Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Summer Reading!

Remember to sign up your children for Summer Reading 2021 either over the phone or at the library. Our kickoff date for this year is Wednesday, July 7th and that’ll be here in just a few short weeks! Every Wednesday at 10 AM from July 7th through August 11th the library will be hosting a slew of different presenters free of charge for all those attending. Additionally, children can work towards a variety of different prizes by logging the number of minutes they read each week!

While our designated age range is specified as grades K-6, both younger and older siblings are more than welcome to sign up and attend the programs as well as complete reading logs to work towards prizes.

Our theme this summer is “Tails and Tales” and thus some weeks will feature animal puppet friends or even live animals! Be sure to sign up, mark your calendars, and get ready for Summer Reading 2021!

We’ll see you at the library!

Children’s Section Back Up & Running!

The library’s children’s section on the second floor is officially back up and running! Whether your child is a fan of puzzles, building blocks, or trains, there’s certainly something for everyone to enjoy while they pick out their books. Furniture has thankfully been put back in place so there’s plenty of room to sit and color too if you’d like. We look forward to seeing you all throughout the summer and beyond!

Knitting Club Wednesdays

Whether you’re an experienced knitter or just starting out, the Knitting Club invites you to the library every Wednesday at 1 o’clock. Sessions are held on the first floor of the library and individuals of all skill levels are welcome to attend!

Memorials & Honors for May 2021

Mother’s Day:

Ada Knarr by Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.

Della Victoriano by Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.

Marna Victoriano by Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.

Molly Victoriano by Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.

Verna Fetterman by Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.

Memorial for the 17th Anniversary of Marlin Heitzman by Scott, Sharon, Jarrett, Tricia, Grady and Jill.


Patricia Albright by Guy and Charlene Pell.

Mary Jane Barcavage by Corrine Carpenter, Dennis and Susan Christiana, Corrine Thomas and Family, Nancy and Jim Williams.

Janice Bittel by Mary Derk.

Robert Brown by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family.

Robert Fry by Marian Edmondson.

Michael Goguts by Shamokin Area High School Class of 1978.

Stanley Kalinoski by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Albert, Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family.

Jim Kosmer by Mother: Marie Kosmer.

Sharon Kosmer by Mother: Marie Kosmer

Robert Kruskie by Carol Kruskie.

C. Ben McClain by Carol Kroskie.

Charles Makowski by Margaretta James and Children.

Kevin Malukas by Rose Palovich.

Mary Lou Olley by Ed and Nancy Binkoski.

Thomas Reich by Shamokin Area High School Class of 1978.

Tracy Carey Snyder by Shamokin Area High School Class of 1978.

Debra Auman Vezo by Shamokin Area High School Class of 1978.

Vera Yanishak by Pat and Jim Bressi, Mary and Rich Derk.

Book List for June 2021


Abrams, Stacey…While Justice Sleeps

Barclay, Linwood…Find You First

Garcia, Gabriella…Of Women and Salt

Genova, Lisa…Remember.

Henry, Emily…People We Meet on Vacation

Hilderbrand, Elin…Golden Girl

Hilderbrand, Elin…Reunion Beach

Kingsbury, Karen…A Distant Shore

Kubica, Mary…Local Woman Missing

Mosley, Fiona…Hot Stew

Preston, Douglas…The Scorpion’s Tale

Smith, Wilber…. Legacy of War

Summerscale, Kate…The Haunting of Alma Fielding

Weiner, Jennifer…That Summer

Williams, Pip…The Dictionary of Lost Words

Woods, Stuart…Jackpot


Bourdain, Anthony…World Travel

Gladwell, Malcolm…The Bomber Mafia

McCain, Cindy…Stronger

Perry, Bruce…What Happened To You?

Rogen, Seth…Yearbook


Baldacci, David…A Gambling Man

Evanovich, Janet…The Bounty

Patterson, James…20th Victim

Patterson, James…The Palm Beach Murders

Patterson, James…The Russian

Woods, Stuart…Double Jeopardy



Beatty, Robert…Willa of Dark Hollow

Dugoni, Robert…In Her Tracks

He, Joan…The Ones We’re Meant to Find

Saint, Jennifer…Ariadne


Kim, Graci…The Last Fallen Star

Palacio, R.J….Wonder


Ho, Joanna…Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Spillett-Summer, Tasha…I Sang You Down from the Stars


Buchet, Nelly…Cat Dog Dog

Dean, James…Pete at the Beach

Dean, James…Pete the Cat’s Train Trip

Kang, Anna…Hudson and Tallulah Take Sides

Summer Reading 2021 “Tails and Tales” Schedule and Information

Starting July 7th and running every Wednesday through August 11th, Summer Reading will be held at the library for children entering grades K-6. Come and join us every Wednesday morning at 10 AM for a variety of different program events including magic shows, puppetry, live animals, and more! All events are free of charge and we just ask that children are signed up either in person at the library’s front desk or over the phone.

Storytime & Movement Resumes Monday!

Preschool Storytime & Movement will resume this Monday at 10 AM. This week our featured title will be All Are Welcome and will be followed by several songs, a craft, and a snack. Mrs. Sickora and Librarian Ben both look forward to seeing everyone’s smiling face on Monday morning! Pictured below are just a few examples of the fun we’ve all had together so far!

Face Mask Policy Update

Although Pennsylvania’s mask mandate is officially in place until June 28th, face masks are no longer mandatory when entering the building for fully vaccinated individuals. This policy will function on an honor system and thus patrons will not be required to present their vaccination cards to library staff. Whether you wish to continue wearing your mask for the time being or decide to go without it depending on vaccination status, we just ask that you respect the choices of others!

Observance of Memorial Day

Just a reminder to all patrons out there that the library will be closed Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. For those who attend Preschool Storytime & Movement regularly or are interested in attending in the future, keep an eye out for an announcement regarding the next date that the program will be held!