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55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

55 N Church St, Hazleton, PA 18201

Please note: The Library will close at 5:00 on Wednesday, July 3 and will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Happy 4th!


The library will be hosting a drop in, tech-time tutoring session on Wednesday, July 10 from 6:00-7:00. 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 this is a drop in event. For any questions about the program, call or visit the reference department of the library at 570-454-2961, and ask for Jeff.

Writing Workshop Adults & Teens 16 +
We all have a story to tell, start writing yours now. This monthly workshop focuses 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 Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 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. The deadline for registration is July 11.

HAPL Summer Film Program
The Hazleton Area Public Library will be hosting a film program for adults on Thursday, July 18 at 6:00 in the Community Room (Green Street Entrance). Registration is required & can be made by visiting or calling the library at 570-454-2961.

Summer Quest for Kids
Registration for the library’s Summer Quest Program is underway and will continue throughout the summer. Summer Quest is a free program open to children who will be entering grades one through twelve in the fall who have their own library card. Summer Quest members will receive a calendar of weekly events and activities upon enrollment. The Hazleton Area Public Library will also host a Read-To-Me Summer Reading Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Read-To-Me members may use their parents’ library cards to participate. A calendar of weekly storytimes will be provided at registration. The Summer Quest Program will be offered at the main library and its branches. Children may enroll only at one location. A parent or legal guardian must be present to enroll the child.   Members will be asked to perform educational activities to complete the Summer Quest. The activities range from reading and arts, to technology and experiences. Children who complete the Summer Quest program will be eligible to win prizes at the end of the summer. For more information, please contact the library’s Children’s Department at 570-454-2961.

Library Days @ PNC Field
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders want kids to read. That’s why the team is again offering a free ticket for its game on Sunday, July 7 OR Tuesday, August 20 to any child 3 to 12 years old who reads five books from the library this summer. Stop by the Hazleton Area Public Library, or any branch library, and pick up a RailRiders bookmark. Read five books and have your bookmark checked by library staff to earn one free ticket to the game. Take the bookmark to the box office at PNC Field to receive your free ticket.