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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

We are open!

Mobile Printing
With our Mobile Print Service, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library's printer from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to pay for (10 cents per page),  release, and pick up your printing. Use this link: https://www.printeron.net/hapl/central Printing will be available for 48 hours from the time you send it to the printer.

 

 

 

 

Hazleton Library Hours

Day  Hours
 Monday through Thursday  9:00 - 8:00
 Friday  9:00 - 5:00
 Saturday  9:00 - 4:00
 Sunday  CLOSED
Library News for the Week of August 3

Library Reopening
Beginning Monday, August 3,  the main library and its branches will be open to the public. There will, however, be some required changes in our policies. Masks or facial coverings must be worn inside the building. In Hazleton, a strict 45-minute time limit will be enforced for all patrons while in the library to ensure the library remains in accordance with occupancy restrictions, and a maximum of 20 patrons will be allowed inside the library at a time. Branch occupancy and time limits vary - contact the branch you wish to visit for details. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. If you are unable to wear a mask, we ask that you use our curbside pickup service for books, audiobooks, and DVDs.

Public Computers
Computers are available for the public to use; however, a reservation must be made. Computer use is limited to 45 minutes. To make a reservation, please call the library at 570-454-2961 and ask for the Reference Department.

Other Services
Faxing, photocopying, and microfilm will also resume. Reservations are required to use the microfilm machine. Currently our reading room is closed and  we are unable to provide access to current newspapers and magazines.

Returning Materials
All materials including DVDs and audiobooks must be returned in the library’s book drop located on Maple Street.No returns may be made inside rhe building.

South Side Branch
The South Side branch of the Hazleton Area Public Library will be closed the week of August 3.

Curbside Pickup Hazleton and Branches
The main library and branches in Conyngham, Freeland, Nuremberg, and South Side will continue to provide Curbside/Lobby Pickup. 

Curbside pickup - Hazleton Library - or call 570-454-2961
Monday-Thursday    10:00-11:00, 2:00-3:00, and 6:00-7:00 
Friday and Saturday 10:00-11:00 and 2:00-3:00

Lobby pickup - Valley Branch - or call 570-788-1339
Monday            1:30-3:30 
Tuesday           9:30-11:30 and 1:30-3:30 
Wednesday     1:30-3:30 and 6:30-7:30 
Thursday         9:30-11:30 and 1:30-3:30  
Friday               12:30-2:30 

Lobby pickup - Freeland Branch - or call 570-636-2125
Monday            1:30-4:00 and 6:30-7:30
Tuesday           9:30-11:00 and 1:30-4:00
Wednesday      1:30-4:00 and 6:30-7:30
Thursday         9:30-11:00 and 1:30-4:00
Friday               12:30-3:00

Curbside pickup - Nuremberg Reading Center - or call 570-384-4101
Monday and Tuesday    11:00-12:00 and 3:00-4:00
Wednesday                      6:00-7:00
Friday                                2:00-3:00  

Lobby pickup - South Side Branch - call 570-929-1120
Monday - Thutsday        10:00-1:30

Patrons may call the local library to schedule pickup. You may also submit a Google form and order materials online. The form can be found on our website (above in this article) and Facebook page (@hazletonlibrary).  Each form is location specific.

Patrons may only reserve/check out materials from the pickup location. Patrons cannot reserve materials from other Luzerne County Library locations at this time as there is no delivery between libraries.

Hazleton (Main Library) is also offering Curbside Pickup from our Mobile Printing Station. For instructions and assistance, either call or search our website (above)/Facebook page. After sending, please give the library a call during business hours and a staff member will confirm your printing and schedule a pickup time during the call. Printing costs 10 cents a page and printing is black and white.

A valid library card is required for materials checkout. Anyone may use our mobile printing service; no library card is required.

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Library News for the Week of July 27

Curbside Pickup Hazleton & Branches
During a portion of the state's Green Phase, the Hazleton Area Public Library and branch libraries will remain closed to the public. The main library and branches in Conyngham, Freeland, Nuremberg, and South Side will be providing Curbside/Lobby Pickup. 

Curbside pickup - Hazleton Library - or call 570-454-2961
Monday-Thursday    10:00-11:00, 2:00-3:00, and 6:00-7:00 
Friday and Saturday 10:00-11:00 and 2:00-3:00

Lobby pickup - Valley Branch - or call 570-788-1339
Monday            1:30-3:30 
Tuesday           9:30-11:30 and 1:30-3:30 
Wednesday     1:30-3:30 and 6:30-7:30 
Thursday         9:30-11:30 and 1:30-3:30  
Friday               12:30-2:30 

Lobby pickup - Freeland Branch - or call 570-636-2125
Monday            1:30-4:00 and 6:30-7:30
Tuesday           9:30-11:00 and 1:30-4:00
Wednesday      1:30-4:00 and 6:30-7:30
Thursday         9:30-11:00 and 1:30-4:00
Friday               12:30-3:00

Curbside pickup - Nuremberg Reading Center - or call 570-384-4101
Monday and Tuesday    11:00-12:00 and 3:00-4:00
Wednesday                      6:00-7:00
Friday                                2:00-3:00  

Lobby pickup - South Side Branch - call 570-929-1120
Monday - Thutsday        10:00-1:30

Patrons can call the local library to schedule pickup. You may also submit a Google form and order materials online. The form can be found on our website (above in this article) and Facebook page (@hazletonlibrary).  Each form is location specific.

