Summer Reading Program
ADVENTURE BEGINS AT YOUR LIBRARY

REgistration: May 20 – June 15
PROGRAM June 22 – July 22

The Collaborative Summer Library Program has chosen “Adventure Begins At Your Library” as its 2024 summer reading theme.

You’re invited to pack your bags, grab your compass & embark on the wildest reading adventure of the summer!

This year we’re not camping, we’re “bookamping” where marshmallows meet mysteries and ghost stories/&/campfire tales are just a page turn away!

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.

Register by completing the form below or returning a physical registration form to the library by no later than June 15. Paper forms can be obtained from the library during regular hours.

REGISTER NOW BY COMPLETING THE FORM BELOW

Library Summer Passport Program

Now through AUGUST 31, 2024, Cameron County Public Library and Marienville Library invite youth to explore our region this summer with our Summer Passport Adventure.

  • Pick up a passport book and list of participating locations at one of the two libraries.
  • Visit the events/places of interest on the list and get your passports stamped while there. Each location will have a stamp ready to fill your passport.
  • Bring passport with at least 2 stamps to library by August 31 and be entered to win a special prize!
White text on blue background reads "Library Summer Passport Adventure" surrounded by graphics of clouds, passport, packed van and map.

Cameron County Area:

  • Sinnemahoning Sportsman’s Club Rattlesnake Hunt – June 8, 9
  • Weekend in the Wilds – July 6, 7
  • Cameron County Fair – August 5-10
  • Cameron County Super Weekend – August 23, 24, 25
  • Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center
  • The Little Museum
  • Sizerville State Park
  • Sinnemahoning State Park


Marienville Area:

  • Bigfoot Festival – June 7,8,9
  • Bird box building – July 13, 11am
  • Moth Night – July 20 at 9pm
  • Visitor’s Center in Tionesta
  • Marienville Ranger’s Station

Summer Snack Attack

JUNE 17-AUGUST 30, 2024

All area children ages 2-18 are welcome to take advantage of summer snacks available at the library during regular service hours.

Limit one snack pack per child per day.

Step 1 – sign snack log sheet on clipboard

Step 2 – Take one item from each bin to fill lunch bag

Step 3 – Enjoy your snack!

This program is brought to you in partnership with Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP)

Ongoing Adult Programs

Jigsaw Puzzle pieces surround text reading Cameron County Jigsaw Puzzle Swap
First Saturday of each month All day.
Starts October 7!

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 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.

Books surrounding the text Book Club

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.

Cameron County Jigsaw Puzzle Swap & Family Play Day First Saturday of Every Month! From 10:30AM-4PM Families with kids of all ages are invited to use library supplies in the multipurpose room for free play throughout the day. We provide activity sets, crafts, games and more, you bring the family and the laughs! Puzzle Lovers: Bring your puzzles to trade with other puzzle lovers in the community. No registration needed for either!

Family Play Day & Puzzle Swap

Families with kids of all ages are invited to use library supplies in the multipurpose room for free play throughout the day. We provide activity sets, coding & STEM toys, crafts, games and more, you bring the family and the laughs!

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

No registration needed for either!

LEGO and Building Club. Back in Session Starting September 12! 3:30-4:30 pm Every Tuesday. Club no longer just for building LEGOS. Participants can use the library's LEGOS, Wooden Blocks, or STEM Kits to build whatever their imaginations desire. No Registration Needed!

Lego & Building Club!

LEGO and Building Club. Back in Session Starting September 12!

From 3:30-4:30 pm every Tuesday. Club no longer just for building LEGOS. Participants can use the library’s LEGOS, Wooden Blocks, or STEM Kits to build whatever their imaginations desire.

No Registration Needed!

Story Hour

Library Story Hour Ages 0-4 : Story Hour sessions are held 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.

Library Story Hour Ages 5-8: Story Hour sessions are held Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm.  Miss Amy curates a story and craft session geared towards children ages 5-8 and will include a story, craft and snack. Siblings are welcome to join.

Both programs are 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.

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!

Dungeons & Dragons Club at the Library

Club Meets every other Monday at 4:30 pm

Open to ages 12-17.

Participants meet in the library multipurpose room to run Dungeons & Dragons campaigns of varying lengths.

Anyone interested in joining should contact library staff directly for details at 814-486-8011.

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.

BROKEN PROMISES WEBSITE

www.vabreakingpromises.com

ASSOCIATION FOR COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY (ACEP)

www.energypsych.org

FREE COUNSELING SERVICES FOR VETERANS

www.StressSolution.org

WHISTLEBLOWERS OF AMERICA

www.whistleblowersofamerica.org

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.