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Our Library

The MISSION of the Western Pocono Community Library is to  provide lifelong access for educational enrichment opportunities through resources, services and programming to the residents of our community and surrounding areas.

WPCL is your lifelong learning center.

Please view WPCL's policies here.

Please view WPCL's electronic services guide here.

Registering for a WPCL Card

If you live in the Pleasant Valley School District, registration for a library card at WPCL is free!  Please visit our Circulation Desk and fill out an application.  Proof of residency is required to obtain a library card.  A valid ID such as a driver's license, an auto registration, or a utility bill with the residence address can all be used as proof of residency. 

If you live outside the above-mentioned area, but have a local library card, you may also register free through the AccessPA program.  Please present your local library card that includes the blue AccessPA sticker on it during registration.  If your home library does not participate with AccessPA, you may register by paying a $47.00 annual fee for your family membership.

WPCL cards expire 3 years from issue date and are easily renewed by visiting the library, or by calling 570-992-7934.  WPCL allows 15 items, including media, to be borrowed at a time and has a 3 week lending period (except where noted). 

 

Please read WPCL's Acceptable Usage Policy prior to registering for a WPCL card.     

WPCL Services

copy & fax services

Photocopies:

$0.25/page black & white

($0.10/page for students).

$1.00/page color.

Fax:

To send/receive:

$2.00 for first page ($3.00 for international) & $1.00 for each additional page.

computer USE

Laptop or desktop computer use is for 1 hour.  Appointments for online tests can be arranged. 

 

Patrons may print from WPCL's desktop computers ($.10/page black & white; $1.00/page color).

interlibrary loan

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is extended to patrons in good standing and allows for materials to be borrowed from another participating

PA library.

ILL requests can be made at the Circulation Desk.  Requests can take a few weeks to receive depending on availability and not all materials are available.  Patrons will be notified when requested materials come in.  Renewals are not available on ILL items. 

curbside pickup

Curbside pickup is available.  Our staff can pull requested library materials for you and have them ready for pickup.

 

Please call 570-992-7934 to arrange a convenient pickup time.  Upon arriving at the library, please give us a call and we will run your items out to you.

WPCL is happy to provide the following services & resources to our patrons:

  • Free Wi-Fi access - newly upgraded and ready for you to use - even in the parking lot!

  • Wi-Fi hotspots available for check out

  • WPCL has resource sharing with all Monroe County libraries!  Request items and pick up at WPCL.

  • Online account access, holds, and renewals.  For additional lending information, please see  our policies found on page 2 of the WPCL welcome letter.

  • Literacy & ESL Tutoring Programs​

  • Community Room rental 

  • Story Time, programming and special events for children, young adults, and adults.

  • Adult and Daycare Outreach.

  • Phoebe's Gallery - WPCL is home to 35 shadowboxes depicting children's stories created by local artist Phoebe Conrad.  

  • Summer Reading Program.

  •  Memory Activity Kits - dementia memory enrichment.

  • WPCL maintains a community self-care cart.  Patrons and community members in need may help themselves to items in the cart.  The library accepts donations of non-expired toiletries, first aid items, socks, sunscreen, hats, and gloves. 

  • One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten. 

  • First Experience Kits - WPCL has kits available for such experiences as going to the dentist, getting a haircut, a new baby, and going to school.

  • Reference Assistance.

  • Puzzle Exchange.  Located in our New Book Area, jigsaw puzzles are available for patrons to take - no checkout required!

  • WPCL is a donation collection spot for the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network.  Shelf stable, non-expired food and pantry items only, please. 

  • Creativebug - Thousands of craft, sewing, knitting, crochet, patterns, and art tutorials all free with your library card.

  • WPCL offers Tech Help!  Call 570-992-7934 to make an appointment to bring your device in for a tutorial.

  • StoryWalk® - WPCL is proud to have three locations of StoryWalk®!  Visit the WPCL Garden, the Dave Fleetwood Trail at the West End Regional Park, or the Polk Township Park.

Staff & Board of Trustees

Meet The Team

WPCL Staff

Patti Weiss

Director

Shereen

Phyllis

Lori

Ashley

Administration Assistant

Circulation Supervisor

Reference Supervisor

Program Coordinator

Jessie

Youth Services Coordinator

Evelyn

Circulation

Valerie

Cataloging

Karin

InterLibrary Loan

Doris

Circulation / Adult Outreach

Lisa

Circulation / Reference

Emma

Circulation

Jess

Building Maintenance

Samantha

Circulation / Reference

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