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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Hazleton Area Public Library is now adding a selection of Blu-ray DVDs to its holdings. Several movie titles are only available on Blu-Ray. So when you visit HAPL, be certain to check out our offerings.

Adult Summer Film Quest
Watch this column for information regarding the start of our adult summer film quest in June. The theme this year is LIBRARIES ROCK, with musicals as the genre.

Summer Quest for Kids
Registration for the library’s Summer Quest Program will begin Monday June 11th and continue throughout the summer. Summer Quest is open to children who will be entering grades one through twelve in the fall who have their own library card. Club members will receive a calendar of events and activities upon enrollment. The Hazleton Area Public Library will also host a Read-To-Me Summer Reading Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers.   Read-To-Me members may use their parents’ library cards to participate. A calendar of storytimes will be provided at registration.

The Summer Quest Program will be offered at the main library and its branches. Children may enroll only at one location. A parent or legal guardian must be present to enroll the child. Members will be asked to perform eight educational activities to complete the Summer Quest. The activities range from reading and arts to technology and experiences.

Youth Volunteers
The Children’s Department of the library is now seeking youth volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 who are interested in helping with the Summer Quest Program.   Volunteers are scheduled for two hours per week over the course of the summer. Hours can be used toward graduation projects. Teens interested in volunteering should visit the Children’s Department and pick-up an application. For more information, contact the Children’s Department of the Library at 570-454-2961. Applications are due by Monday, June 4th.

Memorial Books
River smallmouth fishing, in memory of Glenn Antolick, from James & Sylvia Robertson.

The space barons, in memory of John Breshock, from Mary Macejko & Family.

Russian, Polish & German cooking, in memory of Helen Danko, from Corky Bellezza.

Stage to stage, in memory of Helen Danko, from Mary Ann Ganc Molendini.

What you don’t know about leadership but probably should, in memory of W.A. Deisroth, from Barbara & Hans Koenig.

Color me floral, in memory of Jeanan Evans, from Mary Jane, Jayne Ann & Denise Bugda.

Flourish, in memory of Jeanan Evans, from HHS Class of 1952 Reunion Committee.

101 bar bites, in memory of Anthony Fluri, from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

American ship models and how to build them, in memory of William M. “Bill” Gaddes, from Theresa Dvorscak.

Movie nights with the Reagans, in memory of Helen Hospodar, from Providence Place.

The complete guide to hunting, butchering and cooking wild game, in memory of Leo Kulsa, from The Janosky & Piccione Families.

Make your bed, in memory of Joseph J. Leonard, Sr., from Robert & Lynn Hoegg.

The 7 habits of highly effective people, in memory of Joseph J. Leonard, Sr., from Michael & Jane Dougherty.

Leading a family business, in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Lobitz, Sr., from Bob & Janice Gans Moisey.

MacArthur’s spies, in memory of Andrew Lopo, Jr., from Anita & John Coymen.

Inside the inferno, in memory of Roland L. “Fuzzy” Lowery, Sr., from Pardeesville Recreation Association.

25 things every new mom should know, in memory of Elizabeth Matyas, from The Gondells- Mary Ellen, Stephen, JoAnn, Michael & Bernadette.

Happiness in this life, in memory of Martha Notaro, from Mike & Barbara Bodnar.

My glory was I had such friends, in memory of Martha Notaro, from Irene & Ricky Morelli.

You ain’t heard nothin’ yet, in memory of Dolly Petrilyak, from The Lucadamo & Neapolitan Families.

Krakow, in memory of Veronica Prawdzik, from Molly Blasko.

Leap in, in memory of Ruth Rouse, from Paul & Doris Marsicano.

Do-it-yourself basics, in memory of Edward Verbonitz, from Mary & Mark Vukson and Lori & Meg Hudock.

Uncommon valor on Iwo Jima, in memory of Frankie Wills, Jr., from The Pontry Family.

Honor Book
Peggy Seeger, in honor of James C. Reinmiller (Retirement), from Celeste Fellin Kosko, Mary Celeste Kosko & Andrea Kosko.