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




Sarah Malia Daguio - Librarian

Diane D'Angelo - Library Clerk

Deb Portman - Library Clerk

Glenn Chescattie - Coal Boiler & 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.




Joan Shimkus - President

Stephanie Kaye - Vice President

Secretary -This Duty Rotates Monthly

Treasurer - Betty Ann Chescattie




Board Members



A. Fritz

Stephanie Kaye

Janet Kurzinsky

Donna Peca

Margaret (Peg) Grigalonis

Lisa Broomell

Leslie Richardson

Robert Richardson

Edwin Miller

Helayne Titus

Kathy Sincavage

Kristen Brassington



Mahanoy Area School Board Representative


Susan Scheeler


Mahanoy City Borough Representative


Thomas McCabe









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. In 2018, the Evergreen SPARK Circulation System was upgraded to 3.0.8 version.

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 a new computer, 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.