Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Socrates Cafe Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM in Director's Office

6:30 PM - 8 PM

Note: This event is handicapped accessible.

This thought provoking discussion group has been in place for over three years at Albright Memorial Library. You are welcome to come and check it out. A variety of people raise questions and respectfully listen to one another discuss a topic chosen that evening. No previous learning is required.

Reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please call (570) 348-3000 or you can reserve online by clicking here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Library Express, Part Bookstore/Part Library, Now Open at Mall at Steamtown Through December


Wednesdays , 11 AM - 7 PM
Thursdays, 11 AM - 7 PM
Fridays, 11 AM - 3 PM
Saturdays, 11 AM - 3 PM

Additional Holiday Hours TBA

LIBRARY EXPRESS is now open on the second floor at Mall at Steamtown (near FYE) and will remain open through the end of December. It's like a mini-library and a bookstore rolled into one!

Library Express has public high-speed internet access, a selection of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs to check out, and an ongoing used book sale to benefit the Friends of Scranton Public Library.

In addition, Library Express also has NEW books for sale--children's books, YA books, popular fiction and nonfiction, and even biography (including new books by Ellen Degeneres, Jane Lynch, and Jacqueline Kennedy's Historic Conversations On Life With JFK). Show your library card and get 10% OFF!

Calendars and gift items are also available for purchase.

Make sure to stop by the next time you visit The Mall at Steamtown!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Foundation Center, Upcoming Grant Classes at Library, Featured in New Issue of Go Lackawanna

The 500 Vine section in this week's issue of Go Lackawanna! features an article about The Foundation Directory Online, a searchable database of grants and grant-seeking opportunities available at Albright Memorial Library. Click here to read the full article.

On Mondays, Oct. 24 and Nov. 21, the library will host a training and introduction to the Foundation Directory Online from 10 a.m. to noon in the library’s Computer Lab, located in the basement of the Children’s Library. The workshop will include hands-on training and tips on grantseeking basics.

For more information or to register, email or call the Reference Department at (570) 348-3000, ext. 3008.

How to Download eBooks for Kindle From the LCLS Online Catalog

1. Go to the Overdrive eBook catalog section listing Kindle titles.

2. Add the eBooks you wish to check out to your eCart, and then proceed to checkout. You can check out up to 10 eBooks at a time, and the loan period is 14 days. If an eBook is already checked out by another patron, you may place an eHold on it.

3. Sign in by entering your library card number. On the next screen, view the eBook(s) you have selected to check out, and click on "Get for Kindle." A second window will open, taking you to

4. Viewing the library book on, click on "Get Library Book" on the right side of the screen. You will be prompted to enter your login information. (Note: You must use the email address you entered when you registered your Kindle.) Then choose your device from a drop-down list and click Continue.

5. Your eBook has now been delivered to your device and will download the next time you are connected to Wi-Fi.

6. If you wish to download your eBook directly to your Kindle from your computer via the USB cord (if you cannot connect to Wi-Fi), click Download Now. You will be prompted to save the file. Choose your Kindle from the location list and save the file in the documents folder. Now when you unplug your Kindle from the computer, the book should show up as downloaded and ready to read.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; Donations For WRC Being Collected At Library

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Commemorated in 1987, this month attempts to raise awareness of efforts to end violence against women and their children.

From now until October 31st, The Women's Resource Center of Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties have set up a donation box on the main floor of Albright Memorial Library to collect much-needed items.. The WRC Wish List of 2011 welcomes donations of the following item:

Arts & Crafts (crayons, etc.)
Bath & Beauty Products
Bath Robes
Calendar Planners
Coffee & Coffee Filters
Household Cleaning Supplies
Trash Bags
Paper Towels
Feminine Hygiene Products
New Bedding For Safe House*
Linens For Safe House

*The statewide governing organization restricts the WRC from accepting used bedding, etc. due to the bed bug scare).

Thank you for your generosity!

New Location of " Library Express" at the Mall at Steamtown; Will Remain Open Until December

GREAT NEWS! Our library store at the Mall at Steamtown will remain open until the end of the year. It will now be located on the main strip of the 2nd floor of the mall (a few places down from FYE) and the new name is simply LIBRARY EXPRESS.

You will be able to sign up for a library card, use the Internet, attend classes in genealogy and library databases (as well as children's programs), and (of course) borrow books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. The Friends of the Scranton Public Library will also have a number of select used books for sale as well.

PLUS we will also have NEW select books, DVDs, and library- and holiday-themed items for sale very soon.