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Services & Events

The Blue Mountain Community Library has the following services available:

  • 26,000+ volumes, with titles for adults, young adults, and children
  • 300+ large print books
  • approximately 80% of the titles on the New York Times adult bestseller list
  • DVDs and videos
  • audiobooks
  • magazines
  • reference collection
  • computers
  • monthly newsletter, available in print and via email

Upcoming Events:

  • Board of Directors Meeting:  Third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  Anyone interested in joining the library board is asked to contact Lisa Farnan c/o the Library.  Next meeting:  March 15, 2017
  • Adult Book Discussion Group:  Third Tuesday of most months at 6:30 PM.  Interested adults are invited.  The group reads a selected book and then discusses it at the meetings.  Next meetings:  February 21 – Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall, March 21 – The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti, April 18 – What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman, May 16 – Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom
  • Second Story Story Hour:  Children’s storytime is held Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM during the school year.  Storytime is for preschool children.  Leaders read books to the children, and arts and crafts are included in the program.  Therapy dog Quincy will be at storytime on March 22 and 23.
  • Automation!!  The library will be closed mid-March as we upgrade and automate our computer/circulation system.  See the newsletter page for details.
  • Book Nook Special for March:  Buy a book by an author whose last name begins with “P” and get any item of equal or lesser price free!
  • Food Drive for Benders Church:  ends February 28
  • Wendy’s Fundraiser:  March 29 (5:00-8:00 PM)
  • Third Annual Antiques Appraisal and Silent Auction Event:  April 7 (5:30-8:00 PM)  See the newsletter page for details!
  • For Sale:  Pen Argyl history books, Slate Belt history books, and Pen Argyl High School yearbooks
  • Volunteers:  We need more volunteers!  Contact the library manager if you can donate four hours of your time per month to support your library.
  • Closings:  The library will be closed when Pen Argyl School District is closed due to inclement weather.  Check www.wfmz.com for the latest weather updates.
  • Fundraising Coordinator and Assistants:  Can you help in this way?  If interested, speak with the library manager.
  • Monthly Newsletter:  Now available via email!  Leave your name and email address at the circulation desk.  Also available in printed copy at the circulation desk and via the “Newsletter” tab on the library website (text only).

Donations:

Please show your support for the library, a valuable non-profit organization, by making a tax-deductible contribution. The library relies on your donations to continue its services. In addition to monetary donations, the library welcomes book, audiobook, and DVD donations.

Library Policies:

  • Library Membership: Free to all residents of the Pen Argyl Area School District, including Pen Argyl, Wind Gap, and Plainfield Township; $12.00 per year for those living outside of our service area.
  • Lending Period: Two weeks
  • Renewal Procedure: Return the items to the library before or on the due date to renew OR phone the library to request renewal. New items with yellow stickers may not be renewed. Overdue items may not be renewed. Each item, unless new or overdue, may be renewed once unless another patron has placed a reserve on it.
  • Borrowing Limits: 5 items per library card (2 items may be new)
  • Overdue Fines: For 60 days beginning the day after the due date, the overdue fine is $0.25 per day per new item and $0.10 per day for each other item.  If an overdue item is not returned for 60 days, patrons must then pay the accrued default fine ($15 for a new item, $6 for a regular item), the cost to replace the item, and a processing fee of $5 per item.
  • Book reserves:  Materials may be placed on reserve at no cost.  When contacted about an available book that had been placed on reserve, the patron has three library business days to check it out.