Services

Computers

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.

Collections

It 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.

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

Other Services

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

Policies

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.

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!

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.

Library History

The Library was founded in 1938 by the Tuesday Study Club. It was housed in a room at the Muncy Historical Society building and was operated by club members for 25 years. It moved to 15 North Main Street in 1965 and a librarian was hired.

The library was moved to its location in 1970 at 108 South Main Street. The building at 108 South Main Street dates back to 1821. The architecture is from the Georgian style. It was owned by the Beeber family for many years. The Buffington, Von Neida, Kunkel, and Phillips families also owned it throughout the years.

Martie Kunkel, who was actually born in the building when it served as a private home, discusses in her newspaper article, “Meet Your

Friends and Neighbors” what the building was also used for. She writes, “Long ago the building was a hat factory. Three maiden-lady sisters lived there.

There were three windows facing Main Street, and each lady was assigned to one of the windows. A

pedestal was placed in the window, and on it was a hat rack that would hold one hat. Then each lady created a hat and put it on “her” pedestal so that the town’s women, as they went downtown to buy their groceries, would see a hat that caught their fancy and would go in and try it on, and frequently would buy it. Only when the lady’s hat was sold was she allowed to make another hat to place on her pedestal.”

By 1960, the building was in poor condition and was being used a rental property.

The boro purchased it and was going to tear it down when it heard that the library was looking for a place to move. The boro offered the building to the library board and they accepted. In July of 1981- the library was struck by an arson fire with most of its collection ruined. The library reopened in 1983 with the original front facade being kept and a new addition added.