Youngsville Life

Photo submitted to the Times Observer Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. the Youngsville Public Library will host a special Halloween-themed story time. No registration necessary. Join Miss Diane and friends for some not-too-scary fun and special Halloween surprises. Target ages are 3-6, but all are welcome.



Those interested in honoring a hometown hero with a custom banner can now apply.

Round 7 of the Youngsville Area Hometown Heroes Street Banner Program is accepting banner orders through January 30. For purposes of this Banner Program, the Youngsville Area includes Irvine, Pittsfield, Brokenstraw Valley Area, etc. The service member being honored can be currently active. The 24” x 48″ banners will be displayed on street lights throughout Youngsville from Memorial Day to Veterans Day.

The cost of a Round 7 Banner is $230 and includes the cost for banner brackets and the costs associated with scanning, setup, proofs, corrections and printing. As mentioned on the Photo Release Form, emailed photos are preferred. Any photos that are mailed in with a completed application/order form will not be returned by mail (due to the cost and concern about receipt or damage through the mail). If a hard copy photo is snail mailed, the sender will be responsible for picking up the hard copy photo, in Youngsville, when notified.

Hard copies of the Photo Release Forms/applications and a detailed FAQ page are available at both the Youngsville Public Library and the Youngsville Borough Office. Download the Photo Release Form and FAQ page from Youngsville Public Library’s website at YoungsvilleLibrary.org/hometown-heroes.html or click on a quick link slide found on the library’s homepage at YoungsvilleLibrary.org. There are more details on the Youngsville Library’s website. There is also a QR code option on promotional fliers that will be placed around the Youngsville Area, a QR code flier is located on the front door of the Youngsville Library and will connect those interested to the library’s Hometown Heroes page and download options.

For more information, call Judy Kuzminski at 814-688-8514 or email Kuzminje@gmail.com. The Youngsville Library’s business hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the library at 814-563-7670.

The borough is also accepting service award nominations.

The deadline for the Youngsville community service award nominations is Tuesday, Oct. 31. Award committee members are looking for a paragraph or two explaining why the nominee is a good candidate for the award. In the past, the Youngsville Borough Council recognized an individual who has demonstrated outstanding public service with the Community Service award. Drop off nomination suggestions at the borough office.

Nominations will be accepted from the public and shall be based on the following criteria: that the candidate lives in the Youngsville Borough or within a 10-mile radius; has made a contribution to the community is over and above professional duties; and service is on a voluntary basis.

Submit nominations, including a paragraph or two explaining how this nominee has shown outstanding public service in our community, to: Youngsville Borough, 40 Railroad St., Youngsville, PA 16371 or email wwilcox@youngsvilleboro.org.


“Build-a-Raccoon” Story time: Openings are still available for you to reserve a spot for the special, “Rascally Racoons Day” program at the Youngsville Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 4. Target ages for the 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 that 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 raccoon facts, listen to raccoon-themed stories including “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn, sing raccoon songs, and more. Following stories and song 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.


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