Never a dull moment…….

It’s been a couple of weeks, but now that the New Year is upon us, things will be picking back up around here. Here is a bit of what we have coming up for everyone…..

Gadget Club

Until further notice, Gadget Club is cancelled. Professor John has been dealing with a medial issue for the past few weeks, and it is still going on. If the issue does not resolve itself in the next few days, he will be undergoing surgery. When all is resolved, and he is feeling better, Gadget Club will resume. Stay tuned…….

New Hours

Our Tuesday / Thursday hours will be changing effective Tuesday, Jan. 2. Our new hours on those days will be 2:30 until 7.

Bingo

It’s that time of year again. Now that the snow is flying, we will be starting up Bingo once again.

Bingo will be held on the above 6 days, at 1 p.m. at the American Legion in Wyalusing.

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Lego Club… 4th week of each month to begin
Preschool-Monday mornings 10-11am
K-3 grade Monday afternoons 3:35-5:00ish
4th grade and up- Saturday’s 11-1

It’s that time of year…..

It’s December 12th and with 13 days until Christmas, many are caught up in all the hustle and bustle trying to get their shopping done, cookies baked and travel plans nailed down.

We aren’t exempt from the Christmas craziness here at the library, only ours is a little different, and this year Cathy decided to head out on vacation and leave the rest of us girls to handle it all – so glad she trusts us, lol.

To let all of our patrons know what’s coming up here at the library, and when it will likely be anything but quiet in here, we’ve put together a list of our upcoming events, as well as our Holiday hours for you:

Friday, Dec. 16th: Preschool Story Class will be wrapping up with their final class of the year, the Christmas Party, which will run from 10 until 11:30 or so. They will also be joined by a very special guest, whom so many of them are very anxious to see so they can make sure he gets their Christmas wish lists.

Friday, Dec. 16th: We will be drawing the winner of the Christmas raffles, for the American Girl Doll and the Kindle Fire in the afternoon. The winner will be called that day.

Monday, Dec. 19th: The 3 preschool classes from the Wyalusing Valley Children’s Center, 60 preschoolers, will be visiting the library in 3 batches between 9 and 10:30. While our special visitor is not able to come see them, he will be leaving some goodies here for them. While they are here, they also will get to enjoy a story and make their very own ornament to take home with them and hang on their Christmas tree.

Wednesday, Dec. 21st:  the students from the Life Skills and Autistic Support classes at the Elementary School will be here from approximately 9 until 10:15 or so. These students will also be joined by a very special guest, who will be able to hear their Christmas wish lists and hand out a little treat for them. In addition, the kids will enjoy a story and be making a craft.

Holiday hours: We will be CLOSED Saturday, Dec. 24th and Monday, Dec. 26th for Christmas. We will also be CLOSED Saturday, Dec. 31st for New Years, but we will be open Monday, Jan. 2nd as normal.

For those we may not see beforehand, we would like to take this time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!!!!

Upcoming events

With Thanksgiving coming up quickly, we wanted to make sure that everyone knew our holiday hours.

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Don’t forget, you can Escape the Madness of Black Friday by visiting us in the basement of the library as we hold our first “Escape the Madness” sale, allowing you to shop from local artisans. There will also be a bake sale and some crafts for the kids to do while you shop.

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Don’t miss your chance to pick up a 2017 calendar featuring our very own Lovey & William. There are only 24 left.

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Calendars are $10 each

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There are 13 spots still available for the Digital Thermal Imaging program on Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 6 p.m. Call the library, or stop by, to reserve your seat.

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Tickets are still available for the Sugar Plum Wreath raffle. Tickets are $10 each and the winner will be drawn Friday, November 25th at the close of our Escape the Madness sale

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Tickets are also still available for our annual Christmas Raffle. Stop by and take a chance on an American Girl doll – Isabelle and book or on a Kindle Fire tablet.

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$5 each and the drawing will be held on Friday, December 16th.

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Look what we have again this year….. Stop in & drop off a new toy now through Dec . 6th. for the Leo Club. This program benefits our local children in Wyalusing Schools

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It’s that time of year again…..

