Library News

June 27th, 2015 1:33 am

First Posted: 6/3/2013

Wyoming Free Library

The Friends of the Wyoming Free Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 in conjunction with Summer Reading Club registration at the United Methodist Church adjacent to the library. Parking is available in the library or church lots.

The library is seeking donations of the following categories of books to be sold at its upcoming book sales: infant, toddler and preschool books, easy readers, cookbooks, recent adult fiction (2008 to current), gardening. Donations can be dropped off at the libraryat 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming during normal business hours.

The library invites the community to its Summer Reading Club Registration Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. This year’s theme is “Dig into Reading!” Refreshments will be served and library representatives will be available to discuss the various programs for children and adults. There are more than 40 programs scheduled throughout July and August! Come sign up for your favorite program (or two)! For those who cannot attend, there will be a second registrationfrom 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 24. Sessions fill up quickly so it is best to register early. Call 693-1364 to register.

Come swap some coupons! The Wyoming Free Library has the Coupon Clippers Corner available to anyone wanting to save a few pennies on their groceries. You can swap coupons or just take what you need. The library is also accepting donations of clipped coupons from patrons. Coupons can be dropped off during normal hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The LEGO Club has openings in all of its sessions. There are three options available to choose from:

1. First Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon

2. Last Saturday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m.

3. Every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Choose one of the sessions available and call the library to register at 693-1364.

Zumba with Ryan - 2 sessions - Tuesday, June 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m and Saturday, June 15 from noon to 1 p.m. at the library, Class is free and limited to 12 participants. Bring your own towel and water bottle. Suitable for all ages. Instructor is Ryan Aregood, Certified Zumba Instructor. Call 693-1364 to register.

The Friends of the Wyoming Free Library are looking for donations of the following supplies needed for the Summer Reading Club Program: permanent markers, children’s books, craft paper, colored sand, Altoid tins, pipe cleaners, paper maps, princess party supplies, glitter, styrofoam balls, 12” skinny dowels, stick-on jewels and beads, foam stick-on flowers, tea party supplies, yarn for crocheting, fabric for sewing projects, scrap booking paper, comic books, glo-sticks, glass jars with lids, glue, toothpicks, styrofoam wreath, jars with lids, Elmer’s glue, white cardboard. Any donations can be dropped off at the library: 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming PA 18644.

The Friends of the Wyoming Free Library have updated their web-based store on! You can buy unique handcrafted items such as cat toys and sachets as well as book markers, Kindle/Nook carriers, Anger Management Dolls, pet coats, and clothes, Visit “TheCraftyAnt” store on All proceeds benefit the Wyoming Free Library. All items are on display at the library.

Laflin Library

Beginning Tuesday, June 18, the Laflin Public Library will change to its summer schedule. The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Also, the library’s summer reading program, “One World, Many Stories” for children ages 3 and older will begin Saturday, June 22. Children who are registered on or before Saturday, June 22 may enter their name to a random drawing for a movie pass to Cinemark Movie Theatre. Two names will be chosen and lucky winners will be notified by Tuesday, June 25. Stop in or call the library to register your child. Teen volunteers are needed to help keep reading logs for the children who are registered for the program.

The Laflin Public Library is located at 47 Laflin Road, Laflin. Phone number is 654-3323.

Pittston Memorial Library

The Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library will hold a gigantic Clearance Book Sale from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 in the basement of the library located on Broad Street. All adults, children, hardcover, paperback, coffee table, reference, DVDs and tapes will be sold at half price. Entrance to the sale will be from the outside staircase. Following the sale date, books will be donated to any church or civic organization holding a bazaar or flea market. For information regarding free books, contact Janet Delaney at 655-2175 or Marie Capolarella Montante at 655-2398. Janet Delaney is chairperson, assisted by Rosemarie Amica, Eleanor O’Dell, Eileen Burns, Eva Mae Falcone, Ann Mondlak, Maria Capolarella Montante and Patricia Gregorio.

Summer Reading for KIDS age preschool through grade 5 will begin with registration week on June 17. Children will get prizes for books read. We will have optional activity days on Tuesday and Wednesday for students entering grade 1 through 5. We will have storytime on Wednesdays for students in preschool to kindergarten. Family nights will be on Thursdays which will include movies or activities for children in preschool to grade 5. We will conclude with a dirt party on Aug. 5. All activities are free and open to children in the community.

