Penn Kidder Library Center Policies


Welcome to the Penn Kidder Library Center!

We are a not for profit organization and rely heavily on the generosity of our community. Donations are greatly appreciated.


Residents of Penn Forest and Kidder Townships may have library cards and the privileges the card offers. Applicants must present a driver’s license, acceptable photo ID or a piece of mail (telephone bill or PPL bill), showing that they reside in Penn Forest or Kidder Townships, in person, to obtain a card. Children under the age of 18 may apply for their own card, subject to signed parental approval and the above residency requirements. There are no age limits when checking out books with an adult (age 18 years and older) card. Residents of surrounding communities (referred to as non-residents) may also apply for a card at a fee of $25.00 per household as set by the board of Directors. 


Penn Kidder Library Center is NOT a part of the PA Access system. If you have such a card, it is not reciprocal with the Penn Kidder Library, and similarly, if you have a Penn Kidder Library card, it is valid at only the Penn Kidder Library Center. Residents may elect to obtain both a PKLC card and for example, also a Dimmick Library card with an access sticker.


Available materials

We have best sellers, popular authors, classics, informational and recreational books, books on CD, magazines in print and/or downloadable audio books and ebooks, computers and a printer. Not all of these will be available immediately, but will be added as we grow. Many classics are available via Project Gutenberg on line. There will be a charge of 25 cents per page for materials downloaded from computers and printed and/or materials photocopied.


Loan Periods

Entertainment DVDs and Videocassettes - 2 weeks

Educational (non-fiction) DVDs - 2 weeks

All other materials - 2 weeks (limit of 6 items)



Card holders may renew most items once unless someone else has requested it. You may renew items at the circulation desk or online once we have set up a procedure or by calling 570-722-0300 and leaving your name as written on your library card.


Request(s) for materials

You may reserve (place a hold) on at item in person or via our website. Find your item in the catalogue, click on “place a hold” and follow the directions. There is a $.50 charge per item to place a hold for you up to 3 business days, payable when you pick up materials. After 3 business days, if the item(s) are not picked up, they will be returned to the shelves.


Book Drop

There is a 24 hour book drop adjacent to the library.


Overdue Items and Replacement Costs

If an item becomes overdue, you will receive a courtesy reminder. If you have not returned it within 6 weeks or have a total of $10.00 in charges, or it is lost or damaged, you will be billed as followed:

•         Most Overdue Items - 20 cents per day (excluding Sundays)

•         Overdue Children‘s books - 10 cents per day (excluding Sundays)

•         Overdue Videos, DVDs or /videocassettes - 50 cents per day (excluding Sundays)

•         Lost or Damaged Adult or Young Adult books - $20.00 (paperback - $5)

•         Lost or Damaged Children’s books - $17 (paperback, $5)

•         Lost or Damaged DVDs - $15

•         Lost or Damaged Book on CD - $30.00

•         Lost Borrower Card - Adult - $2, Children - $1


Special Notes for Parents

Parents are responsible for the care and use of library materials and the behavior of their children while in the library. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. The library should not be viewed as a baby-sitting service.


Internet Policy

Our Internet usage policy provides  users with rules and guidelines about the appropriate use of computer access. If the policy is not adhered to, it may result in loss of all internet privileges. Patrons are expected to use the Internet responsibly and productively. All sites and downloads may be monitored and/or blocked by PKLC if they are deemed to be harmful. The installation of software such as instant messaging technology is strictly prohibited. There is a time limit of 20 minutes on computers if other patrons are waiting for computer access.


Unacceptable use of the internet includes but is not limited to:

•         Access to sites that contain obscene, hateful, pornographic, unlawful, violent or other wise illegal material.

•         Sending or posting discriminatory, harassing, or threatening messages or images on the internet or via email.

•         Using computers to perpetrate any form of fraud, and or software, film or music piracy.

•         Stealing, using or disclosing someone else’s password without authorization.

•         Downloading, copying or pirating software or electronic files that are copyrighted without authorization.

•         Hacking into unauthorized websites.

•         Introducing malicious software onto PKLC’S computers and or jeopardizing the security of the system.

•         Sending or posting chain letters, solicitations, advertisements or passing off personal views as representing those of this organization.


If a user is unsure about what constitutes acceptable Internet usage, then he/she should ask the volunteer on duty for clarification.


Computer users will be required to sign a User Compliance Statement as follows:


“I understand and will abide by PKLCs Internet Usage Policy. I further understand that should I not abide by these policies, my privileges may be revoked and/or appropriate legal action may be taken”