Extended Programming coming up……

Two extended programs are coming up here at the library:

PlayK

PlayK – a 6-week kindergarten preparation program starts here at the library on Saturday, July 22 at 9 a.m. and runs through Saturday, August 26. This program is for children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 ONLY.

Coding Camp

This summer we will be offering a limited number of kids the chance to come to coding camp.

In Coding Camp, several programming techniques will be used including Scratch, a visual programming environment and Python, a powerful common language.  The learning approach will be hands-on with the programs stored on a flash drive to take home.  Programming for the Internet of Things (IoT) will use the languages with Raspberry Pi and Arduino single chip computers to control small, wheeled robots and to send sensor and camera data over the Internet.

The emphasis will be on having fun by creating interactive games, introducing Webpage programming and the possibility of app programming for phones and tablets.  We will look at the Maker movement and organizations devoted to encouraging young people to learn to program the games, devices and applications they love to use.

This camp is open to children ages 10 to 15, with a limit of 10 kids. The cost for this camp is $50 per kid and camp will be held July 31 through August 4 from 9 am until Noon.

Registration is required. Please call the library at (570) 746-1711

Building a Better World, one program at a time……

Come on over to the library tomorrow night, Thursday, July 6th for Family Build Night from 6 till 7. We will be building with all different mediums, from Legos to straws to blocks and more.

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Next Tuesday, July 11th, Ms. Cathy will be over at the Borough Park at 6:30 for “Story Night at the Park”. where Ms. Cathy will be reading “Daniel Finds a Poem”  by Micha Archer. 

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Thursday, July 13th Graphic Artist Michael Albert will be here at the library holding a 2-hour Graphic Pop-Art program and Collage Workshop, from 6 until 8 p.m. Come on out and make some fun, creative artwork out of some things you would never think could be turned into art. 

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Monday, July 17th Ms. Flora will be holding the second of our summer Monday-Funday programs where those who come will be able to make Original Fish Art from 5 until 6:30 p.m. 

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As always, these programs are family oriented, open to all ages and free of charge

Looking for something to do????

Come out and join us for the Wyalusing Library 1st Annual Car Show tomorrow, Sunday, June 11th from 1 until 4 at the Tuscarora Wayne Field (location of the old Wyalusing Elementary School).

Not only will there be cars, motorcycles and at least 1 tractor to look at, there will also be many vendors on site selling various products. There will be 50/50 raffle tickets on sale as well as food available for purchase. Please come out and support us in this new fundraising venture……. Oh, and if you do, you may want to wear your sunscreen and bring a hat/sunglasses/umbrella, as it is supposed to be a very warm day.

Tonight’s the night

Join Professor John from 6 till 7 tonight, Monday, June 5th, and introduce yourself to the world, and work, of Coding. With the ever increasing role of computer technology in our lives, do you know enough about coding, or the importance of it? How about the opportunities and benefits that learning coding can provide to your children?

Don’t let it intimidate you!!!

This Coding class is for adults and is free and open to all – please come and listen to Professor John as he explains what coding is, and why your child should know how to do it.

Ready, Set, Go!!!!!!

Where has this year gone? It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through the month of May and that there are only 19 days left of school after today, and two of those are half days!!!While the school year is slowing down, things are starting to pick up here at the library, and we thought now might be a good time to send out a reminder of the things we have upcoming. So sit back and hold on, because this is a long list……

MAY

Friday, May 19th – Preschool Story Class Graduation will be held from 11 till 1 over at the borough park. If it rains, we will still run from 11 till 1, only in our normal location downstairs at the library. The library will be providing pizza and drinks for the kids, as well as Diplomas for those who will be moving on to Kindergarten in the fall. 

 

Saturday, May 20th – W.A.Y.S. will be holding their final scheduled day of soccer sign-ups from 9 until noon. Registration is $30 for the first child, and $25 for each additional child. 

 

Saturday, May 20th – LEGO Club for those in 4th grade and up (no upper age limit) will be held downstairs from noon until 2. 

