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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Holiday Hours
The Library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday, July 3, and CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4.

Gmail & You
Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. It allows users to send and receive email and remain in contact with others via a digital medium. This program will cover Gmail basics including setting up a Gmail account, sending and receiving email, writing and editing an email, security, and deleting email. This program is free and open to the public. It will be held on Saturday, July 14th from 10:00-11:00. Registrations are required as seating is limited. Registrations can be placed by phoning the Library's reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Libraries Rock Film Program
The second film in the Summer Quest musical program will be screened at 6:00 on Thursday, July 19th. Registrations are required, and may be placed by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Graphic Novel Reading & Signing
Hazleton Area Public Library will host a book reading and signing by David N. Corrado on Saturday, August 4th from 2:00–3:00 in the community room (Green St. entrance). Focus for the afternoon will be on Corrado’s new Graphic Novel, The Legend of Alastar. David N. Corrado is a fine artist and illustrator from northeast Pennsylvania. At a young age, his maternal grandfather introduced him to the art of drawing and painting. After graduating from Penn State University, he went on to complete altar paintings for churches, portraits for R/C Theaters, and murals for American Legion and a town hall. The Legend of Alastar is his first work of fiction. Reservations are requested, and may be made by phoning HAPL’s reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Summer Quest for Kids
Registration for the library’s Summer Quest Program has started, and will continue throughout the summer. Summer Quest is open to children 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.

A Book that Shaped Me Contest
The Library of Congress has launched its annual summer essay contest, to encourage students entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall to reflect on a book they’ve read. Prizes will be awarded, and top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the 18th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, September 1st at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Contest participants must write a short letter to their local librarian about a book that has had a personal impact on their lives. The Hazleton Area Public Library and its branch libraries are participating in this contest. Applications with detailed instructions can be picked up at our libraries. Applications may also be downloaded at:  www.loc.gov/bookfest/kids-teachers/booksthatshape/ . The entry and the applications must be returned to the library by Saturday, July 7th.

Library Day @ PNC Field
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders want kids to read. That’s why the team is again offering a free ticket for its game on Tuesday, August 14 against the Indianapolis Indians to any child 4 to 12 years old who reads five books from the library this summer. Stop by the Hazleton Area Public Library, or any branch library, and pick up a RailRiders bookmark. Read five books, and have your bookmark checked by library staff to earn one free ticket to the game. Take the bookmark to the box office at PNC Field to receive your free ticket.