On Saturday March 1st, the Herr Memorial Library hosted a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party where Children’s Program Coordinator, Lorie Hernesh, announced The Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt Reading Challenge for the month of March. The challenge was designed to encourage, motivate and inspire children and adults of all ages to love books, to celebrate the joy of reading together and to challenge readers to step out of their comfort zones. Some Seuss-Spirational reading suggestions taken directly from Dr. Seuss’s book subjects and titles were provided.
Children participating in the reading challenge had to read, or be read to by a caregiver, at least ten books and adults must have read a minimum of five. Herr Memorial Library had a total of 53 entry forms with over 500 books checked-out for this challenge.
The winner for the adult category is Jackie Baker and the five child winners include Jonathan Rohland (age 3), Olivia Snyder (age 2), Gailyn Baker (age 10), Amelia Fullam (age 2) and Emma Bailey (age 4). Thank you to all of those that participated in the contest and congratulations to our winners!
Herr Memorial Library is now a part of Labels For Education®, a program designed to award free educational merchandise to libraries and schools. It’s a fun and easy program.
Simply clip and collect some of the nearly 2,500 Labels For Education® participating product UPCs and beverage/sauce caps and give them to the Herr Memorial Library now thru July 31, 2014. Some of the participating products are probably some of your favorites such as Campbells, Pepperidge Farm, Prego, V8, Goldfish, Pop-Secret and Glad just to name a few. When you have a collection of UPCs and beverage/sauce caps, drop them off at Herr Memorial Library, where there will be a collection drop box.
The labels will be redeemed for free merchandise such as arts and crafts supplies, computers, audio/visual equipment, reference books, toys and musical instruments to help enhance children’s programs.
For a complete list of products and additional ways to earn bonus points, visit www.LabelsForEducation.com or at Facebook.com/LabelsForEducation. For more information on how to be a part of Herr Memorial Library’s Labels For Education® collection drive, visit the circulation desk of the library, contact Lorie Hernesh, the Children’s Program Coordinator at 570-966-0831 or visit www.herrlibrary.org.
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Take the reading challenge and celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday the entire month of March. Adults and kids alike can join in the fun. Select books from our Seuss-Spirational categories based on Dr Seuss’s book titles and subjects. Children who have read 10 books or who have 10 books read to them can enter a drawing. Adults must read 5 books to enter the drawing. Winners (5 children and 5 adults) will be able to select a prize from our prize box. Pick up an entry form complete with rules, reading categories and suggestions at the circulation desk.
Confused about your health care options? Get help over the phone or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Certified Health Care Insurance Advisor:
1-800-790-8501 to schedule a weekday appointment at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg.
570-939-5892 to schedule a Saturday appointment at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg.
1-855-849-1510 for the Geisinger Trusted Advisor phone help or to schedule an appointment at Geisinger in Danville.
Have a new device? The library offers popular audiobooks and eBooks to download on a computer, MP3 player, iPod, smartphone or tablet. Browse for bestsellers, classics, fiction, or nonfiction for all ages and borrow a title today.
Your Library Card — Don’t leave home without it!
And now you don’t have to with the Union County Library System’s new key chain library card!
Whether checking out materials at one of the three library locations or downloading eBooks and audiobooks through Overdrive, your library card will always be handy and easy to find.
Library users can upgrade to a new card free of charge by visiting the circulation desk and trading in their current library card. All account information will remain the same, including the information saved in the online ‘My Account’ feature.
Upgrading to a new library card will affect users of Overdrive. If you have items on hold or on a wish list, this information may be lost. However, titles currently downloaded should not be affected.
The new library cards, featuring a bright new design, will be available September 1. Each key chain library card comes with a standard size card as well.
Residents of Union County can obtain a free library card by visiting any UCLS location—the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg; or West End Library, 45 Ball Park Road Laurelton.
Library cardholders may check out books, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD and magazines, as well as use the library’s public computers with Internet access. Cardholders may also use the ‘My Account’ feature 24/7 to place holds and renew materials, as well as access online databases.
A library is the place in the community that collects stories about things real and imagined. In the spirit of that role as the gatherer of tales, the Union County Library System is hosting a community writing project entitled, “Union County – My Memories: Stories in Celebration of the Union County Bicentennial.” The project coincides with the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Union County.
Residents of all ages are invited to submit a memoir of their own, using no more than 200 words, about Union County. Possible topics include growing up in Union County, a person of influence, local impact of a world event, focus on a special location, event or activity, reflections on a personal photo, or first impressions as a new resident to the county.
Workshops to assist writers on composing their entries will be conducted by Gale Duque. Gale has taught for 30 years in various locations from Finland to Penn State and Bucknell. Upon retiring from Bucknell as a Writing and Teaching Consultant, she taught several Memoir Writing Workshops for Bucknell’s Institute of Lifelong Learning program.
