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Dingman Branch Library Garden

Posted By Nicole Heyer, Dingman Branch Mgr, Pike County Library, 570-686-7045, dingman@pcpl.org , Thursday, July 25, 2019

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The Dingman Township branch of the Pike County Public Library now has a new harvest community garden open to locals and visitors to water, weed, and harvest, or just enjoy. Five raised garden beds have been installed with themes; including two pizza themed gardens, a sensory garden, and two pollinator garden beds that the bees and butterflies will make use of. Local Master Gardener, Carol Padalino, helped to design and plan of each of the beds, and many of the plants where donated by the Delaware Township Community Garden. 

Additional programming about gardening and healthy literacy will take place throughout the summer at the Milford and Dingman Township branches. 

The garden was made possible by a grant from the Greater Pike Community Foundation and a donation from the Dingman Township supervisors. 

 

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Tags:  adults  children  Dingman Branch Library Garden  Health Literacy  Pike County Library  teens 

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Family Fun Reading Fair

Posted By Jeanne Cover, Branch Manager, Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, 215-679-2020, upvlibrary@comcast.net , Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Public

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This was a free activity fair for children ages preschool through second grade and their families. Several activity stations were available, enhancing pre- and early reading skills - including Giant Candyland, large letter blocks, letter art, sing-alongs, and a book giveaway.

This was a volunteer supported event through a partnership with the Upper Perkiomen Family Literacy Project. Volunteers were from the library, local non-profits, and active and retired teachers.

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Family Fun Reading Fair  Upper Perkiomen Valley Library 

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Storytime Yoga

Posted By David Hrivnak, Director, Peoples Library, 724-339-1021, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Public

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The Youth Services Coordinator conducts Storytime Yoga biweekly at both the New Kensington and Lower Burrell locations. Children, one to six years of age, listen to a story that inspires movement and then perform both traditional and inspired yoga moves. This program ties into PA Forward's basic and health literacies. 

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Children's Programs  Health Literacy  Storytime Yoga 

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Improve Your Financial Wellness!

Posted By Nicholas Macri, Community Relations Coordinator, Bosler Memorial Library, 717-243-4642 , Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Public

Description 

As part of Bosler's Summer Learning programming, we are offering basic financial literacy classes in partnership with BB&T Bank. The sessions will run the 3rd Wednesday of each month during the summer. The seminars will talk about the basics of checking accounts and budgeting. The last session will also talk about identity theft and how to protect yourself. In addition to the presentations, Bosler will be holding displays related to each topics presented and offer additional learning materials that attendees can check-out from our collection. The library partnered with BB&T Bank to bring in financial professionals to present on financial topics. The only costs incurred were for the printing of program marketing materials. 

Tags:  Bosler Memorial Library  Financial Literacy  Improve Your Financial Wellness 

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2019 PA One Book: Barnyard Banter Story Time and Craft

Posted By Gwen Tino, Children's Librarian, Belmont Hills Library, 610-664-8427, ggatto@lmls.org , Thursday, June 6, 2019

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Public

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Special guest Steven Bomze joined us for a barnyard-themed story time and craft, celebrating the PA One Book. Steven uses both a wheelchair and an iPad to communicate inclusion and tolerance. This program was co-sponsored by CIS (Community Integrated Services), a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals with special needs get involved and work to better their community. 

Tags:  Barnyard Banter  Basic Literacy  Belmont Hills Library  PA One Book  Story Time 

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Community Garden Project

Posted By Penny Talbert, Exec Dir, Ephrata Public Library, 717-738-9291, ptalbert@ephratapubliclibrary.org , Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Public

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 The Community Garden Project has adopted six beds in our Community Garden. All produce grown will be used for educational programs and to provide produce to our local food bank. 

The cost of the project (approx. $4,000) is funded by a variety of partners, sponsors and in-kind donors. These include the United Way of Lancaster County, WellSpan Health, Sandy Hook Arts & Recreation for the Environment and in-kind donors of supplies 
Partnership Northern Lancaster Hub, Ephrata Public Library, WellSpan Health with volunteer assistance from WGAL-TV 8.  

Tags:  Civic Literacy  Community Garden Project  Ephrata Public Library  Health Literacy  Penny Talbert  Social Literacy 

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Law Day 2019

Posted By Joann Eichenlaub, Assist Dir, Madigan Library, 570-320-2400 x 7212 jeichenl@pct.edu , Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Academic

Description 

The theme for the 2019 Law Day, observed annually on May 1, was Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society. The display showed a timeline of important cases, provided free pocket U.S. Constitutions. The interactive engagement was a contest where students were asked to name the five freedoms guaranteed in the 1st Amendment and submit their answers on a form to be entered into a drawing for prizes. We used free resources from the American Bar Institute's Law Day website to support the program. Total cost for program execution was $40.

 

Tags:  Civic and Social Literacy  Law Day 2019  Madigan Library 

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Socrates Cafe

Posted By Pamela Dull, Assist Dir, Huntingdon Valley Library, 215-947-5138,pdull@mclinc.org , Monday, April 22, 2019

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Public

Description  

Socrates Cafe is a monthly moderated meeting of adults who discuss current events and topics. Past discussions have been: What is the legacy of the Kavanaugh hearings? Should the Electoral College be abolished? And where do your rights stop and those of others begin?

The discussions are facilitator by a former library board member who is an experienced moderator. The discussions are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The program promotes civic and social literacy. 

There is a minimal cost as we try to provide snacks to participants. 

Tags:  Civic Literacy  Huntingdon Valley Library  Social Literacy  Socrates Cafe 

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Life Lessons from Chicken Girl - Author Event

Posted By Susan Lopez, Dir, Boyertown Community Library, 610-369-0496, boyertowncl@berks.lib.pa.us , Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Public

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Author Bonnie Rosario, originally from the Boyertown area, wrote Chicken Girl. This story talks about Bonnie's experience caring for chickens when she was a young girl. The author  read the book, had a discussion around life experiences and completed a small craft with attendees. She also had copies of her book available for purchase, autographing copies as well. 

Tags:  Author Event  Basic Literacy  Book Discussion  Boyertown Community Library  Chicken Girl  Information Literacy 

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Around the library in 30 days

Posted By Jane Englert, Librarian, Ephrata High School, 717-721-1400, j_englert@easdpa.org , Monday, April 8, 2019

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School

Description  

This program engages students in a reading challenge where they each receive a passport and have to check out and read books tied into a number of genres.  The program encourages they to make connections to everyday life and to have discussion around the different types of writing and subject matters covered. 

Tags:  Around the library in 30 days  Basic Literacy  Ephrata High School  Passport 

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