Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading begins today, June 29th at 9 a.m. Summer programs begin next week on July 6th! Visit the Kids page for programming and sign-up information, Raffle Tickets, and more!

*Please note that prize pickup will begin when the library is open for curbside pickup (TBA). Feel free to email the Childrens Department at to be added to the list of children awaiting prize pick up times.  Read more >

Now Offering Takeout and Delivery!

TAKEOUT: Starting Monday, July 13th the Scranton Library will offer “takeout” services for all library materials. Holds may be placed online or by calling (203) 245-7365. Library users will be notified by phone when materials are ready to be collected via contact-less pick up at the library’s main/parking lot entrance[…]


Virtual Trivia Night

Wednesday, July 22 @ 7 p.m. via Zoom. Looking for some brainy summer fun? Come and join us for a virtual trivia night! We’ll be holding our first competition on Wednesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Snacks and drinks are welcome. Registration is required; to receive your Zoom login, you must sign up as part of a team (minimum of 2 people, maximum of 6). There will be prizes for the winners. Please email to register. Open to teens and adults. We look forward to seeing you there!

Richard Hyman

My Adventures with Jacques Cousteau: A Virtual Talk by Richard Hyman

Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Open to All Ages.Can’t get away this summer? Satisfy your wanderlust with this fascinating virtual program and dream of your next adventure!

In 1973, at the age of eighteen and just out of high school, Richard Hyman drove from L.A. to the Canadian wilderness to work with Cree Native Americans building a cabin for the Cousteau team to winter in and film beavers. Months later Hyman flew to Mexico’s Yucatán and boarded the Calypso,  Read more >

writers group

Virtual Writers’ Group Tuesdays

Meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Are you interested in writing but don’t know where to begin? Join our virtual writers’ group to get yourself started! Each online session, we’ll write a response to a certain prompt (e.g., themed short stories, essays on selected topics, etc.) and then share what we wrote and give each other feedback. You may also present your independent writing projects to the group for suggestions and critiques. This will be a place for fun, creativity, camaraderie, and mentoring. Registration is required; please email to receive your Zoom login info.

Automatic Renewals

The Scranton Library now has automatic renewals! You no longer have to call or renew online, just check your e-mail to make sure your item is eligible. Items will renew automatically! Most Scranton Library items may be renewed twice, unless on hold for another patron.

Eligible items will renew for the original loan period. For example, books renew for an additional 21 days and DVDs renew for an additional 7 days. Eligible items will be automatically renewed up to two times.  Read more >

Scranton Library Closed Starting March 16 Due to COVID-19

We at the Scranton Library want you to know that we take the health and well-being of our staff and patrons seriously. For that reason, the Scranton Library will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16th. Our book drop is closed, but be assured that no late fees will be charged while the library is closed. All of our programs have also been suspended.

While the library is closed we invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website  Read more >.