This site was built and designed to introduce you to our library and acquaint you with our services. We encourage you to take advantage of all these services.
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Who may borrow
Library cards are free to all Schuylkill County residents. To obtain a library card, a patron must show identification which includes a current address. Children 12 years and under must have a parent or guardian co-sign the application. Non-residents may obtain a card by paying a non-resident fee of $2.00 per year. Cardholders are responsible for all materials borrowed on their cards.
The librarian is assisted by volunteers, who will be happy to help you obtain a library card, charge out materials, place reserves or assist you in meeting your informational needs. to further assist you we have interlibrary loans which pro vide access to materials not owned by the Tri-Valley Library. Materials are borrowed from participating local, state and national libraries. Available to all library users, the service is usually free of any extra charge. Students are asked to use their s chool library before using Interlibrary loan service.
Bulletin Boards located at our entries may be used by non-profit organizations to display informational flyers about upcoming events and other items of interest.
A photocopy machine is located at the circulation desk and we will be glad to make copies for you for a donation. Also, a microfilm reader/printer is available in the multi-media room.
Large Print Books
Popular fiction books, printed in 18 point type for people with impaired vision, are found on the main floor, next to the fiction section.
A local history collection is available for research. This collection includes information about the Tri Valley area, Schuylkill County, family geneaology books, books on mining, books on the Molly Maguires and books by local authors.
Current subscriptions to magazines and selected back-issues, along with subscriptions to several newspapers can be found on the main floor. Additional back issues of magazines are available upon request for research.
We maintain current information files which contain selected pamphlets, newspaper clippings, career information, and maps.
The library offers occasional free programs of general interest to the community. In addition, preschool storytime programs for children ages 3 to 5 are held for a six week period in the spring and fall. We also have a summer reading program for childre n in grades one to six which runs from June to mid-August. A bookmobile makes stops in Klingerstown, Pitman and Weishample every other week during the months of June through August.
Our multi-media collection contains a microfilm reader/printer, a collection of microfilm, several computers with printers, TV and VCR, books on tape and tape players, all of which may be used by the public. The computers are equipped with CD-ROM drives and we have a collection of CD's, as well. In addition, all but one of the computers is connected to the internet and the public may access the internet through these computers. Floppy disks are available for a small donation on which to download i nformation.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library is the support and fund-raising group for our library. The Friends meet on the third Wednesday of the month at the library. They are a very active group and welcome anyone who is interested to give their time and talents for a very worthy cause. Please call the library or Carol Masser if you would like to join the Friends.
Barry Township --- Mrs. Doris Hinkel
Eldred Township --- Mrs. Mae Kahler
Hegins Township --- Mrs. Trudy Umholtz
Hegins Township --- Dr. M. L. Harring
Hubley Township --- Mrs. Connie Scheib
Tri-Valley Charities --- Mr. Lee Keifer
Upper Mahantongo Township --- Mrs. Alice Kissinger
Librarian --- Mrs. Lorraine Oldham
You can e-mail the library and we will send you a speedy reply.
You can also directly contact the Pottsville Library website.