Joanne Depew and the rest of the library staff are excited about the new table in the Library Café.

Tune in every Wednesday for virtual storytime with Miss Angela! She has prepared a fun-filled morning of music, reading and crafts about selected weekly themes. Patrons can find these programs on the library’s website, Facebook or YouTube page, along with previous programs that were offered.

The library staff has been working hard to prepare for the time when the library will reopen its doors. From organizing to repairing, they have continued to find jobs in order to make the library even better than before. The newest change took place in the Library Café. A table equipped with a drawer and cupboard to hold all the café’s supplies was the perfect addition.

Be sure to save the date for the October book sale! The sale is scheduled to take place Oct. 1, 2, 3 and 5. The Thursday night sale was usually designated as a preview night, this time it is being offered as a night sale from 4-6 for those who cannot attend during the day. On Friday, Saturday and Monday, the sale will take place during regular library hours. Monday will be a $5 bag-of-books sale. The sale will take place outside the library in canopy tents in order to maintain social distancing guidelines. Each tent will have a designated theme. The staff encourages customers to wear masks.

Can’t wait for the sale in October? A small sale is located by the book drop on the side of the library building right now. This sale features DVDs, audiobooks, autographed books, and puzzles. New DVDs are being added regularly. Be sure to come and check out the bundle deals!

Register for the library’s reading challenge for the month of September on the library’s beanstack site, All ages are welcome from 0 to 109. Choose the “Back to School Challenge” when registering for the challenge. Help the Tunkhannock Public Library win $500 for books/supplies by reading as many minutes possible for the month. Be on the lookout for new challenges as they are released throughout the year.

Patrons have asked about internet access. The library’s free Wi-Fi is still available for use outside of the building. Patrons can come and sit in their cars or outside on the benches and feel free to access the internet from their own devices.

At the start of each month, the library sends out an electronic newsletter, “Check Us Out,” in order to make special announcements and keep patrons up to date on upcoming programs and events. Join the library’s mailing list at to receive these important updates.

Curbside service hours at the library run Monday through Saturday from 10:15 to 3:30. Those with questions can contact the library by emailing or by calling 570-836-1677. The library is a Wyoming County United Way grant recipient.

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