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About Carbondale Public Library


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


President: Frederick M. Moase Jr., Esq.
Vice President: Irma Schnessel                                                                    Recording Secretary: S. Robert Powell
Corresponding Secretary: Ann Marie Warren
Treasurer: Frances Coyne

Kylie Kelly
Joey Lawler
Bruce Smallacombe
Janelle Zigon


Maura Rottmund- Library Director –
Stephanie Spaid – Youth Services Coordinator – 
Jessica Pratt – Adult Services Librarian –


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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