Youngsville Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Stories & Crafts at Youngsville Library: Join Sara Robinson (standing) as she engages kids with stories, songs, and crafting activities. This free program for kids ages 3-10 is every Wednesday in July from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Youngsville Library. No pre-registration required, and a snack is provided.

YHS Alumni Picnic

The YHS Alumni Picnic is from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Youngsville Fire Hall.

YHSers who have been out of school for 50+ years are welcome to join. It is hosted by the class of 1966 and honoring the class of 1967.

Each person is asked to bring a dish to share. Beverages, sandwich fixings, plates, and flatware will be provided.

Friends of the Youngsville Public Library will be displaying yearbooks and other YHS and area school memorabilia from the library’s Brokenstraw Valley Area Historical Collection.

Photos submitted to Times Observer Youngsville Public Library’s “Read to a Dog” Program: Certified service-dog trainer Amy Bennett (seated center with service dog Sadie) talks to kids about how service dogs are trained, the process of how a child gets paired with a service dog, and other interesting facts at the Youngsville Library. Kids ages 3-12 who attend the program receive coloring pages about service dogs, a free snack, and have the opportunity to read to the dog. The next free “Read to a Dog” Program is Tuesday, July 10, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. No pre-registration required, stop by anytime during that hour at Youngsville Library. Visit www.youngsvillepubliclibrary.org for more info.

Music in the Park

A free Music in the Park will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Island Park. Come and enjoy the folk/blues music of Charity Nuse.

Luau Party at BSVP

A special “Luau Party” event at the Brokenstraw Valley Pool will be held next Thursday, July 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $3 per person or $10 per family. Join in the fun with family-friendly, Luau-themed activities, games, and more. Snacks will be available for purchase at BSVP.

Vacation Bible School

Open to children from Pre-K through 6th grade, from July 15 to 19. The program starts with a “kid-friendly” family meal each night at 5 p.m. and ends at 8:15 p.m. at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church (179 Davis Street).

Bring your children to the ancient city of Rome where they will travel back into Bible times without setting foot outside our community.

Each day your children can become part of history as they see, hear, touch, and even taste what it was like to live in Rome during biblical times. They will explore authentic marketplace shops, visit the Apostle Paul, sneak to the cave where the Underground church meets, take part in games, dance to lively Bible songs, and sample tasty tidbits as they discover more about the early church.

To pre-register your child online, visit www.ybfree.org, or link directly at https://vbspro.events/p/events/yfmc2018. Early registrations will be placed into a drawing for a gift basket to be drawn the last day of vacation bible school (must be present to win).

Free Snacks at Library

Youth 18 years and younger can get a free snack at the Youngsville Public Library, now through August 7, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

There is no registration required. Stop by anytime from 12:30 – 1:30 pm to receive a free, healthy snack. This is the third year that Youngsville Library has been a host site for this federally-funded program. Visit YPL’s website at youngsvillepubliclibrary.org for more details.


The next Second Harvest & Otterbein UMC Foodbank will be Tuesday, July 10, at the Otterbein United Methodist Church (258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield). Food pick-up is 3:30 p.m. No pre-registration is needed. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 2 p.m. Call 814-563-3333 with questions.

Youngsville news

If you or your organization wishes to submit news from the Youngsville/Brokenstraw Valley area, email YPLCommunityCalendar@gmail.com. News, photos, and general information that is received through YPLCommunityCalendar@gmail.com by Monday at midnight will be submitted for publication to the Times Observer for Thursday of that week; include any links, fliers, and contact information you have when emailing.

All information submitted through the YPLCommunityCalendar Gmail will also be placed on the new Youngsville Public Library “community/local news” webpage for long-term, public access (until the event has completed), (2) placed on the monthly, library-sponsored “Brokenstraw Valley Area Community Calendar” of events (also accessible on the library’s website).

If your organization has a link to a Facebook page, promotional flier, website, photos, etc., include them with your news article submission; the library staff will incorporate them online (via the Youngsville Library’s website) to help you reach a broader audience. Youngsville Public Library’s “one-stop, community-minded” website is www.YoungsvillePublicLibrary.org.


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