The summer is a great time to help your local library. You have more free time and are looking to do something out of the house while the library is seeing more patron traffic in the warmer weather. Consider donating some of your staycation or other free time to help them with fun projects.

The Ashland Public Library is looking for some friendly folks to help them with a variety of tasks and programs such as helping clean after arts and crafts. Call Margaret at 570-875-3175.

The Mahanoy City Public Library is a hopping place this summer. You can help them with special projects like book sales, fundraisers or routine tasks. Call them at 570-773-1610.

The Minersville Public Library has a full calendar this summer and could use help with tasks from checking out books to helping with computers. The number is 570-544-5196.

The Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library is recruiting volunteers for day-to-day chores and for those to share their expertise for programs. Call them at 570-366-1638.

The Pottsville Free Public Library is always in need of volunteers to help with daily operations, special projects and events. They can be reached at 570-622-8880.

The Tamaqua Public Library is seeking motivated individuals to serve on its board of trustees. Ideal candidates have a heart for volunteer leadership with an interest in technology, finance, marketing/social media and building/property maintenance. Applicants are asked to submit a short letter of interest.

The Tower Porter Community Library has a wide range of duties that would be perfect for someone looking to give an hour or two per week, including typing. Call them at 717-647-4900.

These are just some of the library needs. Contact your library to see how you can lend a helping hand. Regardless of how you help, they and all the patrons who use their services, will be grateful for your kindness.

Sweet Arrow Lake and “Porcupine Pat” invite you to Sneak a Peek at the Creek at 10 a.m. Saturday. The program, recommended for kiddies ages 6 and older, is a good way to cool off and learn to better appreciate the aquatic critters in the creek. Search for mayflies, crayfish, water pennies and more. Meet in the clubhouse parking lot. All equipment is provided or you can bring your own. Call 570-345-8952 for details.

Lunch at the Library will be held at the Pottsville library daily at noon. Recommended for children ages 5 to 17, but younger children are welcome. Games, crafts and other activities will be provided. Register at least a day in advance by calling 570-622-8880.

It Takes Two will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at the Railroad Station as part of the Tamaqua Summer Concert Series. Take your blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the free concert.

Schuylkill on the Move invites you to join them at 8 a.m. Sunday for Bear Valley Adventure, a moderate 11-mile hike on the Bear Valley Loop to see Adams Rock, Bear Valley Swamp and various old mines. Meet west of the intersection of Gap Street and Bear Valley Road in Good Spring. Email questions to

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center at 7 p.m. July 19 and at 2 and 7 p.m. July 20. You won’t want to miss this toe-tapping musical for adults. Get info and order tickets at or, or by calling 570-668-1192.

Summer Concert Series in the ‘Ville continues its musical series with a concert by Gleasons Drift at 5 p.m. July 21 in Joulwan Park. Food trucks will be available and BYOB to this pet-friendly concert.

Community Volunteers in Action is the volunteer center for Schuylkill County. Use the preceding contact information for those specific opportunities and search other listings on our website at Find us on Facebook. Call us at 570-628-1426 or email