Welcome To The Petersburgh Public Library

Posted in Information on September 8th, 2014 by ptrbadmin — Comments Off





Story Hour for Preschoolers

Story Hour is every Tuesday at 11 A.M. beginning  September 9.  It will continue through May 19, 2015 but will not be held on days when school is closed or delayed. All preschoolers and their care givers are invited for stories, activities, and snacks!!


The Library is currently accepting bids for an automatic standby generator system.  For further details and to view/print bid documents click on the “Bid For Generator” tab at the top of this page.


If you plan to purchase anything from Amazon.com please use our link to Amazon Smile. Any purchases made through our link to Amazon Smile will result in a donation (from Amazon Smile) being made to the Petersburgh Public Library. Thanks!



Did any of you leave this picture of Paddy and Bobby in a book you returned?  If so, you can pick it up at the library.


Knitting Classes

Everyone welcome to Knitting Classes at 4 PM on Wednesdays

Call us at  658-2927 if there is a better time for you to make either of the class sessions, knitting or crocheting.

Email addresses wanted!

The library is trying to update our patron’s information with email addresses. If we have your email address, you will be sent an email notifying you of upcoming due dates on your checked out items and then an overdue notice once an item has been out too long. Please let us know your email address next time you come in. This will help you keep track of your checked out items and when they are due.

 Museum Pass available

MASS MoCA Family pass available – Admits 2 Adults and 2 Children (under 16) for free

Art In The Library

Any interested artists, who have artwork or photographs that they would like to display at the library, can call the library at 658-2927. We have wall space to display your art and would love to hear from you. There is no charge to display it here.

Currently we are displaying pictures celebrating the Fox Hollow Folk Festival which began in Petersburgh on August 19, 1966 and ran through 1980.  Be sure to stop in and view these wonderful photographs and add your memories of the Festival in the folder at the library.

 In the display case are felted items hand-made by Deb Poczatek of Petersburgh.


Book Discussion Group

The group meets at 7:00 P.M. on the second Wednesday of each month. The next book club meeting is on September 10th at 7:00 PM.  The book to be discussed is Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel.

The books being discussed are available from the Library so you can read them prior to the meeting.  New members are always welcome to join. Please join us even if you are only able to come once in a while or just want to come for the books in which you are interested.

2014 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults as voted by YALSA

(YALSA = Young Adult Library Services Association)

  • Berry, Julie. All the Truth That’s in Me. Penguin/Viking Juvenile, 2013.
  • Clark, Kristin Elizabeth. Freakboy. Macmillan/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013.
  • Federle, Tim. Better Nate Than Ever. Simon & Schuster/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013.
  • McNeal, Tom. Far Far Away. Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2013.
  • Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park. Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013.
  • Sedgwick, Marcus. Midwinterblood. Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
  • Sepetys, Ruta. Out of the Easy. Penguin/Philomel, 2013.
  • Smith, Andrew. Winger. Illustrated by Sam Bosma. Simon & Schuster/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013.
  • Sullivan, Tara. Golden Boy. Penguin/Putnam Juvenile, 2013.
  • Wein, Elizabeth. Rose Under Fire. Disney-Hyperion, 2013.