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Spotlight on the Spectrum

Posted By Evelyn Williams, Yeadon Public Library, 610-623-4090, roniw5800@gmail.com, Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description

A Peer group for both parents and children.  It's designed to help parents with children struggling with social interaction, developmental delays and sensory weaknesses within the community.  The program includes supervised fun for the kids, resources, counseling services and much more!!

 

Tags:  Civic and Social Literacy  Health Literacy  Yeadon Public Library 

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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

Library Type

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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Larry Miller presents: Conrad Weiser, the Lenape, and Terror along the Blue Mountain

Posted By Alicia Rodig, Director, Bernville Area Community Library, 610-488-1302, baclstaff@berks.lib.pa.us , Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description 

The program includes a presentation and then open, community discussion around historical events in and around Berks County. The program is geared toward adults. The library didn't incur any fees in hosting the program.   

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Tags:  Bernville Library  Blue Mountain  Civic and Social Literacy  Conrad Weiser  Information Literacy  Lenape 

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Legends at the Library

Posted By Katie Wolfe, Library Assist, Ford City Library, 724-763-3591, fordcity@armstronglibraries.org , Thursday, January 24, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description 

Legends at the Library is an interactive local history series hosted by the library every first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. The historical topic for discussion will change each month and presentations will include books, photos, videos, artifacts and informal discussions. Anyone with photos or artifacts related to the presentation are welcome to share them! Past presentations include a Ford City Trivia Game, A Salute to Veterans, Holiday Traditions, and Captain Ford and Pittsburgh Plate Glass. Local businesses have supported Legends at the Library through donations of prizes and gift certificates for the Ford City Trivia Game, as well as snacks. Future topics will include local heroes and heroines, sports, famous figures, genealogy, as well as local history and culture. The libraries partner with local businesses to offer the event and there isn't a charge for attendees. This program is designed for teens and adults. 

Tags:  Civic and Social Literacy  Legends 

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Womelsdorf Library RPG Kits

Posted By Nina Meister, Exec Dir, Womelsdorf Community Library, 610-589-1424, womelsdorfcl@berks.lib.pa.us , Thursday, January 24, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description 

The popular tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons has been promoting literacy, storytelling, team building and problem solving since its inception. But for many newcomers, the complexities of the game (and the pricey materials) put playing out of reach. To promote this wonderful game in our community of teens and young adults, the Womelsdorf Community Library has put together kits with everything a new Dungeons & Dragons player needs to get started.

Each custom backpack contains a Player Manual, Dungeon Master's Guide, a Monster Manual, and a campaign book for character's leveled 1-15. Each bag also contains two sets of dice, one game master screen, one folder filled with character sheets specifically created by Wizards of the Coast to make character designing easy, pencils, and an instruction sheet for ease of play. These kits have allowed kids, teens, and young adults who can't afford or don't have access to the materials needed to play the ability to be just as prepared as the rest of their group, or to start groups of their own. 
These kits have also come in handy at our Tabletop Game Nights! 

The program cost was about $450 which allowed the library to secure three custom backpacks, 15 books, three folders of character sheets, a bag of 20 sets of die, three Game Master Screens, pencils and laminated instructions on keeping the kit together. 

This program is geared toward teen and adult patrons.

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Civic and Social Literacy  Civic Literacy  Game Kits  Roleplaying  Social Literacy 

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We Are All Neighbors

Posted By Amanda Neeley, Pleasant Hills Public Library, 412-655-2424, neeleya@einetwork.net , Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Library Type

Public

Description 

Our library hosted this event as a Community Potluck Dinner, where each participant brought a different kind of soup to share. This was a relatively low cost program for the library to offer. The library covered the costs of the paper goods and beverages. We opened the event to all ages and encouraged conversation and community engagement with one another while sharing a meal together.    

Tags:  Civic and Social Literacy  We Are All Neighbors 

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Community Book Group

Posted By Rania Sullivan, Director, Avalon Public Library, 412-761-2288, sullivanr@einetwork.net , Thursday, December 20, 2018

Library Type

Public

Description 

Once a month a librarian leads an adult book discussion at a local YMCA community center. The book selection is usually fiction, but sometimes a non-fiction book is selected. The community center serves participants a hot lunch "sample", usually a pasta casserole. Participants often ask the librarian questions about technology/devices. The librarian brings the books to the center each month, and participants return their books at the next meeting. This location allows participation by attendees who could not walk the further distance from the main street (and bus stop) to the library. This is partnership between the library and North Boroughs YMCA Community Center. No direct costs were incurred by the library. 

 

Tags:  Adult  Basic Literacy  Book Discussion  Civic and Social Literacy 

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Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus

Posted By Kari Hilt, Library Assist, Red Land Community Library, 717-938-5599 , Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Library Type

Public

Description 

Children were invited to visit the Red Land Community Library in early December to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. They enjoyed cookies and drinks with Santa and families were welcome to take photos for free with the special Christmas couple that visited the library. 

This program connects with PA Forward's Civic and Social Literacy.

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Tags:  Civic and Social Literacy 

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Computer Tutor Outreach

Posted By Ellen Goodman, Director, Andrew Bayne Memorial Library, 412-766-7447, goodmane@einetwork.net , Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Library Type

Public

Description 

Once a month, a librarian visits Metowers Senior Living facility to help residents use the Internet, Microsoft Office and their personal devices. Meetings are scheduled one-on-one in 15-minute increments. Residents often return month after month, building upon their information literacy skill set. There is no cost to attend.  

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Civic and Social Literacy  Computer Basics  Information Literacy 

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