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By conisheridan | February 27th, 2012 | Herr |

It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg, is having a party at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6. 

This event will feature stories, games, crafts and even birthday cakes donated by the New Berlin Lucky Clovers 4-H Club as one of its community service projects. 

“I love Dr. Seuss,” said Kelly Walter, library director. “This is going to be such a fun event for everyone!” 

Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books including The Cat and the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Horton Hears a Who.  

For more information or to register for this event, stop by the library at 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg or call 966-0831.

By conisheridan | February 27th, 2012 | Herr |

The Herr Memorial Library and the Mifflinburg Elementary School are partnering up, once again, for the fifth annual Cartridges for Kids recycling/Earth Day program.

Beginning Thursday, March 1, kindergarten, first-, second- and third-grade classrooms at Mifflinburg Elementary School will have a container for students to fill with used inkjet and laser ink cartridges and small unwanted electronic devices. These items include cell phones, GPS devices, iPods, video games and consoles, digital cameras, laptops, PDAs (like Blackberries) and DVDs. 

The containers will be collected on Thursday, April 19. Library staff will count the number of usable items and the winning classroom in each grade will be announced on Thursday, April 26. The winning classrooms will each receive a prize from the library. 

The goal of this program is to teach the students about recycling, how to preserve our environment by keeping harmful items out of landfills and to raise funds to support children’s programming. Since the program first began, the library has received over $4000 through the Cartridges for Kids program. 

For more information on the Cartridges for Kids program visit the library at 500 Market Street, Mifflinburg or call 570-966-0831. Items may also be dropped off at the library by members of the community; however, those items will not be considered part of the contest.

By conisheridan | February 8th, 2012 | Herr, West-End |

Both Herr Memorial Library and the West End Library took part in the VOICE (Volunteer Opportunities in Community Endeavors) Speed Volunteerism Event on February 2 in Mifflinburg. This event is designed to bring potential volunteers together with community organizations to hopefully make a successful match. Over 45 matches were made at this particular event and it was a huge success. Check out this video by The Daily Item

By lindahoma | January 27th, 2012 | UCLS, Herr, Lewisburg, West-End |

The Union County libraries offer downloadable audiobooks and eBooks for people on the go, like you!   The libraries downloading site is now called eBranch2Go.  The name has changed but all the easy-to-use features remain the same.  To borrow audiobooks and eBooks online, you will need a library card from one of the member libraries – the Public Library for Union County, the Herr Memorial Library and the West End Library.  Some devices require free software before you download an audiobook or eBook (available at eBranch2Go).   Information about downloading audiobooks and eBooks and about compatible devices is available on the site.  Go to Getting Started for more information or call the Public Library for Union County at 523-1172.