The Pottsville Free Public Library provides unique services and resources to the local community. These include programs for youth ages one to 17 that encourage and foster literacy and STEM education. In addition to providing local childhood experts for caregivers to meet with through the Family Place program, one highlight is the Lunch at the Library program. By taking part in a state sponsored summer lunch program, the library is able to offer meals to children and teens. The caregivers who come to Family Place really appreciate being able to meet and talk with the local experts.The library also participates in the Turning Outward Initiative. Through this initiative, the library holds community conversations with Pottsville residents, local business leaders, etc... to learn about how they want the community to move forward, and how the library can help facilitate the steps needed to reach these goals. Outcomes of this include working with the local homeless shelter to improve library services for its residents, and a focus on providing job-related resources for teens.