PA Forward

The Muncy Public Library is excited to be taking part in a state program called PA Forward. It was designed by the Pennsylvania Library Association as a way to help local libraries keep up with the needs of the community. Libraries aren’t just about books and magazines anymore.  New guide lines for programming will cover 5 different areas of literacy providing information, technology, and education.

As part of the initiative we will be providing programs in the following areas:

  • Basic Literacy: General information to get you actively involved in learning.
  • Information Literacy: Stay up to date with rapidly changing technology.
  • Civic and Social Literacy: Learn about your community and get involved!
  • Health Literacy: These programs will promote healthy living, medical information and care options.
  • Financial Literacy: Find out how to manage your finances and learn wise spending methods.

Be sure to check out our program board, Face Book page, the website, or your local paper for program dates. Due to space restrictions we ask that you register for most programs.

Visit us soon to take advantage of our new programs and events and become a part of moving PA Forward!



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The library has four computers available for public use. The library has installed a new software on our public computers.  It requires our patrons to know their library username or barcode, and library pin or password.  Stop by the desk if you need help acquiring the info!

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher are available.
  • Free high-speed access to the internet is available.  An internet computer agreement form must be signed prior to first use of the internet.  Patrons under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the internet computer agreement form for them.  Those patrons under the age of 12 must have an adult with them while they are using the internet.
  • Wireless internet available.
  • Copies are 25¢ for black & white and 50¢ for any with a color picture.
  • Copier service at 25¢ a page.
  • Scanning services are available.  Printed material costs are the same as copies.
  • FAX service available at $1 per page.


collectionIt is free to check out anything with your library card. Along with over 26,000 books to choose from, the library has a large print collection, an audio book collection of over 500 titles (CD and MP-3), videos, and an ever-growing DVD collection of over 600 titles including the most recent releases.

The library also subscribes to a large selection of magazines which are available to look at in the front reading room along with the daily local newspaper.

pennsboroughroomThe Pennsborough Room on the second floor houses our local historical collection and our Now and Then Historical Society magazine from then late 1800s until the present.

Other Services
A community room is available and a cozy front room for relaxed reading of newspapers and periodicals located there.


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(Last updated:  4/16/16)

Pennsylvania Spring Migration will be held Thursday, April 21 at 7:00pm.  Spring has finally sprung!  Find out from Wes Egli which birds have made their way back to the area and how to identify them.

Friends Book Sales for April will be held on Saturday!, April 23 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Kid’s Construction Club will be held Monday, May 16, from 6:30-7:30pm, and is for children ages 5-up and their adult caregivers. Use the library’s diverse collection of Legos to create whatever you can imagine.  We have many Lego books on hand to help inspire you!

Family Open Play Hour will be held Saturday, May 7, 21, & 6/4 from 10:30am to 11:30am for ages 6 months – 5 years.  Come and play with other kids from our community and hear a story from Miss Amber.  Caregivers must be present.  Siblings are always welcome.

Preschool Storytime with Miss Amber will be on Wednesday April 20, 27, May 4 & 11, and May 25, June 1, 8 & 15 from 10:30am to 11:15am.  This program will help prepare your child for kindergarten by encouraging them to learn, make crafts, listen to books, and sing songs with Miss Amber.  Caregivers must be present.  Siblings are welcome.

Toddler Tales with Miss Amber will be on Friday April 22, 29, May 6 &13, and May 27, June 3, 10 & 17 from 10:00am to 10:45am for ages 12 months to 3 1/2 years.  This program was created with the playful and curious in mind.  We sing, dance, and learn through listening and watching as the group plays together with our developmental toys and shares storytime with Miss Amber and their caregivers.  We have a lot of laughs and fun with new friends.  Siblings are always welcome!

Decorate A Kite will be held Saturday, April 23 from 10:30am to 11:30am for ages 4 and up.  All materials are provided courtesy of the United Way of Lycoming County.

NEW!!!  Adult program!!!!  Color, and Chat Adult Coloring Therapy Class will be held Thursday, April 28 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Have you heard about the latest way for busy adults to wind down after a stress-filled day?  It’s coloring! We will meet again on the 4th Thursday of each month except for November and December.  Materials will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring a coloring project you are already working on, or something you would like to begin.  It’s such good “therapy” to relax by coloring, and doing it with friends makes it even better!

Pre-registration is required for all activities unless otherwise stated and can be made  by calling 546-5014 during normal hours or stopping in at the library.

 If you have any questions about our programs, please email us at or just stop in!

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Book Donation Guidelines
Everyone has been so generous with book donations we’re running out of space!  So, we needed to come up with some guidelines to help keep things neat and organized.  They are as follows:

Friends of The Muncy Public Library
No text books, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, VHS tapes or damaged books.