With Halloween in just 2 days, things are starting to pick up here at the library once again. Yesterday we celebrated Halloween with our Preschool Story Class as they arrived at the library in costume, went Trick-or-Treating over at the PS Bank Administration office and then back to the library for a party downstairs.

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Monday, our friends in the Life Skills and Autistic Support classes from Wyalusing Valley Elementary School will be coming over to the library to visit, and will also be going Trick-or-Treating over at PS Bank – a big thanks to them for always helping us celebrate Halloween with the kids!

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We now have The Daily Review available online for FREE!!! All you need is your library card.  Check it out at our website, on the Online Resources page

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Cat Calendars……

Since our 2016 Calendar fundraiser was such a success, we have decided to do it once again for 2017. The calendars arrived yesterday, and look fantastic! Calendars are now on sale for $10 each, and once again, there are only 50 of them available for purchase. Last year we sold out within 2 weeks, so if you would like to purchase a calendar, stop in soon, you don’t want to miss out on the cuteness!!!

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Christmas Raffle

Tickets are now available for our annual Christmas Raffle. Stop by and take a chance on an American Girl doll – Isabelle and book or on a Kindle Fire tablet. $5 each and the drawing will be held on Friday, December 16th.

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and this year, you may not have to go out into the madness to find cool things….

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Tickets are now available for the 2016 Christmas Raffle:

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Halloween is almost here!!!! If you are out and about Friday morning, October 28, stop by and see all the little ones in costume during our Preschool Story Class Halloween Party. The group will meet upstairs in the library, go over to the PS Bank administration building for Trick-or-Treating, come back to get a group picture on the front steps of the library, then head downstairs to celebrate Halloween and enjoy some yummy treats…. The fun starts at 10 a.m.

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Calling all ladies………

Breast and full-body screening is a proactive approach to your wellness. Come join us for this free and informative program. 30 seats only – first call, first served – reservations are required.

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presented by Carol Knapp, of Dynamic Thermal Imaging, along with special guest speaker Brooke Hatton

Calling all ladies…….

Calling all ladies………

Breast and full-body screening is a proactive approach to your wellness. Come join us for this free and informative program. 30 seats only – first call, first served – reservations are required.

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presented by Carol Knapp, of Dynamic Thermal Imaging, along with special guest speaker Brooke Hatton

LEGO club…..

Good morning! We have been tossing around the idea of starting a

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here at the library, and with the recent delivery of 8,000 LEGOS, we are nearly ready to get started, but we need your help!

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What we need to know is this:

1 – would you, your children or your grandchildren be interested ?

2 – Do you/they want it to be theme building or free building?

3 – How often should the club meet, once or twice a month?

4 – What day/time would be best?

Please reach out to the library and let us know your thoughts…..

What’s coming up at the library…….

The summer is winding down, the kids are back at school and getting their new routines down, so that means fall is coming…. So, here’s a little information about what we have going on, and coming up, here at the Wyalusing Public Library:

Staff training:

We will be closed Friday, September 30th for staff training. What does this mean for you? Don’t worry, if you have books due, you can still return them in the book drop, or return your audiobooks and dvds in the drop slot at the top of the stairs, as usual. We’ll be back on Saturday from 9 – 4 as usual.

Story Class:

Preschool story class starts back up on Friday, October 7th and runs through Friday, December 16th. Miss Flora and Miss Amy have the schedule, themes and books all picked out, and are working on craft ideas now. Stop on by and join in on the fun!

We would like to say a huge Thank You to all who reached out to us to sponsor our fun – we had enough people reach out we have started a list of sponsors for our spring session next year!

Lights

When you come in to the library, things may look a bit different at times. If you see the lights off in the middle or back rooms, yes, we are aware the lights are off, and yes, you can still go back there…..

In an attempt to reduce the cost of our electric bill we have put motion detectors on the lights in those two rooms, so as soon as you walk in the room, the lights will come on, and they will turn off again a few minutes after you have left the room.

Gadget Club

Now that school is back in session, Gadget Club will be back on. Professor John will be here for Gadget Club from 4 to 6 each Wednesday afternoon. This program is geared towards ages 10 and up, however, we will not turn any age away.

