Library Serves Dunmore Borough

Dunmore residents pose with Scranton Public Library staff at the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library located on the corner of Green Ridge Street and Wyoming Avenue. Shown from left are: Brianna Hendricks, Laura Hendricks, Zachary Hendricks, Anna Kilcullen, Librarian; Garrett Saresky, Scott Thomas, CEO of Scranton Public Library; Hudson Saresky, and Diane Demko, Library Branch Manager.

Many people know that, in Pennsylvania, the place where you live is served by a school district, but many people don’t know that public libraries are also assigned specific areas to serve. For Dunmore this is the Scranton Public Library which, in addition to the historic Albright Memorial Library in downtown Scranton, has a branch very close to the border at the corner of Green Ridge Street and Wyoming Avenue.

This fact is something that is very important to Scott Thomas, CEO of the Scranton Public Library and Dunmore resident. “Living in Dunmore, I know people do not realize that the Scranton Public Library is their library too. Now that I am CEO of the library, I am in a position to get the word out.”

The Scranton Public Library has a 128-year history and continues to play an important role in the communities it serves. “The pandemic,” says Thomas, “has shown that people need a place to, not just check out books, but get help with accessing government information, safely participate in activities for children, and connect with people and resources.”

The library, like everyone, has adapted to the new world. “We now have a home delivery, eBooks, streaming movies through the Kanopy app, eAudioBooks through the Libby app, and curbside pickup.” All of these are free with a Lackawanna County Library System library card.

Library cards are free for residents of all ages. There are two ways to sign up for a library card. It can be done on the Web at lclshome.org/join or anyone interested can visit any Scranton Public Library location with a document showing a proof of address.

For more information about the Library, call (570) 348-3000 or visit lclshome.org.

Special Events at the Green Ridge Library

 

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The following events have been scheduled for the month of March at the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library, 1032 Green Ridge St., Scranton. For information, call (570) 207-0764, or visit www.lclshome.org/greenridge.

Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday Storytime featuring stories, songs, crafts and fun is held every Monday at 11:30 a.m. for all ages, with Bookworm Buddies for 6 to 8 year olds at 3:30 p.m., and Young Adult Club for ages 12-17 at 5 p.m.

Lil’ Library Learners, ages 4-5, meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Special Tuesday events in March include Dr. Seuss Pajama Story Time for all ages on March 1 at 5:30 p.m.; PAWS to Read, featuring certified therapy dogs, on March 8 at 5:45 p.m. for ages 3 and up; a St. Patrick’s Celebration for all ages to share leprechaun stories, songs and crafts on March 15 at 5:30 p.m. Easter Pajama Story Time for all ages will be held on March 22 at 5:30 p.m., and Make It With Play-Doh will be held for ages 3 and up on March 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Family Place is held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for children ages birth to 3 years, parents and siblings, and features free play, story time, songs and a craft, and the Tween Team for ages 9-12 is held on Wednesdays March 2, 9, 16, and 30. A Block Party featuring block play for ages 3 to 6 and their siblings will be held on Wednesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. LEGO Club will be held on March 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Friday CRAFTernoon will be held on Fridays, March 4, 11 and 18 at 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 and up; Storytime will be held on Fridays, March 11 and 18 at 11:30 a.m. for all ages, and an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages will be held on March 25 with advance registration only.

Registration is required for all library programs except Monday/Friday 11:30 a.m. Story Time and Friday CRAFTernoon.