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Library Phone, Fax & Hours
HOURS OF OPERATION:
The library is closed on Sundays and some holidays.
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The library follows bad weather closing & snow days based on Pocono Mt. School District. See www.pmsd.org for more information.
You can also find the information on network TV news scroll, or via our facebook page.
Mission & Vision Statements
Pocono Mountain Public Library strengthens the community by encouraging lifelong learning, stimulating intellectual curiosity, and promoting a literate and informed citizenry by providing a variety of information resources for all and enriching patrons’ lives through educational, cultural, and recreational programs.
Pocono Mountain Public Library envisions the following for the future of the library:
Promoting the library as a community focal point
Maintaining an earnest focus on literacy
Identifying & meeting the informational needs of a changing population
Developing interesting & stimulating public programs
Investing in the most current & innovative technologies
Providing a skilled & knowledgeable staff
The Library has a large conference room on the second floor that can be booked for large or small group or business meetings, as well as private parties. The rooms all have power point screens, access to power point projector, tables, chairs, Wi-Fi, hard wire network access, and teleconferencing (with advance booking). Some fees do apply,and a contract for using the room must be executed. Please call the library for rules and scheduling information. 570-894-8860
The Library also has a small tutoring and conference room on the second floor that can accomodate 6 people. This room has a table, computer and white board for small group instruction, tutoring, home school and charter school use, proctor tests and other educational needs. Please call with any questions and to book it. 570-894-8860. There are no fees for this room if it is used for educational purposes.
The library director and other qualified library staff are available to come to your organization for library talks, library instruction, or other special library or literacy based events. Please contact the library director for more information. 570-894-8860
Board of Trustees
Our dedicated, volunteer Board of Trustees are appointed from either Coolbaugh Township or Mount Pocono Borough, for three year appointments. People interested in serving on our board should contact a board officer or the library director. Board officers are expected to be involved in the community and assist with fundraising for the library.
Danielle Rake, President (MPB)
Susan Miller, Vice-President (CT)
Phyllis Williams, Treasurer (CT)
Mary Mallard Barlieb, Secretary (CT)
Karen Lynott, Assistant Secretary(MPB)
Pat Torregrossa (CT)
Joyce Onsted (CT)
Stacy Stewart-Keeler (MPB)
Library Board meetings are open to the public on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the second floor conference room.
Ann C. Shincovich
Susanne: Children's Librarian
Linda: Circulation Manager
Lynn: Business Manager
Stephanie: Main Desk & Customer Service
Joe: Reference, Programs & Technology Librarian
Linnae: Cataloging Librarian
Cheryl: Cataloging Librarian
Mary Ann Lewis, YA Librarian (ALMC)
Library Affiliations & Funding
Pocono Mountain Public Library belongs to the Easton District Libraries, and is a member of the Associated Libraries of Monroe County.
The Libary receives annual State Aid from Pennsylvania Commonwealth Libraries, which is about 13% of our total operating budget, and one mill in tax support each from Mt. Pocono Borough and Coolbaugh Township which comprises the majority of our annual budget. We also receive one mill from Coolbaugh Township to support our new library building construction and bond repayment which ends in 2029. The Coolbaugh Township Supervisors are significant to the success of the library.
As of 2017, the Library has received over $750,000 in major gifts from the R. Dale & Frances Hughes Foundation since 2012 for both capital and operating expenses.
PMPL reserves the right to close for bad weather.
If Pocono Mountain School District is CLOSED, the library is also CLOSED.
Check the local listings on the tv or internet.
Go to PMSD's Website
No fines are charged for days the library is closed.
Call 570-894-8860 if you have any questions.
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Pocono Mountain Public Library
5500 Municipal Drive
Coolbaugh Township Municipal Center
Tobyhanna, PA 18466
Pocono Mountain Public Library is a 501(c)3 corporation and is supported by state and local tax money, as well as generous contributions from patrons of the library.
Website created and maintained by Ann C. Shincovich, 2005.