Youngsville Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer On May 30, YEMS participated in Bike to School Day. Participants and teachers met at the PNC Bank at 7:30 a.m. and biked to school with help from Chief Mineweaser and Officer Leah! Mr. Cross, a parent of one of the students, helped out being the caboose so no one was left behind.

Free Summer Programs at Youngsville Library

Youngsville Public Library sponsors a large variety of programs in the summer for kids from pre-school age to 12th grade and adults.

The library’s Summer “Super-Reader” Program for kids in grades kindergarten through 12th grade completed runs from Monday, June 10, to Friday, July 26. Students read independently and do not have to read only library books or from a special reading list. Students read to win grab-bag prizes and raffle chances for great prizes like games, remote control toys, Fair passes, gift cards, and more.

Details and downloadable registration forms, an FAQ page, and reading logs can be found at YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab or YPL event/summertime events tab).

The Youngsville Legion Auxiliary sponsored a majority of the prizes and gift cards being offered this year.

Free summer snacks will be offered to anyone age 18 years or younger at the Youngsville Library from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. No pre-registration is required, walk in any time from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to receive a free, healthy snack. Self-guided centers and games will also be made available during this time. This is the fourth year that Youngsville Library has been a local center providing free snacks to kids residing within the borough, Brokenstraw Valley area, and surrounding communities in Warren County. This a federally-funded program hosted by Youngsville Library and the Seneca Library District. This program runs Monday, June 10, to Tuesday, August 6.

Crafts & Story Time will be offered Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., beginning July 3 to 31 and will include a free snack.

Kids ages 3 to 8 will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and more, led by Tidioute Community Charter School Librarian Sara Robinson. Craft materials and seating are limited to 20 children, so pre-registration is encouraged to ensure your child’s place. Walk-ins run the risk of not participating in the actual crafting portion of this program, but are more than welcome to enjoy the stories, songs, and snacks provided. This is a free program and you are not obligated to participate in each Wednesday Crafts & Story Time dates. This year’s themes are July 3 — Rubber Band Cars, July 10 — Slime, July 17 — Puppets, July 24 — Teeth, and July 31 — Wildlife.

Registration forms are available during business hours at Youngsville Library or can be downloaded at YoungsvilleLibrary.org (summer events tab/crafts & stories).

The Pre-K Yea! Reading Program is new this year for Youngsville Library for little ones ages 2 to 5 years old who have not completed kindergarten. This is a great opportunity for parents to set aside time to read with their toddlers. Toddlers will read for stickers, create a bookmarker, and – for those who complete their reading log — receive a raffle ticket chance to win a board book, over-sized Lego set, and more.

Details and registration forms and log in sheets are available during business hours or can be downloaded via YoungsvilleLibrary.org (summer events tab/Pre-K yea! tab). This program runs June 10th – July 26th.

The Adult Reading Program begins Monday, June 10, through Friday, July 26. Adults read large-print or regular-print books for a chance for prizes such as almost-new “ribbon books,” cash, and more. You read as much or as little as you’d like, but the more you read, the more raffle chance tickets you will earn.

Registration forms and reading logs are available at the library or can be downloaded at YoungsvilleLIbrary.org (summer events tab/summer Rdg. adults).

Music at Island Park

Youngsville’s Music in the Park lineup will kick off the season on Thursday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Island Park. This is a free, family-friendly, community event. The band Askoostically Challenged will play a variety of musical styles June 6.

On Thursday, June 13, the county gospel band Touch of Gold is scheduled to play.

For the most current listing of bands and dates for the Music in the Park lineup, go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab or Community Info tab/Music in the Park).

BVSPool Free Community Day

Saturday, June 8, marks the beginning of the swimming season for the Brokenstraw Valley Pool with a Free Community Day that is open to the public from 1 to 6 p.m.

BSVPool season is June 8 to August 17.

Regular hours are Monday to Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., and again from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. both days.

BVSPool is closed July 4.

Swimmercize & lap swim is scheduled Mondays to Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning Monday, June 10.

For information about swim lessons dates, season pass prices, daily/evening pool rates, swimmercize programs, special upcoming event dates, and how to reserve the pool and/or pavilions for private parties and reunions, go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community info tab/BSVPool link).

WCSD sports/band fall registration

Sports/band fall Warren County School District registrations must be online this year and there is a narrow registration window.

Registration began June 1 and ends Monday, July 8, for fall sports. Go to www.wcsdpa.org, select “For Parents,” then select “Band/Sports Reg.”

Parents will be required to create a Family ID account to complete registration for their child/children.

Information regarding registration payment costs and options can be found on the “Band/Sports Reg” page. To link directly to the Band/Sport Reg page (and for more detailed information) go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab). Call (814) 723-6900 with questions.

Legion Bingo

The decision to open the Youngsville American Legion’s Thursday night bingo to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. will be extended to include the month of July (no bingo Thursday, July 4). The policy to have a non-smoking facility from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on bingo nights will also continue in July. For information, call 563-4412.