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Technical Help! 

Posted By Stephanie Renne, Reference, Free Library of Springfield Township, 215-836-5300, srenne@mclinc.org , Monday, August 14, 2017

Library Type

Public

Description

Technical help is a free service offered by our Head of Reference & Technology Specialist, who provides technical help in the following areas:
* Email Setup & Use *
* Mobile Device Setup & Use *
* Introduction to Computer Use *
* Downloading E-Books & Audiobooks *
* Usage of Library Website & Electronic Resources *
* Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Publisher, Powerpoint) *

Help is offered by appointment only, in 30-60 minute sessions at your own pace.

Tags:  Adults  Information 

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Library Night: READing Railroad 

Posted By Christine Mandarino, Lackawanna County Lib Sys Bookmobile, 570-348-3000, cmandarino@albright.org , Thursday, August 10, 2017

Library Type

Public 

Cost and Funding

Free to the public 

Partnership

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 

Description

Library Night: READing Railroad is for children who participated in the summer reading club across the Lackawanna County Library System. When children sign up for summer reading, they get a READing Railroad card with five check boxes that are checked off by a librarian when the child reads 5 books. When the card is filled, parents can redeem it for a free ticket to a baseball to see the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The free ticket is only available for one particular night called Library Night at PNC Field. The Bookmobile visits PNC Field on Library Night to help last-minute kids get their cards checked off and is available for all patrons to use before and during the game. The program supports basic literacy and helps to prevent the "summer slide" in children when they are out school. 

Tags:  Basic  Children 

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Business Start Up: A Series for Aspiring Entrepreneurs 

Posted By Robyn Vittek, Director, Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 412-942-0922, vittekr@einetwork.net , Thursday, August 3, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Partnership

SCORE Association (www.score.org) 

Description

This series, hosted by the library and presented by our partners from SCORE, will consist of three sessions this fall: Simple Steps to Starting a Business, Legal Aspects of Setting Up a Business, and Developing a Business Plan. This is the beginning of a long-term partnership between the library and SCORE. SCORE's mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. 

Tags:  Adults  Financial 

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Financial Peace Junior Storytime Series (later renamed "Financial Peace Junior Classes") 

Posted By Cheryl Morgan, Director, Somerset County Library, 814-445-5907, cmorgan@somersetcolibrary.org , Thursday, July 27, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$100, supplied by Somerset Trust Company, was used to purchase a box set of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Junior Books and audio CDs (also called "Junior’s Adventures" story time book set), plus craft supplies and a give-away prize. Somerset Trust Company also supplied banks for the children to decorate and take home with them.  Partnership

Partnership

Somerset Trust Company covered costs and provided banks 

Description

This is a six-week course organized and presented by staff of the Somerset County Library making use of books in Dave Ramsey’s Junior’s Adventures story time book set, which follows main character Junior through a series of real life lessons about money. Story time reading, discussion, activities, and crafts stimulate learning each week. The course is aimed at children ages 2-12 and their families (so we include adults and children of all ages in the discussions about money and family finances). The first two times we offered this series, we called it “Financial Peach Junior Storytime Series”. Now that we’re more consciously aligning our programming with education, we call the series a course and the weekly meetings classes.

Class 1 Theme: Work
Class 1 Book: The Super Red Racer. In this book Junior really, really wants an awesome new bike, but he doesn’t have the money to buy it. So, what does he do? He goes to work helping a neighboring farmer to earn the money!
Class 1 Comprehension Check: Follow-up with some questions taken from the CD
Class 1 Discussion Questions: Have you ever worked to earn money for something? What are some ways kids could earn money?
Class 1 Craft: Kids color farm animals from a worksheet and glue them, along with barn pieces cut out of construction paper to make a farm scene including a barn with doors that open and close.

Class 2 Theme: Spending
Class 2 Book: Careless at the Carnival. In this book Junior and his friends learn the hard way how it’s not wise – or fun – to spend all their money all at once.
Class 2 Comprehension Check: Follow-up with some questions taken from the CD
Class 2 Craft: making money envelopes out of glossy photo pages from old magazines and calendars
Class 2 Activity: Carnival Games – We set up a mini-carnival in the library with ring toss, bean bag toss, waters, popcorn, face painting, and a clown making balloon animals. Each child is given “Library Money” to budget and spend at the carnival.

Class 3 Theme: Giving
Class 3 Book: The Big Birthday Surprise. Come find out what Junior’s big birthday surprise is and how he learns a lesson about giving to others on his special day. We will join Junior as he learns about the many ways to give to others, not only with money but also with time.
Class 3 Comprehension Check: Follow-up with some questions taken from the CD
Class 3 Discussion: Not all giving costs money. What are some things you have done or could do that would be a special gift for somebody else?
Class 3 Craft: Making cards and posters for a local nursing home, which are later delivered by the Bookmobile. Families are invited to meet the Bookmobile and help deliver their gifts in person.

