Shamokin And Coal Township Public Library

210 East Independence Street
Shamokin, PA 17872

570-648-3202
The Shamokin and Coal Township Public Library was incorporated in April 1941 under the auspices of the Shamokin Woman's Club. Thwarted by both World War II and a lack of funds, the area's first Library did not open its doors until September 20, 1953 at 508 North Eighth Street and ten years later, at 69 East Independence Street.

The Library moved into its present location at 210 East Independence Street in June 1967 following the use of over $135,000 in federal Appalachian grants that were used to turn the former Wolfe's Department Store into a Public Library.

Currently the Library provides services and programs to the approximately 22,000 residents of the Shamokin Area School District. This includes the communities of Shamokin, Coal Township, Shamokin Township and East Cameron Township.

The Library offers over 54,000 books, magazines, newspapers, videotapes, books on tape, equipment and microfilm to its patrons. In 1996 the Library received its first Internet access computer through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Bell Atlantic. Since then,the Library has added two additional computers with Internet and word-processing capabilities for use by the public.

Presently the Library employs a professional librarian,four full-time and two part-time employees to handle the informational, educational and recreational needs of its patrons.
Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


You can find CDC’s latest coronavirus information at cdc.gov/coronavirus; AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Shamokin
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW