Dive into the ocean depths at Summer Quest!

**Registration begins June 1** Challenge yourself to read 1,000 minutes this summer and earn brag tags and books along the way. For every 125 minutes read (about 20 minutes a day) earn up to one brag tag a week! Earn a free book when you reach 500 and 1,000 minutes!  Sign up with the Reader Zone app OR if you will track reading on a weekly paper log, sign up using the form below.

 

Try the easy to use Reader Zone App!

  1. Download the App  Google Play | Apple
  2. Sign Up for an Account
  3. Enter your home library’s code:
    Herr Memorial Library 48e03 
    Public Library for Union County0bd34
    West End Library08b78
  4.  Join a reading group based on your age or grade level.

 

Watch a Video TutorialLearn how to sign up with the Reader Zone App

 

 

For further assistance please contact Jeff Seebold our Technology Training Services Coordinator  at 570-884-4370 or tech@publibuc.org.

 

Check out our
Summer Quest programs!

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Herr Memorial Library Summer Quest Programs

To Register for any of the programs listed below, please call 570-966-0831, visit the library, or register online!

Prize baskets and Discover Classes sponsored by Mifflinburg Kiwanis Club Children’s Programs 

Date Time Description
Wednesday, June 8, 22, & 29
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Discover Storytime in the Park: Join us for crafts, games, songs and STEM activities at the Mifflinburg Community Park, North 5th Street! Register Online
Thursday, June 9
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sea Creatures ROCKPaint a rock into sea creature. For grades K-5.
Saturday, June 11
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Build-an-Ocean Friend Workshop – Name and stuff your own Ocean Friend. MUST Pre-Register and place an order by May 21. Call the library at 570-966-0831 for more information.
Wednesday, June 22
10:30 am – 11:30 pm
Shadow and Light Experiment with light and explore the ways that light interacts with objects to create shadows, reflections, and more. This program is a collaboration with the Lewisburg Children’s Museum. For ages 2-6.  Held at the Mifflinburg Community Park, North 5th Street.
Thursday, June 30
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ocean in a Bottle – Create your very own ocean in a bottle complete with bubbles, ocean layers and a sea creature friend. For grades 3-5. Register Online
Wednesday, July 6, 13, & 27
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Discover Storytime in the Park – Join us for crafts, games, songs and STEM activities at the Mifflinburg Community Park, North 5th Street! Register Online
Thursday, July 7
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lego Sea Creature Building Challenge – Make Lego sea creatures to decorate the children’s area in the library. For grades K-5. Register Online
July 25-29
During Library Hours
Shark Week – A week of shark themed crafts, games and activities. So fun, it’s SCARY! All ages welcome.
Thursday, July 28
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shark String Art – Use string and glue to engineer a shark. Grades 3-5. Register Online
Saturday, July 30
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration – Accio FUN! Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with games and crafts at the library. All ages welcome.

Teen Programs

Date Time Description
Monday, June 6, 13, & 27
11:30 pm  – 1:00 pm Tween/Teen BrunchBring your lunch. We’ll supply dessert!
A different activity every week: 6/6– Ice cream social, 6/13– Tie dye, 6/27 Outdoor games. Register Online
Monday, July 11 & 25
11:30 pm – 1:00 pm Tween/Teen BrunchBring your lunch. We’ll supply dessert! Join old and new friends at the library each week for a fun activity. Register Online

Adult Programs

Date Time Description
Month of June
During Library Hours Book in a Jar – Take a guess as to the name of the book that is shredded in a jar and enter to win a gift card to a local restaurant!
Week of July 11
During Library Hours I See Sea Glass – Transform plain glass vases into lovely creations that bring the ocean into your home.
First Thursday of the Month 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Novel Thoughts Book Club – Join fellow book lovers and discuss a new book each month. Register Online
Every Wednesday
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Special Stitches Knitting Group – All skill levels welcome. Register Online
Monthly During Library Hours
STEM Take-Home Bags for Adults – Each month adults can pick up a new packet of coloring pages, word puzzles and more.

West End Library Library Summer Quest Programs

To Register for any of the programs listed below, please call 570-922-4773, visit the library, or register online!

