It is a patron’s responsibility to maintain necessary and proper standards of behavior in order to protect his/her individual rights and the rights and privileges of other patrons. If a patron creates a public nuisance, that patron may be restricted from the Library and from the use of the library facilities. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by the staff, will be subject to the law. Inappropriate behavior includes smoking, use of alcohol or illegal drugs, weapons, bathing or shaving in bathrooms, solicitation of any type and threatening, harassing or intimidating language or behavior. Shoes & Shirts required.
The Pittston Area Memorial Library encourages visits by young children. It is our desire to make this important visit both memorable and enjoyable for the child. Library staff is not expected to assume responsibility for the care of unsupervised children in the library. Therefore, it is library policy that all children under age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person while in the library. Also, if the young child is attending a library program, we require the parent/responsible person to remain in the library throughout the program.
Children are encouraged to use the library for homework, recreational reading, and program attendance. The library staff realizes that the library will be noisier at busy times and that children by nature can cause more commotion. However, children whether with parents or not who are being continually disruptive will be given a warning that he/she must settle down or will be asked to leave the library. If after a second warning the child continues to be disruptive, he/she will be asked to leave the library. If the child needs to contact a parent, they may do so and then wait with a staff person until the parent arrives.
Regular Loan 3 weeks
New books 2 weeks
Audio books 2 weeks
Movies 1 week
Periodicals 2 weeks
Juvenile books 3 weeks
Items may be renewed if not on reserve. Interlibrary loan is set by lending library. You can renew your items online at our website www.pittstonmemoriallibrary.org under the Quick Links page or calling the library at 654-9565 and the staff will be glad to assist you. Items may be returned to any library in Luzerne County.
Fees Adult books, Audio Books and Periodicals .25 per day
Juvenile Books .10 per day Movies $1.00 per day
Replacement for lost or damaged items are the cost of the item plus a $10.00 processing fee.
Replacement Library Cards $3.00
Maximum fine is the total cost of the item
Faxing sent $2.50 for first five pages & $1.00 for each additional group of five pages
Received fax $1.00 for five pages
Copy machine .25 per page
Computer printing .25 per page B & W only
ONCE THE CHARGES ON YOUR LIBRARY CARD REACHES $5.00, THE LIBRARY SYSTEM WILL AUTOMATICALLY BLOCK YOU FROM CHECKING OUT ANY MATERIALS.