Youngsville Life

Youngsville library hosting ‘Love Your Library’ giveaway

You know spring is just around the corner when Youngsville Public Library’s annual “Love Your Library” Raffle Extravaganza is happening.

This is the 14th year for Youngsville Library’s second biggest fundraising event. Chances are available now through Friday, March 31. This year there are 13 uniquely themed choices filled with gift cards, cash, and lottery tickets and more. Each of the themed options has a minimum value of $100. For a $5 donation participants will receive five tickets to be used toward the theme(s) of their choice; participants can purchase as many tickets as they’d like provided the total amount purchased is in $5 increments (i.e. $5, $15, $20, $35 etc.). All proceeds will directly benefit the Youngsville Public Library. Winners will be contacted by phone, listed in the Times Observer, and also on the library’s website and Facebook page.

The Youngsville Library is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is located at 100 Broad St., Youngsville. For more information, call 814-563-7670.

Those who can’t visit the Youngsville Library in person during business hours can still participate. A simple option is to download and print a special mail-in “Raffle Request Form” directly from the library’s homepage (www.YoungsvilleLibrary.org). Next just complete the printed form and specify how many chances are being purchased and for which of the 13 themed options. Mail the completed form and donation check directly to Youngsville Public Library or drop off a completed form and donation check in a sealed envelope in the library’s secure drop-box. A library staff member will contact the ticket buyer by phone that the request form has been received and fill out the tickets on their behalf. Two 2023 winners had used the “Raffle Request Form” option.

Hard copies of the “Raffle Request Forms” will also be available starting on Monday at the Youngsville Borough Office, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the following area businesses: Genuine Jerky, Outlet City/Simple Dicks, Yngs Hardware, Forester Restaurant, and KAM’s. Another off-site option to get “hard copy” tickets is to visit Valley Bowling Center (9 W. Main St., Youngsville) from Monday through Wednesday, March 11. Chances are also available from library board members, Friends of the Library and staff members too.

The 13 themed choices are: (#1) “Fill ‘er Up”: $50 Sheetz cards, $50 Kwik Fill cards; (#2) “Dinner & a Movie”: $50 Dipson Theater gift cards, $50 cash; (#3) “Keep on Scratching”: $100 in scratch off lottery tickets; “(#4) “Good Eats“: $30 Applebee’s, $25 Ida Mae’s, $20 Mama Janes, $25 Forester Restaurant, $5 cash; (#5) “Got Ya Covered“: $100 Carter Lumber Gift Card; (#6) “From Outdoor needs to Indoor Fun“: $100 KAM’s logging supplies/outdoor wear, (#7) “Let’s go Shopping“: $50 Walmart card, $25 Tops Markets card, $25 Kwik Fill card; (#8) “You Name It, We Got It + Ice cream“: $50 Youngsville Hardware Card & $50 for “Scoops” Ice cream shop (on-site @ Yngs Hardware and features Pot-o-Gold Ice cream, (#9) “Cold Cash“: $100 bill, (#10) “Yngs Wine & Dine“: $50 Brokenstraw Winery, $25 Huey’s Restaurant, $30 Yng Dairy Queen; (#11) “Yngs Food & More“: $50 Genuine Jerky, $20 Outlet City/Simple Dick’s, $25 Kwik Fill card, $5 lottery ticket; (#12) “Golf, dinner, cash“: $25 Ribs & Bones, $30 cash, Jackson Valley certificate for 18 holes and ½ a cart, and (#13) “Little Women 4-piece doll set“: a Franklin Heirloom, 4-pc doll set, each doll is in its original packaging and box and includes authentication letter and original doll stand, plus a hardcover copy of the “Little Women” novel by Louisa May Alcott.

“Our library truly depends on this fundraiser, so please be sure to patronize all the supporting businesses – they deserve it. And thank you to everyone in advance who is willing to take a chance this year by supporting our ‘Love Your Library’ raffle extravaganza fundraiser,” said Kristy Wallace, library director.

Holiday Hours: The Youngsville Public Library will be open regular business hours on President’s Day, Monday. Call 814-563-7670 with questions.

