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Can't Find It?

Can’t find it after searching the Cambria County Library Systems’ catalogs? You can now search and place holds at the following locations: Blair County Library System and Lackawanna County Library System

ABCMouse for Summer Learning

Explore learning activities for kids aged 2-8+ years. Enjoy books, puzzles, educational games, science videos, art activities, and songs. ABCmouse is 100% educational, 100% fun, and 100% free with your library card!

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July 13, 2024


Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 11:00 AM -6:00 PM

Wednesday – 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday:  Closed

Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Available Amenities

Public Computers
Printing, Copying, and Scanning
After Hours Book Drop
Public Restrooms

Resources & Tools

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304 Beaver Street
PO Box 515
Hastings, PA 16646‐0515

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    Hastings Public Library’s History

    Mrs. Gertrude M. Houck, a member of the Cambria County National Library Week committee, founded The Hastings Public Library in 1958. Over the years residents of Hastings, Elder Township and Susquehanna Township have contributed both money and hard work, resulting in a flourishing center of learning of which Hastings can be exceedingly proud. A grant enabled the library to install disabled ramps in 1995.

    The library received four new public access computers in 2002, thanks to a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and access to the Internet is even faster since the installation of higher speed lines.

    Librarians through the years have included Miss Margaret Stotsky (the first librarian), Mrs. Joanne Holtz, Mrs. Louise Kibler, Mrs. Winifred Abrams, Mrs. Mary Weakland, Mrs. C.H. Sykes, Miss Pegi Houck, Mrs. Marilyn Frank, Mrs. Nan (Beach) McElheny, Mrs. Patricia Sibert-Kline, Miss Dana Hoover, Ms. Patricia Mathews, Ms. Verna Fulton, Ms. Megan Deibler and Miss Frances Rhoa, Cara Carpinello, Bernadette Dillon, Janet Barnosky, Angie Fels, and Audrey Bonneau.

    The Hastings Public Library is currently in the process of preparing to build a new library and is excited for the next step in our history!

    A painted portrait of Gertude Hauck, founder of Hastings Public Library