Tamaqua Public Library

Double, Double, Toil & Trouble,

Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble

~ William Shakespeare

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!

Meet Tellulah the Story-telling Scarecrow!

Please vote for us in the contest being sponsored by the

Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Fall Storytime will be in-person!

Children’s Program has begun and will continue through November. YA Program will kick off Monday, October 26th. More information for each can be found on the individual program pages. Follow the link below.

Even though we are meeting in-person, virtual option will also be available.

Click on the link for


or scroll down for the flyer on how to get started!

Video Link for Weeks 1-2-3-4 are on the Children’s PageCheck it out!

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!

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!


Call today to sign-up

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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.

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

Get in Touch

Tamaqua Public Library

30 South Railroad Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252


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