The Youngsville Public Library will be kicking off its 12th annual “Love Your Library” Gift cards and more raffle on Friday, Feb. 18.
Friends of the Library will have raffle chances available at Station 61 on Friday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. Each year there are six or seven uniquely themed choices that are filled with gift cards, cash, lottery tickets and more. Each of the “themed options” has a value of $100 or more and each will be on display at the Youngsville Library. For a $5 donation participants will receive 10 tickets to be used toward the theme(s) of their choice or one ticket for a $1 donation. Details on what each themed basket will contain will be available starting Friday, Feb. 18, and will be listed on the library’s website at YoungsvilleLibrary.org and Facebook page, Youngsville-Public-Library.
The library will also offer the downloadable “Raffle Request Form” on the homepage of the library website again this year. Print and complete the form and specify how many chances one would like and for which of the themed options. The forms can then be mailed with a donation check to the Youngsville Public Library. Library officials will contact the buyer by phone that the request has been received and will fill out raffle tickets and place them in the corresponding containers. The downloadable form will be available starting Feb 18. Chances will also be available at Youngsville Library and from the board and Friends of YPL members. Winners will be contacted by phone , listed in the Times Observer and on the library’s website.
¯ CareerLink Workshops: Wednesday, Danielle Ditz will hold two separate career development workshops at the Youngsville Public Library. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Ditz will host a wlak-in question-and-answer session. Ask personalized questions regarding job searches, PA CareerLInk, free job training opportunities, and more. No registration is needed.
From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Ditz will lead “Resumes Do’s & Dont’s.” Resume formats and information to share has changed over the years. Learn what should and should not be included on a resume and more. The resume workshop can be attended at the Youngsville Public Library, virtually or by cell or landline. Contact Ditz at 814-272-4020 or email DanielleDitz@NWPACareerLink.org; or visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org or the librarhy’s Facebook page Youngsville-Public-Library for more information and for upcoming workshops. The workshops count towards weekly unemployment requirements as they are part of PA CareerLink.
¯ Community News: The Youngsville Public Library has a community news page on its website: YoungsvilleLibrary.org. There is a quick link on the library’s homepage. Find information about upcoming community events, library programming dates, food bank dates, and more. Details on how a community organization can submit information for the community page is also included. Visit the library on Facebook at Youngsville-Public-Library for upcoming events and posts with a direct link to the community calendar.
AUXILIARY ESSAY CONTEST
It’s not too late to submit an essay and possibly win a cash prize. Feb. 22 is the deadline date for student essays. Each year the American Legion Auxiliary sponsors an Americanism Essay Contest for student in third through 12th grades, including students with special needs.
Grade levels are divided into six classes:
¯ Class 1 — third and fourth grades
¯ Class 2 — fifth and sixth grades
¯ Class 3 — seventh and eighth grades
¯ Class 4 — ninth and 10th grades
¯ Class 5 — 11th and 12th grades; and
¯ Class 6 — students with special needs.
Word count requirements for the essay are dependent upon the class/grade level. The point system for judging is: 50% content, 20% English, 10% originality, 10% neatness and 10% spelling. Each essay submission must include a completed 2022 National Essay Contest Cover sheet. Downloadable copies of the 2022 Contest Cover Sheet and essay details are available on the YoungsvilleLibrary.org website and hard copies are available at the Youngsville Public Library Mondays and Wednesday from 11 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. at 563-7670 and Youngsville area schools.
This year’s essay title is: “How Can We Support Families Who Provide Care To Their Veterans?” Essays must be submitted to the Youngsville American Legion Auxiliary by Feb. 22. There are three cash prizes awarded at the local level (Youngsville American Legion Auxiliary) for each class. The first place prize is $75, second place is $50, and third place is $25. Winning essays will then be submitted to the American Legion Auxiliary at the national level.
Special Bingo will be held Sunday at the Garland Fire Hall. Doors open at noon and the game starts at 2 p.m. The kitchen will be open. The cost for all-you-can-play is a $30 donation. There will also be special games as such as a “Goal Post” game and a “Layer Cake” game that both pay 80%, instant tickets and more than $2,500 in prizes. For more information call: 814-688-8729.