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Adult Summer Reading BINGO 

Posted By David Belanger, Lower Merion Library System, 610-645-6110, dbelanger@lmls.org , Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$100 allotted for Summer Reading prizes

Description

The BINGO card is color-coded to each literacy with appropriate fiction and nonfiction challenges. Each BINGO match earns an entry into the prize raffle. There will also be a tri-fold brochure with suggestions for each challenge. See file below for the BINGO card.

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Boo Bash

Posted By Melissa Rowse, Director, Degenstein Community Library, 570-286-2461, mrowse@degensteinlibrary.org , Friday, June 2, 2017

Library Type

Public 

Cost and Funding

Less than $100 

Partnership

Numerous - Civil War Roundtable, Early Head Start, Boy Scouts, Historical Society 

Description

Boo Bash is an indoor Halloween event for the community, where children not only receive candy, but valuable information from community partners. Organization participation varies year to year. Children are engaged at each organization table, plus receive coveted candy. Boo Bash is wonderful and provides trick or treating without being in the weather. Also offers a safe, centrally location for trick or treating. We spend approximately $30 on advertising and an additional $150 on candy, beverages, and food. Boo Bash has been widely received with 313 children and 256 adults in attendance in 2016. Program is easily replicated and takes approximately 3 months of planning. Boo Bash supports social and civic literacy. A community that is aware of their local organizations has greater connections and enriched lives. 

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Retire Wisely

Posted By Matt Godissart, Director, Bedford County Library, Thursday, May 25, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0

Partnership

Thrivent Financial 

Description

Participants learned to manage six risks all retirees face -- outliving income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes and rising health care costs. 

Tags:  Adults  Financial 

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Film Program

Posted By Alexis Neapolitan Jr., Hazleton Area Public Library, 570-454-2961, aneapolitan@hazletonlibrary.org, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

Ongoing film program that has been a part of the library's programming for ten years.

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Teen Time Travelers

Posted By Alexis Neapolitan Jr., Hazleton Area Public Library, 570-454-2961, aneapolitan@hazletonlibrary.org , Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

Teens and tweens in grades 6-12 join in a five part series in which we explore different time periods with activities and crafts. 

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Adult Book Club

Posted By Alexis Neapolitan Jr., Hazleton Area Public Library, 570-454-2961, aneapolitan@hazletonlibrary.org , Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

Hazleton Area Public Library has been hosting an Adult book club for five years. 

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Stuffy Sleepover 

Posted By Nina Meister, Director, Womelsdorf Community Library, 610-589-1424, womelsdorfcl@berks.lib.pa.us , Thursday, May 11, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

This is a free event for both the library and its patrons. 

Description

Children bring their favorite stuffed animals and let them spend the night in the library. The library workers then take pictures of the stuffies doing various activities during the night, and when the child arrives to retrieve their stuffy in the morning, the library workers show the child the pictures and talk about what their stuffy did at the sleepover. This teaches some cognitive literacy skills! 

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Medicare 101 

Posted By Barbara Kline, Branch Manager, West Lawn-Wyomissing Hills Library, wlwhl@berks.lib.pa.us , Friday, May 5, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

Basic Medicare information including the "Parts" of medicare. 

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Financial Literacy Workshop

Posted By Regina Vesely, Director, Horsham Township Library, 215-443-2609, rvesely@mclinc.org, Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Library Type

Public 

Cost and Funding

0.00 

Partnership

Primerica Financial Services 

Description

This free information seminar was aimed to teach adults basic financial literacy in honor of financial literary month. A breakdown of the three different types of accounts everyone should have was given as well as ways to reduce debt. A main focus of the event was on retirement savings and how waiting to start saving can cost you down the line. 

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One Book Every Young Child 2017 

Posted By Patricia Smith, Library Director, Monaca Public Library, 724-775-9608, psmith@beaverlibraries.org , Thursday, April 27, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$20.00

Description

An event held at the library to promote Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child 2017 selection, Daniel Finds a Poem, written and illustrated by Micha Archer. Daniel wants to participate in the Poetry in the Park event, but first asks his animal friends for help. After a week of discovery, he is able to share a magical poem that incorporates the essence of the entire book. The collage illustrations help to celebrate a sense of wonder and poetry everywhere. Now in its 12th year, One Book, Every Young Child is a valuable program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers and the significance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books.

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