Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library

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

100 King Street, Northumberland, PA 17857

Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits LogoDid you know we offer a variety of titles for you to use with your book club?

Below is a list of available titles (with Author, Number of Copies, Category, and Notes) as of 3/22/17, and we are adding more each month.

Feel free to call the library or stop in to discuss borrowing a book club set of books!

Title of Book: Author(s): How Many: Category: Notes:
Picnic in Provence (A Memoir with Recipes) Bard, Elizabeth 8 Non-Fiction
King Peggy: An American Secretary Bartels, Peggielene and Herman, Eleanor 10 Non-Fiction
A Week in Winter Binchy, Maeve 11 Fiction Audio Available
The Postmistress Blake, Sarah 5 Fiction
Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination Bogar, Thomas 6 Non-Fiction
The Boys in the Boat Brown, Daniel James 9 Non-Fiction Play-A-Way Available
The Silent Sister Chamberlain, Diane 10 Fiction
Missing You Coben, Harlan 10 Fiction
The House Girl Conklin, Tara 6 Fiction
Sarah’s Key DeRosnay, Tatiana 4 Fiction
The Boston Girl Diamant, Anita 7 Fiction
All the Light We Cannot See Doerr, Anthony 7 Fiction
Room Donoghue, Emma 4 Fiction 1 Large Print
The Walk Evans, Richard Paul 7 Fiction
One Thousand White Woman Fergus, Jim 9 Fiction
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Ford, Jamie 8 Fiction
In the Woods French, Tana 8 Fiction
Still Alice Genova, Lisa 8 Fiction Movie Available
Kitchen House Grissom, Kathleen 7 Fiction
Same Kind of Different as Me Hall, Ron & Moore, Denver with Vincent, Lynn 7 Non-Fiction Guide Book Available
Plainsong Haruf, Kent 9 Fiction
Unbroken Hillenbrand, Laura 5 Biography
The House We Grew Up In Jewell, Lisa 6 Fiction
The Memoir Club Kalpakian, Laura 3 Fiction
The Invention of Wings Kidd, Sue Monk 7 Fiction
Orphan Train Kline, Christian Baker 5 Fiction
Amish Grace Kraybill, Donald; Nolt, Steven M. and Weaver-Zerdner, David L. 9 Biography
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened Lawson, Jenny 10 Fiction
Paris Wife McClain, Paula 7 Fiction
Bittersweet McCullough, Colleen 6 Fiction
The Children Act McEwan, Ian 12 Fiction
Letters from Home McMorris, Kristina 6 Fiction
The Husband’s Secret Moriarty, Liane 10 Fiction
Everything I Never Told You NG, Celestie 7 Fiction
The Other Typist Rindell, Suzanne 7 Fiction
The Reader Schl, Bernhard 4 Fiction
An Invisible Thread Schroff, Laura 9 Non-Fiction
The End of your Life Book Club Schwalbe, Will 10 Biography
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society Shaffer, Mary Ann 5 Fiction
The Rosie Project Simsion, Graeme 8 Fiction CD Available
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Skloot, Rebecca 5 Non-Fiction
The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café Smith, Alenxander McCall 9 Fiction
The Cure for Anything is Salt Water South, Mary 6 Biography
The Light Between Oceans Stedman, M.L. 10 Fiction
The Apple Orchard Wiggs, Susan 10 Fiction
The Book Thief Zusak, Markus 9 Fiction

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 24th, 2017 (DATE CHANGE)
    • 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 26th, 2017 (DATE CHANGE)
  • Time: 1:00 pm until 3 pm
  • Location: Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library

Teen Reading Lounge Returns!

Teen Reading LoungeTeen Reading Lounge is BACK for Fall 2016.

This program is open to Teens ages 12 and up. We will be working with a great facilitator again this fall. Books will be provided and hands on art projects will be added to enhance each book. Please call the library to register!!

Program Open  House is being held on Thursday, October 27th from 6-7:30pm (Stop in to get the books, meet our Facilitator and of course, have some PIZZA!)

The official program starts on November 3 and runs until December 15 (Thursday’s) from 4-5pm

End of Year “Extras”

libraryprogramsAlong with all the regularly scheduled programs offered at the library, we are preparing for a lot of fun additional activities for both children and adults.

November 12th from 2-4pm: Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the library for a make a take Pumpkin Craft.  (While you are here, children will be asked at also make a snowflake to be used on our Christmas tree for Selinsgrove Tree Fest.)

November 15th from 6-8pm: Adults are invited to sign-up for a Christmas themed Cross-Stitch class with our Director, Jeff.  This project will be provided free of charge, but seating is limited, so please sign-up in advance.

November 29th from 6:30-8pmInspired Designs by Keith Phelps will be back at the library.  This time Keith will be teaching us how to make a Christmas swag from permanent flowers.  Cost for the class is $25 and seating is limited.  Payment is required to hold your spot, so stop by the library today to sign-up.

December 3rd from 7am-6pmHoliday Treat Bus Trip – Ages 8 and Up – Start the holiday season with a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet. Through a generous donation from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, we are offering a FREE trip to Harrisburg to see the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s Annual Holiday Performance.  All costs for the day long adventure will be included. We ask that you CALL the library to sign up. Seats are limited.

December 7th from 6-8pm:  Come in your PJ’s to jump on our version of The Polar Express. We will try to re-create the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of riding this holiday train. We won’t leave the library but we hope this will get you in the holiday spirit that we enjoy sharing with the community every year!

December 10th from 10am-3pmNifty Gifites is back! Kids can come and make special holiday gifts for family members! We are asking that you call the library to sign up so we can have enough supplies!

December 31st from 10am-noonCountdown to Noon – It’s our Fourth YEAR to usher in another NEW YEAR! Come to the event that makes it easy to get the new year started. This festival is for anyone who wants to celebrate 2017 at NOON. Venues will be all around Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, the Masonic Hall, the Christ United Methodist Church, and of course King Street Park! Leading up to the excitement of the Oxygen Isotope drop – fun family friendly activities! If you haven’t done it yet, do it in 2016, Northumberland is the PLACE to be!

Take an Audio Book in the Car!

IMG_1280It’s summer, and you’ve got travelling in your near future.


Whether you want to keep your mind alert or you need to keep the kids occupied, consider picking up an audio book from the library.  




We have something for everyone in the vehicle, from biographies to non-fiction, and fiction for all ages, whether toddler, teen, child or adult. 

So before you hit the road, come to the library or click the arrow or the grey box below to begin your search from home!