Summer Reading, Community Challenge and more

We would like to take this time to remind you that the library will be closed Saturday, September 3 and Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

We will reopen as normal, Tuesday, September 6th.

Community Reading Challenge

Last call for all of those who are participating in our Community Reading Challenge. All completed challenge forms MUST be turned in by 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 6th.

The winner of the Community Reading Challenge will be drawn Wednesday, September 7th.

Summer Reading Winners

The winners from our Summer Reading age groups have been selected, and the winners are……

Preschool – Kindergarten: Hannah Girven

Grades 1 – 4: Katelyn Trowbridge

The winning prizes have not arrived at the library yet, but the winners will be contacted to arrange a day to come in and pick up their prize and get their photo taken.

Congratulations Hannah and Katelyn, and great job to all of our readers!!!

Preschool Story Class

Story class starts back up Friday, October 7th and we are currently looking for sponsors. Sponsorship is $30 per class and you get to come in and help, if you would like to. We also advertise the business or family who sponsors that week.

Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring, and select the date/class you would like to sponsor.

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Summer is coming to an end……

We are a bit behind, so bear with us as we update all the goings on here at the library of late, along with what’s coming up…..

Our Play K program has ended…. What a great time these classes were, these kids are so ready to take on this next giant step in their lives. Good luck to one and all.

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Professor John is still away, so there will be NO computer class or Gadget Club on Wednesday 8/17 or Wednesday 8/24. He will return on Wednesday 8/31.

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The Bradford County Commissioners will be holding their bi-weekly meeting here at the library, this Thursday, Aug. 25. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and all are welcome to attend.

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It’s hard to believe that school starts back up next Tuesday!!! Where did the summer go?

Anyone who has not completed, or started, their required summer reading, we have the books available here to read. Each book or audio book may be checked out for 2 weeks and may NOT be renewed. We do have multiple titles of some of the books, reserves may be placed on the titles.

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Now that the summer is coming to an end, so is our Summer Reading program, so all reading logs need to be turned in to the library before Tuesday, August 30th.

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Labor Day is Monday, September 5th, and also marks the end of our  Community Summer Reading Challenge.  As the library is closed Saturday, 9/3 and Monday 9/5, please turn in your Challenge sheets by the end of Friday, 9/2 to be counted. When your sheet is turned in, you can enter your name in a drawing for a free book sponsorship – your name on the dedication plate of a new library book and you get to be the first to check it out of the library.

Just a few reminders…….

 Please join us Calling all kids entering Kindergarten this fall, week 6 of Play K is this Saturday, August 13 at 9 a.m. This program is ONLY for children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2016. This is the final week of the Play K program!

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The Wyalusing Public Library is now part of the PA Forward Pilot program.

We have achieved our GOLD STAR – the highest designation in the pilot program!

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PA Forward will promote and benefit all libraries. For academic libraries, the campaign will strengthen the public’s perception that academic institutions provide great benefits to their local communities by sharing resources and services with the community as well as students and faculty. For school libraries, PA Forward will reinforce what experience tells us – that students in schools with strong libraries learn more, get better grades, and achieve higher test scores than their peers without libraries.

For public libraries, PA Forward will position them as essential to a growing customer base of private and municipal organizations and individuals. It will also position them as high-quality early learning providers that ultimately save taxpayer dollars otherwise needed for remedial programs.

Please note – Professor John will be away for the next 2 weeks, so there will be NO computer class or Gadget Club on Wednesday 8/17 or Wednesday 8/24. He will return on Wednesday 8/31.

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Summer Reading: Required summer reading books are available here to read. Each book or audio book may be checked out for 2 weeks and may NOT be renewed. We do have multiple titles of some of the books, reserves may be placed on the titles.

The end of summer is quickly approaching…….

Don’t forget that the Community Summer Reading Challenge ends as of Labor Day.

Complete the challenge by Sept. 6 and you can enter your name in a drawing for a free book sponsorship – your name on the dedication plate of a new library book and you get to be the first to check it out of the library.

Challenge forms must be turned in at the library.

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