About Carbondale Public Library

Mission

The Greater Carbondale Public Library is where literacy, local history, and community connect.

Board

President: Frederick M. Moase Jr., Esq.
Recording Secretary: S. Robert Powell
Corresponding Secretary: Ann Marie Warren
Treasurer: Bruce Smallacombe

Frances Coyne
Joey Lawler
Ruth A. Miley
Irma Schnessel
Mary Parise Tomaine
William R. Wallis
Janelle Zigon

Contact

Maura Rottmund- Library Director – mrottmund@albright.org
Stephanie Spaid – Assistant to the Director – sspaid@albright.org 
Leigh-Ann Puchalski – Youth Services Librarian – lgiuliani@albright.org
Jessica Pratt – Reference Technology Librarian – jpratt@albright.org

History

In the winter of 1872 -73, E. Francis, principal of schools, offered to donate a small sum of donations towards starting a public library or reading room. “The Young Men’s Library Association of Carbondale” is the oldest in Lackawanna County and proudly boasts that it is older than the New York City Public Library. In October 1996, a parcel of land on Main St. was donated by the City and the new modern Carbondale Public Library was erected at its current location.

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