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Youngsville Life

LIBRARY TO HOST RENT REBATE

APPLICATION

WORKSHOP

Those who are 65 years of age or older, and either a homeowner or renter whose income is $45,000 or less may be eligible for “rent rebate” money from the state.

They might also qualify if they meet any of these additional eligibility criteria: widows or widowers 50 and older, any person with a qualifying disability 18 or older. If a residence is a mobile home in a park, area residents could qualify for both property tax and rent rebate (must have rent certificate and paid tax receipt on the date of the appointment).

On Tuesday, March 5, Area on Aging representatives will be at the Youngsville Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide free help completing a Rent Rebate Application. No walk-ins are expected. Call 814-723-3763 ext. 139 to reserve a half-hour time slot for March 5 (and to ask for additional information).

Applicants will need the following applicable documents for the scheduled appointment: 2023 income, Social Security (SSA 5)-1099, etc. proof of paid 2023 property tax, Driver’s license/proof of age, proof of disability, completed renter’s corticate, proof of death (i.e. spousal death certificate).

Hard copies of the 2023 PA Rent Rebate form are available at the Youngsville Library circulation desk.

In other library news:

Sensory Story Time: Join in the interactive and immersive story time fun on Tuesday, February 27th from 10:30 am – 11:00 am at the Youngsville Public Library (100 Broad Street, Yngs). Sensory Story time is offered the fourth Tuesday of each month. In many ways Sensory Storytime is similar to a regular story time -with books, songs, and movement- but it also is a safe, special, encouraging space for children with special needs to interact with their peers. It also includes time for exploration of sensory bins and various manipulatives too. Target ages are 4-8 years, but all are welcome.

Love Your Library raffle: Youngsville Library’s 14th annual “Love Your Library” Raffle Extravaganza is happening through March 31. This year there are 13 uniquely themed choices filled with everything from gift cards, to cash, and even a complete “4-piece Little Women” doll-collector’s set (each doll in original packaging/box and includes doll stand and authentication letter from Franklin Heirloom). Each of the 13 themed options has a minimum value of $100. For a $5.00 donation, participants will receive 5 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. A list of all 13 options are on the library’s website at YoungsvilleLibrary.org.

Those who aren’t able to visit the Youngsville Library in person during business hours there are still many ways to participate: download a Mail-in “Raffle Request Form” from the library’s website at Youngsville Library.org (on the home page, there is a quick link to the downloadable form); hard copies of the mail-in form are also available at the Youngsville Library, Youngsville Borough Office, Simple Dicks, Youngsville Hardware, Forester Restaurant, Genuine Jerky, and Valley Bowling; use the QR code found on the ‘Love Your Library” fliers throughout town to access a mail-in raffle request form; Valley Bowling will have chances available now through March 11; and get chances from Library Friends, board members, and staff members.

Those who decide to go the mail-in form route, complete the form, specify how many chances one would like (and for which of the 13 options). Then mail the completed form and donation check directly to Youngsville Public Library. A library staff member will contact you, by phone, that we’ve received your request form, will also fill-out the raffle tickets on your behalf, and place them in the corresponding containers. Questions call: 814-563-7670. Library hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Career/Training Workshops: Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. a representative from PA CareerLinks will be at the Youngsville Library to assist you with resume writing help, job search questions, free training opportunities from a free, PA sponsored database containing over 6,000 skills-training opportunities. From noon- 1 pm Christopher Hinchman will be presenting a workshop on “Free Job upskilling and Reskilling Options.” Walk-ins are welcome.

If you’re interested in how to take free classes to increase your employment marketability or even just want to learn how to take some classes for self-improvement, be sure to stop in. You can also contact the PA CareerLink, TEF Chris Hinchman to set up a one-on-one appointment at your convenience at Christopher.Hinchman@nwpacarrerlink.org or call 814-853-3942.

BOROUGH NEWS

Borough Spring Cleanup: The annual Youngsville Borough Spring Clean Up date will be Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. The clean up is for borough residents only, proof of borough residency is required. Location is the Borough Building parking lot at 40 Railroad St. The cost is $15 per car or $25 per truck. No tires, batteries, paint cans, propane tanks, desktop/laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals (accessories), televisions, or any other electron devices, or other hazardous materials are accepted. For more information, call 814-563-4604.

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

YVFD Craft Show: The Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a craft show on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors are needed. Cost is $20 per table, plus a donation item for the YVFD Chinese auction. Call Cindy at 814-563-2277 to reserve a vendor table.

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. with the kitchen open at 5 p.m. The 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: Pre-orders for the Fire Relief Benefit are still being taken now through March 7. The actual pick-up date for benefit meals is Wednesday, March 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at New Life Church (18 Second St., Youngsville). The Youngsville Area Ministerium is hosting this event to help aid the victims of the Youngsville Main Street Fire that occurred in January. This is a presale benefit only. No walk-in trade. Suggested donation for a meal is $12. Meal includes: pulled pork, homemade mac and cheese, tossed salad, rolls and butter, and dessert. Meal donation will be accepted/due when your order is picked up. There are two ways to pre-order your meal(s): call 814-563-4351 or order online at www.newlifegmc.org/firerelief.

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