Exciting news – we have earned our Bronze Star under the PA Forward Libraries Pilot Program!!!!
Our next step is to start the process of earning 5 silver stars – one for each of the 5 Literacies: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy and Financial Literacy.
This morning we’d like to discuss the first of those literacies:
Why is Basic Literacy important?
Did you know that:
- Only 48% of parents read to their preschoolers daily.
- Eighty-five percent of all juveniles interfacing with the court system are functionally illiterate.
- A child’s library use raises his or her fourth grade assessment scores.
- Thirteen percent of Pennsylvanians lack basic literacy skills such as the ability to read a newspaper or brochure. This percentage of Pennsylvanians who struggle with basic literacy remains unchanged from 1992.
- More than 75% of jobs in Pennsylvania demand education beyond high school. And yet, nearly 120,000 Pennsylvania youth ages 16-24 have dropped out of high school.
- Fifty percent of the nation’s unemployed youth ages 16-21 are functional illiterates with virtually no prospects of obtaining good jobs.
Increasing basic literacy across the state would empower a stronger workforce which would achieve a higher tax base, economy and population.
for more eye opening facts about the importance of Basic Literacy, check out the links at the PA Forward Basic Literacy page: http://www.paforward.org/home/basicliteracy.aspx
Just a reminder, the Preliminary Round of the 2nd Annual BCLS Spelling Bee will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 2 here at the Wyalusing Public Library down in the children’s area.
The Spelling Bee will begin at 1 p.m.
Come on out and support our spellers.
The Wyalusing Public Library is now part of the PA Forward Pilot program.
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.
If you are interested in learning more, you can go to the PA Forward website at http://www.paforward.org/ for more information.
Professor John Harrison will be here Saturday, March 19th at 11 a.m. to assist landowners with signing up to receive their Natural Gas royalty statements electronically.
If you are interested, please stop on by.
If you have a laptop, and bring it with you, you can complete your signup during your visit.
We are pleased to announce that the Irish Dancers from the Whipple Performing Arts Studio in Tunkhannock this Saturday, March 19th at 2 p.m.
Please come join us and enjoy the amazing talent of these wonderful young ladies.
Last night around 7:15 we noticed that the library’s email had been hacked and multiple emails had been sent out.
We sent NO emails from 5 p.m. last night, March 9th through 7 a.m. this morning, March 10th.
Please DO NOT open any emails you may have received from the library during that time frame.
We have changed our email password to tighten the security of our account.
Sorry for any inconvenience
It’s a busy time here at the library and there are a lot of events upcoming. Here’s a quick look at what we’ve got going on….. For more information, check out the main page of our website, our Facebook page or contact the library.
Thursday, March 10th: We will be having our monthly meeting of the Board of Directors at 4 p.m. All are welcome
Friday, March 11th: Preschool Story Class is back and after missing last Friday due to the 2 hour delay for school, this week we will be combining our planned activities for E,F,G,H and St. Patrick’s Day. Story class starts at 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 12th: BINGO at 1 p.m. at the Wyalusing American Legion. Cards are $0.25 each – come on out and join us for a few hours of fun.
Monday, March 14th: Registration opens for the 2nd Annual Bradford County Library System (BCLS) Spelling Bee. Registration will continue through Friday, March 18th. There are 3 age brackets: 10-14, 15-18 and 19 & up. Preliminary Competitions will be held Saturday, April 2nd at each local library and the Final Competition will be held Saturday, April 16th at 2 p.m., at the Towanda American Legion. Contestants will be provided a list of words to study upon registration.
Just a reminder, we are holding Bingo tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 27th at the Wyalusing American Legion from 1 to 3 p.m.
Come out and join us for a couple hours of fun. Only $0.25 a card.
We will be hosting a Lyme Disease Awareness Program, given by Valley resident Dave Thomas, called A Hope 4 Lyme on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the program, and you can register by calling the Wyalusing Public Library at (570) 746-1711, emailing us at email@example.com or by stopping by in person. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 30.
This program is free of charge, however donations would be appreciated towards Mr. Thomas’ travel expenses.
Saturday, Feb. 13 – Bingo at the American Legion 1 – 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20 – Gadget Club (ages 10 & up) 9 – 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20 – Genealogy Group 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 12 – Bingo at the American Legion 1 – 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 – Gadget Club (ages 10 & up) 9 – 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 19 – Sign up to receive electronic royalty statements 11 a.m.
Sunday, March 20 – Trivia at the American Legion 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 – Bingo at the American Legion 1 – 3 p.m.
Please note that Computer Classes with Professor John will be moving to Friday afternoons starting Friday, Feb. 19. Professor John will still be here from 1 to 7 p.m. to answer questions.
Adult Book Club:
The February book selection is now in and available –
A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman.
Discussion of this month’s book, as well as January’s book, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24th from 6 to 7 p.m. here at the library. Come on in and join in the discussion.
Good morning…. Looking for something fun to do on this bitterly cold winter day? Come on out to the Wyalusing American Legion an join us for some Bingo fun at 1:00. It’s fun for all ages and it’s only $0.25 a card.