Challenge yourself to read 1,000 minutes this summer and earn brag tags, books, and prizes! Register below and begin tracking your minutes with the Reader Zone App or a weekly paper reading log. Visit your library for more details.


Track reading with the 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 Libraryplc24
    Public Library for Union Countyher24
    West End Librarywel24
  4.  Join a reading group based on your age or grade level.

 

Watch a Video TutorialLearn how to use the Reader Zone App

 

 

For further assistance please contact Jeff Seebold, our Technology Training Services Coordinator  at 570-523-1172 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 14, 21, & 28
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
Tuesday, June 13
11:00 am
Moms and Babies Meetup – Outdoor Water Play – Designed for new moms and babies birth to age 2! Songs, a short story, and sign language for the babies. A time for moms to connect with one another and have a place to discuss parenting and general topics.
Saturday, June 17
10:30 am/11:00 am
Teddy Bear Storytime Campout Stuffing event starts at 10:30 am. Bring your own bear for a storytime and activities beginning at 11:00 am. Purchase a bear from the library by May 13 for the stuffing event. Purchase not necessary to participate.
Thursday, June 22
1:00 pm
Family Movie Join us for a fun family movie about Friendship and Kindness. Beat the afternoon heat and enjoy some snacks while you’re here.
Thursday, June 29
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Friendship Bracelets and Pins Celebrate our summer reading theme by making a friendship bracelet or pin for a friend.

Teen Programs

Date Time Description
Monday, June 12 & 19
11:30 am  – 1:00 pm Tween/Teen BrunchBring your lunch and we’ll supply dessert and a different activity each week! 6/12: S’mores and Camp Crafts, 6/19: A Day at the Lake (Water fun)
Tuesday, June 20
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Herr Teen Helpers – Give back to your community this summer. Volunteer at the library and around town. Earn volunteer hours the entire summer.
Monday, June 26
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Teen Camp In – After hours camp-in in the library. Watch a scary movie, enjoy pizza, hangout with friends until it gets dark. Then it’s time for some spooky games throughout the library!

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!
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
Tuesdays
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Preschool Story and Activity Time – Join us each week for our in-person storytime that includes a weekly theme with read-aloud stories, age-appropriate activities and crafts, musical instruments, and songs.
June 6
During Library Hours Summer Program Sign up Day!
June 6-10
During Library Hours
Craft of the Week – Garden Pea Pot Craft –  Children can pick up a Garden Pea Pot Craft. A flower can be planted in the pot and then transplanted. Foam pieces need to be glued on. One craft per child. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12.
June 13-17
During Library Hours Craft of the Week – Unity Wreath Kit – Children can pick up a Unity Wreath Kit. All pieces are pre-cut and the adhesive stickers are provided. Younger children will need help. One craft per child. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12.
Wednesday, June 14,
July 12,  &
August 9
4:30 pm
Storytime with Maverick – Children and their parents are welcome to come to the library for a story time with Miss Wendy and our certified therapy dog Maverick.
June 20-24 During Library Hours Craft of the Week – Summer Flowers and Butterflies – Children may come to the library to pick up craft kit. One craft per child. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12.
Tuesday, June 20 10:30 am
PA One Book “Mel Fell” Storytime – The PA One Book for 2023 “Mel Fell”, a story about a little bird who learns to fly, will be featured at the Preschool Story & Activity Time.
Saturday,
June 24,
July 29, &
August 26
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.
June 27 – July 1
During Library Hours
Patriotic Pets Magnet Kit Children may come to the library to pick up craft kit. One craft per child. Choice of gray cat, white cat, beagle or corgi. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12.
Saturday, July 1
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Snowball Throwing Game – Children can come to the library to throw snowballs at a bulls eye to get points and earn a small prize.
July 5-8
During Library Hours Craft of the Week – Paper Pinwheel Kit- Children may come to the library to pick up craft kit. One craft per child. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12.
Friday, July 7
During Library Hours World Chocolate Day – Celebrate World Chocolate Day! Patrons who stop by the library on this day will get a free piece of chocolate.
July 11 – 15
During Library Hours
Craft of the Week – Summer Beach Glitter Globe 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 18-22
During Library Hours Craft of the Week – Billy Goat Craft – Children may come to the library to pick up a take home craft. One kit per child. Choice of tan, brown, or gray goat. Supplies are limited. For ages 3-12.
July 25-29 During Library Hours Craft of the Week – Floating Beaver 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.
Saturday, August 12
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.
Wednesday, August 16
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
End of Summer Picnic –  Children who participated in the Summer Program and their parents are invited to come to a Pizza Picnic. Books and prizes will also be given out at that time.

