PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Read Across America begins Feb. 29
PITTSTON —The library will celebrate National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America all week with activities from Monday, Feb. 29 until Friday, Feb. 4. This is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
Celebrate Teen Tech Week from Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11 with a week’s worth of activities. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, March 7, Make your Mark Monday: Teens are invited to the library at 5:30 p.m. to make their own stamp. Feel free to craft custom design or bring in an impression of a choice.
Tuesday, March 8, Tinker Tuesday: Stop in anytime between 3 and 4 p.m. to make a bookmark out of various materials.
Wednesday, March 9, Teen Online Scavenger Hunt: The library will run this contest starting Wednesday. Pick up a instruction sheet online or at the front desk. Once the hunt is completed, email answers in by Saturday, March 12 for a chance at a prize.
Thursday, March 10, Create It Poetry Writing Day: Beginning at 5:30 p.m., participants will be given the words, but then will need to put them together to form a unique poem.
Friday, March 11, ‘Face’ Book Friday: Find a book with a face and strike a pose. Photos will be put on the library’s Facebook page.
Kids 18 months to age 5 can bring their grownup to the library for a fun story, craft and free play on Monday evenings from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Registration is required by calling the library. A new session begins Monday, March 7 and concludes Monday, April 11.
Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristin features age appropriate stories, songs, activities, and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. The programs are as follows: Books and Babies for ages newborn to 18 months at 9:30 a.m., Terrific Twos for ages 18 months to 3 years at 10:30 a.m., and Preschool Pals ages 3 to 5 years at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. Sign-ups are available in our children’s wing or by calling the library children’s department A new session begins Tuesday, March 8 and concludes Tuesday, April 12.
The next monthly book club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 4 to discuss the book “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Celebrate Dr. Seuss March 5
WEST PITTSTON — Read Across America will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 to celebrate the work of Dr. Seuss with an afternoon of theme-related activities. All ages are welcome to this free event. Call the library to register.
WYOMING FREE LIBRARY
Lego Club meeting March 12
WYOMING — The LEGO Club will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 12. This program is free and suitable for children of all ages. Registration is required.
The library will begin the third year of its “Tea Tips and Treasures” themed tea parties on the third Saturday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. There will be tea and a snack, an interactive display and a short workshop. Children can dress up and bring a doll or stuffed animal to match each theme. Ages 3 and up may attend. There is no cost for the program and an adult must stay with the child. Sign up one week ahead. The library is seeking sponsors and item donations for each program. For sponsorship details, a list of donations or to sign up a child; contact Lindsay at the library.
The dates and themes are as follows:
March 19 - Bunnies and Bonnets
April 23 - Ancient Egypt Activities
May 14 - Tiny Treasures
Preschool story time for children between ages 3-5 will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 21.
The library will hold a discussion group during the final season of “Downton Abbey.” The group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and a special finale tea will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. Reserve a spot by Wednesday, March 9.
The library is now accepting donations using Paypal. The Paypal button can be found on the library homepage.
The library is now on Pinterest. The page can be found on www.pinterest.com/wyominglibrary.
Sponsorships are needed for upcoming community activities. Information can be found on the library’s webpage or by contacting library director John Roberts.
LAFLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Dr. Seuss celebration is March 4
LAFLIN — The Laflin Public Library will be celebrating Reading Across America, the birthday of Dr. Seuss at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 4. There will be games, crafts and light refreshments and special guest story tellers from the Luzerne County Reading Council.
Laflin Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14 in the community room of the Laflin Borough Building. There will be a brief meeting as well as the distribution of the first book. New members are always welcome. For more information, call the library.
The Laflin Library Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in the library for their association meeting. New members are welcome.
The library will be holding its annual Paper Easter Egg Art contest for children ages 3 and older. Entry forms will be available at the library as well as on the library’s website at www.laflinlibrary.org