Mission & History


Our mission is to enrich the lives of our users through innovative services & quality resources. Through information, education, and recreation, we seek to stimulate creativity, intellectual curiosity, and to be a center for lifelong learning in the Greater Pittston Community.



The Pittston Memorial Library was established in 1952 and was originally housed on the second floor of City Hall before being relocated to the basement to accommodate all of the library’s materials. In October 1984, the Pittston Memorial Library joined with 10 other libraries in Luzerne County to form the Luzerne County Library System, offering more materials and services to the residents of the Wyoming Valley.

Benefactor and Board Member, Jean Yates saw the need to expand and purchased the former Pittston Medical & Emergency Center for $250,000 in 2001 and donated the building to the City of Pittston for the library. Following a redesign, and an addition, the newly expanded library opened in its current location, 47 Broad Street, in 2001.

In less than 10 years, the library needed more space to serve the residents of the Greater Pittston Area. After the hard work of many dedicated individuals, plans began in 2011 to further expand the library. On August 15, 2015, the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Children’s Wing and the John P. Cosgrove Community Room were opened to the public.



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