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What is PA Forward? | Albright Memorial Library

You may have seen some signs or articles pop up at our library talking about PA Forward recently. Simply put, PA Forward is an initiative created by the Pennsylvania Library Association which supports five categories of literacy: Basic, Information, Health, Civic & Social, and Financial. What PA Forward does is encourage libraries across all of […]

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City of Scranton 2018 Proposed Capital Budget | Albright Memorial Library

The Reference Department at the Scranton Public Library has a copy of the 2018 Proposed Capital Budget.  City Council has a public hearing scheduled on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:30, City Council Chambers for discussion.

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Front Entrance Closed for Renovations, Please Use Side Entrance or Elevator | Albright Memorial Library

The front entrance to the Albright Memorial Library will be temporarily closed starting September 12th as renovations are done to the entrance. We will make a second announcement when the front entrance reopens. The elevator will be open to access the library, which can be found in the walkway between the library and the Scranton […]

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Health Literacy at Your Library | Albright Memorial Library

Health Literacy is the ability to understand basic health and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Libraries are a natural service to use when trying to find information on living a healthy lifestyle. That’s why health literacy is recognized by PA Forward as one of the five categories of literacy which is essential for […]

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Interior Renovations Beginning Monday, September 11 | Albright Memorial Library

The Albright Memorial Library will be undergoing interior renovations beginning on Monday, September 11. The library hopes to remain open during the renovations; however, entrances and some sections of the library may be temporarily unavailable. Any temporary closures to the entrances and sections will be announced on our website. A second announcement will be released […]

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National Hispanic Heritage Month | Albright Memorial Library

National Hispanic Heritage Month is every year starting on September 15th and runs through October 15th.  It’s an opportunity to learn and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens who ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Books for Kids:  Round is a tortilla : a book of […]

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Labor Day Hours | Albright Memorial Library

The Albright Memorial Library, Lackawanna County Children’s Library, Library Express and Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library will be closed on Monday, September 4th in celebration of Labor Day.  All locations will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th.

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September Is Civic Awareness Month | Albright Memorial Library

Libraries across Pennsylvania celebrate Civic Awareness Month in September, which also promotes Civic and Social Literacy, one of the vital areas fundamental for every individual to be a positive contributor in their community. The Scranton Public Library is celebrating the month by recognizing National Voter Registration Day on September 26, 2017. Stop by the Library […]

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September Social Justice Book Club | Albright Memorial Library

Join us as we discuss this month’s Social Justice Book Club selection, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie on Monday, September 11th at 6:30 pm in the Community Room – Basement of the Lackawanna County Children’s Library. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, […]

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Solar Eclipse 2017 | Albright Memorial Library

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the United States will witness a total solar eclipse.   The viewing area will stretch from Oregon across the country to South Carolina.   Although here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, we will will only experience a partial eclipse NASA will be live streaming the entire event. Check out the plethora of […]

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