During the summer reading program at the Herr Memorial Library, patrons and staff combined their coins to help raise money for Kelsey’s Dream. On July 31st, during the “It’s A Frog’s Life” Program, the Discover Class for children up to age 5 and their caregivers had an opportunity to meet Kylie Kuhns of Kelsey’s Dream who had introduced “Hopper the Cancer Crusher.” The Hopper is a plush frog play therapy toy for children undergoing cancer treatment and is used as an educational tool, as well as, to provide comfort for children all around the country.
“Since the children would be learning about the life cycle of a frog in class, tying in “The Hopper” seemed like a great idea since Herr Memorial Library was also participating in the Kind Acts Experiment and trying to promote good deeds within the community,” said Lorie Hernesh, the Children’s Program Coordinator.
As an incentive and to learn more about frogs, all those that donated were automatically entered into a drawing to win (2) free passes to Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland! The library was able to raise enough money for 2 Hoppers and the winner of the drawing was Brandon Grove. Thank you to everyone who donated for this great cause. For more information on Kelsey’s Dream, please visit www.kelseysdream.org or to learn more about frogs or to visit Clyde Peelings Reptiland, visit www.reptiland.com.
Special friends of Herr Memorial Library make a “SPARK” as part of the Kind Acts Experiment by donating money to help sponsor an animal at T&D’s Cats of the World Wild Animal Refuge in Penns Creek.
By all working together and each contributing a little bit, children, patrons and staff helped to raise $103 and chose to sponsor the white tiger at T&D’s. According to the T&D’s website, a tiger can consume 200-250 pounds of meat each week at a cost of $1.00 per pound, making it very costly to care for the animals. This sponsorship money will help with some of those expenses.
For all those that donated towards the sponsorship, they were entered into a drawing to win the 2 free passes to T& D’s and the winner of the drawing was Maggie Roat (7), who regularly attended the Summer Reading Evening Program at the Herr Memorial Library.
For more information on sponsoring an animal at T&D’s, visit www.TDsCATs.com. And be sure to stop by the circulation desk of the Herr Memorial Library or visit www.herrlibrary.org to pick up a copy of a “SPARK CARD” so that you too can document your kind acts in the community.
Volunteers, Donations, and Help are still needed! We have several local organizations looking for help/volunteers/donations! Check off a box on your Spark Card by helping any of the organizations listed in this pdf
The pdf contains the names of the organizations, contact information as well as tasks for kids, teens and adults. The whole family can help!
Do you have the spark?
The Union County Library System is offering a new, refreshingly quick and free way to get music, television shows, movies, and audiobooks. Starting July 1st, library patrons can use Hoopla Digital to access an array of audio and video materials via Netflix-style streaming on their computers, tablets and smart phones. It’s the latest addition to the Library’s extensive menu of electronic resources.
All Hoopla content is available on demand. No holds necessary. No waiting. Users can watch or listen to their selections via online streaming or by temporarily downloading selections to a mobile device for viewing without an internet connection. Downloaded titles are automatically removed at the end of their checkout period, eliminating worries about late fees. The service works from all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome.
Hoopla’s digital collection counts tens of thousands of titles – some 100,000 CDs; 10,000 audiobooks; 3,000 movies; and 500 TV series – and continues to expand. Because the Library is charged each time an item is checked out on one of its cards, we currently limit users to 4 items per card per month. Each TV episode counts as an item. Checkout time for videos is 72 hours. For music CDs, it’s seven days. And for audiobooks, it’s three weeks. All you need is a valid library card!
Excited? We are! To get started on July 1st, visit www.hoopladigital.com and click ‘Sign Up.’ Tablet and smart phone users can download the Hoopla app from their app store (just search for “Hoopla Digital”).
The Union County Library System, which includes The Public Library of Union County, Herr Memorial Library and West End Library, is hosting its annual Summer Reading Kick-off Event on Friday, June 6th at the Mifflinburg Community Park. This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Fizz, Boom, READ” which explores all things science.
To explore the theory that kindness is contagious, readers can participate in “The Kind Acts Experiment” to spark a positive reaction within the Union County community. This experiment is designed to motivate, encourage, inform and inspire those living and working within Union County to perform various acts of volunteerism, good deeds, charity, donation, fundraising and overall acts of kindness to fellow individuals, charities and organizations in need.
Help test this theory and turn this “experiment” into a “movement.”
- Stop by the circulation desk of any Union County Library and pick up a copy of a Spark Card (a version for kids and a version for teens/adults are available)
- Complete five (5) kind acts. (On the “Kind Acts Spark Card,” color one (1) spark symbol for every kind act that you do and briefly write what the kind acts were on the lines provided.)
- Connect five (5) boxes in a row either across, up, down or diagonally to complete the “SPARK”! Simply return your completed form to any Union County Library to receive a free gift while supplies last.
The Kind Acts Experiment will run June 2nd thru August 15th. So the question is….do you have the spark?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-966-0831.
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.
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!
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.
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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.