FAQs

Do I need a library card to check out items?

Yes. Your first card is free, should you need a replacement there is a $5 charge.

How do I renew my items?

There are several ways you can renew  your items.

1. Bring your library card in to the library and we can renew  your items.

2. Call the library at (570) 746-1711 during normal business hours, and provide us the last 5 digits of your library card number.

3. Renew your books yourself online. Simply click on the Online Catalog link and log into your account in the menu above, using your library card number and the telephone number on file, with no dashes or spaces.

How many books can I take out at one time?

There is a limit of 50 print materials allowed to be checked out on a single card at any given time.

How many DVDs can I take out at one time?

There is a limit of 5 DVDs to be checked out on a single card at any given time.

Are there fines for items not returned on time?

There is fine of $0.25 per day for books, magazines and audiobooks.

There is a fine of $1 per day for DVDs.

What happens if I don’t return the items on time?

You will be contacted by the library regarding your overdue items after they are one week past due and again after two weeks past due.

If the items are still not returned, you will be sent a certified letter at three weeks and if the items have still not been returned the account will be turned over to the magistrate.

Do I need to have a library card to use a computer?

No. We have a desk pass that we can use to check a computer out to you.

Do you charge if I print something?

Yes. Printed pages are $0.25 per page for black and white prints and $0.50 per page for color prints.

What other services do you offer?

We have a copier that is available to the public. Copies are $0.25 per page.

We also offer fax services. We charge $1 per page outgoing, and $0.25 for the confirmation page.

Incoming faxes are $0.25 per page.

History

The Wyalusing Public Library was a gift to the community in 1902 from Francis R. Welles. Welles fervently believed in the value of education in improving the world. He felt that by making books accessible to people, he was lending a helping hand in their education. Welles stocked the Wyalusing Public Library with books from his personal collection to that end.

Albert Tipp, a Wilkes-Barre architect, designed the library. He made it as fireproof as current day building techniques would allow. The facade is brick and there is a cement liner between the roof and interior rooms. When an addition was built in 1991, the original tiled fireplaces and oak woodwork was kept intact.

Staff

Cathy Brady

Cathy Brady

Library Director

Jennifer Belcher

Jennifer Belcher

Youth Programming Assistant

Tiffany Kuhns

Tiffany Kuhns

Circulation Librarian

Morgan Clinton

Morgan Clinton

Circulation Librarian

Board Of Directors

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every other month at 4:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and you are encouraged to attend.

Library Board

John Harrison-President

Joan Abrey – Vice President

Cheryl Chamberlin- Treasurer

Denise Schloder-Secretary

Bobbie Jean Harvey

Tony Carey

 

Volunteers

Flora Johnson

 Judy Higley

Rita Carey

Alyssa McCarty