Summer Reading 2022 Starts Next Week!

Summer Reading 2022 at the Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library is right around the corner! Kicking off July 6th at 10 AM and held every Wednesday morning through August 10th, the library’s annual Summer Reading festivities are a surefire way to keep your child’s reading skills in excellent shape while school is out. And of course, Summer Reading is also a whole lot of fun with exciting, entertaining, and educational content provided every week of the program’s 6 week duration!

To start off the Summer Reading Festivities, the library will be hosting KymBre Shingara and the “Astro-Alien Kids Yoga” program. This program will feature elements of dance and yoga that children of all ages can participate in. Additionally, children attending this Wednesday will be given their Summer Reading folders which will contain their reading logs, coloring pages, and even a little treat!

Glowforge Workshop

We hope all those that attended the library’s Glowforge workshop yesterday evening were able to learn lots about our new machine and its capabilities. Keep an eye out for upcoming short videos that show the Glowforge in action as it cuts and engraves materials! Also, a special thank you goes to Alisa Sickora Kleckner for leading yesterday’s session and sharing her expertise with us all.

Victorian Tea Party & Bookmark Making Event

Yesterday evening at the library a tea party and bookmark making event was held. The evening included cucumber sandwiches, chicken & ham salad finger sandwiches, teabag shortbread cookies, strawberries dipped in chocolate, and of course tea! Along with the full tea party experience, lots of supplies to create personalized bookmarks were also available. A special thank you goes to Jeanne Shaffer and the NCCAH for partnering with us for this event.

Glowforge Event Reminder

**REMINDER** New and exciting creative technology can be found at your local library! Through laser cutter and engraver technology, the Glowforge uses a single beam of light to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of different materials.

On Thursday, June 30th at 5:30 PM the library will be hosting a Glowforge workshop. While this is a free event, those attending MUST bring their own personal laptops in order to access the necessary software. Please call the library (570-648-3202) to reserve your spot!

Event Reminder

**REMINDER** Volunteers from M&T Bank will be giving a free presentation covering the ideal methods and best practices for keeping your identity/personal information secure. This presentation will be held Wednesday, June 29th at 5 PM at the library. While the library does close at 5 PM on Wednesdays, we will be allowing those that wish to attend this forum into the building.

Hurricane Agnes 50th Anniversary

With the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes and the ensuing floods upon us, the library invites you to take a step back in time by checking out the local news coverage of the events as they unfolded in June 1972. Covering the local Shamokin/Coal Township area as well as all across Northumberland County, these lovingly preserved issues of The News-Item offer a unique glance into the area’s collective past.

Thank you to Joe Rocuskie and Kathy Gonsar for loaning us these materials to share with everyone. The newspapers can be found on display in the library’s front windows.

Family Fairy Garden Event

Just like last summer, the Family Fairy Garden event was held at Claude Kehler Community Park this week. Supplied with lots of fairies, houses, plants, and everything in between some truly magical results were produced! A special thank you from the library goes to Jeanne Shaffer and Joyce Sickora of the Northumberland County Council for the Arts & Humanities for helping us bring this event out into the community once again.

STEM Programming Starting Up Soon!

For almost the entire rest of the year, Bloomsburg Children’s Museum will be visiting our library once a month for some imaginative and exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) programs! The first program entitled “Art Meets Science!” will be held this coming Tuesday (6/28) at 6 PM. The targeted age range for these events is ages 6-13. While these are free events, we do ask that children are signed up ahead of time as only approximately 20 slots will be available each time.

In this first class you will color your own anglerfish on a canvas, learn about simple circuits, and make your anglerfish’s light actually light up! This glowing and educational project can then be taken home. Sign up soon either at the library or be calling 570-648-3202.

Mommy & Me Belly Dancing

We would like to thank Kymbre Shingara for leading another “Mommy & Me Belly Dancing” session at the library yesterday evening. The moms, aunts, grandmas and kids all had a blast as you can see in the accompanying photos. As always, be sure to keep an eye out for more special events like this throughout the summer!