computers will be permitted to work on the computers for up to an hour.

• The library will resume allowing printing and copying services with a fee.

• Federal Tax instructions and forms are available for pick up.

• The library will be allowing a maximum of 20 people in the library at one time including staff members.

• Patrons are recommended to continue returning their books and DVDs through the book drop beside the front door of the library.

• When browsing the library, staff highly encourage patrons to only touch the books that they plan to check out and take home. Every book that is touched and not checked out must be cleaned and quarantined for 72 hours.

• Public computers will be cleaned between each use.

• In-person library programming is suspended temporarily.

• To place a reserve for curbside service, call the library at 570-648-3202 or place your reserve online at


Adult Book Club

The Shamokin Coal Township Public Library hosts an adult book club on the second Monday of the month at 7 PM.

The future book selections for the book club are as follows:

November – The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

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.


Preschool Story Time and Movement-

(Suspended due to Covid 19) 

Our library is hosting Preschool Story Time and Movement each Monday at 10 AM. Children from ages 3 to 5 are welcome to attend and must be accompanied by an adult. We have story time, songs, and dancing. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Knitting and Crocheting Club-(Suspended Due to Covid 19)

Like to knit or crochet?  Just started?  Have you been doing it for years?  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, come join the fun as we learn together.  The “Knitting and Crocheting Club” meets at the library every Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m.  Participants will be responsible for bringing their own supplies.  Call the library at 648-3202 or Margie Witt at 648-5553 for more information.

       Give the Gift of Sight

Do you have unwanted glasses, frames or lenses?  You can donate them to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Program by dropping them off at the Shamokin and Coal Township Public Library.  The eyeglasses are cleaned, classified by prescription and then distributed to those in need by Lion volunteers.  This program is sponsored in conjunction with the Shamokin Lions Club.

                 TAX FORMS AVAILABLE

Our library has an assortment of federal, state, and local tax forms available on a first come first served basis. Specialized IRS forms are available for photocopying at a nominal charge. Other tax related materials, forms, and information can also be found on the IRS website at

Pennsylvania State forms and publications can be found at Taxpayers requesting forms can also call toll free 1-800-362-2050 to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenues 24-hour automated answering service number.  

Have you been carded lately?  With a library card, you can read your favorite mystery, watch a DVD, listen to a CD or even check out an audiotape for that long family drive.  So what are you waiting for?  Visit your library and get the one free card that’s yours for the asking.  Get Carded @ your library! 


Our Library has an assortment of “gently used” materials for sale year round. 


Harry Potter “Find the Horcrux” Holiday Contest!!


Who doesn’t LOVE Harry Potter!!!

Visit the Library to see our amazing Harry Potter themed holiday tree and enter the “Find the Horcrux” Contest, and look for a Golden Snitch (hint . . . they’re yummy)!

A heartfelt “THANK YOU” to Lisa Eccker from The Springfield for sharing her Harry Potter themed tree and awesome display and for devising the Horcrux Hunt! We love you Lisa!!!!


A winner will be drawn on Friday afternoon December 18, 2020. Good Luck!!!