One of the most frequently asked questions is, “How did Jersey Shore get its name?” Well ….. some of the early settlers to the area were from New Jersey. They settled on the west side of the river, and soon their area was referred to as “the Jersey side” or “the Jersey shore”.
The Jersey Shore Public Library was originally established in 1925 in the newly built Jersey Shore High School where it remained embedded in the public school in one way or another until the Board of Trustees purchased the former Epworth United Methodist Church at 110 Oliver St. in December of 1998. The Grand Opening of the new Jersey Shore Public Library was held on October 22, 2000.
Our Building – Children’s Room
The children’s room features a mural with a Penn’s Woods theme, a corner stage with puppet theater for storytelling, comfortable seating for working and reading, and thousands of children’s books, magazines, audios, etc. iPads in the children’s room are loaded with educational and literacy skill building games.
The Tiadaghton Room houses the library’s genealogy and historical books, many of which are about the local history of this area of Lycoming County.
The library has an ever expanding collection of adult, children’s, audio, and large print books, as well as music, videos and periodicals. Internet access is available for the public use.
Holidays and Closings
- New Years day
- Friday and Saturday before Easter
- Saturday before Memorial Day
- Memorial day
- Business day before and July 4th
- Saturday before Labor Day
- Labor day
- Thanksgiving Weekend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
- December 24, 25, 26, 31