Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library & Cam Co SPCA Present:

Lend A Helping Paw!

June 5, 2023 to August 31, 2023

The library invites area residents to donate and support their local SPCA!

Bring your donation items to the library during regular hours and place in the marked bin!

CAM Co SPCA’s Wish List includes: paper towels, wet and dry food for kittens, cat treats, powdered milk for kittens, non-toxic cleaners, and small cat toys.

Teen Babysitting Workshop Series

Image is teen girl playing with two babies. Text reads Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library presents: Twwn Babysitting Workshop Series.  for all 3 days. June 13, 14, and 15

June 13, 14, & 15
11am – 1pm each day

Take a Safe Sitter® and CPR (with certificate) courses with experts and learn to be the best babysitter you can be!

Open to all area youth ages 11-18.

Cost is only $20 for all 3 days as the library will cover part of the cost for each attendee.

Registration is in-person only, Space is limited. Register now through June 2!

Payment due upon registration.

2023 Summer Reading Program:
All Together Now

Registration Open June 5-23

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Program runs June 24-July 29

The library Summer Reading Program is open to all area children in grades K-6. Children set their own reading goals, making the program low-pressure and easy to complete. 

We provide prizes and activities throughout the program with special prizes awarded for reading books relating to this year’s theme.

The Collaborative Summer Library Program has chosen “All Together Now” as its 2023 summer reading theme.

We can all find a book to fit our interests and maybe make some friends in the process.

Centered around Kindness, Friendship, and Unity, this year’s theme comes with endless opportunities to share your library with the community.

A Kickoff Party will be held June 24 at 4:30 pm with special guest, local author John Schlimm.

Summer Snack Attack 2023

Beginning Monday, June 12, all area children 2-18 are welcome to take advantage of free summer snacks available for pickup at the library. Each pack consists of a juice and a small snack.

Limit one snack pack per child per day.

Snacks will be bagged and available for pickup on a cart in the library during regular operating hours (M-F 11-6, W 10-2, SAT 10-4).

Snacks will me made available through August.

Do you want to learn Computer Basics with Internet use or how to use your iPhone?

June 27, 2023
Computer Basics: 11-12 &
IPhone Basics: 12-1
at the Library, 27 W. 4th St., Emporium

Computer Basics with Internet Use: Learn how to use the basics of what your computer has to offer. We will spend most of our time learning about how to get on and “surf” the internet. 11:00am – 12:00pm

IPhone Basics: Learn how to use your iPhone efficiently. This will go over the very basics of your phone so you feel comfortable with using it and downloading new apps that make your life easier! You will need to bring your iPhone to class and it would help to know your Apple user ID email and password. 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Classes are $10.00 each, please make payments to CEC at
4 Erie Ave, Suite 200, St. Marys PA 15857.
Seating is limited!
To register please call the CEC at 814-781-3437.
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Ongoing Adult Programs

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First Saturday of each month from 12-2 pm.
Starts December 3!

Cameron County Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

Bring your puzzles to trade with other puzzle lovers in the community.

Any puzzles with missing pieces MUST be clearly marked with the number missing.

If you’re new to puzzles, the library has some to get you started.

No registration needed!

Book Club

The Book Club has two groups that meet monthly on preset Tuesdays from 5-7 pm and Thursdays from 5-7 pm.

Book Club books are chosen by the librarian based on participant interest, requests, and book availability. Discussions are led by club members with a guide created by staff to get the group talking.

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Great Ongoing Youth Programs

Check out some of the ongoing programs we’re proud to offer at the library. Through our programs, we aim to engage children and teens and help them learn through fun, educational activities.

Various children’s programs are held throughout the year. All programs are free to the public and include stories, simple games, snacks and related age-appropriate activities.

Story Hour

Library Story Hour: Story Hour sessions are held Mondays 11AM-12 PM, and Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:15 AM.  Miss Amy curates a story and craft session geared towards children ages 0-4 and will include a story, craft and snack. Older siblings are welcome to join. Children 2 and under must have an adult remain with them for the entire program.

This program is free to all local residents. For further information about this or other Library programs, you may call the Library at 486-8011 or visit us during  regular Library hours.

Free To Be Me: This program has been combined with Library Story Hour.

1,000 Book Before Kindergarten

Click on the icon to download reading logs and milestone printouts and track your child’s progress from home! Or stop by the library to pick up a reading log to get started today.

Notify us of your child’s 100, 500, and 1,000 book milestones, and we will put together great prize packs for each! And don’t forget to share your success with us on Social Media!

After a long hiatus, LEGO Club is finally back at the library! NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! AGES 5-12. Join us EVERY TUESDAY From 3:30-4:30 pm. In the Library Multipurpose Room Starting Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

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Lego Club!

After a long hiatus, LEGO Club is finally back at the library! 


Ages 5-12 can join us EVERY TUESDAY from 3:30pm – 4:30pm in the Library Multipurpose Room starting Tuesday, september 6, 2022.

View Broken Promises Program

This presentation was recorded at the Broken Promises program with Author LtCol Ted Blickwedel held at Sarah Jane’s Art Studio in Emporium in August of 2022. Below you will find links to various resources discussed in the video.





Aquatic Adventure Program Videos

Check out these great videos from our Aquatic Adventures Summer Reading Kickoff program. Mr. Matt presents an aquatic adventure presentation and ready a book about an escaped octopus in the videos below. 

View Mr. Matt reading “The Star Jumped Over the Moon” by John Schlimm

If you missed our Special Imagination Story time and program, you can still see Mr. Matt read “The Star Jumped Over the Moon” by St. Marys, PA based author, John Schlimm, during the event.

We hope you’ll join us next time.

Pictured are John Schlimm with two program attendees showing off their imagination crafts.

View Author James Baumgratz program

This presentation was recorded at the James Baumgratz book signing program on “Murders & Mysterious Deaths in the Pennsylvania Wilds” here at the library in February 2022.

View author Betty Riegel’s reading at the library

If you missed our recent book signing event. Click on this video to hear Betty Riegel read an excerpt from her book “Up in the Air” chronicling her time as a PanAm stewardess in the 1960s. The book is available for checkout or purchase at the library now.

Partnership Program

Museum Adventure Pass Program from The PA Lumber Museum

Choo! Choo! All aboard! Buford the Buck and his Woodland Pals want to invite you to stop by at the library to check out the Lumber Industry Display!

You’ll find books on the Pennsylvania lumber industry, Pennsylvania railroads, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and Pennsylvania wildlife!

Stop by the library to learn more about the Museum Adventure Pass Program brought to you by The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum located on the scenic US Route 6!

The PA Lumber Museum prides itself on using fun and educational experiences to 1. enlighten guests on the rich history of Pennsylvania’s lumber industry and 2. show the importance of forest conservation. The Visitor’s Center includes tons of interactive exhibits both inside and outside. This even includes a re-created 20th Century lumber camp and a locomotive! Plus, there are plenty of picnic areas and even a nature trail.

Now, you and your family can use the Museum Adventure Pass Program to gain access to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum and it’s exhibits for FREE! All you need is a valid and active library card! So stop on by the library to learn more about the program and museum! Please see one of our library staff for more details and requirements.