Forest City

531 Main St.
Forest City PA 18421

phone: 570-785-5590   fax: 570-785-4822   email:

Hours of Operation


Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Forest City Staff:
Lisa Spangenberg, Librarian

Candace Doughty, Library Assistant

Brittney Baron Library Assistant

Forest City is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King Day

  • President's Day

  • Good Friday

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Columbus Day

  • Veteran's Day

  • Thanksgiving

  • Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Day

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History of the Forest City Library Location: 1967-2020


The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association opened its first branch library in Forest City on July 10, 1967.  Through the dedication and inspiration of the Forest City Lions Club, the library finally had become a reality for the Forest City Area. 


In 1965, the library association’s Board of Directors were approached by the Lions Club with the idea of having a library in Forest City. With two years of planning and hard work, opening day was reached in July of 1967.  The Lions Club had and to this day maintains a long-standing interest in the Forest City Branch Library. Working in cooperation with the library trustees and financial support, the Lions Club members remodeled, decorated, purchased shelving and equipment. Air conditioning was later installed and is maintained by the Forest City Lions Club.


Members of the Forest City Business and Professional Women’s Club had provided the original window furnishings. 


The Forest City Borough Council has been and is still a constant major support to the Forest City Branch Library by providing the location rent-free with electricity, heat and maintenance services.


An Open House with a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on July 10, 1967 with Mrs. Susan Stark as the first branch librarian under the guidance of Mrs. Helen Andrews, head librarian for Susquehanna County.


Today, the library service in Forest City can be attributed to the spirit and cooperation among several organizations with Federal and State funding, the Board of Directors and staff of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association, the Forest City Lion’s Club, the Forest City Borough Council, NEP Telephone, the Forest City News, and most of all the loyal and kind patrons of the library. 


Services available at the Forest City Branch Library include Internet and free Wi-Fi, faxing and photocopies, books, newspapers, magazines, paperback books, audio books on CD and movies on DVD, as well as our Babies & Books program.