Workshops are held at The Public Library for Union County at 7 p.m. Thursdays, September 5—Getting Started, September 19—Revising, and October 3—Editing and at Mifflinburg Bank & Trust at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, September 4—Getting Started and September 18—Revising . The final session on editing is Wednesday, October 2 at Herr Memorial Library.
Completed memories can be submitted on the Union County Bicentennial website or on any of the UCLS library websites—Public Library for Union County, Herr Memorial Library, or West End Library—and must be received by October 15, 2013.
Typed entries may be submitted along with a completed registration form available at any of the UCLS libraries in Lewisburg, Mifflinburg or Laurelton.
The submissions and a photo of the author will be displayed at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg, Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg and West End Library in Laurelton during the month of November.
BookFlix™, a selection of classic fiction stories paired with non-fiction informational picture books on the same subject and video stories with eBooks in nine categories including Animals and Nature, Music and Rhyme, ABC’s and 1,2,3s, and Celebrations, is now available through POWER Library!
Each paired set has games, puzzles, and aids to develop literacy skills, as well as a read-along feature to enhance vocabulary.
To access BookFlix™ click on Online Resources and then POWER Library.
Monday, May 20 is a day many people will never forget as the entire nation watched as an EF5 tornado terrorized the town of Moore, Oklahoma, leaving in its wake lives lost, homes destroyed and schools desolated.
In the days that followed, many other towns were affected by tornados, leaving one disaster after another. So many people were now faced with rebuilding their lives from scratch.
After seeing the devastation in Moore, the Union County Library System (UCLS) is ‘digging into a cause’ with a project called Bookmarks & Backpacks: Libraries for ‘Moore’ Hope.
Throughout June and July, each library in the system—Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; The Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; and West End Library, Laurelton—is collecting school supplies for students and teachers, as well as supplies for infants and toddlers.
“Our goal is to fill a tractor trailer,” said Kelly Walter, director of the Herr Memorial Library, where the idea for the project originated. “We’d like to collect backpacks, tote bags, and diaper bags and enough materials to fill each of them.”
For school-age children, the UCLS is collecting the following items: backpacks for boys and girls, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, highlighters, pencil cases, notebooks, notepads, binders, bookmarks, books, stickers, glue, glue sticks, erasers, blunt scissors, tissues, hand sanitizer, and lunch boxes/bags for boys and girls.
For teachers, the library system is collecting: tote bags, pens, pencils, markers, dry-erase markers, highlighters, planning calendar 2013/2014, notebooks, binders, bookmarks, construction paper, reference/educational books, reward stickers, paper clips, stapler, tape, scissors, tissues, hand sanitizer, water bottles and lunch bags.
Items being collected for infant and toddlers include: diaper bags, diapers, wipes, ointments, hand sanitizer, baby blankets, bibs, stuffed toys, teething toys, baby bottles, baby cereal, and prepackaged toddler/infant snacks.
Gift cards to Walmart, Target and Staples are also being collected. These will either be used to purchase supplies to fill the bags or sent along as part of the donation. Local businesses are also encouraged to donate recyclable shopping bags (non-plastic).
Items may be dropped off at any of the three UCLS locations through July 24. The goal is have these items to Oklahoma at the beginning of August before the school year begins.
For more information, visit the UCLS website at www.unioncountylibrarysystem.com or stop by your local UCLS library. For specific questions, contact Coni Marie Sheridan, Development & Marketing Coordinator at 570-523-1172.
The Union County Library System, in partnership with the Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance, wants you to Dig Into the Susquehanna River Valley while Digging Into Reading this summer!
Children participating in the summer reading program are encouraged to discover the historical treasures of the Susquehanna River Valley by visiting area locations and attending library programs. Participants who visit at least three locations may enter to win prizes including admission to T&D’s Cats of the World, all-day ride passes to Knoebles Amusement Resort, tickets to a family show at Bucknell’s Weis Center for the Performing arts, and tickets to the Elias Center for the Performing Arts Puppet Theatre.
Start your exploration by visiting your local Union County Library—Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; or West End Library, Mifflinburg—and pick up a passport. Then visit at least three of the participating locations on the back with a parent or guardian, now through August 31, and get your passport stamped. Attending a program at one of the participating libraries can be considered one of the three visits.
Once you’ve gotten at least three stamps, drop off your passport at your local library and choose a prize from the treasure chest. All eligible passports will be entered into the grand prize drawing. Reading program participants must complete the reading requirements of their home library to be eligible for prizes.
For more information call your local Union County Library or stop by the circulation desk. Readers in Snyder and Northumberland counties are also participating in the Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance Passport Program.
The Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance is made up of the Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Montour and Milton Historical Societies, Packwood House Museum, Slifer House Museum, Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, and the Susquehanna River Valley Visitor’s Bureau.