Muncy Public Library’s Materials Donation Criteria
1.  No textbooks of any kind.
2.  No damaged covers or pages.
3.  No moldy or damp materials.
4.  No novels over 4 years old.
5.  No non-fiction over 6 years old.

Thanks for understanding and Thanks for the Donations!

Overdue Fines:

  • Overdue fines are 15¢ a day for books.
  • DVDs and Video Games are $1.00 a day per item.
  • Please do NOT return DVDs or audio materials in the book drop. There is a $5.00 charge for each video, DVD or audio material when this is done.

How Long Do Materials Circulate:

Most materials circulate for 3 weeks. DVDs circulate for four (4) days and must be brought back inside the library a half-hour before closing. Adults over 18 may check out 2 new and 2 old DVDs and up to 4 videos at a time. Most materials may be renewed by phone or in person unless someone else is waiting for the item or the item has a “NO Renewal” sticker on it because it is in high demand. Sorry, DVDs can NOT be renewed.

Library Card
It is free to check out anything with your library card. It is also free to obtain a library card.  There is a $2.00 charge if you need to replace your library card.

Making a Donation in Memory or Honor

  • Making a donation to the library in memory or honor of someone is an unique and special way to remember someone.
  • Making a donation in honor of a teacher at the end of the school year is also a great way to show your appreciation.
  • It is easy to make the donation-one can stop in the library or mail it. The library needs to know who the donation is for, who a notice should be sent to that a memorial was made, and if you have any preferences to the type of book(s) purchased.
  • A beautiful memorial plate is placed inside the designated book stating who donated the memorial and who it is for.

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New Purchases

New Purchases

New Reads at the Muncy Public Library! – updated 12/22/15

We have purchased several new titles that will help you get through the gloomy winter’s doldrums.

Thanks to a gift from the Waldron Foundation, we added several more titles to our Large Type adult fiction collection.  Books include: “Big Sky Summer”,by Linda Lael Miller,  “An Absence so Great”, by Jane Kirkpatrick, “Before She Dies”, by Mary Burton, “The Shadow on the Quilt”, Stephanie Whitson,” Afterwards”, by Rosamund Lupton,” Song of My Heart”, by Kim Sawyer, “Little Black Book of Murder”, by Nancy Martin, “A Time For War”, by Michael Savage, “Saving Cicadas”, by Nichole Seitz, “Murder at the Cat’s Meow”, by Denise Swanson, “Nickeled and Dimed”, by Denise Swanson, “Dead Between the Lines”, by Denise Swanson, “Read it and Weep”, by Jenn McKinley, “The Unquiet Bones”, by Mel Starr, “Border Breed”, by W. McLeod Raine, “Buck Peters, Ranchman”, by C. Mulford, “Massacre Pond”, by Paul Deiron, and “Zero Visibility”, by Sharon Dunn.

This list is just a small portion of the new Large Print books we have in our collection.  Interested in additional Large Print titles?  Please stop by to browse the free-standing stacks in our cozy front room.

Other new adult fiction books include John Irving’s “Avenue of Mysteries”, “A Banquet of Consequences”, by Elizabeth George, “ All the Stars in the Heavens”, by Adriana Trigiani, “The Crossing”, by Michael Connelly,  “The Grownups”, by Gillian Flynn, “Come Rain or Come Shine”, by Jan Karon, “Cross Justice”, by James Patterson, “Marry Me at Christmas”, by Susan Mallery, “The Book Stops Here”, by Kate Carlisle, “Cookies and Scream”, by V. Lowell, “A String of Beads”, by Thomas Perry, and “Radiant Angel”, by Nelson DeMille.

New non-fiction titles include: “Being Mortal”, by Atul Gawande, “The Emmaus Code”, by David, by Adam L. Bailey, ”The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle, by Michael Mooney, and “The Unknown Story MAO”, by Chang, Jung. Linsbaugh, “The Witches”, by Stacy Schiff, “Chinese Cinderella”, by Adeline Yen Mah, and “Finding the Uncommon Deal”, by Adam Bailey.

New purchases for the Children’s Department include:  “Adventures According to Humphrey”, by Betty Buney, “Bad Pets Save Christmas”, by Allen Zullo, “Bad Kitty-School Daze”, by Nick Bruel, “Pinkalicious Tuturrific” by Victoria Kann, “Alphabet Under Construction!” by Denise Fleming, “The Best Father of All”, by Peter Horn, “Interstellar Cinderella”, by Deb Underwood, Written and Drawn by Henrietta,  and “How Mirka Caught a Fish”, by B. Deutsch. For more great titles, plus puppets, puzzles, Family Activity Bags, and a well-appointed Thomas the Tank Engine table, please visit our popular Children’s Department with your little ones!

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