Meet the animals of the Five Animal Frolic--better yet, BE the five animals of the Five Animal Frolic--when Tai Chi (or Quigong) teacher Elaine Pongratz puts us through our paces on Tuesday, 28 June. She'll be ready for you at 9:30 AM. Be sure you're ready for her! We'll conclude with a fitting craft project. Not a Summer Reading Club member? If you're age twelve or under and reading independently, come anyway. You just might decide to join!


Spice Up Your Summer Reading FunREADO 2

At last! A summer reading program for the big kids! READO–It’s Bingo with books! Adults age 19+ and teens age 13 to 18 will have an opportunity to read, read, read, earn exciting prizes and be entered for the GRAND PRIZE drawing. Come in on Tuesday, 31 May, to pick up your READO card. All instructions are right there with the card, so you can get started right away. Good luck and good reading!




Summer readers and Summer listeners, stop in this week,  to pick up  logsheets. Keep track of those minutes–earn your Golden Tokens. Monday’s the day Great 8 begins Week Two, too: check out your  books and get your second button AND your GREAT 8 cap. Still working toward your first button? No problem! Come in–check out.

Anybody who loves a good story, especially as told by a great storyteller, enjoyed a real treatScott on Tuesday, 21 June, when Summer Reading Club was delighted to host Scott Atherton with his collection of Native American Tales. Everyone went home with their own Native-American-inspired craft project after a crazy game of blanket toss. So–What are your plans for NEXT week? We’ll be here with another new program.

Summer Reading Club programs began Tuesday, 14 June,with “Inappropriate Edibles.”  Readers constructed their very own versions of the One Horned One Eyed Flying Purple People Eater Paper Bag Puppet. PPEPBP2



Read-to-Me Club continues on Wednesday, 29 June, with special guest reader Luke Adams. Stories will be followed by a “Diagram Your Dinosaur” craft project. Be sure to be in place by 10:00 AM.





All the Colors of Summerand More!Mandala coloring-page

It’s the Library’s version of a trip to the spa. Color away a drab day, a stressful week, a case of the glums. It even works when everything’s going just fine, too! Meet other enthusiasts. Enjoy some tasty treats and a cup of coffee or tea. Drop in on Thursday, 21 July, 6:00 PM.

Color-pages and art supplies will be waiting. This Art-for-Adults event is open to teens and adults.




socafSocrates Café: a Discussion Group for Adults

In celebration of the 240th birthday of the Declaration of Independence we will be asking ourselves; what did the founders mean by the famous poetical sentence,

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. …;”

and what do these words mean today?

Join us for a very lively discussion at the Bloomsburg Library at 6:00 PM, 5 July.


LEGO Night for Master Builders!lego-M

School’s out but the fun continues–Everything is awesome at LEGO Night! Stop in on July 14th from 6 to 7:00 p.m. Fun for the entire family, master builders to beginners. All welcome to join the fun!




2016 Collectors’ Crock Debuts with a New-Old Favorite

Crock16The 2016 collectors’ crock features the best of the old and the new, picturing the Library as it is today after the expansion that doubled its size in the ’90s. It sells for $40 and will join the four other crocks previously offered: Bloomsburg Public Library, Columbia County Court House,  the Town Fountain, and Bloomsburg University’s Carver Hall.  All five current crocks are available to order at the library.  100% of the profits go to the library!








 Our therapy dogs Chloe, Bella and Nellie are here on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. to help children practice their reading aloud skills.









It’s called The Van Tassel Castle Quest and if you are an independent reader age fifteen or under, with your own Library card, you can join. Ask any Librarian for all the details. Sign up now and see what it’s all about. Get more information here. Read what Questors have to say about the books they’ve read here.


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