Youngsville Life


SAVE the Date: On Monday, June 24, be sure to kick off summer fun with a free family-friendly program performed by the Amazing and Interactive Magician Cris Johnson called “The Great Reading Adventure.” This free and highly “audience-interactive” show includes working together-themed magic using audience participation, comedy, fancy themed banners, silly antics, costume, and lots more. It’s perfect family fun that also encourages reading and promotes the value of libraries.

Due to a special programming collaboration and sponsorship by the 5 independent libraries within Warren County (Sheffield Twp Library, Sugar Grove Free Library, Tidioute Public Library, Warren Library, and Youngsville Library) there will be a total of 5 free, show dates (and two show-themes) offered in June for warren county residents. Three areas in Warren County will feature the larger show “The Great Reading Adventure” and two areas in Warren County will feature Cris Johnson’s other, smaller-scale “Ultimate Magic & Balloon Twisting” show.

The Great Reading Adventure shows are scheduled as follows: (a) Youngsville Area: Monday, June 24th at 10 am, program will be held at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church’s (179 Davis Street). (b) Sugar Grove Area: Monday, June 24th at 2:00 pm, a program will be held at the Sugar Grove VFD Fire Hall (27 Wilson Street). (c) Warren area: Thursday, June 20th at the Warren Public Library, two show times: 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. No registration required to attend any of the Great Reading Adventure Showtimes and you do not have to live in the “hosting site” area to participate. Example, if you are a Yngs area resident but the Warren date/time works better for you that’s fine!

The “Magic & Balloon Twisting” show is smaller in scale and has limited seating, so please contact the hosting library if you wish to attend either of these “Magic & Balloon Twisting” show times. Sheffield Area: Wednesday, June 19th at 10:30 am at the Sheffield Twp Library (814-968-3439) . Tidioute Area: Wednesday, June 19th at 2:00 pm at the Tidioute Public Library (814-484-3581). This show includes interactive magic, family-friendly humor, music and antics as performer Cris Johnson also makes various balloon animals.

(b) Farmer’s Market Vouchers: Agents from Experience Inc. will be at the Youngsville Library on Monday, June 10th from 1:00 -3:00 pm to assist with the distribution of Senior Farmers Market Vouchers. No appointment is necessary. Seniors can qualify for the Farmer’s Market Vouchers if (a) they are age 60 or above by 12/31/2024, (b) 1-person income of $27, 861 or 2-person income of $37,814, (c) both husband and wife are entitled to $50 each as long as they are income eligible.

Vouchers can be spent 06/01/2024 through 11/30/2024. Fruits & veggies “born in” PA only. You have to get vouchers from your own county but can spend them anywhere in PA. Forms will be available at YPL on the day of voucher distribution. If you are not able to make the YPLibrary voucher distribution date on June 10th, there will be a distribution date at the Marienville Senior Center on Thursday, June 13th from 10 am – 1 pm and also at Experience, Inc. Area Agency on Aging in Warren on Wednesday, June 19th from 10 am – 1 pm. Questions call Experience Inc at 814-723-3763.

(c) Summer Programming: In addition to Youngsville Library’s usual monthly programs, YPL will once again offer various summer program options and events beginning the week of June 17th through mid-August. Exact dates, times, and program topics, and target-audiences will be announced by Friday, June 14th. To date the Youngsville Library and Yngs YMCA partnership program “Fiction & Fitness” will be offered again this year as well as “Stories and STEM with Sara,” and the free, self-serve summer snack program (where kids are encouraged to visit the library daily for a free snack).


(a) BVSP: The Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool will be open from June 8th through August 11th, and closed July 4th. Hours are Monday – Friday Noon – 5:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday Noon – 6:00 pm. Swimmercise and Lap Swim Monday – Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Swimmercise begins June 10th. Adult Swim is 2:10 – 2:30 pm and 3:40 – 4:00 pm. Season passes are available. The BVSP is a great place for birthday parties, reunions, family events, and company picnics. The pool can also be reserved for private events Monday- Friday from 6:30 -8:30 pm. Further information is available at the Boro Office and Pool office. Boro: 814-563-4604, Pool: 814-584-2287. BVSP brochures are also available at the Youngsville Library.


(a) Thursday Bingo: Weekly “Bar-Bingo” night is each Thursday at the Youngsville American Legion (10 N. Main St). Bingo starts at 6 pm, Kitchen opens at 5 pm. No smoking allowed at Youngsville American Legion from 5 pm – 9 pm on these weekly Bar-Bingo nights. Bar-bingo is a formal term for this weekly fundraising event and is not intended to imply that bingo participants are required to sit near or at the Legion bar area.

(b) Spaghetti Fundraiser: Sunday, June 2nd at Sugar Grove Fire Hall from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, there will be a Barn Fire Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Billy & Micheel Saunders and Family. Eat in or Take out. Basket raffle, and 50/50. Dinner includes: spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert, and drink. Live Bluegrass music. Contact Debby Lucks 814-489-3455 or Elizabeth Smith 814-489-3919 regarding donations and/or if you’d like to donate a basket. Basket donations are needed by May 30th and can be dropped off at Sugar Grove True Value.

(c) Yngs Pickleball: The Youngsville Area PickleBall courts (located at Island Park, Yngs) are now open and ready for play. If you do not have pickleball equipment, no problem as you can borrow equipment from the Yngs YMCA building (located at Island Park area, on Ford Street). Call the Yngs YMCA at 814-802-1618 for details.

New to pickle ball? Or a more seasoned player who would like to learn some tips and tricks? You can schedule a free, private pickleball lesson at the Island Park court. Contact Bill at 814-730-7607. There are also Pickleball books for both beginner and advanced players at the Youngsville Library, available for checkout.

(d) Vacation Bible School: Vacation Bible School dates for the Pittsfield Otterbein Global Methodist Church (258 Dalrymple Street) will be Friday, June 14th – Sunday, June 16th titled “Outback Rock.” Friday, June 14th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm,Saturday, June 15th 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, and Sunday, June 16th program will be during 9 am worship.

(e) YHS Alumni luncheon: The YHS Alumni luncheon for those who graduated more than 50 years ago will be held from noon to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 9th at the Youngsville Fire Department Hall. The luncheon is open to all YHS graduates and guests with 50 or more graduated years. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. Table service and beverage will be provided. This year the honored guests are YHS class of 1973 and past YHS teachers. This year’s host is YHS Class of 1972. For more information call Randy Peterson at 814-757-9480 or email petersonra@atlanticbb.net.


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