Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library

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Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am-6 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-8 pm
Saturday: 9 am-5 pm

100 King Street, Northumberland, PA 17857

Derby Day

Our 24th Annual Derby Day Benefit Auction is happening on May 7th, the same day as the Kentucky Derby. The success of the event is dependent on your generosity and the support of local and national contributors.
24th Annual Derby Day

Let's Talk about Bee's

Beth with Hackenberg Apiaries will be at the library from 6-7pm on Thursday, May 5th to present a program for all ages. Observation hive and discussion followed by honey tasting is sure to be fun and informational for everyone young to old!

Herb Garden Planter

Keith Phelps from Inspired Designs will be at the library on June 2nd at 6pm for an adult program. He will be bringing a variety of herbs for you to create your own Planter Garden. Cost is $30 and includes all materials. (The library requires at least $15 to hold your spot.) This class will be outside if weather is nice. Only accepting 10 adults. Stop by the library today to reserve you spot!

Derby Day - Auction Items

Following this link to view photos of items that will be available at our Derby Day Auction on May 7th at Nottingham Retirement – East Wing Great Room.  Tickets are on sale at the library for $15 per person (this cost includes Hors d’oeuvres and Beverages)

It's Your Day

Looking for a unique way to honor someone special? Read about our new “It’s Your Day” program!
Read about it here:

The library is pleased to announce access to a free online tutor resource.

Students can log-in to: for homework help, test prep, and much more!

A valid library card is needed, but don’t worry, anyone that lives within 25 miles of the library can stop in for your free library card.

Watch this video to learn more about or call us for additional information at: (570) 473-8201

Download eBooks

In partnership with eBranch2Go (Overdrive), Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library offers a vast selection of e-books for download to your Kindle, Nook or e-reader.

To log into Overdrive be sure to call the library at 570-473-8201 so that we can add your library card number to the Overdrive database.

Click the link below to go to Overdrive, then:

  1. Click on the “Sign In” in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  2. Select our library from the dropdown menu and click “GO.”
  3. Enter your library card number without the zeros.

For complete help with the overdrive app and functions click here.

Download Books

Our Library Calendar

Our calendar of events highlights all the upcoming programs and happenings at Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library.

  • You can view the calendar by month, week, or as a list of events.
  • Clicking on the event often brings up more detailed information.
  • On the mini-calendar click on any day for a pop up window of events for that day.
  • As always, please feel free to call the library at 570-473-8201, or contact us by email here.
Full Calendar

Your Access Code is PL3142 + Your Library Card Number (no zeros).

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