Summer Hours

 

Monday - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday - Closed

 

Winter Hours

 

Monday - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday- Closed

 

 

Staff

 

Tom Seiberling - Library Director

Cecilia Scherer - Library Clerk

Diane D'Angelo - Library Clerk

Carolyn Rene- Library Clerk

Leslie Lynne Richardson - Library Clerk

Janice Jones- Per Diem Library Clerk

Glenn Chescattie - Coal Boiler Custodian

Gina Kennedy- Library Custodian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Trustees

 

Board Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

 

Officers

 

Joan Shimkus - President

Judy Brayford - Vice President

Secretary -This Duty Rotates Monthly

Daniel Lynch - Treasurer

 

 

Board Members

 

Marilyn Evans

A. Fritz

Stephanie Kaye

Janet Kurzinsky

Donna Peca

Michael Mistishen

Margaret (Peg) Grigalonis

Jane O'Connor

Suzanne Mayberry

Karl Krone

Lisa Broomell

Margaret (Peg) Coombe

 

Mahanoy Area School Board Representative

 

Michael Mistishen

 

Mahanoy City Borough Representative

 

Daniel Lynch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

About the Mahanoy City Public Library

 

Originally built in 1906 by the Knights of Columbus as their headquarters and ballroom, this building was purchased by the Mahanoy City Public Library Board of Trustees in 1945 and converted into the community library.

 

 

In 2009 an elevator was installed, providing easy access to the second floor, which houses the adult non-fiction book collection.  A second floor restroom was also installed, and a new fireproof stairway links the basement to the second floor.
Improvements in 2011 included new carpeting and blue and yellow metal shelving in the children’s section known as Huebner’s Corner.  In May of 2012, this library was the first of those in the county to convert to the Evergreen/SPARK Circulation/Cataloging online system.  Many other Schuylkill County libraries have followed suit, and the system is expected to become the norm nationwide.


The Mahanoy City Public Library currently receives 51 periodicals and 2 newspapers.  Over 19,000 books make up the adult, young adult, and children’s fiction and nonfiction sections.   Ten computers are available with wireless internet for public use, nine of which have printing capability.  The DVD collection consists of more than 300 titles.  Other services include laminating, photocopying, and interlibrary loan access.  Community service credit can be achieved only by school students and boy and girls scout organizations. Library visits can be arranged for all community organizations by calling the library at 570-773-1610.


The public is invited to join our children’s storytelling sessions, knitting club (which meets at the Senior Center), and our adult book discussion group.  Adult and children’s programs will be held on the second floor of the library, including the Summer Reading Camp.  A Reading Challenge program started in 2013 in conjunction with the Mahanoy Area School District is open to grades 1 to 5.  Prizes are awarded to all readers in this program, provided by the Huebner Endowment Funds established by Attorney David Huebner.

 

A children/student workstation with technology , science, mathematics, and reading programs are available for preschool to 12th grade students in Huebner’s Corner/children’s room. These items were purchased through the Benevolent Association of Pottsville Grant.

 


The public is invited to attend our Library Board Meetings, which are held on the first Monday of each month.  If a holiday occurs on the first Monday of the month, the Board Meeting is held on the second Monday.  A Board Meeting Schedule is posted on the library’s front window.


Plans for 2017 include the addition of two new computers, which will include a children’s programs computer in Huebner’s Corner for use by children aged preschool to 12th grade.  New  children’s furniture for this area is also planned.  A new stand to house the DVD collection will be added in memory of Jimmy Owens by the Owens Family.   The Evergreen/SPARK program will also be upgraded to 2.11 version.