Hours of Operation

Business Hours

Monday: 10:30pm-6:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Fri-Saturday: 9:30-2:00pm
Sunday: Closed


100 Seneca St.
Brownsville, Pa. 15417

Holiday Closures:

BFPL will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

  WINTER WEATHER - Brownsville Free Public Library will close when the Brownsville Area School District closes due to inclement weather. Materials due on that date will be extended to the first day we reopen. BFPL may also close on Saturdays at the Director's discretion.

Library Director

Currently Open

Current Staff

Jane Diethorn Library Clerk
Lori Barron Library Clerk

Board of Directors 2019

Kristina Haluska President Member-at-Large
Patty Redigan Vice-President Member-at-Large
Carrie Kromer Secretary Luzerne Twp. Rep.
Kasandra Ward Treasurer Member-at-Large
Mary Jo Barnhart Member-at-Large
Paul Synuria Brownsville Borough Rep.
James Pflugh West Brownsville Rep.
Unassigned Brownsville Twp. Rep.

Mission Statement

Our Mission

The mission of the Brownsville Free Public Library is to freely provide quality materials and services which fulfill the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of Brownsville and its surrounding communities. To this end, the library provides a collection of textual, audiovisual, and electronic materials for genealogy and local history. The library is committed to providing practical access to all forms of information and anticipating future needs for library services.

About Us

Our History

In the late 1920s, upon the completion of the magnificient new building for the Monongahela National Bank at 46 Market Street, the former bank across the street was remodeled into a storeroom. Charles L. Snowden, for sometime, had felt the need for a library building in Brownsville. He had sought some low ground behind the building on the east side of the “neck” and had it filled in, making possible additional business space in the center of town.

On a lot adjoining the Charles Street Bridge, which he had built over Dunlap's Creek, he decided to erect a building to house a library. The front was adorned with two pink granite columns that were take from the remodeled banking room, and, cut in stone, across the front of the building are the words, "BROWNSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY."

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