Monday, April 27, 2009

Everyone Outside!

The weather is finally warm, and the great outdoors is calling! But make one more indoor stop first: come in to the library to find out about all the great things you can do outside in Schuylkill County. The Reference Desk has a copy of the “Schuylkill County Outdoor Discovery” map which shows you where you can find hiking paths, golf courses, birding areas (Hawk Mountain isn’t the only place to go to see winged wildlife!), fishing spots,… The list is long.

You can also find outdoor activities on the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau website.

So why come in to the library when some of the information is available to you online?

Location, location, location. Looking at the map can help you find activities close together. The map will show there are picnicking, hiking, and swimming opportunities in the Minersville area; covered bridges and fishing near Rock; or environmental education and golfing around Valley View.

Either way, it's time to get outside and enjoy all that Schuylkill County has to offer!

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Code Books at the Library

This just in: the 2009 International Code Council books are at the Pottsville Library! Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well, maybe not. But if you are planning on building a home, renovating a downtown structure, looking for energy conservation guidelines, or just want to know the latest in fire codes, you need to look at the ICC code books. New buildings, existing buildings, plumbing, property maintenance, they are all here in the Reference Department.

Remember that if you are doing renovations to your home, you need to check with the Zoning & Code Enforcement Office for fees and permits. Click on the links to view the Pottsville City Code online and find contact information for the Pottsville Zoning & Code Office.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

POW! Pottsville Open Writers group

The next meeting of POW! will be at the Pottsville Library on Saturday, May 9th, 2009, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Group members were assigned to write about "With my magic glasses I can see...". Visit the group's web page at for more information.