We are looking for volunteers grade 6 and up to help us with book logs please call the library to volunteer the hours can be used for service

CEO Afterschool Meals

We will serve dinner from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Lunches will be served from noon to 12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday starting June 17. No registration required.

Lego Club will meet at 4 p.m. the second Monday of each month.

Crochet Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Kids with Adults Craft Club: The third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. The group is open to children ages 5 to 12. Children can meet other crafters and work together to create fun and innovative crafts. Learn new techniques, recycle household items and make new friends.

Kids Science Club: The first Saturday of every month students in grades 2 - 5 can work on experiments and fun science projects as a group. Learn about the world around you, practice your science skills, and learn to reuse household items. Free of charge. Please call, visit, or email us to register.

EReader Class will be held at 6 p.m. on June 10.

Furry Tails: Come read to specially-trained dogs at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month.

Pittston Memorial Library is located at 47 Broad St., Pittston. Phone number is 654-9565.

West Pittston Library

CSI: Egypt

Did you know the way anthropologists gather clues about human skeletal remains are very similar to the methods crime scene investigators use to solve crimes? Join Dr. Steve of the UPenn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 8 in the basement of Immaculate Conception Church as he shows us how to use some of these techniques to re-examine a 3300-year-old ancient Egyptian mystery. All ages are welcome; however, the program is designed for older elementary school children.

Kayak the Susquehanna River

The West Pittston Library invites you to join the professionals of Endless Mountain Outfitters on a tour of the Susquehanna River at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 14. This three-hour trip runs from Harding to West Pittston. Learn about stream ecology and wildlife along the river with Biologist on Board Dr. Garrett Barr from King’s College Biology & Environmental Program. North Branch Water Trail Manager David Buck will give a lesson about the Native American history along the North Branch and Moravian Bishop Johanne Ettwein’s Journal of his 1768 trip from Forty Fort to Friedenshutten. The trip will run rain or shine. No refunds will be given after Thursday, July 11. A single kayak is $50; a tandem is $65; and if you provide your own boat and shuttle it to the starting location, the cost is $15. Pre-registration is required.

iPad Classes for Adults

The library will reprise its popular iPad classes this summer. Students will need their own iPad. The cost is $10 per class; a discount of $5 will be given if participants sign up for 5 or more. Pre-registration is required.

Session 1: Arranging Icons, Accessibility Features and iPad Maintenance

Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m.

Session 2: Venturing Online

Tuesday, June 18 at 1 p.m.

Session 3: Using Your iPad for E-mail

Wednesday, June 19 at 1 p.m.

Session 4: Getting Social with Facetime and iMessage and Managing Your Contacts

Tuesday, July 2 at 1 p.m.

Session 5: Downloading and Using Apps

Thursday, July 9 at 1 p.m.

Session 6: Using your iPad as an e-reader

Wednesday, July 10 at 1 p.m.

Session 7: Playing Music

Tuesday, July 16 at 1 p.m.

Session 8: Using the Facebook App

Wednesday, July 17 at 3 p.m. (note later time)

Session 9: Exploring Photos

Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m.

Session 10: Playing Games & Using Maps

Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m.

Session 11: Using Your Calendar, Setting up Reminders & Notifications and Making Notes

Monday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m.

Microsoft Office Classes

Have you ever wanted to design a home budget, insert photos into a holiday letter, learn how to create a professional presentation or be able to send an email to a group of people in just one click? Join James Luft, owner of Iron-Tech Computer and Network Services, in this special series that explores the Microsoft suite of programs. Classes are $10 each. Pre-registration is required.

Microsoft Excel 2010 (Spreadsheets)

Wednesday, June 12, 3 p.m.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (Presentations)

Wednesday, June 19, 3 p.m.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 (E-mail)

Wednesday, June 26, 3 p.m.

Children’s Programs

The Summer Reading Program and Arts & Crafts Series

Dig into reading this summer! Join this year’s Summer Reading Program and Summer Arts & Crafts Series. These two 8-week programs run from Monday, June 24 to Saturday, Aug. 17 and are full of reading, prizes, games, crafts and songs…so dig right in. Sign ups kick off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 21 during our annual bake sale. Join us as we welcome local magician and balloon animalist Pat Ward at 1 p.m.