During this closure, patrons can only reserve/check out materials from the pickup location. Patrons cannot reserve materials from other Luzerne County Library locations at this time as there is no delivery between libraries.

Hazleton (Main Library) is offering Curbside Pickup from our Mobile Printing Station. For instructions and assistance, either call or search our website (above)/Facebook page. After sending, please give the library a call during business hours and a staff member will confirm your printing and schedule a pickup time during the call. Printing costs 10 cents a page and printing is black and white.

A valid library card is required for materials checkout. Anyone may use our mobile printing service; no library card is required.

Staff will be available during our regular business hours at each location to answer questions, take curbside pickup requests, and receive honor and memorial book requests.

No donated materials can be accepted at this time.

 Memorial Books
Route 66 barn find road trip, in memory of James Bertolini, from Terry & Joe Mezlo.

The boy from the woods, in memory of Colleen Caputo, from Kathy & Robbie Wallace.

A conspiracy of bones, in memory of Colleen Caputo, from Kathy & Robbie Wallace.

You are not alone, in memory of Colleen Caputo, from Tony Joe Chupela.

Voyage of mercy, in memory of Rocco Colangelo, Jr., from Louise Pisani Grzyb.

The hunt for history, in memory of Donald DeBellas, from Linda L. Schiavo.

Modern crochet, in memory of Mary Dulcey, from Antoinette & Harold Refowich.

1973 : rock at the crossroads, in memory of George Dzurishin, from Lillian Skulski & Pamela Rayno.

Don’t go upstairs, in memory of Jeffrey Evans, from Hazleton Area Garden Club.

Mastering the art of landscapes, in memory of John P. Ghezzi, from Wayne, Brenda, Gianno, Milan & Santino Tomaino.

Floret Farm’s a year in flowers, in memory of Elizabeth Haraschak, from Carol & Bob Tunnessen.

Exercise is medicine, in memory of Gina Poncheri Kepp, from The Sharkey Family.

Food fix, in memory of Gina Poncheri Kepp, from Bob, Irene, Ryan & Crystal Wilner.

Open book, in memory of Gina Poncheri Kepp, from Nathan “Skip” Katz.

Thunder Bay, in memory of Gina Poncheri Kepp, from Nathan “Skip” Katz.

The yellow bird sings, in memory of Janet Kowalick, from Joseph Yatko.

Everything chocolate, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Margaret & David Bodnar.

Why did I come into this room?, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Joan & Michael Brugger.

Dr. Lani’s no-nonsense sun health guide, in memory of Dolores McAloose, from Krizansky Family.

A garden can be anywhere, in memory of Jeanette Mummey, from Sandy, Bob & Matt Michelin.

The firsts, in memory of Dolores Gardy Richardson, from West Hazleton High School Class of 1954 Classmates.

Revenge, in memory of Joanne Ryba, from Lori Thuringer & Family.

Greetings from Las Vegas, in memory of Justine Shon, from Providence Place.

Miss Austen, in memory of Agnes Tarone, from Regina & David Dziak.

Fit cities, in memory of Dorothy Wellington, from Marybeth & Tom Machella.

Library News for the Week of July 20

Our South Side branch is now doing Lobby Pickup Monday - Thursday from 10:00 - 1:30. Call the branch at 570-929-1120 to arrange pickup.

Auto Repair Source

Due to its prohibitive cost, HAPL was forced to to drop the Chilton Auto Repair online database, but there is an alternative database (Auto Repair Source) available by clicking the link for POWER Library on this website.  The library's book collection includes many past Chilton manuals, although the titles have ceased publication in hard copy.  

Summer Programs

We are excited to announce that the library’s summer program is here! We have programs and activities for all ages (even adults). Over the summer, participants will read and do fun activities to earn points. If you earn 1,000 points, you complete the program and your name will be put in a prize drawing. This program is being offered at our branch libraries as well. To track your reading and activities, we are going to be using the READsquared online program.  READsquared can be accessed through your web browser, or the READsquared app. It’s free and easy to use. Click here for details about READsquared and the Luzerne County Library System. If you'd like to view a READsquared tutorial, click here. Starting July 6, we will also be offering virtual programs. Each week we will have videos posted online for our storytimes, crafts, activities, guest presenters, and virtual field trips.  In addition, we’ll have weekly grab-n-go packets for children and teens. These packets will have recipes, activities, instructions for crafts. At times, we will be able to offer the materials to do the crafts. If you’re interested in the summer program, please visit the “Upcoming Events” page on our website.