Event Reminders

Don’t forget that Preschool Storytime & Movement with Mrs. Sickora has started back up again and is held every Monday at the library from 10-11:30 AM. Additionally, this Thursday at 11 AM marks the return of adult programming with the Floral Hat Workshop! If interested in this event, be sure to sign up at the front desk. A small donation of $10 is required from those attending and will cover all supplies including hats, flowers, and adhesives. Hope to see you there!

Floral Hat Workshop

Feeling crafty? Feeling seasonal? If so, be sure to sign up at the library’s front desk for our Floral Hat Workshop taking place on Thursday, May 20th at 11 AM. All materials for the craft such as hats, flowers, and hot glue will be provided. Registration for the event is $10 per person. Masks are still required to enter the building. Samples are pictured below!

Thank You Volunteers!

We send our sincerest thanks to a group volunteers who thoroughly power washed the sidewalks in front of the library, the building’s façade, and around the side of the library’s exterior. Volunteers included Rob Oshinskie, Bobby Malick, Blake Zalar, and Joe Shaffer. Thank you to all those who donated their time, equipment, and expertise today in order to beautify our library as well as several other locations throughout the community!

Bobby Malick washing the titles out front.
Bobby Malick (L) and Blake (R) power washing the sidewalk area.
Rob Oshinskie removing accumulated debris from sidewalk cracks.
The side of the building before and after cleaning.

Storytime & Movement Reminder

Don’t forget that Storytime & Movement with Mrs. Sickora will be starting up again this Monday and will take place at the library from 10-11:30 AM. Our selected book for this week is Airline Anderson’s Neither, a title that focuses on the unique beauty that lies within each and everyone of us. Masks are required to enter the building. We hope to see you there!

Book List for May 2021


Baldacci, David…A Gambling Man

Coben, Harlan…Win

Coonts, Stephen…The Armageddon File…Large Type

Greenidge, Kaitkin…Libertie

Hall, Catherine Ryan…Have You Seen Luis Velez?

Kelly, Martha Hall…Sunflower Sisters

McLain, Paula…When the Stars Go Dark

Messina, Laura Imai…The Phone Booth at the End of the World.

Michaels, Fern…No Way Out

Patterson, James…21st. Birthday

Steel, Danielle…Finding Ashley

Sweeney, Cynthia D’Aprix…Good Company

Weir, Andy…Project Hail Mary


Batalion, Judy…The Light of Day

McConaughey, Matthew…Greenlights


Day, Barry…Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders…Large Type


King, Stephen…Later

Owens, Delia…Where the Crawdads Sing

Sandford, John…Ocean Prey

Steel, Danielle…Finding Ashley



Albertalli, Becky…Kate in Waiting

Martin, Emily Winfield…The Wonderful Things You Will Be


Bell, Kristin…The World Needs More Purple People

Dean, Kimberly…Pete at the Beach

Dean, Kimberly…Pete the Kitty Ready, Set, Go-Cart

Dean, Kimberly…Pete the Kitty and the Unicorn’s Missing Colors

Wade, Cleo…What the Road Said


Keller, Tae…When You Trap A Tiger

Memorials & Honors for April 2021

In Honor Of:

The Jr. Cronies by Judy S, Nancy, Sherlyn, Margie, Linda, Judy D. and Loretta.

Michael Koshinskie by Joe Koshinskie.

Robert Koshinskie by Joe Koshinskie.


Patricia Ann Albright by Doris and Andy Kalinowski, Jennifer Marshall.

Bonnie Alleman by Jeff and Lucille Kitchin.

Peter Bendas Jr. by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family.

Grace Troutman Benson by Carol and Barbara Jones, Shamokin High School Class of 1955.

Louise T. Gayeskie by Claire and Larry Varney.

Ursula Ghezzi Kajan by Bob and Annette Sandri.

Gilbert L. “Gib” Meredith by Sharon Williams.

Jean Moyer by Doris Bates.

Mary Lou Olley by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family, Les and Margie Schiccatano and Family, Shamokin Area High School Special Ed Department.

Thomas Reich by Ed and Nancy Binkoski, Barry L. Lentz, Shamokin Area Retired Teachers.

Nellie N. Roughton by Barry L. Lentz.

Lynne Schickley by Vincent and Regina Poplaski.

Slyvia Shappell by Marge Neary, Pam and Craig Rhoades, Michael Richardson, Poynette Area Public Library Board, Wengrenovich Family, Jane Williams.

Betty Strausser by Pat and Jim Bressi.

Adeline L. Talisesky by Barry Lentz.

Karen Tocyloski by Dan Cotter and Kathy James.

Thomas M. Weaver by Coal Township High School Class of 1964, Marian Edmondson and Kathy James, Pat Engle, Ann Fidler, Rob and Cheryl and Family, Barbara Kessler, Barb Hojnacki, Stan Hojnacki, Ken and Anne Marie Pogozelski, Dick Spear and Mary Sickora, Ron Zyla and Rhonda Eckman.

Preschool Storytime & Movement

Come and join us at the library for Preschool Storytime & Movement with Mrs. Sickora! Starting May 10th, this opportunity for stories, crafts, and physical activity will resume once again on Monday mornings in the children’s area on the second floor from 10-11:30 AM. Whether you’ve frequented in the past or are attending for the very first time, all those interested are welcome to join us!

Thank You & Summer Reading

Thank you to all of those who came out yesterday for the library’s annual open house! The interest in the library and its activities expressed by the community is incredibly encouraging and the evening was a fine opportunity for making new connections with both individuals and local organizations that all share the common goal of lifting the area to new heights.

In the coming weeks be sure to keep an eye out for updates concerning this year’s summer reading program, “Tails and Tales” which aims to excite those with a passion for literacy as well as animals!

Open House

Come join us at the Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library for our annual open house tomorrow from 4 to 6 PM! We hope all those within the community will take this chance to explore our library and all that it has to offer to patrons of all ages. Masks will be required and social distancing guidelines will continue to be observed. Additionally, this open house will provide members of the community with the opportunity to meet our new Library Director, Ben Shemory. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at the library!