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216 South Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072
info@bmcl.org

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:

The library is open for inside browsing via appointment and for curbside. Please see the library’s main webpage for details about the schedule and procedures regarding these services.

  • We will be closed Thursday, April 1 (PM shift) and Friday, April 2.  We will be open Saturday, April 3.
  • Board of Directors Meeting: Typically the second Tuesday 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:  April 20, 2021 at 4 PM likely outside
  • Adult Book Discussion Group: Typically the third Tuesday of most months at 6:30 PM, though the group has temporarily ceased meeting until warmer months permit them to meet outside. Interested adults are invited. The group reads a selected book and then discusses it at the meetings.
  • Preschool Storytime and Craft: Join us on Facebook every Thursday for themed stories and crafts! We will provide the supplies. Call for your craft packet (610-863-3029 ). Click here for the stories and crafts.
  • Pen Argyl Small Business Street Fair:  April 24 from 10 AM-?  Stop by the library’s table with books and puzzles to purchase.
  • Mr. Pastie Fundraiser: Tickets will be available to purchase through April 17, 2021 for the following choices:  beef with onion, beef NO onion, chicken, and veggie.  Price per pastie is $6.00 each.  Tickets MUST be redeemed from May 1 through July 31, 2021.  Frozen pasties available with your ticket at any time.  Baked pasties must be ordered prior to pick-up by calling Mr. Pastie at 610 863 9091.
  • Book Nook Sale:  May 29   Call to make an appointment.  Wearing a mask and social distancing are required, and there is a limit of three shoppers per timeslot.
  • Silent Auction:  June 7-26
  • Winter Weather Policy: Please check WFMZ.com 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.
  • 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.