Adult Programs

Date Time Description
Saturday,
June 10
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basic Crochet  – Learn how to crochet. The group will also be working on its display for the West End Fair.
Thursday, June 15 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Adult Chair Yoga – Be Kind to Yourself  – Enjoy basic yoga movements, breathing instruction and relaxation all from a chair.
June 2, 16, & 30
July 7 & 21
August 4 & 17
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mah Jongg  – Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. No experience is needed. An instructor is on hand to teach newcomers this tile-based game.
Thursday, June 8
July, 13 &
August 10
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
West End Readers  – Connect with fellow book lover. Each month during the summer our group will select and discuss a beach-themed book.
Thursday, June 22, July 27, & August 17
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cooking with Friends  – Find a recipe from a cookbook at the library, then prepare a dish to share.
Thursday, July 14
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Adult Chair Yoga – Be Kind to Yourself  – Enjoy basic yoga movements, breathing instruction and relaxation all from a chair.
Thursday, June 15 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Adult Chair Yoga – Be Kind to Yourself  – Enjoy basic yoga movements, breathing instruction and relaxation all from a chair.

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
Fridays
11:00 am – 11:30 am Baby Storytime – Join 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.  Check ucls.libcal.com for scheduled dates.
Wednesdays 9:30 am – 10:00 am Toddler Storytime Join Ms. Mary for an in-person storytime with books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and simple ASL signs. For ages 1-2. Register today by calling 570-523-1172, visiting the library or registering online. Check ucls.libcal.com for scheduled dates.
Tuesdays  10:00 am – 11:00 am Preschool Storytime Sing songs, read books, and learn some simple ASL signs centered around a different hthem each week. For ages 3-5. Check ucls.libcal.com for scheduled dates.
Thursday,
June 8
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm SUMMER QUEST KICK-OFF – Forgotten Friend Reptile Show – Come to the library for a full hour of educational fun, featuring Jesse Rothacker and 15 snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodiles from around the world. There will be an interactive program for the first 40 minutes, with the rest of the hour for questions, close reptile encounters, and pictures with the reptiles.
Saturday, June 10
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sewing Saturday: Father’s Day Sewing Card – Learn new skills with a needle and thread or practice some old ones.  Participants leave with a special handmade Father’s Day card. Ages 6+
 Mondays, June 12 – August 7
10:00 am – 11:00 am Kids in the Garden – Each week children will be out in the garden planting, weeding and exploring different aspects of keeping a garden. For all ages! Register Online
Thursday, June 15 10:00 am – 11:00 am Lewisburg Children’s Museum Program
Tuesday, June 27 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm Create a Thank You Card for a Vet Stop by the library and create a card for a Veteran thanking them for their service to our country. The card will go to veterans living in a veteran home in Scranton. 
Thursday, June 29 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Make a New Sew Blanket Come to the library and create a tied fleece blanket to be donated to Project Linus. Fleece provided.
Friday, June 30 11:45 pm – 12:00 pm Picnic at the Library – Bring your own picnic lunch and eat with Miss Alicia outside of the library!
July 5 – 8
10:30 am – 4:00 pm (7/5)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Giant Crossword Puzzle – Stop by the Exploratorium to play a giant game of crossword!
Saturday, July 8 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sewing Saturday: A Button Closure Pouch – Learn new skills with a needle and thread or practice some old ones.  Participants make a pouch with a button closure. Ages 6+
Tuesday, July 11 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Evening Storytime – Simple story time with stories, songs, puppets, and finger-plays.
Wednesday, July 12 & Thursday, July 13 10:30 am – 4:00 pm Spread the Love – There is no greater feeling than making someone smile. Stop by the library to write a kind message to place in your favorite book or write a letter to local nursing home residents.
Monday, July 17 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Kids Movie Night – Watch Disney’s Big Hero 6 on the library’s big screen.
Tuesday, July 18
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Lego Night – Whether you’re a great Lego builder or a first timer, this is the place for you! Work on your own creation or build together as a team. The library provides the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination. All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your creations. Legos are cleaned after each session. 
Saturday, July 22
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friendship Scavenger Hunt – Team up with a friend to complete this fun Scavenger Hunt set up around the Library!
Monday, July 24
2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Friendship Scavenger Hunt – Team up with a friend to complete this fun Scavenger Hunt set up around the Library!

Tween/Teen Programs

Date Time Description
Wednesday, June 7 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wreck This Journal – Journals are a great way to express thoughts, feelings and creativity.  Join us for a chance to create your very own “wreck this journal” at the library! For ages 9-14.
Wednesday, June 14 & 28
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Friendship Bracelets Friendship is one of the most important parts of life. Celebrate friendship by making friendship bracelets for your friends! For ages 7-14.
Wednesday, June 21 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Game On Day Grab your friends and test your team building skills with a series of tasks and activities. For ages 9-14
Thursday, July 13 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Escape Room: All Aboard the SS PLUC Do you think you and your friends can escape the cruise ship before the time runs out? Find out with this escape room! Register for a time slot.
Wednesday, August 2 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Tween Trivia: Disney – Test your knowledge of all things Disney with our trivia afternoon! Space limited to 8 teams of 6 (max).
Monday, August 7 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Movie Night: Cheaper by the Dozen

 

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