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 thru Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 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.


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.



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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.

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

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Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult
A medical crisis entangles a black nurse, a white supremacist father and a white lawyer.
Two By Two
by Nicholas Sparks
A man who became a single father when his marriage and business collapsed learns to take a chance on a new love.
Vince Flynn: Order To Kill
by Kyle Mills
Flynn’s character, the C.I.A. operative Mitch Rapp, uncovers a dangerous Russian plot. Flynn died in 2013.
by Ann Patchett
Five decades in the lives of two families — parents, children, siblings, stepchildren — remade by divorce.
by Harlan Coben
Myron Bolitar and his friend Win locate a boy who was kidnapped 10 years earlier; the 11th Myron Bolitar novel.
Woman Of God
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The story of a (woman) doctor who, after a life of service and suffering, becomes a Catholic priest.
Precious And Grace
by Alexander McCall Smith
In the 17th installment of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutski help a Canadian woman find the nursemaid who raised her in Botswana.
Today Will Be Different
by Maria Semple
A calamitous day in the life of a cynical Seattle transplant from the author of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”
Crimson Death
by Laurell K. Hamilton
The vampire hunter Anita Blake, her friend Edward and her servant Damian travel to Ireland to battle an unusual vampire infestation.
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
The Woman In Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware
A travel writer on a cruise is certain she has heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.
The Trespasser
by Tana French
In the sixth Dublin Murder Squad novel, Detective Antoinette Conway confronts a case that is more complicated than it appears.
Razor Girl
by Carl Hiaasen
The ex-cop Andrew Yancy​ from ​“Bad Monkey” gets involved in a kidnapping gone wrong.
A Gentleman In Moscow
by Amor Towles
A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest in the Metropol hotel, across from the Kremlin.
Winter Storms
by Elin Hilderbrand
In the final book of the Winter Street trilogy, a huge snowstorm bearing down on Nantucket threatens the Quinn family’s Christmas, after a year of significant events.
Twelve Days Of Christmas
by Debbie Macomber
A woman starts a blog about her attempt to reach out to a grumpy neighbor at Christmastime, and finds herself falling for him.
All The Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr
The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
The Mothers
by Brit Bennett
by Margaret Atwood
Here I Am
by Jonathan Safran Foer
Private and public crises converge for four generations of a Jewish family.

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Killing The Rising Sun
by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.
Born To Run
by Bruce Springsteen
The singer-songwriter’s autobiography.
Filthy Rich
by James Patterson and John Connolly with Tim Malloy
The story of a South Florida financier convicted of soliciting sex from underage girls.
Hillbilly Elegy
by J. D. Vance
A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America’s white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.
Love Warrior
by Glennon Doyle Melton
After her husband confesses to multiple infidelities, a woman who has overcome bulimia and alcoholism struggles to grow — and so does he.
Hero Of The Empire
by Candice Millard
The young Winston Churchill’s adventures in Africa during the Boer War, including an escape from captivity in 1899.
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo
by Amy Schumer
Humorous personal essays by the comedian, actor and writer.
My Own Words
by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams
A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.
A Life In Parts
by Bryan Cranston
The actor discusses his relationships and career.
by Mary Oliver
The poet’s essays, many close observations of the natural world.
A Life Well Played
by Arnold Palmer
Stories of career and relationships by the great golfer, who died in September 2016.
I Am Brian Wilson
by Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman
A memoir by the Beach Boys co-founder describes his upbringing by an abusive father, his long struggle with mental illness and the production of the Beach Boys’ music.
The Hidden Life Of Trees
by Peter Wohlleben
A forester presents scientific research on the way trees interact with one another. A best seller in Germany.
When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi
A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.
Hamilton: The Revolution
by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The libretto of the award-winning musical, with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.
A Torch Kept Lit
by William F. Buckley Jr. Edited by James Rosen
More than 50 eulogies for significant 20th-century figures.
Guilty As Sin
by Edward Klein
An attack on Hillary Clinton focused on her use of a private email server and the activities of the Clinton Foundation.
The Book Of Joy
by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams
A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.
Between The World And Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
A meditation on race in America.
The General Vs. The President
by H. W. Brands

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