Hal Pratt, Librarian
Susan Prokop, Assistant Librarian
Karen Roszel, Children's Librarian
Galen Quick, Staff Librarian
Anne Cosper, Staff Librarian
Linda Klann, Staff Librarian
Library Holidays and Closings
The Library will be closed on the following dates in 2013The Library also closes due to bad weather. Please check local radio stations or call
784-0883 for news on Library closings. Most special events missed due to unexpected closings are rescheduled for the earliest possible date.
January 1 --New Year's Day
January 21 --Martin Luther King Day
February 18 --Presidents' Day
April 27 --Bloomsburg Renaissance
May 27 --Memorial Day
July 4 --Independence Day
September 2 --Labor Day
November 11 --Veterans' Day
November 27 - at noon
November 28 --Thanksgiving
December 24 at Noon-- Christmas Eve
December 25 --Christmas
December 31 -- New Year's Eve
All library materials must be checked out on a valid Bloomsburg Public Library member's card. People under age 18 may not check out videotapes, but they are welcome to borrow all other circulating material.
How to become a Member
To get a library card, new members must fill out a file card which includes a space for a parent's or guardian's signature for members under age 14. Proof of address must be shown, something with the member's name and CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS.
New members who live outside the Bloomsburg Public Library's service area will be asked to pay a yearly fee of $15 per family. If someone in your family has already paid for a card, you will not be asked to pay an additional fee to get a card. The service area includes the Town of Bloomsburg , Scott Township and Hemlock Township . People living in these areas support the Library through their local taxes, rather than directly, through membership fees.
The Bloomsburg Public Library participates in the Access Pennsylvania program. If you have a valid card from another library with an Access sticker, you may get a card at no charge. There is no lower age limit for new members.
How to Use Your Card
Always bring it with you. You can check out books without it, but it is safer and faster to do it with your card. Never let anyone but a family member use your card. No matter who uses your card, if they lose, damage, or keep a book until it's overdue, you will be responsible. If you lose your card, you may get another for $1. If you find your lost card after getting another, throw away your old card.
Library members may reserve books. Pay 25 cents and fill out a form at the Circulation Desk. The book you want will be held for you when it is returned and you'll be called to come pick it up. Come as soon as you can, since others may be waiting.
Board of DirectorsRuth Larcom, President
Daniel Lynn, Vice President
Amelia Blackledge, Secretary
Joan Kokoska, Treasurer
Dr. C. Stuart Edwards
Elwood R. Harding, Jr.
Established in 1899, the Bloomsburg Library Company was not much more than a reading room. It was located on the second floor of the Woolworth Building. Take a close look at the desk in the photo at right: it is still in use in the Children's Library.
- No one may smoke, regardless of age.
- Please don't bring any food or beverages into the building.
- This is not a "whispers only" library, but please do not run, shout, or make noise disturbing to other patrons.
- All items must be checked out on a Bloomsburg Public Library card. If fines accumulate, you may be asked to pay in full or in part before checking out additional materials.
- The first time you use your card, you will be asked to limit yourself to two or three items, to avoid the possibility of a big fine in case of a misunderstanding. After that, you may take as many books as you'll use in two weeks, up to three videos, and eight magazines.
- Patrons under age 18 may not check out videos or DVDs. Patrons may check out videos and DVDs only on their own card.
Videos and DVDs--7 days.
Adult periodicals--21 days.
New adult fiction--14 days, two weeks if long. Renewable except if there is a waiting list.
Children's books, nonfiction books, audiotapes, music CDs, children's magazines, other adult fiction--21 days.
Renewals:All regular items may be renewed once. You may do this in person, with or without the book, or over the phone, or through your My Millennium account. If someone has placed the book on reserve, you won't be able to renew it.
Fines:Videos and DVDs: $1 per day for each item; 50 cents per item returned in the book drop.
All other materials: 15 cents per day for each item.
Lost items, or items damaged beyond repair: you'll be asked to pay for the items.
When the Library is closed, please return books and magazines in the book drops, located in the old front door (plant tubs on either side; book drop looks like a mail slot)
or in the rear of the building, facing the parking lot. Please return all materials to the Circulation Desk during library hours.
Please do not put books back on the shelves yourself. If you are finished looking at them, please leave them neatly on a table for staff to put back.