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The Youngsville Public Library will be open on special hours on “WarrenGives” day on Wednesday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is a tradition that the Youngsville Library has maintained since WarrenGives Day of Online Giving has begun.
“YPL realizes that there are still many members of the public who either don’t have their own computer or don’t have access to reliable wi-fi but who still want to participate in WarrenGives and who want to donate to various charities.” said Kristy Wallace, library director. “Not only does Youngsville Library offer free access to our public computers but we also have volunteers from our Friends of the Library group who are available to assist anyone who has questions about the process of visiting WarrenGives online website to make a secure donation. Each year we have helped both first-time donors and many repeat-donors, who just like to ‘double-check’ that they are making their donation correctly. So we make sure to be open a few hours longer on WarrenGives Day.”
Youngsville Public Library is eligible to receive donations through WarrenGives each year. This year’s immediate/short-range needs at the library include (a) replacing a broken public water fountain with an updated bottle-filling water fountain station, (b) repairing/replacing the plumbing line connections to and from the water fountain area, and (c) purchase of new chairs for public seating and public computer areas. Because of COVID, the library needs new chairs for public use that can withstand being sanitized hourly. Currently, the library is using borrowed, plastic “outdoor” lawn chairs.
The library also uses monies raised through WarrenGives to continue to provide “free to the public” eBooks, high-speed Wi-Fi access, summer reading and other outreach programming, free summer snack program, free weekly professional development workshops, digital courses and digital reference data bases, and much more. WarrenGives is from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. Minimum donation is $10 per organization(s) or choice and both credit cards and debit cards are accepted. Youngsville Library has a quick-link to the WarrenGives site on its homepage at youngsvillepubliclibrary.org.
Free Job Workshops: Danielle Ditz will hold three separate career development workshops Wednesday at the Youngsville Public Library.
The first workshop is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. titled “SkillUP PA.” The session will be held in person and walk-ins are accepted. SkillUP PA provides access to more than 6,000 free, online skills training courses to help prepare for a new career path, enhance a person’s existing skill-set, and more. Stop in to receive one-on-one assistance on how to sign-up for, navigate, and utilize SkillUP PA.
From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Ditz will have an open, walk-in question-and-answer session. Ask personalized questions regarding job searches, PA CareerLink, free job training opportunities, and more. No registration needed. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Ditz will lead “Steps to a Successful Interview” available in-person, virtually or by phone. The workshop does require registration. Contact Danielle Ditz at 814-272-4020 or DanielleDitz@NWPACareerLink.org. Visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org homepage or Youngsville-Public-Library on Facebook for more information and for upcoming workshops. Workshops count towards weekly unemployment requirements as they are part of PA CareerLink.
Mowing help needed: The Youngsville Brough Department of Public Works is looking for immediate (temporary) help with mowing for the next few weeks. Those interested can apply in person at the borough office.
Pool Season Passes: The Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool will be open from June 11 through Aug. 13. Regular pool operation hours are Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. unless otherwise posted for special events etc. Should inclement weather occur, the pool will close and reopen at the discretion of the pool director.
Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool season passes are now available for purchase. Season pass applications are located at the borough offices or can be downloaded from the Youngsville Library home page. Those who buy season passes before before May 31 will receive $10 off their total due. Details about season pass costs, daily/evening rates, and more can be found on Youngsville Library’s BSVP page (YoungsvilleLibrary.org) or call the borough 814-563-4604 with questions.
Free Visual Impairment Help Program: A Specialized Services Program from the Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services will be presented at the Allegheny Community Center on Wednesday, May 25, at 1 p.m. Teri Rexford will be presenting information for services that assist both children and adults that are blind and visually impaired. Information will include:
¯ Vocational Rehabilitation, which assists individuals interested in preparing for or retaining employment that are visually impaired,
¯ Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, which addresses how to safely and efficiently carry on with their daily lives and activities, such as home and personal management,
¯ Orientation and Mobility Training, which teaches how to successfully travel independently within the community, home, and workplaces, and
¯ Independent Living, which teaches people 55 and over that are visually impaired to become more self-sufficient and independent in their homes.
To attend please call the ACC at 814-723-4180.
Letter Carriers’ Food Drive: U.S. Postal Service letter carriers are collecting non-perishable donations today. Put non-perishable donation in a bag by the mailbox and USPS letter carriers will deliver it to a local food bank or drop off food drive donations to the Youngsville Post Office during their business hours.
Plant Sale: Warren Garden Club will be holding its annual plant sale fundraiser today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the General Joseph Warren Park near St. Joseph’s Church off Penn Avenue West. There will be a selection of house plants, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, and garden plants to choose from and purchase.
Garland VFD Giveaway: The Garland Volunteer Fire Department is having a Spring Casino Voucher fundraiser. The winner will be drawn Monday, June 6, at the department’s June Bingo Session. Winners do not need to be present to win. The cost is $5 per chance. Get a chance from any fire department member or stop by the fire hall Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. or Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Prizes are:
¯ first prize — $250 Presque Downs Casino Voucher,
¯ second prize — $250 Seneca Alleghany Casino Voucher,
¯ third prize — $100 Presque Downs Casino Voucher,
¯ fourth prize — $100 Seneca Alleghany Casino Voucher,
¯ fifth prize — $50 Presque Downs Casino Voucher,
¯ sixth prize — $50 Seneca Allegheny Casino Voucher.
Saturday, May 21s, from 10 a.m. to noon, Chapman State park, 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon, is having a “What’s in the Water” program for children. THe program is provided by a partnership with Penn Soil RC & D. Pre-registration is required. Prepare to get wet during Remake Learning Days and Kids to State Parks 2022. Children will learn about what’s living under the surface of Chapman Lake and Penny Run. Participate in fishing, stream studies, nature journaling, and make a fish print (rubber fish are used) to take home. All materials will be provided including bait and rods. Wear shoes that can get wet. Lunch will be provided. Activities will be continuous during this time. To register visit events.denr.pa.gov/event/whats–in–the–water#.Y1A6MsjMKUk.