Do you like to play with your food? If so, why not enter the Edible Book Contest, hosted by the Public Library for Union County and the Lewisburg Cooking Club.
Children, teens and adults are encouraged to enter this unique, one-of-a-kind contest, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 22 at The Public Library for Union County. Professional food artists are encouraged to enter as well, in the professional category.
Entries must represent a title, major character or theme of a book and be made of 90% edible material and foodstuffs—10% non-edible material may be used for props. All entries must be room-temperature-tolerable.
Entries will be judged a panel of local judges. Ribbons will be awarded for first-, second-, and third-place winners in each category—children (5-12), teens (13-17), adult (18+) and professional. There will also be a People’s Choice Award for Best Edible Book, voted on by library patrons. Judging will begin at 7 p.m. and winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event.
Deadline for registration is October 15, 2012 and all entries should be delivered to the library at 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on October 22. For more information visit the library or call 570-523-1172. Click on the Children, Teens, or Adults tab for a downloadable registration form.
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!
Celebrate Banned Book Week, September 30 through October 6, with The Public Library for Union County.
Books that have been banned from libraries throughout the United States will be on display next to the children’s circulation desk and at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, library staff will be reading children’s books that have been banned from public libraries.
Join us and celebrate your FREADOM!
The Public Library for Union County is excited to announce that we now have a weekly Chess Club!
The Chess Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the library and is open to players of all skill levels.
Jessica Gallegos, an experiences Chess player and instructor will be leading this group. Please register to attend by calling 570-523-1172 or visiting the circulation desk.
Thousands and thousands of books lined the tables in the gymnasium of Faith Lutheran Church last Wednesday for the opening of the 2012 Annual Used Book Sale presented by The Public Library for Union County. By Saturday afternoon, there wasn’t much left.
The book sale raised a total of $23,343.90; a $484.80 increase over last year. All proceeds from the sale are used to augment the collection of books and materials available for the community to use. The annual book sale is one of the library’s largest fundraisers.
The library will begin accepting donations on August 1 in preparation for next year’s book sale.
And don’t forget, the Better & Vintage Book Sale will be held November 14-16 in the large community room at The Public Library for Union County.
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!
The Public Library for Union annual used book sale will be held Wednesday, July 18 through Saturday, July 21 at Faith Lutheran Church, just west of Lewisburg along State Route 45, across from Brookpark Farm.
More than 45,000 sorted hardcover, paperback, audiobooks and vintage books, as well as CDs and DVDs will be available. Selections are refreshed daily.
Bags for books will be provided by the library and the cost is $20 per bag. For small purchases of one or a few books, a smaller amount will be accepted. Items in the “Better Books” section will be priced individually.
A lunch stand will be open daily and the church is air-conditioned.
The hours for the sale will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 18-19; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21.
Due to limited storage space and in preparation for the book sale, the library is not accepting donations of books, CDs and DVDs at this time. We will begin accepting donations again on August 1.
For more information call 570-523-1172.
The library has discontinued Value Line due to its cost. Visit Value Line online for complimentary reports, industry analysis and quote look-ups at http://www.valueline.com/ResearchHub/.
For more financial information on our website, click on “Find an Answer” and then “Personal Finance.”
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)
The Home Canning Workshop being presented by the Penn State Extension at The Public Library for Union County at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27 has been cancelled.
The Color Me Healthy program for children, being held in conjunction with this workshop has also be cancelled.
For additional programs being held at the library visit the website calendar!