Tamaqua Public Library

At this time, it will not be necessary to renew books; fines will not be accrued. Staff will not be in the library; as per government directive, we will be closed. Also, we ask that you wait until we are open again to make donations, since no one will be here to collect them.

Thank you all for your cooperation during this time. Stay safe and healthy and enjoy your time with your families. Keep reading!

Libraries to Close for Routine, In-Person Public Library ServicesToday, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed. Consistent with the Governor’s efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all public libraries across Pennsylvania should follow this guidance.  Since many public libraries are open on weekends and to achieve the maximum in public safety, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries instructs libraries to close for routine, public library services beginning on Saturday, March 14 and remain closed through Sunday, March 29, a period in alignment with school closures.  We recognize that library officials may not receive this information as quickly as needed since the information is being provided late Friday afternoon following a day full of rapidly changing circumstances.  For that I apologize.  However, I ask that your library close for routine, public library services as soon as it is reasonably possible. Following that period of monitoring and evaluation, decisions about the future will be announced via the Office of Commonwealth Libraries’ website (www.statelibrary.pa.gov) and via our statewide email distribution lists. The only exception to this directive that may apply is a circumstance where a public library is working in cooperation with local emergency management officials to provide essential services needed for their community during this period.  In such an instance, the library may remain open with essential personnel to provide these services but not for purposes of routine, in-person public services. As a result of this statewide closure, it is no longer necessary to notify PDE of your closure.  In the instance where a library remains open, please: Notify RA-EDEmergencyResponse@pa.gov of the purpose for remaining open due to work with an emergency management agency; and toProvide the name of the person who will serve as the library’s point of contact including their title, email address, and phone number during the time when essential services are being provided. Please know that libraries closed under these circumstances will not jeopardize their eligibility for Public Library Subsidy support. We will provide additional guidance as circumstances warrant.  Thanks to you all for your great service to the public, and for your cooperation during these difficult days. GlennGlenn R. Miller | Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for LibrariesPennsylvania Department of Education | Office of Commonwealth Libraries333 Market St., 11th Floor | Harrisburg, PA  17101-2210Phone: 717-783-2466 | www.statelibrary.pa.govtwitter.com/PADeptofEd | facebook.com/PADepartmentofEducationpinterest.com/PADeptOfEd | youtube.com/PADeptOfEdThis communication is issued on the Deputy Secretary’s behalf by Jonelle Darr, Executive Assistant (jodarr@pa.gov717-783-5725).


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  • PPL Foundation Grant $5,000 to be put towards Summer Quest Programs.
  • We also accepted the Snayberger Memorial Grant of $500 to purchase new books.
  • Ashley Smith of Usborne Books for matching 50% of our 2019 summer reading incentive program. We added many new book to our children’s section.



As a community-benefit organization, the Tamaqua Public Library provides excellence and innovation in information, education, and recreation. Recognizing the ever-changing environment of society, the Tamaqua Public Library envisions a future in which the library serves as a community center and leader in traditional and innovative library services. The Tamaqua Public Library aims to make the Tamaqua Area a rewarding, attractive, and pleasant place to live, work, and visit.

Curiosity and a love of learning are the best things we can instill in our patrons.

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Education today must be transformed in order to build the workforce of tomorrow. We provide a variety of STREAM based programs for children ages 2-19. It is our goal to expose children of all ages to education in a fun and engaging environment, in hopes of piquing their curiosity and positively influencing their passion to learn more.

Call or come in today and sign up for our fall program which begins September 24 & 25.

we make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give” ~winston churchill

Please consider making a charitable donation to the Tamaqua Public Library. There are several ways to help: Amazon Smile, Boyers “Great Caring, Great Sharing” program, Redner’s receipts, Donation Tree, Book Memorials or by simply making a monetary donation. Click here for more information.

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Regular HoursSummer Hours (7/1-9/6)
Monday 10am – 8pmMonday 10am – 8pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pmTuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 5pmWednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 4pmThursday 10am – 2pm
Friday 12pm – 5pmFriday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9:30am – 4:30pmSaturday 10am – 2pm

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30 South Railroad Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252


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