Youngsville Life

Photo submitted to Times Observer There’s always a large crowd of fair goers, both young and old, that eagerly attend Youngsville Public Library’s Story hour day at the Warren County Fair. It’s now tradition for the Youngsville Library to kick off the Fair’s daily story hour program by sponsoring Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon (the first day of the program). Board member Sue Kibbey (right) reads the story “The Wide-mouthed Frog” by Keith Faulkner with the assistance of Friends of YPL President Jane Hamblin (left). Through the use of interactive stories, activities, songs, hats and props for the audience, goodie bags, and much more kids and adults alike were entertained with the library’s chosen theme of “all about frogs and toads.” All materials were provided by the Friends of Youngsville Library.

Career Links workshop at Library

On Monday, Aug. 20, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., CareerLink staff member Rebecca Whitney (TEF) will be at the Youngsville Public Library providing a free Resume and Job Assistance Workshop. You do not need to pre-register and walk-ins are encouraged.

Whitney can also assist you with learning about other CareerLink services/JobGateway features, as well as providing help 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 Whitney at or call (814) 853-5141. 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, Sept. 17, and Monday, Oct. 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (no appointment needed).

Other times will be by appointment. For more details and upcoming dates go to under the “references/job & career links” tab.

SummerFest Beach Bash Saturday

On Saturday, Aug. 18, the Rouse Estate will host the Annual Summerfest and Vendor Show from 11 a.m. to dusk. This free event is open to the public and there will be ample parking available.

This year’s theme is Rouse SummerFest Beach Bash. Hungry appetites will have many choices of food to pick from, made by local organizations and vendors. Friends of Rouse will sponsor a pig roast from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meal tickets are $9 in advance or $10 at the event. The Friends of Rouse will also have its annual pie sale.

No Summer Beach Party would be complete without plenty of fun, family-friendly activities. The following schedule of events are subject to change without notice:

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Kokomo Time Band;

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Food and craft vendors, Friends of Rouse pork roast and Friends pie sale;

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Bounce house, 27-foot tropical slide, Tiki Island rock wall, and World of Sports inflatable game;

Noon to 4 p.m. — Magic Steve balloons, Sundance Kid Farm petting zoo, and beverage tent;

2 to 4 p.m. — Jam Starrs;

4:15 to 5:15 p.m. — Marty’s Bubble Gum Machine;

5 p.m. — Rouse 50/50 drawing;

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Cabana Beach Band;

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Adamo Ignis Fire Show;

9 p.m. — Fireworks show by Gibson.

For more information on Rouse SummerFest, visit, or contact Kelsy Angove, Rouse marketing director, at (814) 563-6465.

Fall bulbs fundraiser at library

Order fall bulbs, for spring blooming at the Youngsville Public Library, now until September 14.

There are over 18 floral options to choose from and every premium bulb is guaranteed to grow or you get a free replacement from the fundraising company that Youngsville Library is working with.

Seventeen of the 18 floral options cost $10 each.

Photos and details about what bulbs are available as well as various ordering options can be found on Youngsville Library’s website at

Youngsville Library will also have a vendor booth (from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Rouse SummberFest Beach Bash this Saturday.

Orders can be taken in person during regular library business hours or by a library board member or Friend of YPL. Library hours are Monday and Tuesday, noon to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Call (814) 563-7670 for information.