Youngsville Life


Vacation Bible School: VBS is being held this year from July 12-16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A child-friendly, family meal will be held at 5 p.m. Vacation Bible school is for children ages 4-12. There is no cost to attend. All children must be pre-registered this year. This year’s theme is “Rocky Railway Express.” Registrations will be accepted until July 6. There are three ways to register: online at vbspro.events/p/yfmc2020, with a registration form available at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis St., Youngsville, or download a registration form at YoungsvilleLibrary.org on the community news tab as well as on the library’s community news page.

Worship Services: Worship services are now being held at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children’s church is available at the 9 a.m. service only. Church officials ask that parishioners try to stay with the service time of their choosing and that they try to sit in the same section (lobby or sanctuary) until further notice, to assist with the church’s ability to follow the recommendations of the CDC. All members in the “at-risk” population are encouraged to shelter in place and continue watching the service online. To learn more about on-site church service procedures and guidelines, visit YBFree.org.

FUEL Youth Group meetings: The FUEL Youth Group has resumed for kids in sixth grade through post-high school on Thursdays from 6:15to 8:30 p.m. FUEL will be held through the summer this year. FUEL Youth group provides a safe environment for teens to come together in worship, have fun and build relationships with God and each other. Email fuel0990@ybfree.org to connect to the FUEL Facebook page as well as one of the FUEL leaders for those with questions about the program.

RADA Fundraiser: The Youngsville Free Methodist Church is currently having a RADA Fundraiser through June 20 to help support children and youth attending Christian camps. To place an order visit radafundraising.com?rfsn=4055651.652e4f or find the quick link on the YoungsvilleLibrary.org community page tab.

Summer Youtheatre Workshop: Family Life’s Youtheatre Workshop is coming to the Youngsville Free Methodist Church in July. For five exciting days, kids ages 8-15 will be trained in acting, singing, and dancing. Workhop will be held July 20-24th, beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 12:30 pm each day. Youth are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. A morning snack will be provided. You can sign up your child online at FLN.org or call Family Life at 800-927-9083 or 607-776-4151. Register by 06/30/2020 to receive Early Bird Pricing, Costs per child increase on 07/01/2020. Early Bird Pricing (prior to 6/30/20: 1st child $79, and each additional sibling $65 each. From 07/01/20 on: 1st child is $99, and each additional sibling is $85 each. This year’s Youtheatre Workshop is “Back to the Beginning” a new musical adventure through time beginning with the Garden of Eden.

JoyFull Cafe: It is standard practice to close the JoyFull Cafe during the summer. The JoyFull CafÈ remains closed at this time.

Virtual/online services: The Youngsville Free Methodist Church will continue to live stream their Sunday 9 a.m. church service on Youtube. To learn how to connect to the live streaming services and how to access recordings of past services, visit YBFree.org (worship services/virtual worship tabs).

Wilder Museum Open: The Wilder Museum of Warren County History is now open for the season (51 Erie Ave., Irvine, Pa.). Home to thousands of artifacts in 17 exhibit rooms, the Wilder Museum is open Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. (closed holidays). Admission is $5 per person or $1 per student. Members are admitted free. Call 814-723-1795 with questions or visit www.warrenhistory.org. The Wilder Museum Chicken barbecue fundraiser is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. More details as the date nears.



Curbside pickup available: “Patrons have been very receptive to Youngsville Library’s Contactless Curbside Pickup Service,” said Kristy Wallace, library director. “Curbside continues to offer patrons access to physical materials that have been properly quarantined and cleaned in a safe way. Because we realize that not all patrons are either not comfortable using the internet or don’t have access to the internet in order to request materials, Youngsville Public Library has created alternate ways to request items for curbside pickup. Patrons can visit complete a hard-copy materials request form, by picking one up 24/7 outside our main door or downloading a form from our website. Completed material request forms can be placed in our library drop-box 24/7. Another way to request material is by phone. Patrons can call us in person Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m. or Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. to place a request for physical materials too. And of course, you can always go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org to e-request material, check out our newest books on our Youngsville Library catalog, and to find quick links and details about our Curbside Service.”

“If you aren’t sure what specific titles you are looking for, we’ve taken care of that worry too,” Wallace said, “on the hard copy forms there is a place to mark if you’d prefer a ‘book bundle’ option. Patrons can specify what genre or authors they enjoy reading and if they prefer regular print or large print. For example if a patron enjoys suspense books or Dean Koontz they can indicate that on the hard copy form. Then our staff would compile a ‘bundle’ of suspense books, Dean Koontz books, or even read-a-like books for you. The Book Bundle option is also a great way to discover new authors from genres that you already enjoy. Once your library materials are ready for pickup, our staff will call you and schedule a curbside pickup date and time. Each parking space in front of our library has been assigned a number and a has poster with directions on what to do next. We then bring the library materials to you while you stay in your car. It’s really easy to do.”

Free Summer Snack has begun: Youngsville Library is continuing to offer its Free “Contactless Summer Snack” Program going on now through Monday, Aug. 31. This is the library’s fifth year offering free summer snacks to children in the area. No registration is required. Just swing by Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. and pick up an individually wrapped “grab and go” snack bag. Each snack bag contains a box of juice and pre-packaged crackers (either Goldfish or Cheezits). Persons ages 18 and under are encouraged to take one “grab and go” snack bag per person on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information about the Free Summer Snack Program visit: YoungsvilleLibrary.org or call the library 563-7670.

Virtual Summer Reading Programs: The Youngsville Public Library will be offering summer reading programming, grab and go crafting options, and reading programming for adults too starting the end of June. Programming details and quick links to e-registration forms for the reading programs will be available on the library’s website YoungsvilleLibrary.org. More details will be provided next week.


YABA DAYS: YABA days yard sales weekend is scheduled for Thursday, July 16, through Monday, July 20. Call the borough at 563-4604 with questions.

Borough office hours: The borough office will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the July 4 holiday. The office is open to the public during regular business hours. Members of the public must wear appropriate masks upon entry to the building, in an effort to protect staff and limit human contact as instructed by the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Youngsville Borough office also continues to be open by phone, email and through the drop box to the right of the front doors. To reach the borough offices, call 814-563-4604. Kim Hall is at ext. 4, Jolean Ishman is at ext. 3, Mark Theuret is at ext. 1, and Lisa Hagberg is at ext. Ext. 2.


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