Youngsville Life




Youngsville Library’s 15th annual “Library-Angel” fundraiser is happening now through Friday, Dec. 22.

What makes this fundraiser a bit different is that donors have the option to determine what their donations will be used toward when they complete the Library-Angel donation form.

“When you hear the phrase library expenses, most people immediately think ‘libraries spend money on books’ – but there are a lot of year-round behind the scenes expenses that libraries have to cover. These other annual expenses aren’t necessarily what people would think of as operational costs for a library. That’s where the annual Library-Angel Fundraiser comes in.” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace.

“With this fundraiser, donors actually have the opportunity to donate towards an expense area that is of interest to them but that isn’t book-related: like kids and youth programming costs or a donation towards the cost of a TV-series DVD from our wish-list. However, donors might choose to donate money towards less-glamorous-but still much needed expense areas- such as energy-saving light bulbs, security system monitoring fees, acid-free book-processing materials, custodial supplies, etc. Many donors also decide to just mark the box labeled general donation or library’s choice, which gives YPLibrary flexibility to put the donation towards those less glamorous expenses like software updates and Wi-Fi costs.”

“If you aren’t able to stop by during library business hours, there is a downloadable Library-Angel donation form that can be found on YPL’s website. Just search YoungsvilleLibrary.org and you will see a Library-Angel Tree logo on the homepage. Click that picture and it will take you to a link so that you can download the form and mail it in. There is also a list of donation options/ideas to choose from and a place to list on the donation form if you’d like the donation to be made In Honor of or In Memory of a friend or loved one. All donations received through the mail or in our secure drop-box receive a personal phone call confirmation and thank you to let you know that your donation was received.” Wallace explained. “We truly are grateful to our Library-Angel donors both past and present, their support is vital to helping keep YPL’s doors open and YPL’s services going strong.”

Library Angels donations have been made towards the following annual library needs: Gas Bills: In Honor of Family and Friends from Oran & Sue Kibbey; Rick & Deb Brewster; Newspaper costs: In Memory of Sara Peate from Annette Hutley; Custodial Supplies: In Memory of Arthur & MaryAnn Loucks and Dominic & Margaret Rock from Anne and Dennis Rock; Security Systems Costs: In Honor of Grandkids-Ally, Mason, Ginny, Tori, Katie, & Lilly Henry from Debbie & Allen Henry; Telephone Bills: Rick & Deb Brewster; Towards Kids Programming: In Memory of Grandson Tucker from Karen & Bruce Kay; Children’s DVD: In Honor of Grandson Liam Wallace from Grandma Nonnie Lucia; Acid-Free Historical Collection supplies: In memory of Elizabeth Cobb from Amy Trask; General Donations: In Honor of Retired Faculty of Pittsfield & Youngsville Elementary from Celia & Bill Gross; In Honor of Grandkids-Ally, Mason, Ginny, Tori, Katie, & Lilly Henry from Debbie & Allen Henry; and Ron & Rebecca Fassett.

Author book signing event: Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 4-6 p.m., Columnist- and now Local Author- Marcy O’Brien will be at the Youngsville Public Library to promote her first book, a memoir collection: “Rounding Third…” Light refreshments will be served. At this book-signing, Marcy will be reading a few excerpts, taking questions, and signing her book. At this signing event, Rounding Third will be available at the one-time introductory price of $15, $3 less than retail. Cash or Check preferred at the signing. The book is also available at House of Printing, Beauty Boutique and Virg-Ann’s Flower and Gift Shop in Warren, as well as Amazon.com A fun read, a good buy and a thoughtful gift!



Youngsville Public Library is one of six businesses that are accepting donations of various items to support the Zonta Club of Warren’s drive to support women and girls escaping violence now through December 10th. There is a donation box in YPLibrary’s foyer area for donations of the following: hygiene products such as toothbrushes, soap, small shampoos, etc., feminine hygiene products, and other personal care products. All donations will be distributed locally to non-profits and agencies by Zonta Club members. These non-profits and agencies in Warren County provide care for women and girls who are victims of violence and often have to leave their homes under traumatic circumstances. Personal care products help to restore a sense of self-care and well-being.

Your donations will directly impact the lives of survivors, showing them that they are not alone on their journey toward healing and recovery. Youngsville Library is proud to be a drop off site and to support this very worthwhile donation drive. Other dropoff locations are: White Cane Coffee, Jefferson Derees Family Center, Senior Helpers, Tybout House, and YMCA. YPLibrary is open Mon & Wed 10 am – 6 pm, Tues 10 am – 3pm, & Fri 11 am – 4 pm.

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Hometown Christmas: Youngsville’s Hometown Christmas is Saturday, December 2nd from 4 pm – 6 pm. Parade begins at 4 pm. There will be prizes for float entries, prizes for exterior home decorating, and a Gingerbread House contest. Come and enjoy the parade, tree-lighting ceremony, get a bite to eat from various vendors and local restaurants, and even enjoy a Horse Drawn Wagon Rides from Laff N Lyon Ranch.

Santa will be located at the Northwest Savings Bank building. Friends of the Youngsville Public Library will be there to help and in addition to providing candy canes Library Friends will also be distributing Goody-bags to kids/tween that are filled with a hot cocoa packet, individually packed snacks, a pencil, activity book, and more.

Porch Pirates: The holiday season is a time to enjoy family and friends but it is also a perfect time for “porch pirates.” These are individuals who will follow delivery trucks around and steal packages from homes. The Youngsville Police Department would like to make the community aware that there have been a couple of incidents already and to use caution when having packages delivered if you are going to be home. If you see any suspicious vehicles in the neighborhood try to get pictures of the vehicle and registration plate and please report them. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season.


Red Sand Project: Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center and Zonta Club of Warren are partnering to promote awareness of the Red Sand Project in an effort to raise awareness about Human Trafficking in Warren County, Nationally, and internationally. Thanks to these two organizations Warren County is now a 2023 site participant.

The Red Sand Project was first launched by Molly Gochman in 2014. It came about as a response to a realization that there are tens of millions of individuals who live in modern slavery-including those in forced marriages, forced labor, or sexual exploitation. She sought a way to raise public awareness and engagement and began by filling the cracks of the sidewalks around the Art Basel Miami beach pavilion with red sand. It was intended to be symbolic, with the grains of sand representing those individuals who fall through the cracks of our social, economic, and political systems or the cracks of our personal consciousness. It was also intended as a way to get people to ask about why red sand was filling the sidewalk cracks 0 and then engage in a discussion about human trafficking. To learn more or to receive your own Red Sand Project toolkits (free except for the shipping costs) visit: www.RedSandProject.com. The National Human Trafficking hotline is 1-888-373-7888.

Garland Bingo: Bingo at the Garland Fire Hall on Monday, December 4th. Doors open at 4:00 pm, Bingo starts at 6:00 pm. Kitchen opens at 4:00 pm. A 435 donation for all you can play on regular cards includes Lucky Number and Layer Cake Jackpot. Benefits Garland VFD.

Outreach luncheon: All are invited to come and join in the celebration of the Christmas Season at Hessel Valley Lutheran Church’s FREE December Outreach Luncheon on Wednesday, December 20th at 11:30 am. Reservations are required by Friday, December 15th to ensure there is enough for all. The Luncheon itself is free. Make reservations by calling Sally Fiscus 814-230-9163. If leaving a message please include your name, the number planning to attend, and a call back number. December menu: Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, applesauce, and a variety of homemade desserts.


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