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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.

By conisheridan | September 10th, 2012 | UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

Throughout the Union County Library System, our patrons are very important to us! And that’s why we want to hear from you!

We are conducting an online survey about our websites, social media, and technology. We want to know how we can connect with you about upcoming programs, new materials, and information about the libraries and their services.

Taking the survey is simple: Go to any of the UCLS websites: www.publibuc.org; www.herrlibrary.org; or www.westendlibrary.org and click the “Take Our Survey” button. Answer the questions and click submit! It’s that easy! All answers are anonymous and confidential and your information will only be used within the Union County Library System.

We look forward to hearing your opinions and creating great ways to share information with you in the future!

By conisheridan | July 25th, 2012 | UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

Children participating in The “Dream Big—READ!” summer reading program throughout the Union County Library System are not only dreaming big, but reading big as well! And, it’s not too late to join in the fun!

“The goal of the summer reading program is to encourage children to read throughout the summer,” explains Mary Harrison, head of Children’s Services at The Public Library for Union County. “And although we are a little over halfway through program, it’s never too late to start summer reading!”

Currently, there are 354 children enrolled in the summer reading program among the three system libraries—The Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; and West End Library, Laurelton.

Children are required to log the number of books, number of hours, or number of pages read as part of the program. So far, the participants in the summer reading program have logged over 1,000 hours, more than 2,500 books and close to 50,000 pages!

For more information on the summer reading program or how to join contact your local library: The Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg at 570-523-1172; Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg at 570-966-0831; or West End Library, Laurelton at 570-922-4773. You can also visit the Union County Library System website at www.unioncountylibrarysystem.com and select your home library!

By conisheridan | July 16th, 2012 | Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

The Public Library for Union County sponsors an annual Bookmark Contest for children in kindergarten through fifth grade who live in Union County.

This year, contestants were asked to illustrate the 2012 summer reading theme “Dream Big–READ!” using an entry form supplied by the library.

First, second, and third places have been awarded in each category (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th).  Winning entries will be displayed in the Children’s Room of The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Boulevard, in Lewisburg.  First Place bookmarks will be printed professionally and distributed during the summer reading program.

Here are this year’s winners:

Best Overall: Brookie Catherman

Kindergarten and First grade: Payton Derr (First), Hannah Loughhead (Second), Ethan Bomgardner (Third), Ryli Kifolo (Honorable Mention), Adrian Yoder (Honorable Mention)

Second and Third grade: Maddie Diehl (First), Kieran Inch (Second), Madison Zimmerman (Third), Isabella Landis (Honorable Mention), Kassie McTammany (Honorable Mention)

Fourth and Fifth grade: Ainsley E. Bair (First), Cassie J. Keister (Second), Grace Oldt (Third), Valerie Rakerd (Honorable Mention), Callie Lyons (Honorable Mention)

Bookmark Winners 2012

2012 Bookmark Contest Winners (from left): Ainsley Bair, Payton Derr, and Brookie Catherman

Bookmark Winners 2 2012

2012 Bookmark Contest Winner Maddie Diehl