Children’s Programs

Date Time Description
June 6 – 11
During Library Hours Craft of the Week – Jellyfish Paper Plate Craft – Children may come to the library to pick up a Jellyfish Paper Plate take home craft. One craft per child. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12
June 13 – 18
During Library Hours
Craft of the Week – Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Bowl Craft – Children may come to the library to pick up a Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Bowl take home craft. One craft per child. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12
Tuesday, June 14 10:30 am – 11:30 am
PA One Book “Saturday” by Oge Mora – During Preschool Story Time we will be featuring the PA One Book. Each family present will receive one copy of the book. Register Online
Saturday, June 18 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Book Talk and Signing with Kayla Odell – Young author Kayla Odell discusses her book “The Secret of the Guardian Forest.” The book will be available for purchase at the event. All participants are entered into a drawing for a free copy. Register Online
June 20 – 25
During Library Hours
Craft of the Week – Fish Bank CraftChildren may come to the library to pick up a fish bank that they can paint or color with markers. One craft per child. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12
Saturday, June 25
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Reading with MaverickChildren are welcome to read to our certified therapy dog, Maverick. One child is allowed at a time.  To sign up for a 15-minute time slot, call the library at 570-922-4773.
Monday, June 27
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ancient Undersea Reptile ShowExplore life in the ancient seas 70 million years ago. Mike & Roberta Straka introduce participants to Molly the Mosasaur, a 15-foot ancient undersea reptile, discovered by their team. Meet other creatures that lived with Molly including a “X” fish and a baby crocodile. The program features a fun-filled game show with audience participation, a touch of magic, and show & tell with rare fossils, including prehistoric bugs. After the show, children will dig for fossils. For kids K-8.
July 5 – 9
During Library Hours Craft of the Week – Sail Boat Plate Craft – Children may come to the library to pick up a Sail Boat Plate craft kit. One kit per child. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12
July 11 – 16
During Library Hours
Craft of the Week – Foam Swimmer Shark Pop Up Craft – Children may come to the library to pick up a take home craft. One kit per child. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12
July 18 – 23
During Library Hours Craft of the Week – Crinkle Tissue Tropical Fish Craft KitChildren may come to the library to pick up a craft kit. One kit per child. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12
July 25 – 30
During Library Hours Craft of the Week – Pirate’s Treasure – Beaded Necklaces – Children may come to the library to make a necklace from our large selection of beads. For ages 6-12. One necklace per child. Supplies are limited. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by and assisted by a parent.
Saturday, July 30
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Reading with Maverick – Children are welcome to read to our certified therapy dog, Maverick. One child is allowed at a time. To sign up for a 15-minute time slot, call the library at 570-922-4773. Register online
Saturday, August 6
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
West End Library at The West End Fair Children’s Day –  Stop by our table to say “Hi” and make a craft.

Adult Programs

Date Time Description
Thursday, June 9
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
West End Readers – Connect with fellow book lovers as they discuss The View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr. Each month our group selects and discusses a new book.

The Public Library for Union County Summer Quest Programs

To Register for any of the programs listed below, please call 570-523-1172, visit the library, or register online!

Children’s Programs

Date Time Description
Mondays, June 6 – August 1 10:00 am – 11:00 am Kids in the Garden – Ms. Kim and Ms. Pat show children how to plant seeds and take care of a garden. Enjoy gardening games and activities. At the end of the summer, a kids’ garden party is held that features the vegetables that are harvested. Children can bring their own watering can if they like. For all ages! Register Online
Wednesday, June 8 10:30 am – 4:00 pm 3D Fish Tanks – Build your own aquarium out of paper with this fun drop by craft! Set it on your windowsill to make it a sun-catcher. For ages 6-12.
Tuesday, June 14
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wonders of Earth and Space The Lewisburg Children’s Museum, in collaboration with the The Public Library for Union County, NASA, and the NISE Network, invite children to explore the wonders of Earth and space science through hands-on activities, building connections to science, technology, and society. For ages 6-10.
Monday, June 20 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Build a Lighthouse – Attempt to build a lighthouse with different materials to see how tall, big, or crazy you can make it. S.T.E.A.M. program. For ages 8-12. Register Online
Wednesday, June 29
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mythical Creature Day – Join the Little Mermaid (aka Miss Alicia) for a day full of mythical creatures that supposedly live somewhere under the sea. For ages 6-12. Register Online
Saturday, July 2
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pirate Scavenger Hunt – Hunt around the Library for clues that lead to a pirate’s treasure! For ages 5-12.
Friday, July 8
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Recycled Plastic Fish Get into recycling by using plastic bottles to make cool fish! For ages 6-10. Register Online
Saturday, July 16
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Baby Storytime – A storytime based on the “Mother Goose on the Loose” program, which shows that children learn best through routine and repetition in a nurturing environment. Learn songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and simple ASL signs. For ages 0-2. Register Online
Monday, July 18
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Map Making Learn to make maps and how to follow them in this fun STEAM project! For ages 8-12. Register Online
Tuesday, July 19
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Under the Sea Preschool Storytime – Join the Little Mermaid (aka Miss Alicia) to sing songs, read books, and learn some simple ASL signs centered around things under the sea! For ages 3-5. Register Online
Tuesday, July 19
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Seashell Animals – Children can create their own original ocean animal out of sea shells. For ages 6-10. Register Online
Tuesday, July 26
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Edible Coral Polyp – Children can create an edible coral poly. All ages welcome. Register Online
Wednesday,
July 27
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Recycled T-Shirt Book Bag – Bring your old T shirts and learn how to make an easy book bag! Register Online
Monday,
August 1
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Under the Sea Movie Night – Join us at the library for a fun movie and popcorn as we celebrate the end of Summer Quest!

