Greater Pittston library news for the week of Aug. 21, 2016

August 19th, 2016 12:42 pm


5K Run/Walk for Literacy is Sept. 10

PITTSTON — The Pittston Memorial Library’s 5K Run/Walk for Literacy: Book It Through Pittston will be held Saturday, Sept. 10. The race will be held in honor of Tom and Dianne Tigue and the proceeds will benefit literacy programs for kids, teens, and adults.

The evening before the race, Friday, Sept. 9 there will also be a Book It… Kick Off at the Red Mill. This will include celebrity bartenders, a specialty drink, and the opportunity to have an early check in for the walk/run.

Following the event an adult literacy initiative will be started in the Tigues’ honor offering GED, college, work prep, and computer classes. Corporate sponsors, swag donations, runners/walkers, and volunteers are still needed. For more information on how to donate or sign up for the race, visit For more information, call the library.

Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristen will begin Tuesday, Sept. 20 and run until Tuesday Oct. 25. The program features age appropriate stories, songs, activities, and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. The program is as follows:

Books and Babies - for ages newborn to 18 months, 9:30 a.m.

Terrific Twos - for ages 18 months to 3 years, 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Pals - ages 3 to 5 years, 11:30 a.m.

Registration is required and sign-ups are available in the children’s wing or by calling the children’s department.

Tickets are now on sale for a 1920’s Gangerster Murder Mystery Dinner Theater fundraiser taking place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 in the John P. Cosgrove Center. The theme is “Crime and Punishment” and will include a Family Style Italian Dinner catered by JustFred. Tickets are non-refundable and can be purchased over the phone or at the Pittston Library. They are $55 for one ticket, or two for $100 (a two dollar surcharge will be added for all credit card purchases). This is a 21 and over only event. For more information, call the library.

The library will have a temporary change of hours until further notice:

Monday and Thursday - 10:30 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday - Closed

Tuesday and Friday - 9 to 4 p.m.

Saturday - 9 to 1 p.m.

Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month. New members are always welcome.


Book sale is Aug. 27

WYOMING — Fill-a-bag book sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Wyoming Free Library. The cost per bag is $5. The library is accepting books for the sale.

The Ravenous Readers Book Discussion will meet at noon Saturday, Sept. 10 to discuss “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl at the Wyoming Free Library. The book discussion is free and open to children in grades 2-6. In addition to the book discussion, children will make lickable wallpaper, design a candy bar wrapper and invent their own candy. Call the library to register.

The Tea, Tips and Treasures program is celebrating its 30th event from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10. Children ages 3 and up will enjoy an interactive fairy tale theme tea party with activities, a short workshop, tea and snacks. The program is free, but space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling the library.

The Literary Snoops Book club will resume at noon Wednesday, Sept. 14 and meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month. Participants can bring a bag lunch.

The library will hold a discussion group during the second season of “Podlark.” The discussion group will meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 for a season one catch-up. The season two discussion will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday beginning Sept. 26 and concluding Nov. 28.

A Minecraft arts and craft program will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24. The program is free and open to all ages. Contact the library to register.

The library is selling Boscov’s Friends Helping Boscov’s Friends shopping passes. The passes worth $5 each and offer a 25 percent discount on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Passes can be purchased at the front desk and all proceeds benefit the library.

Reading help will be available at the library for children in grades 1-4 from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday. Call the library to register.

Sponsorships are needed for upcoming community activities. Information can be found on the library’s webpage or by contacting library director John Roberts.