Lori Bartholomew and Nancy Normann, Master Gardeners with the Penn State Extension, are visiting the West End Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 24 to talk about composting.
During this interactive program, the gardeners will discuss two different styles of composting. The first is for outdoors and is based on the correct ratio of carbon- and nitrogen-rich yard and garden waste. The other can be used indoors or outdoors and uses earthworms to process kitchen vegetable scraps. Both formats provide a way to conserve and recycle what often goes to the landfill.
Register to attend by calling the library at 570-922-4773 or visiting the circulation desk at 45 Ball Park Road, Laurelton.
For more than 30 years, the residents of Hartley Township and its surrounding areas have been a significant support system of the West End Library and we’d like to say “Thank You” for your continued support.
The library began in 1980 when several citizens developed the idea for a library in the village of Laurelton. Although there was no funding, no staff, and no inventory, they managed to still follow through with their idea. The library was staffed by community volunteers and the books in the original collection were donated by community members.
To this day, the West End Library still relies heavily on the support of it’s community. By visiting the library, participating in programs and events, and contributing materials and funds, the community has helped the library remain as a staple of the community.
So, once again, we’d like to thank the community and its members for continuing to support the library. We’d also like to thank the volunteers who serve on our Board of Trustees and those who’ve assisted us with the shelving project and our annual Book and Yard Sale. We could not continue to thrive without you
The Union County Library System, in partnership with the Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance, wants you to Dig Into the Susquehanna River Valley while Digging Into Reading this summer!
Children participating in the summer reading program are encouraged to discover the historical treasures of the Susquehanna River Valley by visiting area locations and attending library programs. Participants who visit at least three locations may enter to win prizes including admission to T&D’s Cats of the World, all-day ride passes to Knoebles Amusement Resort, tickets to a family show at Bucknell’s Weis Center for the Performing arts, and tickets to the Elias Center for the Performing Arts Puppet Theatre.
Start your exploration by visiting your local Union County Library—Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; or West End Library, Mifflinburg—and pick up a passport. Then visit at least three of the participating locations on the back with a parent or guardian, now through August 31, and get your passport stamped. Attending a program at one of the participating libraries can be considered one of the three visits.
Once you’ve gotten at least three stamps, drop off your passport at your local library and choose a prize from the treasure chest. All eligible passports will be entered into the grand prize drawing. Reading program participants must complete the reading requirements of their home library to be eligible for prizes.
For more information call your local Union County Library or stop by the circulation desk. Readers in Snyder and Northumberland counties are also participating in the Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance Passport Program.
The Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance is made up of the Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Montour and Milton Historical Societies, Packwood House Museum, Slifer House Museum, Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, and the Susquehanna River Valley Visitor’s Bureau.
Readers of all ages are invited to unearth a good book this summer and Dig Into Reading during the 2013 summer reading program—kicking off at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Mifflinburg Community Park featuring award-winning children’s performer Steven Courtney.
This year’s theme is about all things underground—dirt, plants, fossils, animals that burrow, buried treasure and more. Special programs and events incorporating this theme will be held at each of the three Union County Libraries–Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; and West End Library, Laurelton. All programs are free and open to children of all ages and abilities.
The overall goal of the reading program is to encourage children to continue reading and learning throughout the summer. Children to complete the summer reading program are eligible to receive prizes.
This year, the UCLS libraries, in partnership with Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, are excited to announce that each child who completes the summer reading program will receive a free pass to Reptiland where they can see the ‘Dinosaurs Come to Life’ exhibit. Other prizes may be awarded depending on each library’s program details.
The libraries are also partnering with the Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance with a historical passport adventure to encourage children in the summer reading program to explore local historical sites including landmarks and museums. More information about this program will be available later this spring.
A traditional May Day Celebration, complete with a garland dance around the Maypole will be held Saturday, May 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the West End Library.
Adults and children are invited to dress up in their best enchanting garbs and join in the fun! There will be live music, Maypole weaving, dancing around the Maypole, flower garlands, props, costumes, games and more! Learn about the tradition of May Day and why it’s celebrated while having fun with your family.
Please register to attend this program by calling the library at 570-922-4773 or visiting the circulation desk at 45 Ball Park Road, Laurelton. In the event of rain, this event will be held at the Hartley Township Community Center.
The West End Library is currently looking for a few volunteers to assist with a shelving project scheduled for Saturday, May 11. The library will be closed while new shelving is installed.
Volunteers are needed to remove books from the current shelves so the new units can be installed. Volunteers will then return the books to the new shelves.
Those interested in helping with this one-day project should contact Susan Epley, library director, at 570-922-4773.
While the library is closed, books can be returned using the book drop out front or renewed using the ‘My Account’ feature. The library will reopen at 1 p.m. Monday, May 13.
Union County is celebrating its 200th birthday and has created a Passport to kick-start your exploration of the county while imagining what it might have been like to live, work, and celebrate here during other time periods–all while enjoying what Union County has to offer today and in the future.
Each of the three libraries in Union County–Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; and West End Library, Laurelton–have these Passports available for community members and visitors to pick up.
By completing your passport, you’ll experience local history at its best during your travels, plus become eligible to win some great prizes along the way!
The Passport program is just an appetizer to wet your Bicentennial appetite, so please fill your place with more offerings from the website at www.UnionCounty200.org or by clicking on the logo below!!
Local historian Van Wagner will discuss the iron ore mining heritage of our area during Iron in Their Veins slated for 6 p.m. Monday, March 11.
As part of this educational program, Wagner will focus on the local iron ore mining with an emphasis on who mined it. Tools, maps, ore samples, demonstrations, and music will help bring this important part of local history to life.
This program is funded by a grant from Community Partnerships RC&D. Please register to attend by calling 570-922-4773.
This program is one of the ways in which the West End Library supports the PA Forward Initiative by providing Civic and Social Literacy opportunities for learning.
Union County is celebrating its Bicentennial this year with a variety of community events, educational and historical programs and interesting displays and features throughout the county.
The West End Library is currently featuring a Bicentennial display in its from lobby which will be up through April. Stop in to check out this fascinating display and check out a book while you’re here!
The library is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information, visit the library at 45 Ball Park Road, Laurelton or call 570-922-4773.
Spring is just around the corner and the West End Library has resumed its regular business hours.
The library is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The library is closed Wednesdays and Sundays.
Books can be returned using the book drop near the front door and books can be renewed or requested using the My Account feature. To set up your account, visit the circulation desk.