Free iPhone/computer help: Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. the Youngsville Public Library offers free one-on-one assistance with your iPhone, tablet, android, laptop, and other computer/electronics questions. No appointment

necessary walk-ins are welcome. “Wi-fi Wednesdays” happens the third Wednesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Youngsville Library. This is a very casual, open question and answer time period for everyone from beginner to advanced. Please remember to bring a fully charged electronic device (phone, tablet, etc.) as well as associated passwords (such as your email password, Apple account password, etc. if needed).


: The Youngsville Borough Offices and DPW will be closed on Monday in observance of President’s Day. Monday’s garbage pickup will be Tuesday and Tuesday’s garbage pickup will be Wednesday.


Thursday Bingo: Bingo open to the public every Thursday night at the Youngsville American Legion (10 N. Main St). Bingo starts at 6 p.m., Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Kitchen is also open to the public on Bingo nights. No smoking allowed at Youngsville American Legion from 5 to 9 p.m. on Bingo nights.

Lent Fish Fry: Youngsville Free Methodist Church (179 Davis St.) will have a Friday fish fry dinner fundraiser each Friday during Lent from 5 to 7 p.m. through March 22. Take-out orders are available. Cost is $13 donation per fish fry dinner and includes fish, choice of potato, choice of coleslaw or applesauce.

Fire Relief Benefit: Youngsville Area Ministerium will be having a fire relief benefit to aid the victims of the Youngsville Main Street Fire that occurred in January. This is a presale benefit only. No walk-in trade. Orders will be taken from Feb. 15 through March 7. Pick up date is Wednesday, March 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at New Life Church (18 Second St., Youngsville). There are two ways to order meals: call 814-563-4351 or order online at www.newlifegmc.org/firerelief. Meal donation will be accepted/due when an order is picked up. Suggested donation $12 per meal. Meal includes: pulled pork, homemade mac and cheese, tossed salad, rolls and butter, and dessert. Sponsored by the member churches of the Youngsville Area Ministerium.

YHS Luncheon: Youngsville High School Class of 1965 will meet for their monthly luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. at Station 61 Restaurant. The YHS Class of 1965 meets the fourth Thursday of every month. No reservation needed.

Free Puzzles At Youngsville Public Library: Do you enjoy working on puzzles – especially during these chilly months? Do you wish you had some “new to you” puzzles to work on? If so, be sure to stop in at the Youngsville Public Library and see what puzzles are available at the library’s “Free Puzzle Exchange” station, located in the library’s foyer area. The puzzles are organized according to the number of pieces and difficulty.

You don’t check out the puzzles like you would for regular library materials. This is a free program, so if you see a puzzle or puzzles you’d like to try, just take them home with you. There is no obligation to return them to the library. And if you happen to have any puzzles at home that you’ve completed and no longer want to keep at home please bring them to the library and we’ll add them to your puzzle selection area.

YHS Alumni Scholarship: The YHS Alumni Scholarship Committee would like to thank the YHS community, alumni and friends who have so generously chosen to memorialize 2020 YHS graduate GAGE HENDRICKSON by donating to the scholarship fund. To date, the scholarship fund has received over $2600 in memory of Gage from: James & Janet Fehlman, Amy Trask, Ann Schumacher, Ellen VanOrsdale, Linda Critzer, Sara Robinson, Julie Beers, Larry & Connie Upton, Kyle & Lori McNeal, John & Kim O’Connor, Warren County Court House, James & Ingrid Fitzgerald, Sandra Withington, Tim & Steph Maze, Robert & Phyllis Humphrey, Denise Kingsley Joy, Diane Kingsley Payne, Kevin & Laurie Murphy, Andrew & Lisa Benko, Dennis & Kathleen Benedict, The Court Department of Warren County, William & Pam Olewine, Barb McCluskey, Gary & Beverly Hershelman, Richard & Karen Bower, Scott & Deanne Hendrickson, Mark Hendrickson, Kim Hendrickson, Ryan & Aubree East, Levi Hendrickson, Nate & Jackie Rosanberg, Louise Dyer, Luvison Construction LLC.

Scholarship applications for the YHS Class of 2024 have been mailed to the families of all senior YHS students. Additional applications can be obtained through the Guidance Office. Applications must be returned by May 1, 2024.


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