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.
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.
The library serves as a distribution point for some federal and state income tax forms. Federal forms & instruction booklets are available for pick-up. State forms and schedules are available to copy or print at .10 a page.
The library will be hosting two Tech-Time sessions in March. The first will be held Wedmesday, 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.
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.
For the month of March, HAPL's Hazy Painters will be able to redesign any work of famous children's author/illustrator, Dr. Seuss in celebration of his birthday this month. The program takes place Saturday, March 21 at 1:30 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Please use this entrance. The program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend. Small children must be accompanied by an adult. All necessary supplies are provided by the library. Registration is required as space is limited. Visit or call the library at 570-454-2961 to register.
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 required. Register by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.
STEAM: M&M Rockets
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.
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 March 9.
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.