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CORONAVIRUS / Covid-19 Update:
March 30, 2020
PMPL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE as per Governor Wolf and the Office Of Commonwealth Libraries for closure of non-essential businesses and stay at home mandate in Monroe County, PA.
UPDATE
Due to Covid-19 guidelines, the library's regular board meeting on May 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm will be closed to the public while the library remains closed. Trustees will be meeting by remote phone conference to ensure proper social distancing. The public are welcome to submit questions to the Trustees by email, and we will respond as soon as possible. Please use: poconolibrary.info@gmail.com

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Library Information

Address, Phone, Fax & Hours Mission & Vision Statements Community Spaces
Board of Trustees Library Director Library Staff
Community Outreach Affiliations & Funding Snow Closure Policy


Library Address, Phone, Fax & Hours
5500 Municipal Drive
Tobyhanna, PA 18466
(phone) 570-894-8860
(fax) 570-894-8852

HOURS OF OPERATION:
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 is closed on Sundays and some holidays.

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

Mission Statement
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´┐Ż lives through educational, cultural, and recreational programs.

Vision Statement
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

  • Community Spaces

    The R. Dale & Frances Hughes Community Room is 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.

    Community Outreach

    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)
    Jill Gunther, Vice-President (CT)
    Phyllis Williams, Treasurer (CT)
    Mary Mallard Barlieb, Secretary (CT)
    Stacy Stewart-Keeler (MPB)
    Deatra Cummings (CT)
    Danielle Travagline (CT)
    vacant (MPB)
    vacant (MPB)

    PUBLIC NOTICE FOR MEETINGS

    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.

    Library Director
    Ann C. Shincovich, M.A., M.L.I.S
    Library Staff
    Susanne: Children's Librarian
    Lynn: Business Manager
    Stephanie: Main Desk & Customer Service
    Joe: Reference, Programs & Technology Librarian
    Sarah: Main Desk
    Mary-Ann B.: Main Desk



    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 12% 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 2018, 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.
    Snow Closure

    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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    PUBLIC NOTICE FOR MEETINGS
    PMPL HOURS OF OPERATION:
    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


    Pocono Mountain Public Library
    5500 Municipal Drive
    Coolbaugh Township Municipal Center
    Tobyhanna, PA 18466

    (phone) 570-894-8860
    (fax) 570-894-8852


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    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.

    Copyright Pocono Mountain Public Library, 2005.