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Books for Tots

Posted By Ceown Moore, Children's Dir Ast, Sharon Hills Public Library, 267-356-9599, ceownmoore36@gmail.com , Monday, October 8, 2018

Library Type

Public

Description 

Children learn various skills such as sign-language, movement, singing, working toward the development of early literacy skills.  

Tags:  Basic Literacy 

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Smart Cookie Credit Discussion

Posted By Emily Mross, Bus. Lib. and Lib. Outreach Coordinator, PSU Harrisburg, 717-948-6130, elm43@psu.edu , Friday, September 21, 2018

Library Type

Academic

Description

Introductory session on building credit, paying off debt, staying out of debt, and budgeting targeted at college students. Program presented by a banker from (PA Forward partner org) First National Bank with Penn State financial literacy resources highlighted by the librarian. 45 minutes with time for Q&A; used pre/post-test model to check for understanding of basic credit concepts. Cookies served for the "smart cookie" theme. Library provided cookies to attendees, spending about $30 but that was the only expense incurred. 

Tags:  Credit  Financial Literacy 

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(NVC) A Concrete Set of Skills to Create Life-Serving Families and Communities

Posted By Cara Graver, Holistic Health Coach, Henriestta Hankin, 610-469-9509, carabgraver@aol.com , Monday, August 27, 2018

 

Library Type

Public School

Description

Introductory and follow-up workshops introduce and skill build through principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to extend our human capacity for self understanding, empathy and compassion for the purpose of increasing positive exchanges in everyday life situations. 

Tags:  Civic & Social Literacy  NVC 

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Pokémon Scavenger Hunt

Posted By Blasco Memorial Library, Libby Martin, Children's Librarian, emartin@eriecountypa.gov , Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

This scavenger hunt is a semi-passive program. Using the "Library Pokédex," pick eight areas of your library to highlight on the scavenger hunt. Hide laminated pictures of these pokémon in the associated areas. We offered a prize of a choice of pokémon bookmarks made in-house. So far, this program has been really successful. We highlighted areas of the library that kids don't normally visit (foreign language books) as well as sections they ask for frequently but never seem to remember where they are (character guides). Learning how to use the library and where sections are definitely fell under Information Literacy for us! The costs incurred were minimal to handle the paper lamination. 

Tags:  Information Literacy  Pokemon  Skill-Based Play 

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Connellsville Carnegie Summer Academy

Posted By Emily Nichelson, Media Director, emily@carnegiefreelib.org, 724-628-1380 , Monday, August 20, 2018

 

Library Type

Public 

Description

This summer program engaged fourth and fifth graders in STEAM projects and activities. 

There was a $1,000 cost involved to cover program materials for the participants. 

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Tags:  Basic Literacy  STEAM  STEM  Summer Reading 

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Retirement Education Seminar

Posted By Krista Mason, Director, Apollo Memorial Library , Monday, August 13, 2018

 

Library Type

Public 

Description

This seminar was put on by LPL Financial, which does regular, free seminars at libraries, churches, senior centers, etc. The presentation covers how to secure retirement funding and what to do if an individual doesn't have that funding (or a plan in place). The program is geared toward adults and is free of charge. 

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Tags:  Financial Literacy  PA Forward  Retirement Seminar 

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Summertime Yoga

Posted By Kiely Fisher, Library Director, Lilian S Besore Memorial Library, 717-597-7920, kfisher@fclspa.org, Friday, August 10, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

Through a partnership between our library and a local yoga instructor, we offered two programs - Chill & Flow Yoga, which is gentle enough for beginners, and Lunchtime Power Vinyasa for those with more experience and flexibility. See attached flier for specifics. 

The library did not charge for use of the space and the instructor was paid by participant donations. 

Tags:  Health Literacy  PA Forward  Summer  Yoga 

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America's First Daughter - Fall Book Discussion Series

Posted By Christine Santoro, Library Director, Richland Community Library, csantoro@lclibs.org, 717-866-4939, Friday, August 3, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

As participants in Lebanon County Reads, patrons are offered the opportunity to participate in many library and committee events between August 6 - November 13, 2018. Richland Community Library is hosting a book discussion as a part of our Fall Series. Patrons may reserve/pick up a copy of print, audio, and e-book materials at any library in Lebanon County and join us on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the inaugural title – America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.


This program is supported by a partnership with Lebanon County Reads, Lebanon County Libraries, Congregation Beth Israel, and the Bishop Foundation.


Note, we were gifted five regular print, one large print, and one audiobook version of the book by Congregation Beth Israel. If we had had to purchase, the copies would have cost about $170. Outside of staff time and participation, there aren’t any other costs involved in hosting the event. 

 

Tags:  Basic  Basic Literacy  Book Discussion  PA Forward 

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Meyersdale Public Library celebrates African American History Month

Posted By Terri Foster, Director, Meyersdale Public Library, mpldirector@meyersdalelibrary.org, 814-634-0512 , Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

Author Lynn Bowman presented a power-point program about regional African-American history, based on her book "Everyone Counts -- A History of African-American Enslavement in Allegany County, Maryland." (Our library is located near the Maryland border.) The author included information about a local African-American veteran of the U.S. Civil War who was recently honored by our local historical society and G.A.R. Post. 

Tags:  Civic & Social  Civic & Social Literacy  PA Forward 

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Crazy 8's Club

Posted By Laura O'Grady, Director, Hershey Public Library, lauraogrady@derrytownship.org, 717-533-6555 , Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Library Type

Public 

Description

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, an over-the-top after-school club for children in first and second grade designed to get kids fired up about math. It's math gone wild! 

The program will take place on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. October 15 – December 10, 2018.

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Tags:  Basic  Basic Literacy  PA Forward 

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