In this day and age of digital media, it’s easy to forget the treasures that can be found at your local library. Of course, the convenience of downloading a book, magazine or movie directly to your tablet or phone offers instant access, and most libraries offer such an option. But there is still much to be said about the experience of physically holding a book in your hands and thumbing through the pages. If you agree, it’s time you paid a visit to the Hawley Library!
What Does the Hawley Library Offer?
The Hawley Public Library on Main Avenue is one of seven Wayne County Libraries. The Hawley Library lends books, audio books, DVDs, magazines and provides free Internet access. This location also offers several reoccurring events including Story Time for children, Lego Club, and the furry and fun opportunity for children to read to Tess and Twiggy. These two adorable dogs love to listen to kids read stories (and improve their reading!). Adults can also enjoy programs including book clubs, as well as quilting, knitting and other social groups.
The Hawley Library hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed Sunday and Monday.
The Cocoon Coffee House Connection
If you have ever stopped by Cocoon Coffee House for a bite to eat or a steaming hot beverage, you might have noticed large bookcase filled with books (mostly adult fiction) for purchase. The books were once loaned out the by the library but were removed to make room for new works. You can peruse the pages of these books as you enjoy a cup of coffee, or purchase the book and read it at your leisure. Proceeds from every book sale at Cocoon Coffee House go to benefit the Hawley Library!
Other Fun Events at the Hawley Library
Every year during the Hawley WinterFest, the library hosts a Soup Sale. This event gives locals the chance to enjoy a hot, homemade serving of soup (Roasted Tomato and Pike County Beef Barley, for starters) while supporting the library. The Annual Run to Read 5K is another local event that raises awareness and funds for the local library.
The Hawley Library is located less than a mile from the Hawley Silk Mill and the Cocoon Coffee House! It’s also within a mile of the Settlers Inn and the Ledges Hotel, both fantastic places to stay if you are visiting the area.
Other Places to Visit in Hawley, PA
In addition to spending an afternoon at the library, there are other great ways to pass the time in the charming town of Hawley. Venture down to Lake Wallenpaupack and spend the day on the water; try your hand at mini-golf and other games at Costa’s Family Fun Park; take the family for a show at the Ritz Theater; or enjoy live music at Harmony Presents!
The Hawley Silk Mill itself offers fun and entertainment for the entire family. The vision for the repurposed factory is to offer a center that celebrates the lifestyle of the Pocono Lake Region – a place for the residents and visitors alike to shop, gather, eat, exercise, and learn!