Senior Reader Program
Each month new large print and Christian fiction books line the shelves at the Youngsville Public Library. This is due in large part to a grant received by the Community Foundation of Warren County.
"We have a very high demand for large print and Christian fiction books from our senior readers and also from Rouse Home residents who participate in our off-site, twice monthly 'Rouse Readers' program," stated Library Director, Kristy Wallace.
Library bag of books
Patrons browse the gently-used books at the Youngsville Library’s “Bag of Books” Sale going on from now through Oct. 15. For a $3 donation a plastic grocery bag full of books can be filled and taken home. Grocery bags courtesy of Tops Market in Youngsville.
"The grant from the Community Foundation of Warren County has made it possible for Youngsville Library to order six new large print books each month, increase our Christian fiction materials, and even add to our collection of books on CD throughout the year. The cost per unabridged book on CD is unbelievably high and yet these items are increasingly in demand, which is why we were so grateful to receive the Community Foundation grant. In what continues to be very lean times for our library, this grant has afforded us an opportunity to continue to stock our shelves with much needed materials; for that we are extremely grateful and glad that seniors and actually all members of our community are reaping the rewards. "
Some of the most recent large print books at the Youngsville Library include: More Than a Miracle, Kathleen Eagle; Lumby on the Air, Gail Fraser; A Murder of Taste, Sally Goldenbaum; Nine Lives Last Forever, Rebecca Hale; Welcome to Harmony, Jodi Thomas; and The Other Family, Joanna Trollope.
Giving Campaign Donors:
The Youngsville Public Library Board and Friends members would like to thank the following individuals for their monetary contributions to the on-going 2010 Giving Campaign. The generosity and support of our community library by the following donors is sincerely appreciated. The monies generated from the 2010 Giving Campaign will be used toward the library's general operating expenses (to help off-set the major reductions in both the library's State and County funding) and not for any supplemental programs offered through the library.
To ensure that the much-utilized services of your community library are maintained, all donations are greatly appreciated throughout the year and the Library will continue to publicly acknowledge these tax-deductible donations made by our community members. General Giving Campaign contributions can be mailed to the Youngsville Public Library, 100 Broad Street, Youngsville, PA 16371.
"Patron" donors: Roxy Zock, Barbara Shannon, John and Rose McCanna
"Gold" Donors: Dave and Joyce Lucia
Other Donors: Sandra and Duane Benedict
Pittsfield Otterbein UMC Children's Ministry will be hosting an Elementary Bash on Oct. 22 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the church, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield. A live band will play; there will be free DVD giveaways, games and snacks. All elementary students are welcome. Admission is free.
A huge rummage sale will be held at the Saint Luke Church, 420 North Main Street, Youngsville, Thursday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday is $1 a bag day
Saint Francis Church, 343 East Main Street, Youngsville is hosting a community dinner on Sunday, October 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu is beef stew, bread and dessert. This is a free dinner to anyone n the community. Take out if available after 5:45. They invite anyone who does not have a home church to join them for Sunday morning service at 9. Donations are accepted. If any high school student needs to do community service they can call Fr Matt at St Francis or Barb Vorse 563-9866.
Blessing of the Animals
On Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Youngsville St. Francis Assisi Church, 343 East Main Street, a community Blessing of the Animals will be held at the church by Father Matt MacDougall. Anyone in the Warren area is invited to come and join them. Refreshments will be available after the service.
The Wilder Museum, housed in the old Irvine Elementary School at 51 Erie Street in Irvine, will be hosting a Haunted Museum on Oct. 15, 16, 23, and 24. The Warren County Historical Society and the Revitalization of Youngsville (R.O.Y.) will be calling in their scariest ghost and ghoul volunteers to scare the frail and raise funds to support the Wilder Museum and the community of Youngsville.
Lynn Martin, ROY Halloween committee member, says, "Get in the Community & Halloween spirit! You will get an 'unexpectedly surprising' entertainment for a small donation of $3 and there will be several opportunities to experience the Haunted Museum." The haunting starts Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15, and 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and the following Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and and on Sunday, October 24th from 4pm -7pm. Food will be available on the grounds each evening for a nominal fee. A not-too-scary Halloween movie, suitable for children, will be shown at the end of hours on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. A nominal fee will be charged and snacks will be provided.
The Wilder Museum will be transformed into haunted scenes from the past. Lurking around the corners you may encounter the ghosts of the Newbold family, the famous ramblings of LeRoy filling the radio room airwaves, or firemen, nurses, doctors, farmers, and military ghosts from Warren County's finest. Watch out for any of the Native American Indian just waiting to aim his bow at the living. Not so quiet or so peaceful during this time of year, they may want to scare you silly. Did you hear what happened in the Forge room last year? Beware!
Michele Gray, Warren County Historical Society's Managing Director, has been helping to make the Museum spooky in past years. "The museum is continually changing exhibits and is open through October 2nd, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm. Proceeds from this event will help maintain the operations of the Wilder Museum and provide funding for Youngsville projects such as Streetscape, the Bike-Hike Trail, and other community improvements. Lynn said, "We want to make this a fun activity for the community and ask for their support."
Contact Michelle Gray or Emily Sailar at the Warren County Historical Society, 814/723-1795 for more information.
The Rouse Home will hold its annual heritage days in the employee parking lot Saturday with activities for young and old alike at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is a free event open to the public.
Pittsfield Otterbein UMC Children's Ministry will be hosting an Elementary Bash on Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield. A live band will play; there will be free DVD giveaways, games and snacks. All elementary students are welcome. Admission is free.