Youngsville Life

“Spine-tingly, Spidery Story time fun @ YPL”: “Spider-mania! Kids enjoyed spider hats, spider facts, spider stories and even a spider song with Library Director Kristy Wallace during one of many October Story times being offered this month at the Youngsville Library. Don’t miss out on the next two October story times at the Youngsville Public Library! First, Tuesday, October 24th from 10:30 am – 11:00 am is Sensory Story time geared toward kids ages 3-6, or 3-9 developmentally, but all are welcome. Sensory Story time blends a “traditional” story time program with more stimulating, sensory activities that also appeal to children on the spectrum (like sign-language and various manipulatives). Plus Sensory Story time offers a built-in time for sensory play. No registration necessary. The next October story time is a special Halloween-themed one on Tuesday, October 31st from 10:30 am – 11:00 am . Target audience is ages 3-6, but of course all are welcome. No registration, just stop by and enjoy some not-too-scary fun!


On Saturday, Nov. 4 there will be a very special “Rascally Racoons Day” at the Youngsville Public Library.

Target ages for this program are 3-11 years. Pre-registration and a $5 deposit (per child) is required to attend, due to a limited number of take-home supplies, which will include a raccoon stuffed animal, limited seating, and because a hot dog lunch will be included for each registered child to enjoy at the library. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (due to skill-level of craft). “Rascally Raccoon Day” will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Starting at noon, each pre-registered child will be served a “special lunch” that includes a hot dog, drink (pop or water), chips, and homemade dessert. If the attending parent(s) would also like to enjoy a “hot dog lunch”, they may pre-register for the “hot dog lunch” at the time of pre-registration for their child. Cost for the lunch is $5 per adult, per lunch. After the lunch the kids will learn fun raccoon facts, listen to raccoon-themed stories including “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn, sing raccoon songs, and more. Following stories and songs time, each child will be guided to their own personal “Raccoon Station” where they will then “Build-a-Raccoon” to take home with them at the end of the program.

To pre-register for this limited-seating program or for more information, call during library business hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at 814-563-7670. The library won’t be able to accept walk-ins for this particular program, due to seating capacity and food service costs. Do not leave a registration message on the library answering machine.


¯ Cemetery Help needed: The Youngsville Cemetery Association is still asking for volunteer help to assist with the fall cemetery clean-up. Please contact Randy McKinney at 814-563-9904 if willing to volunteer even a few hours of time. Also, reminder to please remove all summer decorations.

¯ Hometown Christmas: Feel the Christmas spirit come alive at the Youngsville Hometown Christmas event taking place on December 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. and will end with a special guest lighting the town Christmas tree. The free Hometown Christmas event will feature a gingerbread house contest, a Christmas lighting competition, horse drawn wagon rides, local crafters and vendors, along with activities and crafts for kids and the whole family. Local churches and businesses will open their doors to welcome the holiday goers in town. The downtown area of Youngsville will be closed for this event.


¯ Trunk or Treat correction: The Pittsfield Otterbein Global Methodist Church (258 Dalrymple Street) Trunk or Treat event for children will be Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Be sure to dress in costume. Call 814-563-3333 with questions.

¯ Halloween night events: Youngsville Free Methodist Church’s Indoor Trunk or Treat (179 Davis Street) is from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. The event is free. Come in costume and go trick or treating indoors. Food, games, candy, and prizes. Visit ybfree.org for more upcoming events. Youngsville Borough Trick or Treat hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. A Halloween Kids Party will also be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Youngsville Fire Department. Marty’s Bubblegum Machine and Costume Contest will be at the fire department.

¯ Polish Dinner: There will be Polish Dinner tickets available “at the door” during St. Luke Church’s Polish Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Those who didn’t have the opportunity to purchase a dinner ticket in advance, dinners will still be available. Take-outs only. Cost is $15 per take-out dinner. Dinner includes: two cabbage rolls, three pierogi, a scoop of kluski casserole and a slice of nut roll. Dinner pick-up is behind St. Luke Church in the parking area, just follow the signs. For those who pre-paid, please present your ticket(s) to the volunteers and they will bring the meal(s) to the diner’s vehicle.


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