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FunFest

Posted By Sara Edmiston, Community Relations Library, Adams County Library System, sarae@adamslibrary.org, Thursday, December 19, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description:

FunFest is a free event coordinated by the Adams County Library System that kicks off Summer Quest. It is held at the local recreation park in Gettysburg and it features activities for the entire family, including face painting, balloon art and more.

For a minor fee, other nonprofits and businesses from Adams County are invited to have a booth at FunFest. Rather than just handing out information, the organizations are asked to have a free activity for families to do together. Our goal is to have activities centered around five literacies: basic, information, civic and social, health, and financial.

Tags:  Adults  Basic Literacy  Children  Civic and Social Literacy  Financial Literacy  Health Literacy  Information Literacy  Teens 

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Adult Literacy/ESL Classes

Posted By Patti Weiss, Library Director, Western Pocono Community Library, 570-992-7934, wpcl6@ptd.com, Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description:

The Adult Literacy Program assists adults with basic literacy issues, assist in filling out job applications, GED tutoring, and now ESL classes. Students contact the library and are put into contact with a tutor that fits their needs. All programming takes place in the Adult Literacy Room.

Tags:  Adults  Basic Literacy 

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Sensory-Friendly Story Hour @ Carrolltown Library

Posted By Nancy Lechene, Library Director, Carrolltown Public Library, 814-344-6300, carrolltown@cclsys.org, Monday, November 25, 2019

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding:

$3,882 Total Cost. $2,782 of this funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance from the 1889 Foundation Creative Health Impact Grant.

Partnership:

The library partnered with Saint Francis University master of occupational therapy department.

Description:

Our sensory friendly story hour is a six-week program with weekly after-school sessions for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration difficulties, or other developmental disabilities. In thiis partnership with the Carrolltown Public Library and the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at Saint Francis University, a professor and college students came to the library to work and play with the children. The librarian read stories and children had time for crafts and free play. We are looking forward to our next program next semester.. It was exciting to see the children learn and become comfortable in the library. It was a win-win-win for the children, the library, and the university students who gained valuable experience.

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Children  Civic and Social Literacy  Health Literacy 

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PAWS for a Study Break

Posted By Jackie Laick, Clark Family Library - Washington and Jefferson College, Jlaick@washjeff.edu , Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Library Type

Academic

Partnership:

Therapy Dogs International Chapter 207 Pittsburgh, PA

Description:

On Reading Day (the day before final exams begin), we bring therapy dogs to the library for students to meet, pet, and hug as a stress reducer for students. We partner with Therapy Dogs International to bring dogs to the library. A staff member makes sure there are plenty of water dishes for the pups and also makes them treat bags. We also provide coffee for the dog handlers. This is our most popular event every year with close to 200 students attending each semester.

Tags:  Adults  Health  Teens 

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Why Podcast? - The Producers of "Who Taught You How To Drive?"

Posted By Brian Marino, Reference Librarian, Abington Free Library, 215-885-5180, Ext. 113, BMarino@mclinc.org, Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description:

The presenters discussed their experiences running and maintaining a podcast, as well as how they applied and received a creator’s grant from Google. Explored both the technical and creative side of podcasting, as well as a discussion of the various themes their podcast explores (Driving, Race, Rage, Gender, Technology, and Ability). Patrons were engaged, lots of question and answer back and forth, after the event ended people stayed to talk to one another and the hosts, continuing to learn from each other and network. One patron is in the process of starting a podcast and felt like a lot was learned about how to do so.

They use the acronym POD.
Play with technology
Offer a medium that intertwines creativity and technology
Develop and elevate stories

Tags:  Adults  Civic & Social Literacy  Information Literacy  Teens 

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Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling Sessions

Posted By Ryan McCrory, Director, Lititz Public Library, 717-626-2255, macruari@gmail.com, Friday, November 8, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description:

The Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period for 2019 will be from October 15 to December 7. During this period each year, Medicare beneficiaries can join, switch or drop their Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage. Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change the coverage and costs each year, so it is important to review your plan and compare it to others on the market that are available to Lancaster County residents. APPRISE, a free health insurance counseling program for Pennsylvanians with Medicare, will have counselors available during the entire Annual Open Enrollment Period. These unbiased and friendly counselors will help you understand your options in comparing Part D and Medicare Advantage plans at the following events in the community. This counseling is free. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, and you are already in a Medicare Advantage plan or Prescription Drug plan, please call Lancaster County Office of Aging, (717) 299-7979 or 1-800-801-3070. You can also email the agency at aging@co.lancaster.pa.us to schedule an appointment.

 

Tags:  Financial Literacy  Health Literacy 

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Spotted Lanternfly Invasion!

Posted By Sydney Mason, Branch Manager, Conshohocken Free Library, 610-425-1656, smason@mclinc.org, Thursday, November 7, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description:

Everyone is talking about the spotted lanternfly, and how many of them we are seeing on the trees on Conshohocken. We are hosting a presentation by a Montgomery County Park Ranger and a Penn State Master Watershed Steward so that we can learn more about how these insects will affect the area. Our presenter will discuss the expected impact on all of us as homeowners, famrers, gardeners and grocery buyers, and will give us tips on how we can fight back. This is not the first time our library has worked with the Green Conshy group to bring a program highlighting environmental awareness to our patrons. We have found it to be a valuable partnership, and look forward to working with them again in the future.

Tags:  Civic Literacy  Health  Health Literacy  Social Literacy 

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American Citizenship Celebration

Posted By Megan Walters, Library Director, Kennett Library, 610-444-2702, mwalters@ccls.org, Monday, October 21, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description

A program for students of our Adult Literacy Program to celebrate passing their American Citizenship test. During the event, the process of how to get citizenship is explained for those who are unaware/don't have to take the test. 

Tags:  Adults  Civic & Social 

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Madcap Mondays

Posted By Beth Kairush, Assistant Director, Frank Sarris Public Library, 724-745-1308, bkairush@franksarrisli, Monday, October 21, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description

Madcap Mondays is a free, weekly program offered throughout the school year to students in grades 3-7. This year’s sessions are designed around the theme of being green and environmentally friendly. Each week, staff share information on environmental challenges and ways to get involved and make a positive impact on the environment and in our community. The information is provided in context with an upcycling activity where students take an everyday object and give it new life. Ideas for activities are found on Pinterest and other websites. For example, students brought in an old t-shirt and created a no-sew bag to use.

Tags:  Children  Civic & Social  Frank Sarris Public Library  Teens 

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Constitution Day

Posted By Janice Conger, Librarian, Wissahickon Middle School, 215-619-8110, jconger@wsdweb.org, Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Library Type

School Library

Description

The Wissahickon Middle School Library created a BreakoutEDU (https://www.breakoutedu.com/) for Constitution Day. We invited all classes to come and crack the code and save the Constitution. The BreakoutEDU platform is Social Literacy at its best, allowing students to work together to solve codes and open locks. This supports Civic Literacy because it enhances understand of the way our government works and the role the Constitution plays in government.

Tags:  Children  Civic & Social  Teens  Wissahicken Middle School Library 

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