 

Monday, May 22nd – LEGO Club for preschoolers will be held in the upstairs children’s room from 10 until 11. 

 

Monday, May 22nd – LEGO Club for those in grades K through 3 will be held in the downstairs children’s area from 3:45 through 5:15. 

 

JUNE

Monday, June 5 – Join Professor John from 6 till 7 and introduce yourself to the work of Coding. With the ever increasing role of computer technology in our lives, do you know enough about coding, or the importance of it? How about the opportunities and benefits that learning coding can provide to your children? Don’t let it intimidate you!!! This  Coding class is for adults and is free and open to all – please come and listen to Professor John as he explains what coding is, and why your child should know how to do it.

 

Sunday, June 11th – we will be holding our 1st Annual Car Show at the Tuscarora Wayne Field (the old Wyalusing Elementary School lot), from 1 till 4. Currently we have 1 food truck, 14 vendors and a handful of cars pre-registered, plus many more who have stated that they will be bringing their vehicles to show. Please come on out and join us for what should be a fun event. This will be a sunshine only event, so keep in mind, if it rains, the show will not go on.

 

Tuesday, June 13th through Monday, August 21st, we will be holding a Kid’s Summer Reading Challenge. This takes the place of the normal Summer Reading logs typically done in the past for the kids. Cathy will be using the numbers from this reading challenge for the annual state report. At the end of the challenge, 1 child in each grade level (preschool through 12th grade) will be chosen to pick an incoming book to put their name in, as winner of the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Challenge. Once the forms are printed, they can be picked up at the front desk at the library. 

 

Friday, June 23rd – Local children’s author, Maureen Wright, will be a the library from 10 until 11, with her two new books: Share, Big Bear, Share! and Anna and the Tooth Fairy. Maureen will be providing a color / craft sheet for preschool age children. 

 

This is just the beginning, so stay tuned…… the Summer Fun schedule is in the works, and will be released soon. We are doing things a little differently here at the library this year, but we have a lot of fun programs coming in for you. 

National Music Week is May 7th through the 14th – stop by the library this week and pick up a coloring sheet. Once you have finished coloring it, drop it back off to the library and we will put them on display next week in honor and celebration of National Library Week.

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This Saturday, May 6th, Crystal Alexander is going to holding a program at the library at 11am. Crystal is a certified Life and Wellness coach and is willing to share her journey to better health and fitness through food. She had titled her program “Truth about are food in the 21st Century”. Please come and join her for this enlightening program she has put together. It is Free to one and all. Crystal is going to be sparing some of her favorite recipes and tricks that she has learned.

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LEGO Club

With the Memorial Day holiday coming up, our LEGO Club schedule will be changing a bit this moth. Typically LEGO Club meets the 4th Saturday and Monday of the month, however, this month it will be the 3rd Saturday and 4th Monday. May schedule is: 

Saturday, May 20th, 12 till 2 – 4th grade up till infinity

Monday, May 22, 10 till 11 – preschool

3:45 till 5:15ish – K through 3rd

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Coding

Has your child, or children, been talking about coding and you feel lost, or intimidated? Don’t be! Monday, June 5th from 6 till 7 Professor John will be holding a class on what coding is, and what it’s about. This program is free and open to one and all adults who are interested in learning more.

 

Supplies needed…….

Greetings all! It’s amazing how quickly this year has been moving and summer is going to be here before we know it. In preparation for our Summer fun here at the library, we are in need of some supplies, which will be used for some creations. We are looking for:

  • 2 liter clear and 2 liter green (Sprite, Ginger ale) bottles – rinsed and not crushed — Please NO milk containers

  • 1/2 gallon cardboard juice containers – clean and whole (not crushed or broken down)

  • bright colorful adversiting graphics – cereal boxes, outer candy wrappers, fruit snack boxes, soup can labels, raisin boxes, juice container labels, cookie wrappers (ie: Chips Ahoy or Oreo – think bright colors), etc…… If you bring in the whole box, it may be broken down, for easier storage.

