The Punxsutawney Spirit

This week at the Punxsy Memorial Library

- By Jen Soliday For The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWN­EY — The library is hiring! If you are organized, can pay attention to small details, can work with the computer, work well with others and enjoy working with the public, we are looking for you!

We are hiring a library aide to help with our reference desk area. Starting salary will be competitiv­e with experience and/or education, and the position is for 25 hours per week. Benefits include vacation and sick leave. Hours will vary (most will be morning to mid-afternoon), and our candidate must be able to work every other Saturday. This position also requires that the candidate obtain and maintain active security clearances. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please send your resume to director@ punxsutawn­ before May 27.

2022 Summer Library Programs: An Ocean of Possibilit­ies! Registrati­on is open now. The schedule of programs and age groups are:

• June 6 - 11: Wees (ages 18 months to 35 months) at 11 a.m.

• June 20-25: Pre-K (ages 3-5 years, not yet started kindergart­en) at 11 a.m.

• July 11-16: Elementary (K-2nd grades at 11 a.m.; 3rd-5th grades at 1 p.m.)

• July 25-28: Tweens/ Teens (6th-12th grades) at 1 p.m.

Children in the same families can sign up for one class, if needed. We recommend staying as close to the child’s age group as possible due to the ageappropr­iateness of crafts and activities.

We will also have two family nights for adults and children to participat­e in:

• June 15: Pirate Scavenger Hunt (costumes encouraged)

• July 21: Bermuda Triangle Escape Room (reservatio­ns are required for this event).

If you have any questions about our Summer Library Programs, please call us at 814-938-5020.

April 1 – June 30:

Spring Reading Challenge. Complete two BINGOs on our Spring Cards and receive a free book. For our patrons ages 18-plus.

Monday, May 16:

• 10:30 a.m.: Adult Coloring Club. Come relax and socialize while coloring with your own supplies, or borrowing ours. Ages 18-plus, please!

Wednesday, May 18:

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Used book donations. Limit two boxes or bags per person. Book donations will not be accepted unless it is a donation day. We realize this is inconvenie­nt for some of you, but we do not have the staff or room to accept books on non-donation days. Please consider donating to the other places that accept used books if we are not accepting on a day convenient to you. Our schedule for book donations is printed in the Hometown Magazine, the Saturday edition of The Spirit, in our monthly newsletter and in the library. Call if you are unsure of the next donation date. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 18:

• 6:30 p.m.: Friends of the Library: Friends of the Library typically has one main function: raising money for the library. Sometimes this is as simple as encouragin­g individual­s to sign up to be a Friend of the Library, which involves an annual membership fee. The money collected from membership goes toward the operation of the group and, more significan­tly, the library. Those funds might be used to help support library programs like supplying materials or to boost the spending budget for books, DVDs and other materials. The Friends of the Library usually holds an annual book sale in the park during the week of the festival. This year, we are hoping to branch out and do other fun fundraiser events. If you have an interest in fundraisin­g and the library, please join us.

Upcoming events:

• May 23: Coloring Club

• May 28: Used book donations

• May 24, May 31: Rainbow Roundtable

• May 30: Library closed in honor of Memorial Day

Sign up for our e-newsletter! Send a request to director@punxsutawn­ or click on the link on our webpage. We not only send our newsletter, but also last-minute updates and informatio­n. If you’d like to see the newsletter without subscribin­g, go to our webpage for the latest edition.

As always, I welcome your feedback, request your suggestion­s and do my best to rectify your complaints in keeping with our current library policies. Please keep them coming!

Give us a call at 814938-5020 or email director@punxsutawn­ Visit our website at www.punxsutawn­, or our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, for updates and resources.

Happy reading!

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