Tamaqua Public Library

Go on an adventure…get lost in a book

Welcome to the Tamaqua Public Library website. Please feel free to look around, as we have lots to offer! There are links to our catalog, facebook page and more. Also, there is information on our current fundraisers…please scroll down to see what’s available!

Come out and see us this Saturday, August 1st, during the Community Yard Sale!

The Library is going VIRTUAL this summer!

Even though we cannot meet in person, we still want to have programs. Over the next weeks, children can participate through virtual activities provided by Beanstack (through our district library Pottsville, just click on the link), on our website and by picking up activities packs at the library.

Completed activities and reading logs will earn points toward picking books at the library!

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to get started!

Summer Hours 7/6/20 – 9/11/20

Monday10am – 8pm
Tuesday10am – 5pm
Wednesday10am – 5pm
Thursday10am – 4pm
Friday10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm

The library is OPEN. Please take a minute to read the procedures in affect to help keep everyone safe.

Also, BOOK DROP, will remain open all day for patrons to return books, if you don’t want to come into the library.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Gov. Wolf Invites Pennsylvanians to Visit Libraries this Summer

Gov. Tom Wolf has recorded a special message inviting Pennsylvanians to connect with their local public library’s SummerQuest program.  In it, he also reads a popular children’s book I Just Like You by Suzanne Bloom (Boyds Mills Press, 2018).  Bloom’s book uses pencil and watercolor artwork of young animals to communicate a message of tolerance and acceptance.

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries would like to thank Gov. Wolf for recognizing the importance of public library summer learning programs as well as the effort that each Pennsylvania public library has put into making this year’s Imagine A Story-themed program possible, even during a pandemic.  We would also like to thank York County Libraries for asking the Governor to create this video.

Books can be reserved for curbside pick up one of 3 ways:

  1. Call the library @ (570)668-4660 *
  2. Email the library tamaquapubliclibrary@hotmail.com * (*You will need to provide your name, patron #, phone # and book title/author you’d like to reserve*)
  3. Click the link below (catalog) and login to your Spark account, using your patron # and the last 4 digits of the phone number you registered with, to place a hold.

Search our catalog, along with libraries within the Spark community, and view our library’s ever-growing collection.

*You will need to provide your name, patron #, phone # and book title/author you’d like to reserve*
Once books are ready for pick up, you will receive a phone call for a curbside appointment.

Thank you for your continued patronage and patience while we navigate through these new procedures. Can’t wait to see you all soon!!

Come and join our team!


Programs are being offered virtually this year. There are videos linked on our website and packets to go along with each are available for pick up in the library. In addition, virtual activities are available via Beanstack, provided through our district library. We hope you enjoy all of our virtual activities…hope to see you in the fall!

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Bring back your overdue library books during these weeks and fines will be forgiven.

  • 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.


Coming August 1st!


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.

Come in and explore the library

Regular HoursSummer Hours (7/6-9/11)
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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Tamaqua Public Library

30 South Railroad Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252


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