Summer Activities and Storytimes

To register for all activities please go to the calendar on the right and register by date of the event. Please remember if your schedule changes and you can not come to a registered event please call the  Children’s Department 203-245-8722 to let us know so we can go to our waiting lists.

The Great Give!

The Great Give! May 3 8am – May 4 8pm Support the Scranton Memorial Library and donate during The Great Give, a 36 hour online giving event on May 3 & 4. During the Great Give, your charitable donation will make our library eligible for thousands of dollars in grant prizes when you give to us […]

Calling all volunTEENS!

Whether you are looking to improve your resume or fill a club requirement, we have a variety of ways you can volunteer for your community. Specifically, teens can…

New Teen Programs!

Check out our new lineup of teen programs! We’ve expanded our classic programs to include exciting new opportunities for teens. Whether you are interested in technology, art, or pop culture, we have a program for you. Programs include…

The Yarn Whisperer

The Yarn Whisperer by Clara Parkes. September 2013. Crafts & Memoir Among the How to Knit, and How to Knit Socks from the Top Down was nestled this sweet little tome, which is ostensibly about knitting but is really about life. Of course it probably helps if you are a knitter should you decide to read […]

The Quiet Room

The Quiet Room by Lori Schiller & Amanda Bennett. June 1994. Memoir Mental illness has always carried a stigma. That’s why this book is so unique and important for people to read. Author Lori Schiller opens up her private world to everyone as she descends into madness. In the late 1970’s, she started the transformation […]


Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin. April 2017. Memoir This memoir details the life of outspoken actor Alec Baldwin. The highs and lows of his childhood to present day experience is told in a brutally honest and fearless manner. His style of writing is fluent, witty and revealing. He is a sensitive, pragmatic man and has clearly […]

The Nightingale

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. February 2015. Historical Fiction This is the remarkable story of two sisters and their relationship which is shaped and wounded from their childhood and WWII. It is a book that I couldn’t put down. The story illuminates and celebrates the role of women during WWII, unlike any other book that […]

All My Puny Sorrows

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews. November 2014. Literary Fiction Why write a review for a book that took me eight months to finish? Let me explain. All My Puny Sorrows is about depression, love, sisterhood, holding on and letting go. It’s as gut wrenching as it is laugh out loud funny. Correction: way […]


Divergent by Veronica Roth. May 2011. Science Fiction Even though Divergent is considered a Young Adult novel, as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed the story. When books become movies, I always read the book first, even if it means waiting a long time to watch the movie. Such is the case with Divergent for me. […]

Her Nightly Embrace

Her Nightly Embrace by Adi Tantimedh. November 2016. Thriller/Suspense These four short stories involve Ravi and his friends and family. I applaud the author’s use of mystical as well as colorful characters throughout the book and look forward to the next edition of his work. Ravi is a handsome young man still searching for his […]

Smart Baseball

Smart Baseball by Keith Law. April 2017. Sports/Baseball When Moneyball was published in 2003, statistical analysis in Major League Baseball had yet to become mainstream. The Oakland A’s were portrayed as radical idealists, with their business-by-numbers approach to winning seen as a threat to classic baseball values. Now, in 2017, every MLB team has a […]