Welcome To The Petersburgh Public Library

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On Saturday, October 31st from 10AM to noon, come in costume to the library for a treat and a free book. Also, we will be having a stop-in craft during the same time frame. Have fun decorating a felt pumpkin for a fall decoration.


Local History/Genealogy

Be sure to check out our Local History page by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.  We have added a link to a picture of the map of Meadow Lawn Cemetery.  More information about the cemetery is available in a binder at the library.

Story Hour for Preschoolers

Fall story hour, with the theme for October being “animals”,  began on September 15th and meets every Tuesday at 11 A.M. through December 8th.  All preschoolers and their care givers are invited for stories, activities, and snacks!!

Knitting Group

Everyone welcome to Knitting Group at 3:30 PM on Wednesdays. Come be part of the group either as a novice or experienced knitter. Call us at 658-2927 if there is a better time for you to make the class.

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

Passes are available for The Clark,  MASS MoCA,  the Iroquois Museum, and the USS Slater.

Art In The Library

The current art display is titled “Homeschool Art Display”. This display features the artworks of three different homeschooling families: the Kellys, the Crockers, and the Whelans. The children used many different art forms to express themselves. The homeschoolers say,”We hope this display inspires others to use their library’s resources to express themselves through art. Libraries have many art books and magazines to spark ideas and many libraries offer art classes throughout the year.”

The participants are: Charlotte and Jack Crocker, Emmet and Quinn Kelly, Hickory and Vivian and Ronan Whelan


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.

Book Discussion Group

The group meets at 7:00 P.M. on the second Wednesday of each month from September through June. NEXT BOOK CLUB: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park on October 14th at 7 PM.

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.




Interstellar, The Spongebob Movie. Sponge out of water, Spare Parts, Jupiter Ascending, The Cobbler, The Lazarus Effect, Hector and the Search for Happiness, The DUFF, McFarland USA, Rizzoli & Isles (Television program) Season 5, Woman in Gold, Far from the Madding Crowd (2 versions),

Big Hero 6,  Paul Blart Mall*Cop 2,  The Longest Week, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Project Almanac, Tracers, Ring the Bell, Olive Kitteridge, Selma, Mama’s family. Season 2, Pot o’ Gold, Barbie fairytopia. Magic of the rainbow, David Kirk’s Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch kids, Veggie tales. The little house that stood, Family guy presents Blue harvest, Red Skelton : America’s clown prince, Yoga meltdown. Levels 1 & 2 workouts, The Emperor’s New Clothes, 10 minute solution: Special K fashion fit workout, Riders of the Whistling Skull, Derby Stallion, Clueless, The Prince & Me, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield gets real, The Company, Quicksand & Ticker & Fall time & Beyond the law (4 in one case)


The marriage season / Linda Lael Miller

Our souls at night / Kent Haruf

Kickback / Ace Atkins

Taken / Dee Henderson

People of the songtrail : a novel of North America’s forgotten past / W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear

All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr

Piranha / Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

Finders keepers : a novel / Stephen King

In the unlikely event / Judy Blume

God help the child / Toni Morrison

The color of light / Emilie Richards
Badlands : a novel / C. J. Box
Brush back / Sara Paretsky
The Bourbon Kings / J.R. Ward
The forgotten / Heather Graham
Thrill Me / Susan Mallery

Live to see tomorrow / Iris Johansen

When Grace sings : a novel / Kim Vogel Sawyer

Speaking in bones : a novel / Kathy Reichs
The novel habits of happiness / Alexander McCall Smith

No men of God / Dwight Mathieu

All the single ladies : a novel / Dorothea Benton Frank

Under the wide and starry sky : a novel / Nancy Horan

Blueprints : a novel / Barbara Delinsky

Never too late : a novel / Robyn Carr
Once upon a summertime : a New York City romance / Melody Carlson

The darkling child : the defenders of Shannara / Terry Brooks

The decision / Wanda E. Brunstetter

The melody lingers on : a novel / Mary Higgins Clark
Wicked charms / Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
Country / Danielle Steel
Truth or die / James Patterson and Howard Roughan
The President’s shadow / Brad Meltzer
The precipice : a novel / Paul Doiron
Wildfire in his arms / Johanna Lindsey
The long Utopia : a novel / by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Summer secrets : a novel / Jane Green
The rumor : a novel / Elin Hilderbrand
Ever after : a Nantucket brides novel / Jude Deveraux


Live pain-free without drugs or surgery : how to use integrated positional therapy to eliminate chronic pain / Lee Albert, NMT

The family Romanov : murder, rebellion & the fall of imperial Russia / Candace Fleming

Berlin of yesteryear / by Katherine Wells, William T. Reynolds, Jean Carr

The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 / Joseph J. Ellis

Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War / Karen Abbott

The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing / Marie Kondo

Zentangle 2 / by Suzanne McNeill

Zentangle 4 / by Suzanne McNeill

Zentangle basics / by Suzanne McNeill

Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande

Grow all you can eat in 3 square feet / US editor, Kate Johnsen

The indestructible houseplant : 200 beautiful plants that everyone can grow / Tovah Martin

Our kids : the American Dream in crisis / Robert D. Putnam
Women of will : following the feminine in Shakespeare’s plays / Tina Packer
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history / Elizabeth Kolbert

2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults as voted by YALSA

(YALSA = Young Adult Library Services Association) – The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley – The Crossover by Kwame Alexander – The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely – I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Jackaby by William Ritter – Noggin by John Corey Whaley – The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E K Johnston – Vango by Timothee de Fombelle – We Were Liars by E Lockhart – The Young Elites by Marie Lu