Welcome to the Penn-Kidder Library Center!  We opened for business on Monday, May 13th, 2013 in a small trailer in the Pine Point Plaza in Albrightsville. On September 1, 2014, we moved to our current, larger location between the MCT bank and the Post Office.  

CURRENT HOURS:  Monday ,Tuesday Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 2PM p.m.and also Tuesday & Thursday from 4:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

We offer computers & Wi-Fi to the public, as well as copy and fax services.

Please call 570-722-0300 for further information.

A big thank you to Josh Kuchs and Liz Giles who hosted a very informative Native American event on Saturday with very yummy foods and great kids crafts.

Come on in and take a chance on our Thanksgiving Turkey Basket(value over $100). Everything you need for that special Thanksgiving dinner is in the basket. Will be chanced off on Tuesay, November 21, 2017


All items in our library have been generously dontated, and we're 100% staffed with volunteers.  Items available for loan include hardcover and softcover Adult Fiction, Large Print and paperback Adult Fiction books; a separate Children's and Young Adult room full of volumes including paperboard picture books to juvenile chapter books; a Reference room with a large selection of non-fiction books; as well as adult and children's DVDs for rent ($1 fee for 2 week loan).  


We gratefully accept jewelry, flea market and holiday items that are in good condition for our flea market section, as well as clean, gently used hardcover and paperback books (no mildew, mold or dirt, please) and DVDs for sale to help support the library.  Unfortunately we can't accept any VHS or casette tapes, textbooks, encyclopedias, stuffed animals or clothing.


All donations are tax deductible.




CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS:  If you love to read and help people in your community, the Penn Kidder Library Center needs you!  Whether you're retired, work off-shifts, or the kids are back in school, we've got open shifts that may fit your schedule.  We're currently looking for volunteers ages 18 and up; no computer or prior library experience is necessary -- will train qualified volunteers!  Feel free to come in during our open hours (Mon. – Sat. 10 – 2 and Tues. / Thurs. 4-6 p.m.) and talk to one of the volunteers on staff or call 570-722-0300 for more information. 


Weather Closing Policy:  Our library follows the Jim Thorpe Area School District Closing Policy- if schools are closed or sent home early due to bad weather, our library will be closed as well to keep everyone safe. In case of severe weather on non-school days, please call the library at 570-722-0300.


See the News & Events Tab for Upcoming Events; see the New York Times Bestseller List in the Hardcover Fiction section on the right.



Penn Kidder Library Center Video

Penn Kidder Library Center Video

Helicopter Egg Drop Video

See pictures from recent events on Facebook
and be sure to "Like us" on Facebook!

like us

Please browse the site to see what is happening and what books will be on our shelves (use the search tab to browse our collection). We are providing The New York Times current best sellers list in the right hand column as a courtesy to avid readers, but we may not have those books on our library shelves.  Let us know which book you are interested in and we will put it on our "wish list." Anyone who wishes to be a volunteer at the library should stop in to sign up during regular business hours.


Penn Kidder Library Center is supporting this free driver's training program.

free permit practice tests


Penn Kidder Libary Center Location Map

View Larger Map


The Penn Kidder Library Center is located in the Pine Point Plaza near the intersection of Routes 903 and 534 in Albrightsville, PA.

You can find out more about us by visiting our Facebook page below. 

PKLC Penn-Kidder Library Center

Data provided by the New York Times

Data provided by the New York Times

Searching is pretty simple.

Just type one or more words from anywhere in the description of the item you're looking for.

If you want to find matches that begin with your search term but do not match it exactly, like finding compass and companion, truncate your search with the asterisk (*), e.g., comp*