Tween/Teen Programs

Date Time Description
Thursdays, June 9 – August 4
Posted at 8 pm on Facebook
Travel Thursday – Want to travel the world and see the most beautiful beaches and ocean views but don’t want to leave the comfort of your home? Then join us every Thursday all summer long for a virtual tour of some of the most incredible sights the world has to offer. Follow along on the library’s Facebook page.
Saturday, June 11
Noon – 1:00 pm Teen Readers Club – Do you absolutely love books and reading? Then come join other teen readers as we discuss some of our favorite books and genres! Register Online
Tuesday, June 14
9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Sea Glass Mason Jars (Take Home Craft) – Bring some beach decor to your home this summer with this painted mason jar craft. Stop by the library during business hours to pick up your supplies. First come first serve while supplies last.
Wednesday, June 15
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Secret Message in a Bottle (For ages 10+)– Drop by the library to send and decipher secret coded messages in bottles.
Tuesday, July 12
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Washi Tape Drop-in Craft – Add something extra to an everyday object with some washi tape! Stop by the teen area with an object (keys, phone case, water bottle, etc.) and get decorating!
Wednesday, July 13
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bermuda Triangle Escape Room (For ages 9-14) – The Bermuda Triangle is a space in the North Atlantic where ships, planes and people have allegedly gone missing. Can you escape before you become lost as well? Gather your team and find out. Register for a time slot
DIY at Home
Project Link No Sew T-Shirt Tote – Get creative this summer with a DIY tote bag perfect for any beach trip.
DIY at Home
Project Link
Ocean Water Punch – Celebrate the first day of summer with this refreshing drink that will make you feel like you’re at the beach.
DIY at Home
Project Link
Mermaid Sugar Scrub – A spa day never looked so good. Relax and unwind with this homemade sugar scrub.

Adult Programs

Date Time Description
Tuesday, June 14 9:30 am – 8:30 pm Sea Glass Mason Jars (Take Home Craft) – Bring some beach decor to your home this summer with this painted mason jar craft. Stop by the library during business hours to pick up your supplies. First come first serve while supplies last.
Thursdays, June 9 – August 4 Posted at 8 pm on Facebook Travel Thursday – Want to travel the world and see the most beautiful beaches and ocean views but don’t want to leave the comfort of your home? Then join us every Thursday all summer long for a virtual tour of some of the most incredible sights the world has to offer. Follow along on the library’s Facebook page.
DIY at Home
Project Link Ocean Water Punch – Celebrate the first day of summer with this refreshing drink that will make you feel like you’re at the beach.
DIY at Home
Project Link Shrimp Boil – Summer nights are the perfect nights for a classic shrimp boil. Follow the recipe and be sure to share a picture to our social media pages.
DIY at Home
Project Link Maine Lobster Rolls – Who says you have to go all the way to Maine to enjoy this classic beach dish?
DIY at Home Project Link Ocean Dipped Oreos – The perfect treat for any and all ocean lovers that is great for your beach days. Follow the recipe and be sure to post a photo to our social media pages.
DIY at Home Project Link Fish Tacos – Fish tacos make for a perfect summer meal.

Be sure to check your home library’s Facebook page for the latest happenings!

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