We have greatly enjoyed sharing Miss Jena’s stories and art projects with our patrons this summer. Join Miss Jena as she reads the story “One Hungry Monster,” written by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. Then stay tuned to learn how to make your very own fluffy monsters!
For the Fluffy Monsters project, you will need:
-spray bottle or damp paper towel
-watercolor paper or white cardstock
-Elmer’s School Glue
-container for mixing
-spoon or popsicle stick for mixing
-spoon or paintbrush
-googly eyes, eyes drawn with Sharpie Marker or cut from magazines
We are so excited to invite you to a very special story time with our friend, Miss Jena! Listen as Miss Jena reads Mr. King’s Castle, by Geneviève Côté. This story teaches children about the importance of protecting our environment so that all of our friends can enjoy it! Then, stick around for a fun art project: making your own castle prints. Be sure to visit Miss Jena’s website at https://jrschieb.com/ and connect with her on Facebook at Jena Schieb: Art for more fun art projects and ideas!
Children participating in the Pre-K and Children’s Summer Reading Programs may now collect their Summer Reading bags! Collection will follow the same rules as curbside pick up. Please call us at 814-382-6666 to arrange a time for pick up. When you arrive, please call us from your vehicle and we will place your child’s bag on top of the book return. Please remember to wear a mask when picking up your child’s bag!
We appreciate Governor Wolf’s acknowledgement of the amazing work that public libraries perform in communities across Pennsylvania. You can listen to his message about Summer Reading Programs here, and join him for a special story time as he reads I Just Like You, written and illustrated by Suzanne Bloom and published by Boyds Mill Press.
We are very pleased to present the virtual “Just Imagine” magic show from children’s performer Steve Haberman!
Steve is one of several performers whom we looked forward to welcoming this summer. Although we’re sad that the pandemic has put our plans on hold, we are so appreciative of Steve’s generosity, and we look forward to the time when we can welcome him back in person!
In the meantime, please enjoy — and share! — this virtual magic show!
While we wait for our libraries to reopen in Crawford County, we are eagerly looking forward to our annual Summer Reading Program at Margaret Shontz Memorial Library!
This year, our theme is Imagine Your Story, and we have so many fun activities and performers to fire your children’s imaginations and inspire them to dream big! As a sneak peek, you can expect to meet Jungle Terry’s exotic animals, build a coach for Cinderella out of recycled materials, and learn about the importance of bees to the sustainability of our way of life!
Check back often for updates and a list of dates and times, coming soon!
Join us on September 16th at 6PM for our first Teen Writing Workshop.
What it is: Bullet Journaling
Meet the analog method for the digital age that will help you track the past, order the present, and design your future.
Though it does require a notebook, Bullet Journal is actually a methodology. It’s best described as a mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system. It’s designed to help you organize your what while you remain aware of your why. The goal of the Bullet Journal is to help its practitioners (bullet journalists) live intentional lives, ones that are productive and meaningful.
What you’ll need: a notebook and a pen
This is a great way for high school and college students to stay organized for a successful semester!