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By admin | May 20th, 2014 | Herr |

Herr Memorial Library presents “The Bibbidi Bobbidi Book Reading Challenge.” The reading challenge is open to children of all ages and will run May 17th thru June 7th. The challenge is designed to encourage children to read more library books, as well as, challenge readers to step out of their comfort zones. We will provide some reading suggestions and include books with topics on royal life, kings, queens, princesses, princes, castles, tea parties, fairies, magic, crowns, dancing, knights, jewels and fairy tales to name a few.

Children participating in the reading challenge must read, or be read to by a caregiver, at least ten books. An entry form, complete with rules and reading suggestions, can be picked up at the Circulation Desk of the library. After the books are read and participants have completed an entry form noting their list of book titles, they can be turned in at the Library Circulation Desk or Children’s Library area. There will be two winners who will get to select a prize from our prize basket and have their names mentioned in a future press release and on our Facebook page.

For more information on “The Bibbidi Bobbidi Book Reading Challenge,” visit the circulation desk of the library, e-mail Lorie Hernesh the Children’s Program Coordinator at lhernesh@herrlibrary.org or call 570-966-0831.

By admin | May 14th, 2014 | Herr |

The book sale held at the Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg
May 15th – 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
May 16th & May 17th – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

By admin | April 7th, 2014 | Herr |

On Saturday March 1st, the Herr Memorial Library hosted a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party where Children’s Program Coordinator, Lorie Hernesh, announced The Dr. Seuss Scavenger Hunt Reading Challenge for the month of March. The challenge was designed to encourage, motivate and inspire children and adults of all ages to love books, to celebrate the joy of reading together and to challenge readers to step out of their comfort zones. Some Seuss-Spirational reading suggestions taken directly from Dr. Seuss’s book subjects and titles were provided.

Children participating in the reading challenge had to read, or be read to by a caregiver, at least ten books and adults must have read a minimum of five. Herr Memorial Library had a total of 53 entry forms with over 500 books checked-out for this challenge.

The winner for the adult category is Jackie Baker and the five child winners include Jonathan Rohland (age 3), Olivia Snyder (age 2), Gailyn Baker (age 10), Amelia Fullam (age 2) and Emma Bailey (age 4). Thank you to all of those that participated in the contest and congratulations to our winners!

By admin | March 27th, 2014 | Herr |

Herr Memorial Library is now a part of Labels For Education®, a program designed to award free educational merchandise to libraries and schools. It’s a fun and easy program.

Simply clip and collect some of the nearly 2,500 Labels For Education® participating product UPCs and beverage/sauce caps and give them to the Herr Memorial Library now thru July 31, 2014. Some of the participating products are probably some of your favorites such as Campbells, Pepperidge Farm, Prego, V8, Goldfish, Pop-Secret and Glad just to name a few. When you have a collection of UPCs and beverage/sauce caps, drop them off at Herr Memorial Library, where there will be a collection drop box.

The labels will be redeemed for free merchandise such as arts and crafts supplies, computers, audio/visual equipment, reference books, toys and musical instruments to help enhance children’s programs.

For a complete list of products and additional ways to earn bonus points, visit www.LabelsForEducation.com or at Facebook.com/LabelsForEducation. For more information on how to be a part of Herr Memorial Library’s Labels For Education® collection drive, visit the circulation desk of the library, contact Lorie Hernesh, the Children’s Program Coordinator at 570-966-0831 or visit www.herrlibrary.org.

Download all of the information below:

Labels for Education Handout 2014

Participating Products

1 Point Collection Sheet

5 Point Collection Sheet

10 Point Collection Sheet

By admin | February 21st, 2014 | Herr |

Take the reading challenge and celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday the entire month of March.  Adults and kids alike can join in the fun.  Select books from our Seuss-Spirational categories based on Dr Seuss’s book titles and subjects.  Children who have read 10 books or who have 10 books read to them can enter a drawing.  Adults must read 5 books to enter the drawing.  Winners (5 children and 5 adults) will be able to select a prize from our prize box.  Pick up an entry form complete with rules, reading categories and suggestions at the circulation desk.

