May 2023 Memorials

The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library has announced Memorials
for the Month of May 2023:

In Honor of Bob and Rose Valania by Don and Marian Myers.

Century Club:
Deceased Members of Shamokin Area High School Class of 1963 by Shamokin Area High School Class of 1963
Deceased Classmates from the Shamokin Area High School Class of 1968 by
Shamokin Area High School Class of 1968.
Mother’s Day Memorials:
Verna Fetterman by Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.
Betty Lou Long Kleman by Sue, Chet and Boys.
Ada Knarr by Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.
Della Victoriano by Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.
Marna Victoriano by Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.
Molly Victoriano by Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.
Anniversary Memorial:
Lana Harris by Teresa Tillett.
Robert Kruskie by Wife: Carol
Birthday Memorial:
Ben McClain by Daughter: Carol

John Backes by Bill and Helen Kuzmick, Don and Marian Myers, Janice Olcese, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Sickora, Richard Spear and Mary Sickora, Susan and Ken Staner.
Richard Boughner by Shamokin High school Class of 1955.
Marian Chesney by Shamoki High School Class of 1957, Ralph and Bruce
Paul Colleran by Ralph Long.
Linda Sue Crowl by Boots and Flash Ramp, Annette and Bob Sandri, Debbie
Sashnoski, Roseann and Al Varano, Jim and Kathy Yurick.

Joseph Darcy by Richard Spear and Mary Sickora.
Walter Dunick by Don and Marian Myers, Ken and Susan Staner, Roseann and Al
Varano, Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.
Linda Gard by Nancy Heiser, Judy Milbrand Reed and Family.
Richard Hornberger by Ian and Melanie Gard Jessop and Daughter Hayden.
Linda Huff by Dave, Tina and Veronica Moore.
Robert Levins by Danny and Sandee Ciesluk and Family.
Leonard Kaskie by Thomas Sanders.
Edward Kurtz by Mary Ann Hardin and Evelyn Wagner.
Joann Miller by Rich and Nancy Stryeskie.
Maureen A. Pajka by Coal Township High School Class of 1957, Linda Persing and
Bill Rickert, Ralph and Bruce Victoriano.
Arthur “Arti” Schicatano Jr. by Dennis and Susan Christiana.
Grce Shaffer by Jeanne Shaffer.
George Sheetz by Shamokin High School Class of 1955.
Richard Shurock Jr. by Mom: JoAnn and Family, Mike and Patti Higgins, Joannie
and Don Yuricich.
Kent Stewart by William and Ann Marie Pilkus.
Joseph L. Supsic by Theresa Supsic and Bob Kerris, Ralph Long.
Aubrey Tasker by John and Kathy Jeremiah.
Nicholas Wasilewski by Dave and Sandy Navrocki, Joe and Joyce Sickora.
Sally Yoder by Bill and Shirley Golden and Family, Jeanne Shaffer, Ralph and Bruce

Book Bingo This Evening (6/6/23)

Come out to the library this evening for Book Bingo starting at 6 PM! All ages are welcome at this free event where rounds of bingo are played and the prizes are books. Even if you don’t win any rounds, you’ll still be able to pick out a book of your choice to take home.

Preschool Storytime & Movement at the Library

We had quite the full house this morning at Preschool Storytime & Movement! After reading a book about planting flowers, we made our very own flowers out of foam so they won’t need too much water throughout the season. We would like to thank regular Monday morning attendee Rex and his mother Mary for bringing cupcakes for everyone to celebrate his 4th birthday! 🥳🧁🎉

Summer Reading 2023 “All Together Now” Program Series Coming Up!

With 2023 flying by fast and June arriving tomorrow already, it’s time to start thinking about Summer Reading 2023 at Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library! The theme for this summer’s program series is “All Together Now” which is meant to highlight the value of friendship and community in the lives of our young readers.

This year we’ll be kicking things off a little bit earlier with registration/reading log checks starting at 9:30 AM every Wednesday morning beginning in July and stretching into August before school starts back up again. Once all of that’s taken care of, programs will begin promptly at 10 AM and last around an hour each week.

Summer Reading 2023 at the library is set to feature some familiar faces like Ryan “The Bug Man” Bridge as well as new editions including folks from ZooAmerica and Reptiland that will be sharing their animal expertise with us as they introduce all of their scaled and tailed friends. Keep an eye out for the full 6 week schedule to be posted soon!

To get an early jump on things, visit us at the library or give us a call at 570-648-3202 to sign up your child ahead of time. We look forward to being “All Together Now” at the library this summer for what’s sure to be an educational, entertaining, and exciting run of special programs and presenters!

Thanks for Stopping By!

We’d like to send a big thank you to everyone that visited the library’s booth during the Heritage Festival this past Saturday! Throughout the morning and absolutely beautiful afternoon we were able to reach out and connect with folks from all over the community and share with them everything that’s going on at the library this summer and beyond.

Additionally, thank you to Jeanne Shaffer of the Northumberland County Council for the Arts for including our organization in what is always a wonderful event!

Fairy Garden Kid’s Craft to Be Held at Claude Kehler Community Park

For the third year in a row, the library will be partnering with the NCCA for the Fairy Garden Kid’s Craft! This event will be held offsite at Claude Kehler Community Park in Shamokin on Wednesday, June 21 at 10 AM within the main pavilion area.

This is of course a free event but children MUST be signed up ahead of time. This magical morning only has room for 25 kids so be sure to reserve your spot while there’s still time!

Puppet Making Workshop Coming Up

Harmony Hill Puppet Theatre will be visiting the library next Saturday (6/10) for a puppet making kid’s program! Starting at 10 AM, children will be introduced to the puppet making process and later shown how to put on their own puppet shows at home. Best of all, everyone will have the chance to create their very own sock puppet to keep!

This is a free program put on in partnership with the Northumberland County Council for the Arts that will give kids the chance to really get creative and in touch with their imaginations. All materials will be provided onsite but children MUST be signed up ahead of time. Space is limited to 25 so be sure to reserve a slot before we’re all filled up!

Heart & Soul Chair Yoga

Ease into the coming summer season by joining us at the library for Heart & Soul Chair Yoga with instructor KymBre Shingara! Held most Monday mornings throughout the coming month, sessions run from 8:15-9:00 AM with doors opening at 8:00 AM.

Classes are $7 a piece or $15 for all three June sessions. To sign up, you can either visit us at the library or give us call us at 570-648-3202. All adults and abilities are welcome!

Lewisburg Children’s Museum Family Day Pass Available

Just a reminder that the library is offering our patrons this fantastic new opportunity! The Museum Cultural Pass program is part of Lewisburg Children’s Museum’s “Count Me In” initiative and provides free admission to the museum.

The Cultural Pass waives all admission fees for the whole family (4 people max, children under age 2 always free) at a time. Passes are valid for general admission only and do not cover special events/programs, classes, or workshops hosted at the museum. The pass can be checked out for 1 week and then is to be promptly returned to the library just like you’d check out and return a book. Please be sure to return the pass in a timely manner so that as many families as possible can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to explore, learn, and grow!