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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

New eBook Platform
The Luzerne County Library System and Wilkes-Barre Library District are in the process of updating our eBook/eAudio platform to provide users with a better experience. During the upgrade, our eBook resources will be interrupted, eBooks will be unavailable for checkout between March 1 and March 17. We expect to have our new services fully operational by the end of March. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Watch for more info and training.

2020 Census
In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. Don’t forget, the library provides access to internet computers for those that may not have access to the internet at home. This includes access to free Wi-Fi. The library has other Census related information available to those whom may be interested.

Tax Forms
The library serves as a distribution point for some federal and state income tax forms. Federal forms and instruction booklets are available for pick-up. State forms and schedules are available to copy or print at .10 a page.

 

Tech-Time
The library will be hosting two Tech-Time sessions in March. The first will be held Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00-7:00. The second session will be held Tuesday, March 24 from 10:00-11:00. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be available downstairs in the reference department, ready to answer your questions. This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required as these are drop in events. For questions about the program, call or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

Writing Workshop
We all have a story to tell. Start writing yours now. Join us Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 for our monthly workshop focusing on generating new material in a supportive environment. Prompts will be provided, but feel free to write anything you want. Participants are invited to read their writing aloud; share as much or little as you want. Feedback and comments concentrate on what is strong and good about the work. All genres-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.- and any experience level welcome; even if you don't consider yourself a writer. The workshop takes place in the Community Room; use the Green Street entrance. Registration is required, and can be done at the Reference desk or by calling 570-454-2961.

Rock on: Adult Craft
For the month of March attendees will be making kindness rocks to share in our community. Kindness rocks are painted rocks that are left out for someone to find. We will be supplying rocks, but feel free to bring any palm-sized rocks (or smaller) with you to paint. Attendees will be using acrylic paint which can permanently stain clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes. There will be two different dates to choose from. Pick either Tuesday, March 10 or Monday, March 30. Attendees will be meeting at 6:00 in the community room.  Please use the Green Street entrance. Registration is required, as space is limited. Please contact the library’s Reference Desk in person or by phone at 570-454-2961 to sign up. Be sure to let staff know which date you’d like to attend. 

Gardening 101
The library is hosting its second gardening program Thursday, March 26 at 6:00. This program will focus on everything that goes into planting and maintaining a vegetable garden. The program would include: types of gardens - in ground, raised beds, straw bales, containers, etc.; what vegetables, herbs, and annuals to plant in the garden; planting seeds and seedlings; where, how, and spacing of plants; best time to begin planting in our area; methods for planting; dealing with problems: weeds, weather, insects, disease, animal damage, etc.; and finally, how to know when to harvest vegetables.This adult program is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred. Register by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.

LEGO Club
On Tuesday, March 3 from 6:00-7:00, children in grades 1-6 are invited to join us for our first LEGO club night. We will have LEGO challenges and free time to build whatever you wish. We provide the LEGOs, and all creations will stay at the library. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Adulting 101: Crocheting
Join us on Wednesday, March 4 from 6:00-7:00 to learn the basics of crocheting. The minimum age to attend is 14, and you must register by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

STEAM: M&M Rockets
On Monday, March 9 from 6:00-7:00, children in grades 4th-8th are invited to our STEAM program. This month we will explore the science of rockets using Mini M&M canisters. This project will give us an idea of what propels rockets and what is required for them to get to space. Registration is required and can be done by calling the Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Babies, Rhythm, and Rhymes!
On Saturday, March 7 at 10:00, begin your child’s love of music, rhymes, and books as we dance, sing, and read together. This program is for children from birth to 3 years old. Registration is required and can be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Spring Storytime
Spring Toddler and Preschool Storytimes begin Wednesday, March 18 and will last for six weeks. Toddler Storytime, for children currently ages 2 and 3, is on Wednesdays at 10:00. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Preschool Storytime, for children ages 4-5, is on Wednesdays at 6:00. Preschool Storytime incorporates many facets of early learning and school readiness. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961. Registration begins Monday, March 9.

Little Learners
On Monday, March 16 from 6:00-7:00, children in grades K-2 will be reading stories and doing activities to learn about different themes and enhance their literacy and social skills. This month’s theme is “Visiting the Store.” Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.

Teen Time: DIY Lucky Charms
On Tuesday, March 17 from 6:00-7:00, teens in grades 7-12 can make their own charms out of clay. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library's Children's Department at 570-454-2961.