Youngsville Life

Borough employees, from left, Zacherey Rigard and Wayne Glasgow will be at the Youngsville Public Library with the Borough garbage truck on Tuesday, July 17, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. as part of a special story-time program. “This is really a fun program that we’ve done in past years,” said Library Director Kristy Wallace. “Not only will kids hear stories about garbage trucks – featuring the book, “I Stink,” by Kate McMullan — but they will also have a chance to learn about, see, and explore the Borough’s new garbage truck. It really is a fun day that kids look forward to.” Kids ages 3-12 who attend the program will receive coloring pages, a free snack, and a scratch-and-smell book marker to take home. No pre-registration required. Call 563-7670 for more information or visit for details


YABA Days will be Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21. Residents, businesses, and organizations, in downtown Youngsville and the surrounding areas, are encouraged to hold garage sales, yard sales, and bake sales during this event. Businesses are also asked to have “specials” during the YABA weekend.

Career Links staff at YPL

When you hear JobGateway or CareerLink, no doubt you automatically think of help with job searches, resume writing, and even lost jobs. But there is so much more that JobGateway has to offer. Need to complete your GED? Job Gateway can help. Need additional job training? Job Gateway is there. Dream of getting a better job but don’t know where to start? Job Gateway is for you.

With the closing of the Warren Career Link office on Pennsylvania Ave., Warren, you might think that your employment and career training options are closed, too – not the case.

A Longaberger Gift Basket, filled with Italian-themed items is being raffled at the Youngsville Public Library (main basket on right). Total value for all items is over $125. One winner will be drawn on August 24th (and receive both baskets shown). 10 chances for a $5 donation or 1 chance for a $1 donation, tickets available at YPL. All proceeds directly benefit Youngsville Public Library.

Youngsville Public Library is now teaming with Pennsylvania CareerLink to provide a new convenient location where you can receive personalized one-on-one assistance and workshops on a monthly basis. Rebecca Whitney, a Talent Engagement Facilitator (TEF) and CareerLink staff member will be offering personalized aid on topics such as Career interests, basic computer skills, workplace and conflict resolution strategies, interviewing skills, budgeting, and more.

Monday, July 16, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Career Link staff member, Rebecca Whitney (TEF) will be at the Youngsville Public Library highlighting Career Link Services/JobGateway features and can assist you with registering for future workshops and events via JobGateway.

If you are unable to attend this particular workshop but are interested in scheduling a one-on-one meeting at the Youngsville Library, contact Rebecca Whitney at or call 814-853-5141.

“We are incredibly excited about this partnership-especially with the closing of the Warren CareerLink office,” stated Youngsville Library Director Kristy Wallace. “I can’t count the number of times that I’ve helped patrons with resume writing, job searches, and other related areas. Our residents still need to have access to these types of services. We are very lucky to have an enthusiastic CareerLink representative like Rebecca Whitney to work with. She really will go above and beyond to help people succeed. And best of all her skill-set isn’t just limited to job assistance. Rebecca also knows how to put you in touch with the right organizations or contacts for a variety of needs.”

Rebecca Whitney will be at the Youngsville Public Library a minimum of once a month. The next scheduled “Open to the public” dates will be Monday, August 20, and Monday, September 17 (no appointment needed). Other times will be by appointment. For more details and upcoming dates go to under the “references/job & career links” tab.

Read for prizes at YPL

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to sign up for Youngsville Public Library’s “Super-Summer Readers” program, going on now through July 27. Any books that have been read since school has been out, counts towards winning great prizes such as Wal-Mart gift certificates, Warren County Fair passes, BSVPool passes, and other major prizes. Stop by YPL during business hours for details about how to participate or visit www.YoungsvillePublic for info, reading logs, and more. It’s not too late to earn chances to win games, remote control items, and so much more.

Free Outdoor Concert

The Rouse Suites is presenting a free outdoor concert on Wednesday, July 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rouse Estate. The Porcelain Bus Drivers Trio will be playing. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Details at

Preschool enrollment

Enrollment for preschool at the Youngsville First United Methodist Church is going on now. This program is for children ages 3-5 years and is taught by certified staff. Program focus includes: social, emotional, and cognitive development and Kindergarten preparedness. Call 814-563-4201 for more information.

Music in the Park

On Thursday, July 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., there is a free “Music in the Park” event at Island Park, featuring the folk/blues music of Charity Nuse.

Luau Party at BSVP

Special “Luau Party” event at the Brokenstraw Valley Pool next Thursday, July 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is only $3 per person or $10 per family. Join in the fun with family-friendly, Luau-themed activities, games, and more. Snacks will be available for purchase at BSVP.

Vacation Bible School

“Road to Rome” vacation Bible school is open to children in Pre-K through 6th grade, from July 15 through July 19. The program starts with a “kid-friendly” family meal each night at 5 p.m. and ending at 8:15 p.m. at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church (179 Davis Street).

Bring your children to the ancient city of Rome where they will travel back into Bible times without setting foot outside our community. Each day your children can become part of history as they see, hear, touch, and even taste what it was like to live in Rome during biblical times. The will explore authentic marketplace shops, visit the Apostle Paul, sneak to the cave where the Underground church meets, take part in games, dance to lively Bible songs, and sample tasty tidbits as they discover more about the early church. To pre-register your child online for this awesome opportunity visit: visit or link directly at Early registrations will be placed into a drawing for a gift basket to be drawn the last day of vacation bible school (must be present to win).

Free Snacks at Library

Youth 18 years and younger can get a free snack at the Youngsville Public Library, now through August 7, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

There is no registration required. Stop by anytime from 12:30 – 1:30 pm to receive a free, healthy snack. This is the third year that Youngsville Library has been a host site for this federally-funded program. Visit YPL’s website at for more details.

Craft program for kids

Join Sara Robinson at the Youngsville Public Library as she engages kids with stories, songs, and crafting activities. This free program for kids ages 3-10 is every Wednesday in July from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Youngsville Library. No pre-registration required, and snacks provided.