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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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.

LEGO Club

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!!!!