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570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

570.454.2961
55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

PA Forward

Hazleton Area Public Library is pleased to be an active participant in the PA Forward Program.

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, was conceived to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing:

With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.

Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They’re agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries can be key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

Bronze Star

Hazleton Area Public Library has achieved its first star in the PA Forward Program. In order to attain this goal, HAPL utilized PA Forward in both marketing and advertising its services. The library integrated PA Forward into its existing displays and signage. 

HAPL Film Program

Hazleton Area Public Library will continue its fall film program with a comedy directed by Delbert Mann on Thursday, December 14th at 6pm. The film will be screened in HAPL’s Community Room (Green Street entrance). Registration is appreciated by phoning the reference desk at 570-454-2961.

Christmas Tea

The Hazleton Area Public Library Children’s Department invites you to our annual Holiday Tea. Children ages 2 through kindergarten are invited to join us Wednesday, December 6th at 6PM or Thursday, December 7th at 6PM for holiday stories, songs, fingerplays, refreshments, and help us welcome a very special guest.  Registration is required. For more information, contact the Children’s Department of the Library at 570-454-2961.

Teen Time Gingerbread Houses

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to make a gingerbread house on Tuesday, December 5th from 6-7pm. The gingerbread houses will be put on display and entered into a competition for the public to vote for their favorites. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 19th. Registration is required, and can be made by contacting the HAPL’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

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For instant updates on library news, or events please check out our Facebook page by searching Hazleton Area Public Library. Help us hit 500 likes, and something special will happen!

Bronze Star
Hazleton Area Public Library has achieved its first star in the PA Forward Program. In order to attain this goal, HAPL utilized PA Forward in both marketing and advertising its services. The library integrated PA Forward into its existing displays and signage.

Christmas Tea
The Hazleton Area Public Library Children’s Department invites you to our annual Holiday Tea. Children ages 2 through kindergarten are invited to join us Wednesday, December 6th at 6PM or Thursday, December 7th at 6PM for holiday stories, songs, fingerplays, refreshments, and to help us welcome a very special guest. Registration is required and begins today. For more information, contact the Children’s Department of the Library at 570-454-2961.

Teen Time Gingerbread Houses
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to make a gingerbread house on Tuesday, December 5th from 6-7pm. The gingerbread houses will be put on display, and entered into a competition for the public to vote for their favorites. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 19th. Registration is required and can be made by contacting the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Facebook
For instant updates on library news, or events please check out our Facebook page by searching Hazleton Area Public Library. Help us hit 500 likes, and something special will happen!

Hours for Thanksgiving week:
Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, CLOSED
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, CLOSED

Bronze Star
Hazleton Area Public Library has achieved its first star in the PA Forward Program. In order to attain this goal, HAPL utilized PA Forward in both marketing and advertising its services. The library integrated PA Forward into its existing displays and signage.

Holiday Cabaret
Hazleton Area Public Library is pleased to present a very special holiday cabaret with classical guitarist, Robert Dopira. His holiday program with Christmas music includes Nutcracker Suite dances and music from Peanuts “Charlie Brown Christmas Carol.” Mr. Dopira won scholarship to the Roman Festival Orchestra in Italy to perform in their summer performance program. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in performance, and completed his Master’s Degree courses. Holiday Cabaret is open free of charge to the general public, but reservations are required. The performance will be held HAPL’s community room (Green Street entrance) at 6pm on Thursday, Nov. 30th.

Christmas Tea
The Hazleton Area Public Library Children’s Department invites you to our annual Holiday Tea. Children ages 2 through kindergarten are invited to join us Wednesday, December 6th at 6PM or Thursday, December 7th at 6PM for holiday stories, songs, fingerplays, refreshments. To help us, we welcome a very special guest. Registration is required, and begins Monday, November 27th. For more information, contact the Children’s Department of the Library at 570-454-2961.