Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library

Your World Just Got Bigger

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

100 King Street, Northumberland, PA 17857

Brown Bear

Brown Bear, Brown Bear week coming to the library.

Storytimes the week of January 16th will be based on Eric Carle’s book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”

Those that attend story times that week (week of January 16th) will be sure to enjoy a special surprise.

Vision Screenings at the library

Central Susquehanna Sight Service will be providing vision screenings for Adults and Children (Age 2 to 6):

If you are interested in coming to one of these screenings, please let us know.

eyechartAdult Vision Screening

  • Date: January 17th, 2017
    • Time: 1:00 pm until 3 pm
  • Location: Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library
  • Screening For:
    • Visual Acuity
    • Color Perception
    • Depth Perception
    • Peripheral Vision

Vision Screening for Children Ages 2 to 6

  • Date: January 19th, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm until 3 pm
  • Location: Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library

Countdown to Noon - 2017

Countdown to Noon – 2017 was a huge success and we would like to share a video and photos from the day.

Video:  Countdown to Noon – 2017 “VIDEO”

Photos:  Countdown to Noon – 2017 “PHOTOS”

We would like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers: Northumberland Fire Department, The Moyer Community Trust, North Shore Railroad, West Milton State Bank, Townside Garden Cafe, Christ United Methodist Church, Tr3mor Entertainment, Girlfrienz Studio of Nails, Furmano’s, El Rancho, Amato’s, Pepsi, Hemlock Print and Design, Ron Blatchley, Shikellamy Theater Department, Shikellamy High School Band, Shikellamy Builders and Key Club.  Additional Thanks to the Library Staff, Board Members and ALL who volunteered.


Adult Computer Help

Are you an adult, interested in some computer help?

Give us a call, let us know what you need help with,
and we will see if we can help you.

Library Phone Number: 570-473-8201

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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