Please do not leave the items outside, we would appreciate if you could bring the items inside for us.

 

A GIANT “Thank you” to Arrow United for their cardboard donation to us for our Summer fun!!!

Reminder

This is just a quick reminder that there will be NO GADGET CLUB Wednesday, April 5th as Professor John will not be available that day.

Also, while we have your attention, please take note that the library will be hosting the 1st Annual Car Show on Sunday, June 11th from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Tuscarora Wayne Field (old Wyalusing Elementary School grounds”. Please come out and support the library while enjoying some cool cars along with many crafts that will be on hand for purchase.

Programs, get your programs…….

We’ve got lots of upcoming programs for all ages, so hold on tight, there’s about to be a lot of information coming at you……

First – tomorrow, Saturday, March 25th, is our FINAL B-I-N-G-O of the year. Come on out to the American Legion in Wyalusing from 1 until 3.

If Bingo isn’t your thing, the LEGO Club will be meeting, for those in 4th grade and up, tomorrow from 12 until 2 here at the library. Come on over and let those creative juices flow, and while you’re here, check out Ms. Erin’s latest LEGO creation. LEGO Club for preschoolers will be Monday, March 27 from 10 to 11 and at 3:45 for grades K through 3.

Last call to sign up for the 3rd Annual Spelling Bee…. registrations MUST be submitted by 4:00 tomorrow. First round of competition is Saturday, April 1st

Heads up Gadgeteers….. There will be NO Gadget Club on Wednesday, April 5th as Professor John will be off at a STEM training in Williamsport with Ms. Cathy.

Our Easter Raffle is still going on – tickets for the 16″ Hot Wheels bicycle will be available through the morning of April 12th. The winner will be drawn later on that afternoon…….

Spelling Bee

The BCLS 3rd Annual Spelling Bee is just around the corner….

the Round 1 Local In-House Bee will be held Saturday, April 1st at 1 p.m. at the Wyalusing Public Library

Ages 10 – 14

Ages 15 – 18

Ages 19 and up

Spelling lists are now available and can be picked up when you register. Registration deadline is Saturday, March 25th.

Top finishers will advance to a Final Spell-Off held Saturday, April 22nd at 1 p.m. at the Towanda American Legion

What’s happening at the library?

Wednesday we will be hosting our favorite friends from the elementary school as the students in the Life Skills and Autistic Support classes from WVES, along with their peers from the Northeast Bradford school will be here at 9:30 for a story time and then will move downstairs to hold their annual Valentine’s Dance in the afternoon.

Wednesday from 4 to 6 we will be having Gadget Club from 4 to 6 with Professor John.

Thursday come join Ms. Morgan for Yarning at the Library from 3 till 5.

Preschool Story Class starts back up Friday morning, at 10 a.m. with “Monsters”

** Please note that the downstairs conference room will NOT be available for use Thursday afternoon, due to a proctored exam. Thank you!**

LEGO Club is here, Gadget Club is back, Winter Reading Challenge….. So much happening here at the library!

LEGO Club

Check this out! The very talented Erin Meeh, who will be running our LEGO Club, built a LEGO replica of the Wyalusing Public Library. The pictures don’t do it justice, please stop by the library and take a look at it. It is amazing!

LEGO Club starts Monday (Jan. 23) : 10 to 11 for preschoolers and 3:45 – 5 for grades K through 3. Saturday will be for grades 4 and up, with no age limit, at 11 till 1 for the month of January, but will be 12 till 2 starting in February.

Gadget Club

Now that Professor John is feeling much better, Gadget Club will be returning on Wednesday, February 1. 

New Hours

Just a reminder that our Tuesday / Thursday hours changed Tuesday, Jan. 2. Our new hours on these days are 2:30 until 7.

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The Winter Community Reading Challenge whas begun. The challenge runs from Jan. 1 through Mar. 31, 2017. Forms can be printed by clicking on the link below, or can be picked up at the library.

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