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Promoting lifelong learning since 1873

The Carbondale Public Library was founded in 1873, making it the oldest library in the Lackawanna County Library System. It’s a treasure trove of historic documents, such as local papers on microfilm dating as far back as 1828. If you’re looking to uncover your family’s past, check out the resources in the genealogy room.

Even though the Carbondale Public Library has a long history, its collection and resources are anything but old-fashioned. The library offers the latest books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and more. Attend one of their crafting workshops to learn to paint or create a Pinterest-worthy DIY masterpiece. Your little bookworms will look forward to the weekly story time and play sessions, and the older kids can share their favorite books at the Teen Reading Lounge.