Tamaqua Public Library

If you have a garden and a library,

you have everything you need.

~Marcus Tullius Cicero

Tamaqua Public Library video promotion courtesy of Bugge Productions

Sharing this video showing some highlights of the library. Thanks Brenden for helping to promote the library!! Your kindness, generosity and talent are unparalleled!

As a community-benefit organization, the Tamaqua Public Library provides excellence & innovation in information, education, & recreation. Stop in to see what we have to offer!

We are offering curbside pickup. 

Please see below for procedures regarding

curbside pick-up!

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!

What’s going on at the Library?

Thank you to our AWESOME patrons who donated meals for our Tamaqua Police Department to enjoy! Thanks Officer Seip for picking them up!

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Video Links from Fall 2020 Weeks 1-8 are on the Children’s PageCheck it out!

We also have a district- wide link to Beanstack which has many reading activities and challenges for kids of all ages!

Enter the website by clicking Beanstack

Stay warm and healthy…best wishes to all our patrons

~ Tamaqua Public Library


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!!


Week 1 Bugliest Bug

Storywalk will be at Dutch Hill Baseball field/surrounding area

Week 2 Sheep Take a Hike

Storywalk will be at Tuscarora State Park

Week 3 Gossie

Storywalk will be at the park behind Boyer’s Food Market, Tamaqua

Week 4 I Took My Frog to the Library

Storywalk will be at Locust Lake State Park

Week 5 Emma’s Pet

Storywalk will be on the Leiby’s Trail – meet at the beginning in Tamaqua by Mermon Motors

Week 6 A House for Hermit Crab

Storywalk will be at Owl Creek Reservoir

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Many ways to support the library

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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.

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.

Become a member

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.

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

Get in Touch

Tamaqua Public Library

30 South Railroad Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252


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