Remember, you can still access e-books and online periodicals while we’re closed!


Margaret Shontz Memorial Library might be closed, but did you know you can still access a wide range of e-books, digital periodicals, and other online resources from the comfort of your home?

Visit and browse books on Overdrive To sign in, simply use your library card number and your surname as your password.

In addition to our library’s well-developed collection of e-materials, many businesses are also offering free e-books, audio books, and children’s educational material in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Audible is offering hundreds of free audio stories for children and young adults

Scholastic has made available a number of free courses for children and parents who are homeschooling

Keep well! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Looking forward to our Summer Reading Program!

Dear Patrons,

While we wait for our libraries to reopen in Crawford County, we are eagerly looking forward to our annual Summer Reading Program at Margaret Shontz Memorial Library!

This year, our theme is Imagine Your Story, and we have so many fun activities and performers to fire your children’s imaginations and inspire them to dream big! As a sneak peek, you can expect to meet Jungle Terry’s exotic animals, build a coach for Cinderella out of recycled materials, and learn about the importance of bees to the sustainability of our way of life!

Check back often for updates and a list of dates and times, coming soon!


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Coronavirus update

Dear Patrons,

In compliance with Governor Wolf’s mandate, our library will remain closed until April 6th 2020. Please hold on to your library materials and do not place them in the book return. No fines will be charged for any overdue items during this period of closure.

The CDC has issued instructions to help limit the spread of COVID-19, which are available here:

Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Hand Embroidery Craft Class

On Thursday, February 6 at 5PM, join us for a hand embroidery class!

Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric or other materials with designs stitched in strands of thread or yarn using a needle. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Embroidery has been around forever—and that’s hardly an exaggeration. Its roots are ancient, with nearly every culture having some form of it within their textile art history. Although the activity started with practical beginnings to mend clothing, it has grown into a creative endeavor that remains popular today.

This is a great opportunity to try out a new hobby or learn a new skill!

Teen Writing Club & Bullet Journaling Workshop!

Join us on September 16th at 6PM for our first Teen Writing Workshop.

What it is: Bullet Journaling
Meet the analog method for the digital age that will help you track the past, order the present, and design your future.

Though it does require a notebook, Bullet Journal is actually a methodology. It’s best described as a mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system. It’s designed to help you organize your what while you remain aware of your why. The goal of the Bullet Journal is to help its practitioners (bullet journalists) live intentional lives, ones that are productive and meaningful.

What you’ll need: a notebook and a pen

This is a great way for high school and college students to stay organized for a successful semester!