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 and instruction booklets are available for pick-up. State forms and schedules are available to copy or print at .10 a page.
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. Seats are still available for 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.
On Tuesday, April 7 from 6:00-7:00, children in grades 1-6 are invited to join us for 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 beginning March 23.
Adulting 101: Basic Finances
On Monday, April 6 from 6:00-7:00, a representative from Janney Montgomery Scott will present a program about basic finances. Some of the topics addressed will be budgets, bank accounts, and student loans. This program is for adults and teens ages 14 and up. Registration is required and may be done by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961 beginning March 23.
Santa Fe Railway, in memory of Linda A. Bergersen, from Anthracite Model Railroad Society.
Tomato grower’s answer book, in memory of Dominic De Poalo, from Donna, Butch, Jimmy & Dina Meyers.
The year of the dogs, in memory of Kevin Donatacci, from Donna Hill.
The Fifth Avenue Story Society, in memory of Helen Eroh, from Providence Place.
Bottles, in memory of Jesse Fine, from Sam Palermo.
Grandma’s house, in memory of Mary P. Fulton, from The Great-Grandchildren of Mary P. Fulton.
Dementia reimagined, in memory of Rev. Joseph W. Hager, from Hazleton Area Public Library Board of Trustees.
Warblers and other songbirds of North America, in memory of Winona Carol Kendra, from Janet & Steve Bugda.
The Blue Zones kitchen, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Jeffrey S. Gicking.
Bruce Springsteen, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from George Mattie.
With a little help from my friends, in memory of Rose Marie Kushmeder, from Sue Piacenti.
Transylvania, in memory of Laszlo Lukacs-Nagy, from Sara Lukacs-Nagy.
Chevrolet small block parts interchange manual, in memory of Salvatore Merola, Sr., from the Benyo Family.
Propagating plants, in memory of Doreen Mikulca, from Gloria & Sarah Wolfer and Family.
La Passione, in memory of Leah Onorati, from Cynthia Orlando, Noell Latoff, Donna Meyers & Cheryl Avillion.
Amazing tales from the Chicago Bears sideline, in memory of Richard (Butch) Platek, from Wednesday Night Girls and Thursday Night Girls.
Doug Buffone, monster of the midway, in memory of Richard (Butch) Platek, from Wednesday Night Girls and Thursday Night Girls.
Red Sox vs. Yankees, in memory of Richard (Butch) Platek, from Geri & Pat Direnzo.
Sam, in memory of Leo Ravina, from Louis & Sharon Turse.
Lady Clementine, in memory of Edith Rigotti, from Rhona Narrow.
The secret life of cows, in memory of C. Lamar Snyder, from Angelo & Pat Gadola and Family.
Car mechanic, in memory of Michael A. Trangush, Jr., from Margaret Generose, Jean Gerenza & Paula Gombeda.
100 dream cars, in memory of Michael A. Tranguch, Jr., from Angelo & Pat Gadola and Family.
Journeys of a lifetime, in honor of Jane Dougherty (Retirement), from Joe Clark.
Atomic adventures, in honor of John Merrick (Retirement), from Joseph Zeller, III.