Class 4 Theme: Saving
Class 4 Book: My Fantastic Fieldtrip. Kids learn about the benefits of planning ahead for big expenses and unexpected emergencies.
Class 4 Comprehension Check: Follow-up with some questions taken from the CD
Class 4 Activity: A local coin collector brings in some of his collection and talks about coin collecting as one fun way that some people put aside some extra money for a rainy day. Class 4 Craft: decorating banks donated by Somerset Trust Company

Class 5 Theme: Integrity
Class 5 Book: A Special Thank You. Have you ever daydreamed about finding a bunch of money and imagined all the things you could buy with it? What would you do if the money you found actually belonged to someone else? In this story, Junior and his friends learn the value of doing what is right, even when you may be tempted to do otherwise.
Class 5 Comprehension Check: Follow-up with some questions taken from the CD
Class 5 Activity: Money Bingo
Class 5 Craft: “When I Grow Up” chart about children’s dreams for their future

Class 6 Theme: Debt
Class 6 Book: Battle of the Chores. In this book, Junior learns that being in debt to someone is not fun! Join us as we learn about the value of working for money and the disadvantages of borrowing money. Class 6 Comprehension Check: Follow-up with some questions taken from the CD
Class 6 Activity: Money Bingo
Class 6 Craft: Chore Chart or Chore Door Hanger with clothes pins 

Tags:  Children  Financial 

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FITT (Finding Independence Through Technology): Tech Help

Posted By Stephanie Williams, District Consultant, Lebanon Community Library, 7172737624, swilliams@lclibs.org, Monday, July 24, 2017

Library Type

Public

Description

Patrons receive one-on-one assistance completing job applications online, setting up email accounts, smartphone assistance, and more. 

Tags:  Adults  Basic  Information 

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Health Education Speaker Series

Posted By Haley Budnick, Cataloger, North Wales Area Library, hbudnick@northwaleslibrary.org , Friday, July 21, 2017

Library Type

Public

Description

We held a series of six one-hour long seminars all related to health care topics. There was one a week for six weeks and each individual seminar covered a different area of health care. Each seminar was lead by a certified medical expert. The six topics covered were Travel Safety, Antibiotic Awareness, Managing Diabetes, Tackling the Obesity Epidemic, Stroke Awareness, and Bone Loss/Health.

Tags:  Adults  Health 

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Plant A Succulent! 

Posted By Natasha Donaldson, Library Director, Village Library of Morgantown, 610-286-1022 , Thursday, July 20, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$5 a person (No special funding) 

Description

Program includes basic information, handout, and DIY succulent planting. 

Tags:  Adults  Children  Civic & Social  Teens 

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The Honeybee and Me 

Posted By Karen Sourbier, Library Assistant, Grove Family Library, 717-264-9663, ksourbier@fclspa.org , Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0

Description

Fruits and vegetables depend upon the bees. We had a great time as local beekeepers talked to us about honeybees and what we could do to help save them. This was a hands on program where participants were able to look at the parts of the hive box, try on beekeepers safety clothing, and get a first hand taste of honey. This program was for ages 3-6 years old but would be an excellent program for any age. Adults and older children who came with other family members also enjoyed the program.

Tags:  Children  Civic & Social 

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What is the Truth? 

Posted By Karen Sourbier, Library Assistant, Grove Family Library, 717-264-9663, ksourbier@fclspa.org , Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0

Description

Local Newspaper Editor, Dustin Haluska from The Record Herald in Waynesboro, PA, visited us to discuss the importance of telling the truth and giving ideas on how we can begin to recognize the truth. He touched on both the importance of telling the truth in the media and for children, telling the truth in day to day life. We discussed how the newspapers are made and how the editor decides what stories will go in each paper. The children were able to design their own front page news picture and with assistance from THE EDITOR decided on a headline for their story. This program was designed for children ages 3-6 but could be adjusted for older age children as well. 

Tags:  Children  Civic & Social 

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Artists in Residence

Posted By Cheri Crow, Quarryville Library, 7177861336, ccrow@quarryvillelibrary.org , Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Materials for art classes 

Partnership

School District and Home School Community, also Teen Advisory Board 

Description

Our library has a programming room that doubles as an art gallery. With just a few added display boards around the room, the area is transformed on a monthly basis. For July's show, we've partnered with the School District to display work from the high school, middle school and all four elementary schools. On Saturday, the gallery will be open for an art reception. Along with the show, our Teen Advisory Board has gathered teen artists to develop a series of teen led art workshops for kids in the area. Each week the teens will be teaching and sharing what they have done and will have supplies for the kids to do it themselves. The first week is clay inspired gargoyles and both the teens and participants are excited. At the end of the summer, the kids attending will be able to submit their artwork to our teen sponsored open show. This program highlights the talents of teens and helps them develop leadership and communication skills. 

Tags:  Children  Civic & Social  Teens 

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