Library Awarded Trexler Grant for Programming and Collection Development

Through the generosity of the Trustees of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Library is now in the process of installing audial/visual equipment in the upstairs auditorium that will enable the Library to present educational and recreational presentations on subjects of interest to our patrons and to the community generally. With that in mind, plans are being made to welcome non-profit organizations who wish to reach our service population. We look forward to being able to welcome large audiences for civic minded programs. And, at the top of the list of recreational activities is family movie nights, especially (You guessed it!) those movies based on books. Let us know which are your favorites!

The Trexler Trustees are also making it possible for the Library to improve the quality of our children’s fiction collections with award winning literature. We will be purchasing recent and previous works that have been recognized for Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King and Michael L. Printz medals. Additionally, the Library expects to add works that focus on the non-fiction areas of learning called STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM based resources represent an initiative mandated by the State Library of Pennsylvania. Taken together, with attention to the arts as well, STEM based materials represent the basic areas of the K-12 school experience.

Last, but never least: Mark your calendars!
On Monday evening September 25th at 6pm, she’s back! Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie, our own Blondie, will become “Elsa,” the beloved Disney heroine of Frozen. Those of you who have met Rebecca as Cinderella and as Snow White know that she does a fantastic job of retelling the Disney story and interacting with the children in character. This time it will be as “Elsa.”

On a different and very important note, our partner, Hartzell’s Pharmacy, will present the next “Health Talk” on September 28th at 6pm. Sheila Nemeth, Certified Senior Advisor, CarePatrol, will be speaking on the subject “Family Caregiving and When It’s Time to Get Help.” She will be assisted by a member of Hartzell’s professional pharmacy staff. CarePatrol is a free service to help families find quality senior care. And, don’t forget to check our Events for an up-to-date listing of Library activities.

NEW BOOKS

Fiction:
“Seeing Red,” Sandra Brown
“Down a Dark Road,” Linda Castillo
“Wired,” Julie Garwood
“Y is for Yesterday,” Sue Grafton
”The Identicals,” Elin Hilderbrand
“Crime Scene,” Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
“Any Dream Will Do,” Debbie Macomber
“The Store,” James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
“The Right Time,” Danielle Steel
“Barely Legal,” Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall

Non-Fiction:
“The Swamp,” Eric Bolling
“Understanding Trump,” Newt Gingrich
“I Can’t Make This Up,” Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss

Children’s Fiction:
“Mother Bruce,” Ryan T. Higgins
“A Big Day for Baseball (Magic Tree House Series #29),” Mary Pope Osborne
“We Are In A Book!” Mo Willems