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By conisheridan | May 7th, 2013 | Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

Readers of all ages are invited to unearth a good book this summer and Dig Into Reading during the 2013 summer reading program—kicking off at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Mifflinburg Community Park featuring award-winning children’s performer Steven Courtney.

This year’s theme is about all things underground—dirt, plants, fossils, animals that burrow, buried treasure and more. Special programs and events incorporating this theme will be held at each of the three Union County Libraries–Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; and West End Library, Laurelton. All programs are free and open to children of all ages and abilities.

The overall goal of the reading program is to encourage children to continue reading and learning throughout the summer. Children to complete the summer reading program are eligible to receive prizes.

This year, the UCLS libraries, in  partnership with Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, are excited to announce that each child who completes the summer reading program will receive a free pass to Reptiland where they can see the ‘Dinosaurs Come to Life’ exhibit. Other prizes may be awarded depending on each library’s program details.

The libraries are also partnering with the Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance with a historical passport adventure to encourage children in the summer reading program to explore local historical sites including landmarks and museums. More information about this program will be available later this spring.

By conisheridan | April 10th, 2013 | UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

Union County is celebrating its 200th birthday and has created a Passport to kick-start your exploration of the county while imagining what it might have been like to live, work, and celebrate here during other time periods–all while enjoying what Union County has to offer today and in the future.

Each of the three libraries in Union County–Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; and West End Library, Laurelton–have these Passports available for community members and visitors to pick up.

By completing your passport, you’ll experience local history at its best during your travels, plus become eligible to win some great prizes along the way!

The Passport program is just an appetizer to wet your Bicentennial appetite, so please fill your place with more offerings from the website at www.UnionCounty200.org or by clicking on the logo below!!

By conisheridan | March 25th, 2013 | Herr |

The Herr Memorial Library is currently accepting book donations in good condition in preparation for its annual book sale to be held in May.

Along with books, the library will also accept donations of DVDs in good condition. Donations that will not be accepted include encyclopedias, text books, Reader’s Digest condensed books, VHS and cassette tapes, and books or DVDs in unacceptable condition.

The book sale will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 in conjunction with Mifflinburg’s May Fest.

Donations may be dropped off at the library at 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg during regular hours of operation. The library is open from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information on book and DVD donations or the upcoming book sale, stop by the library or call 570-922-0831.

By conisheridan | March 25th, 2013 | Herr |

The Herr Memorial Library and the Mifflinburg Elementary School are partnering up, once again, for the sixth annual Cartridges for Kids recycling/Earth Day program.

Beginning Thursday, March 14, kindergarten, first-, and second-grade classrooms at Mifflinburg Elementary School will have a container for students to fill with used inkjet and laser ink cartridges and small unwanted electronic devices. These items include cell phones, GPS devices, iPods, video games and consoles, digital cameras, laptops, PDAs (like Blackberries) and DVDs.

The containers will be collected on Thursday, April 18. Library staff will count the number of usable items and the winning classroom in each grade will be announced on Thursday, April 25. The winning classrooms will each receive a prize from the library.

The goal of this program is to teach the students about recycling, how to preserve our environment by keeping harmful items out of landfills and to raise funds to support children’s programming. Since the program first began, the library has received over $4000 through the Cartridges for Kids program.

For more information on the Cartridges for Kids program visit the library at 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg or call 570-966-0831. Items may also be dropped off at the library by members of the community; however, those items will not be considered part of the contest.

By conisheridan | March 25th, 2013 | Herr |

In addition to offering book to borrow, Herr Memorial Library also subscribes to nearly 40 magazines and newspapers. Patrons with a valid UCLS library card can check out magazines. The newspapers are available to read at the library.

Older issues of the magazines, as well as donations of other magazines from area residents, are now available to buy for $0.25 each. Th money raised from this second-hand magazine sale will be used to continue the library’s periodical subscriptions. Available titles cover a variety of subjects including cooking, travel, scrapbooking, automobiles, fashion, parenting, sports, lifestyle and nature.

Along with the second-hand magazines, patrons are also invited to “adopt” a magazine that the library currently subscribes to by donating the cost of the annual subscription.

For more information, contact Kelly Walter, library director, at 570-966-0831 or visit the library at 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg.

By conisheridan | February 4th, 2013 | Herr |

The Herr Memorial Library is hosting Spudfest from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at the Mifflinburg Fire Station—325 Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg.

Enjoy a baked potato bar with the works—from the standard potato toppers to some that are slightly unconventional—a salad, drink and dessert. Tickets purchased in advance are $8 for adults ($9 at the door), $6 for children ages 4-10 ($7 at the door), and children 3 and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased at the library located at 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg. For more information call 570-966-0831.

By conisheridan | February 4th, 2013 | Herr |

Members of Senior Girl Scout Troop #61098 of Mifflinburg recently decorated the walls at Herr Memorial Library with snowflakes that were decorated at a recent cookie rally hosted by the local Girl Scouts Service Unit. The snowflakes were to be sent to Newtown, CT as part of the “Snowflakes for Sandy Hook” project; however, according the project’s Facebook page, they have received so many donations, they can no longer accept anymore. It was suggested on the site to hang the snowflakes locally to show support for the Newtown community.

Pictured are (left to right): Maria Darrup, Olivia Hauger, Hannah Sauers, Adrianna Houtz, Rebecca Darrup, and McKenna Walter.

By conisheridan | February 4th, 2013 | Herr |

Sharon Weiser, of Mazeppa, was the 2012 Ornament Raffle at the Herr Memorial Library.
The ornament was created and hand-painted by Alan and Linda Elliott, who are Mifflinburg natives. The scene on this year’s ornament is the Herr Memorial Library.
This is the third year the ornament was donated to the library, with the proceeds going to children’s programming. These original, one-of-a-kind ornaments are signed and dated by the artist and are a great addition to any collection.

By conisheridan | October 11th, 2012 | Herr |

The Herr Memorial Library is currently looking for three energetic, community-minded volunteers to serve as members of its Board of Trustees for a three-year term beginning January 2013.

Members are selected for their interest in the library and its role in the community as well as for their willingness to devote the time and effort necessary to carry out the duties of a trustee.  Members work with the library’s director, who is responsible for the library’s administration, in the study, evaluation, and development of library policies and long-range plans. Experience in grant writing and fundraising is a plus; however it is not required.

Herr Memorial Library, which is an independent member of the federated Union County Library System, is governed by an independent Board of Trustees that is responsible for overseeing the library’s management, operation, and maintenance. The Board of Trustees also controls the expenditure of all funds in the library’s budget.

For consideration or additional information, contact the Herr Memorial Library at 570-966-0831 or at 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg. You can also download an application on our website at www.herrlibrary.org under the “Adults” tab or pick one up at the library.

By conisheridan | October 11th, 2012 | Herr |

The Lucky Clovers 4-H Club of New Berlin is hosting special story times each month through the end of the year.

The group will host a special Halloween-themed story time for children ages 4-7 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 27 at the library.

In celebration of World Peace Day, the group will hold its story time at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 17, also for children ages 4-7.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1 the group will host its final story time focusing on Christmas.

Sign-up to attend these story times by calling the library at 570-966-0831.