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Identity Theft

Posted By Leigh-Ann Puchalski, Carbondale Public Library, 570-282-4281, lgiuliani@albright.org , Friday, December 16, 2016

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0-$25

Partnership

Financial/Banking Entities Bar Associations Consumer Groups/Coalitions Identity Theft Victim Representative Law Enforcement Agencies Law Firms Providing Pro Bono Assistance to Identity Theft Victims 

Description

Presentation on protecting your identity, as well as what to do when your information has been breached. Find more information here and here.

Tags:  Adults  Financial 

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Save, Spend, Share 

Posted By Leigh-Ann Puchalski, Carbondale Public Library, 570-282-4281, lgiuliani@albright.org , Friday, December 16, 2016

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0-$25

Description

Children learn about saving and spending money, and giving through interactive activities that include stories and discussion, graph how much Alexander ("Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday" by Judith Viorst) spends on each item, writing ways to help others on a hand cut out, and create a Needs vs. Wants poster with magazines.

Tags:  Children  Financial 

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Local Government Scavenger Hunt

Posted By Leigh-Ann Puchalski, Carbondale Public Library, 570-282-4281, lgiuliani@albright.org, Friday, December 16, 2016

Library Type

Public

Partnership

City Hall, Local Government Teacher 

Description

Participants learn about your local government through a scavenger hunt that helps participants find out about the people, places, ideas and facts of the city you live. Questions can vary by age level. Sample questions: name of mayor, name 2 responsibilities of the mayor, name 1 responsibility of your city government, how many members belong to the City Council, name 2 CIty Council members, and when does City Coucil meet. 

Tags:  Adults  Children  Civic & Social  Teens 

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Staying Safe Online

Posted By Laura Gardoski, Head of Youth Services, Abington Comm. Library, 570-587-3440, lgardoski@albright.org, Thursday, December 15, 2016

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0

Description

Facilitate a workshop for children on staying safe online, including concepts like cyberbullying, protecting your privacy, and strangers. Use websites like Safekids.com, Netsmartz.org, and Pbskids.org/webonauts for free information and activities. Include group discussion on topics like "What is okay/not okay to tell strangers online?" and share a story like "The Berenstain Bears' Computer Trouble by Mike and Jan Berenstein. 

Tags:  Basic  Children  Information 

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Thrifted Fashion Show

Posted By Laura Gardoski, Head of Youth Services, Abington Comm. Library, 570-587-3440, lgardoski@albright.org, Thursday, December 15, 2016

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$25

Description

After participating in a financial workshop, teens will be challenged to put together a fashionable outfit using a suggested budget. Pieces of the outfit may be assembled from wherever the teens choose, including clearance racks, thrift stores, and dollar stores. Local consignment stores may provide judges. Local grocery stores may donate snacks. Local banks may facilitate a workshop for teens on budgeting.

Tags:  Financial  Teens 

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Geisinger Blood Drive

Posted By Laura Gardoski, Head of Youth Services, Abington Comm. Library, 570-587-3440, lgardoski@albright.org, Thursday, December 15, 2016

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0

Partnership

Geisinger Blood Center

Description

We partnered with our local Geisinger Blood Center to offer a blood drive to our community. The library provided a location and publicity and Geisinger organized everything else. February is American Heart Month and March is Red Cross Month. Either would be ideal times for a community blood drive event. A possible tie-in would be a class on heart health around the same time which would both inform patrons and showcase library health resources. 

Tags:  Adults  Civic & Social  Health  Teens 

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Teen Writing Club

Posted By Leigh-Ann Puchalski, Carbondale Public Library, 570-282-4281, lgiuliani@albright.org, Monday, December 12, 2016

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0-$25 (Depends on the activities)

Partnership

Local Teacher and/or College Student, Local Author (books, magazine, newspaper)

Description

Teen Writing Club is a chance for teens to meeting with others who enjoy writing, and gives them a chance to practice their skills and work with new themes. One format can be sharing time, writing tips, and a creative writing activity or prompt.

Tags:  Basic  Teens 

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Cursive Club

Posted By Sandy Longo, Assistant Director, Abington Community Library, 570-587-3440, slongo@albright.org , Monday, December 12, 2016

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0 ($25 or less for refreshments)

Partnership

Local Teachers, in-service or retired, Local High School Students, Local Professors and Undergraduate Students, parents, volunteers, Literacy Organizations such as SCOLA Library Teen Volunteers.

Description

Introduction, review, and practice of cursive writing using the foundation of print letter recognition. For more detail, please go to PaLA Annual Conference Handouts under Recipes for Success. Also, it will be added to the PA Forward toolkit soon.

Click here for link.

Tags:  Adults  Basic  Children 

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POWER Library Scavenger Hunt

Posted By Sandy Longo, Assistant Director, Abington Community Library, 570-587-3440, slongo@albright.org , Monday, December 12, 2016

Library Type


Public


Cost and Funding


0 ($25 or less for refreshments) 


Partnership


Local Teachers, Local High School Students, Local Professors and Undergraduate Students, Library Teen Volunteers, parent, volunteers.


Description


Utilize Scavenger Hunt (attached) to not only introduce and increase familiarity of POWER Library eResources but also increase participation in library’s social media.

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Tags:  Children  Information  Teens 

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Spontaneous Debate

Posted By Sandy Longo, Assistant Director, Abington Community Library, 570-587-3440, slongo@albright.org , Monday, December 12, 2016

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0 ($25 or less for refreshments)

Partnership

Local High School Debate Coach, Local Lawyers, Local Professors, Volunteers.

Description

A structured one-on-one debate without prior knowledge of debate topic. For more details including scoring sheet and numbers for paddles, please go to PaLA Annual Conference Handouts under “Recipes for Success.” Also, it will be included in the PA Forward toolkit.

Click here for link.

Tags:  Adults  Children  Civic & Social  Teens 

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