By admin | January 31st, 2014 | UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

Confused about your health care options?   Get help over the phone or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Certified Health Care Insurance Advisor:

1-800-790-8501 to schedule a weekday appointment at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg.
570-939-5892 to schedule a Saturday appointment at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg.
1-855-849-1510 for the Geisinger Trusted Advisor phone help or to schedule an appointment at Geisinger in Danville.

By lindahoma | December 20th, 2013 | UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

Have a new device?  The library offers popular audiobooks and eBooks to download on a computer, MP3 player, iPod, smartphone or tablet. Browse for bestsellers, classics, fiction, or nonfiction for all ages and borrow a title today.

By conisheridan | August 23rd, 2013 | UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

Your Library Card — Don’t leave home without it!

And now you don’t have to with the Union County Library System’s new key chain library card!

Whether checking out materials at one of the three library locations or downloading eBooks and audiobooks through Overdrive, your library card will always be handy and easy to find.

Library users can upgrade to a new card free of charge by visiting the circulation desk and trading in their current library card. All account information will remain the same, including the information saved in the online ‘My Account’ feature.

Upgrading to a new library card will affect users of Overdrive. If you have items on hold or on a wish list, this information may be lost. However, titles currently downloaded should not be affected.

The new library cards, featuring a bright new design, will be available September 1. Each key chain library card comes with a standard size card as well.

Residents of Union County can obtain a free library card by visiting any UCLS location—the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg; or West End Library, 45 Ball Park Road Laurelton.

Library cardholders may check out books, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD and magazines, as well as use the library’s public computers with Internet access. Cardholders may also use the ‘My Account’ feature 24/7 to place holds and renew materials, as well as access online databases.

By conisheridan | August 9th, 2013 | UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

A library is the place in the community that collects stories about things real and imagined. In the spirit of that role as the gatherer of tales, the Union County Library System is hosting a community writing project entitled, “Union County – My Memories: Stories in Celebration of the Union County Bicentennial.” The project coincides with the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Union County.

Residents of all ages are invited to submit a memoir of their own, using no more than 200 words, about Union County. Possible topics include growing up in Union County, a person of influence, local impact of a world event, focus on a special location, event or activity, reflections on a personal photo, or first impressions as a new resident to the county.

Workshops to assist writers on composing their entries will be conducted by Gale Duque. Gale has taught for 30 years in various locations from Finland to Penn State and Bucknell. Upon retiring from Bucknell as a Writing and Teaching Consultant, she taught several Memoir Writing Workshops for Bucknell’s Institute of Lifelong Learning program.

Workshops are held at The Public Library for Union County at 7 p.m. Thursdays, September 5—Getting Started, September 19—Revising,  and October 3—Editing and at Mifflinburg Bank & Trust at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, September 4—Getting Started and September 18—Revising . The final session on editing is Wednesday, October 2 at Herr Memorial Library.

Completed memories can be submitted on the Union County Bicentennial website or on any of the UCLS library websites—Public Library for Union County, Herr Memorial Library, or West End Library—and must be received by October 15, 2013.

Typed entries may be submitted along with a completed registration form available at any of the UCLS libraries in Lewisburg, Mifflinburg or Laurelton.

The submissions and a photo of the author will be displayed at the Public Library for Union County in Lewisburg, Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg and West End Library in Laurelton during the month of November.

By conisheridan | July 22nd, 2013 | UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

BookFlix™, a selection of classic fiction stories paired with non-fiction informational picture books on the same subject and video stories with eBooks in nine categories including Animals and Nature, Music and Rhyme, ABC’s and 1,2,3s, and Celebrations, is now available through POWER Library!

Each paired set has games, puzzles, and aids to develop literacy skills, as well as a read-along feature to enhance vocabulary.

To access BookFlix™ click on Online Resources and then POWER Library.