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216 South Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072

Services & Events

The Blue Mountain Community Library has the following services available:

  • 19,000+ volumes, with titles for adults, young adults, and children
  • 700+ large print books
  • approximately 80% of the titles on the New York Times adult bestseller list
  • DVDs
  • audiobooks
  • magazines
  • reference collection
  • computers
  • monthly newsletter, available in print and via email

Upcoming events and other news:

Please see the library’s main webpage for details about the schedule and procedures regarding current circulation services.

  • Board of Directors Meeting: Typically the third Tuesday of each month. Anyone interested in joining the library board is asked to contact Lisa Farnan c/o the Library. Next meeting:  October 19 at 6:30 PM outside
  • Adult Book Discussion Group: Typically the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.  Next meetings:  Tuesday, October 12 – The Rent Collector by Camron Wright; November 9 – The Social Graces by Renee Rosen; December – no meeting; January 11 – The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman; February 8 – A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum; March 8 – The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah; April 12 – Unorthodox:  The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman; May 10 – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.  Interested adults are invited.  The group reads a selected book and then discusses it at the meetings, which are held inside.  Participants must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, and pre-register by calling the library or emailing at least one day prior to the meeting.
  • Preschool Storytime and Craft:  We will meet at the Weona Park pavilion on the following Wednesday mornings:   October 13 and 27 and November 10, beginning at 10:30 am. This free program will consist of stories, singing with rhythm sticks, and a craft. A craft kit will be provided for each REGISTERED child. All participants MUST BE registered by the MONDAY prior to the program. Please do so by calling the library at 610-863-3029.
  • Silent Auction:  Monday, October 4 through Saturday, October 30
    – All items are new and will be displayed in the library and on our Facebook page.
    – Items include the following:
    Eco & Chef Enamel Cast Iron Saucepan
    Chef’s Counter Cast Iron Skillet
    Chef’s Counter Cast Iron Grill Pan
    Chef’s Counter Non-stick 2-quart Casserole with Lid
    Jim Beam Cast Iron Skillet
    Mr. Coffee Coffee Press
    Eco Chef Enamel Cast Iron Baking Dish
    Chef’s Counter Cast Iron Dutch Oven
    Hamilton Beach Pizza Maker
    Copper Lasagna Trio Pan
    Eternal Kitchen Ideas Coffee Pitcher
    Eternal Coffee Pod Holder
    Vera New York Jetta Tote Bag
    Vera New York Madeira Tote Bag
    Mia K. Farrow Collection Bag
    Key Finder
    Kenneth Cole Reaction Cosmetic Bag
    Amy Miller Plush Robe
    Eternal Cozy Place Warm Room Heater
    RING Video Doorbell
    – Visit or call the library to place your bid.
    – If calling, please provide your contact number and item number(s) along with your bid amount(s).
    – There is no limit to the number of times you may bid on an item(s).
    – The winning individuals will be contacted by telephone on Monday, November 1st.
  • Christmas Tree Ornament Fundraiser:  November 1 through December 31.  Details coming soon!
  • Winter Weather Policy: Please check for listings and updates.
  • Weis Receipts: Turn in Weis receipts from within the past year, from the stores in Brodheadsville, Mt. Pocono, Lords Valley, East Stroudsburg, Marshalls Creek, Bangor/Pen Argyl, and Tannersville. Thank you!
  • For Sale: Pen Argyl history books, Slate Belt history books, and Pen Argyl High School yearbooks
  • Volunteers: We need more volunteers, especially for Saturday morning and weekday evening shifts! Contact the library manager if you can donate four hours of your time per month to support your library. We are not accepting applications for junior volunteers at this time.
  • 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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be accepting donations of books, audiobooks, or DVDs.

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. All items must be returned by closing time on their scheduled due date (Monday-Thursday by 8:00 PM, Friday-Saturday by 12:00 PM).
  • Checkout Procedure: The patron must present his/her library card to check out items. If a library card is lost, the patron must pay $3 to replace it.
  • Renewal Procedure: Return the items to the library before or on the due date to renew. New items with yellow stickers may not be renewed. Each item, unless new, may be renewed once if all fines are paid and no other patron has placed a reserve on it. Renewals may be done by telephone.
  • 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 $0.20 per day per item. If an overdue item is not returned for 60 days, patrons must then pay the accrued default fine ($12), 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. Book reserves may be placed by telephone.