Join the Garden Club for a Book 
Decorating Craft

Saturday, May 28 from 1pm-3pm in the library multipurpose room. Open to ages 13+, adults also welcome. 

Members of the Emporium Garden Club will lead participants in creating one-of-a-kind art pieces by using library paints and craft supplies to color, decoupage, and decorate books that would otherwise be discarded.

The craft program is ABSOLUTELY FREE, but attendees will need to sign up by calling the library or filling out the signup sheet by clicking HERE.

Please register by no later than Thursday, May 26 to attend the program.

Summer Reading Program

This year’s theme for summer reading is “Ocean of Possibilities.” We’re excited to “dive in” with lots of activities, crafts and prizes to encourage everyone to complete the program.

Registration will be open from May 31 to June 24, 2022. The reading portion of the Program runs for the 5-week period from Monday June 27, through Friday, August 5.. 

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.

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!

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.