The Youngsville Public Library (YPL) is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. It first began lending books in 1935 in the back room of Robert L Mead's Rexall Pharmacy.
In 1939, the library moved to the National Bank building, and then to the little store beside the old Youngsville Theatre on East Main Street. It wasn't until 1956 that the Youngsville Library finally bought its "own" place, the H.H. Hull home on West Main Street, thanks to a generous bequest. In 2001, construction on a brand new library building began at 100 Broad Street, the location of the Library today.
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
Club Genesis is a newly formed youth group for kids aged 11 to 16. It is an ecumenical venture between the Evangelical United Methodist, First Methodist, and Saron Lutheran Churches in Youngsville. The kids have been meeting since December, 2009. On Sunday, they held a Sweetheart Breakfast for Dinner buffet at the Saron Lutheran Church, West Main Street. A white elephant auction followed the dinner. Because of the success of the event the youths raised $800, which they split between Haiti relief and as start up funds for the group. The event was well attended, with seven local congregations represented at the dinner and auction.
To celebrate its 75th Anniversary, the YPL is putting together a display of pictures of the library throughout the years. They are asking for pictures of the buildings, the many librarians and the volunteers who helped make the library what it is today. The family of a Youngsville historian the late Chuck Engstrom has loaned the library several boxes of Youngsville historical material. If any other community member has pictures of the library, call the library at 563-7670 or stop in to share your pictures or articles.
More information about the Youngsville Public Library's 75th Anniversary Celebration and displays will be published soon.
Soup and pie social
The Irvine Presbyterian Church Women's Association is holding a Homemade Soup and Pie Social on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Rook Oviatt Social Hall, 905 National Forge Road, Old Route 6, Irvine. All homemade pies, such as pecan pies, blackberry pies, and blue berry, will be on sale baked by the church ladies. Toward the end at 3:30 p.m. anyone can buy a whole pie to take home. Donations are accepted. The public is welcome to attend. Funds will go to meet the Church's mission projects. For information call Pam Hummel 563-7988.
Registration for kindergarten at the Youngsville Elementary/Middle School has begun for children who are 5 years old before August 31. Registration is today from 9 to 11 a.m, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Parents and guardians are asked to pick up a packet at the Youngsville Elementary/Middle school or download it at www.wcsdpa.org/youngsville-elementary.cfm, complete it and return the completed packet at the time of your child's registration.
On March 9 "Mini Albums for Mega Memories"- participants will receive a fully constructed Tri-shutter mini album to decorate. Library Director Kristy Lucia said, "Anyone who has this fun little album will just love opening it up over and over again!" The album's completed size is six by eight inches and has a ribbon closure.
On March 23 "Mini Photo Album"- participants will be decorating a fully constructed and unique, double slider mini album that can showcase up to 20 of their favorite photos. Its completed size is 5.5x5.5" and has a ribbon closure.
The cost for each class is $32 and includes everything you need to complete the album for that class. Registration deadline for either class is Monday, March 1. Contact the Youngsville Library at 563-7670. If you plan on attending either class & prefer a particular theme and/or color combination for your album, contact Joanna Fehlman at 563-3106 before March 1 so it can be arranged. Otherwise, you can choose from what will be available the night of the class.