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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

HAPL is now providing Curbside Pickup. See below for details.

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 June 29

Stay tuned to this website, the Standard-Speaker, and Facebook for exciting news about the virtual summer programs we will be offering. At this time, we continie to provide curbside pickup for items. See below for details. We hope to see you soon!

Memorial Books
The numbers game, in memory of Anna Belko, from Angela Daniele.

Doc, Donnie, The Kid and Billy Brawl, in memory of Patricia Bitel, from Rosalie, Connie, Mary Ann, Suzie & Sue.

Mantle, in memory of Patricia Bitel, from Rosalie, Connie, Mary Ann, Suzie & Sue.

Our dogs, ourselves, in memory of Patricia Bitel, from Rose Greschner.

The sons of Molly Maguire, in memory of Edward “Tex” Bradish, from Jean Bradish.

Clearer, closer, better, in memory of Rocco Colangelo, Jr., from Rick Morelli.

Start with your people, in memory of Rocco Colangelo, Jr., from Benny & Nancy Tranguch.

Transformed, in memory of Anthony Conston, Jr., from Lori & Meg Hudock.

Extraordinary dogs, in memory of Kevin Donatacci, from Mary Ann & Jerry Sauers.

What makes a wine worth drinking, in memory of Helen Eroh, from The McBride Family.

Don’t worry, bee happy, in memory of Elizabeth Haraschak, from Bonnie Whitebread & Anne Snyder.

Ali Cross, in memory of Gina Poncheri Kepp, from Nancy & George Strickler.

White bird, in memory of Gina Poncheri Kepp, from Nancy & George Strickler.

Rocket man, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from George Mattie.

Boxitects, in memory of James F. McGill, from Hajoca.

Fare thee well, in memory of William Morse, III, from Michael Kranyak.

Coconut layer cake murder, in memory of Carmella Parrell (Christmas Gift), from Sharon Kuntz & Linda Seaman.

The Cartiers, in memory of Edith Rigotti, from Lorna Veglia.

The Lion king, in memory of Simba, from Ronald & Sharon Maue.

City songs and American life, 1900-1950, in memory of Ann Marie Tedesco, from Nick, Nadine & Tiffany Veet.

Code red, in memory of Ann Marie Tedesco, from UNICO Club.

NFL century, in memory of Richie Yaniga, from Pat & Mary Beth Koch.

Ten innings at Wrigley, in memory of Richie Yaniga, from Neil & Nanette Palumbo.

Sailing true north, in memory of Robert H. Znachko, from Neil & Jane Mussoline.

Honor Book
Wanderlust, in honor of Robert & Carol Hoppy (Anniversary), from Robert & Evelyn Miller.

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.

Public Notice

The Hazleton Area Public Library Board of Trustees meeting is rescheduled for 5:15PM on Monday, June 29, 2020 and  will  be a virtual meeting.  To request a secure link to attend or to submit public comment for the meeting, please email the Library Director at mkushmeder@hazletonlibrary.org

Curbside Pickup Begins Monday, June 15

Library Staff members are back and are excited to offer Curbside Pickup!  Our buildings are still closed, but we are carefully working to safely restore services as our County goes "Green".  Please watch the website, Facebook, or the Standard-Speaker for additional announcements.

All materials, even DVDs and audiobooks, must be returned in library book returns.  No late fees will be charged for materials due during our closure and all due dates have been extended until June 27.  When materials are returned they will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours and then cleaned and returned to circulation.
The main library and branches in Conyngham, Freeland, and Nuremberg will be offering Curbside Pickup starting today.  You can call the library or use the forms below to request materials from your local library. At this time, we are not able to borrow from other libraries in the Luzerne County Library System. You may request 5 of each type of material.  Check the Library Catalog on this website for item availability. Families can also request a "Book Bundle" for Children's Books to satisfy the needs of avid young readers. Once your request is fulfilled, a staff member will contact you to arrange pickup.
Curbside pickup - Hazleton Library - or call 570-454-2961

Curbside pickup - Freeland Branch - or call 570-636-2125

Curbside pickup - Nuremberg Reading Center - or call 570-384-4101

Curbside pickup - Valley Branch - or call 570-788-1339

New - Reader's Advisories for Kids and Teens

Browse on the Children and/or Teens tabs above to see staff recommendations for kids and teens/young adults.There's a wide variety from which to choose!