PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Kids’ program ends April 11
PITTSTON — Kids aged 18 months to 5 years can bring their grownup to the library for a fun story, craft and free play on Monday evenings from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Registration is required by calling the library. This session concludes Monday, April 11.
Tales on Tuesday with Miss Kristin features age appropriate stories, songs, activities, and free play for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. The programs are as follows: Books and Babies for ages newborn to 18 months at 9:30 a.m., Terrific Twos for ages 18 months to 3 years at 10:30 a.m., and Preschool Pals ages 3 to 5 years at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. Sign-ups are available in our children’s wing or by calling the library children’s department. This session concludes Tuesday, April 12.
To celebrate National Libraries Week, the library will be holding a week’s worth of events with a 1980’s theme:
• Monday, April 11 — Coloring and Name that Tune: Adults are invited to the library from 6 to 8 p.m. to enjoy some relaxing ’80s themed coloring and to try to name that ’80s tune for a prize.
• Tuesday, April 12 — Sand Art for Kids and Teens: Kids and Teens are invited to the from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. library to make sand art. Registration is required by calling the library
• Wednesday, April 13 — Aww Yeah the ’80s Photo Contest: The library will be running this contest all of Wednesday. Submit your best ’80s throwback photo or recreation for a chance at a prize.
• Thursday April 14 — ’80s Family Movie Night: Come to the library at 6 p.m. for a screening of the ’80s classic “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” on the big screen. Register by calling the library.
• Friday April 15 — ’80s Book Trivia: All week the library will have a trivia sheet available. Submit answers for a chance at a prize.
The Pittston Library is honoring this year’s recipient of the Jean Yates Award, Lois Ostrowski, with a dinner to be held Saturday, April 16 at the library. For tickets and information on this major library fundraiser call the library.
WEST PITTSTON LIBRARY
Celebrate National Poetry Month on April 12
WEST PITTSTON — April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate the different ways to write poetry children ages 8 and up are encouraged to come to the library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 to read their own works or from the books the library has in stock.
In recognition of National Donate Life Month, join Susan Koomar from the Gift of Life at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 as she explores potential to save and heal lives, regardless of age. A light lunch will be provided along with free materials to share with family and friends.
WYOMING FREE LIBRARY
Minecraft Art Show display April 10
WYOMING — The library is hosting a children’s Virtual Minecraft Art Show. Contest participants will design up to three original art pieces using Minecraft and e-mail them to the library. All submitted pieces will be displayed on the library Facebook and webpage during National Library Week Sunday, April 10 to Saturday, April 16. Information on the contest can be found at the library, on the library webpage and on the Facebook page.
A book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. The cost is $5 for a plastic bag of books, $10 for a canvas bag/tote of books and $20 for a box/plastic tub of book. The library is also accepting books for the sale.
The Wyoming Free Library is hosting a Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser. The cost is $7.50 per dozen of glazed doughnuts and money is due when the order is placed. The sale ends on Monday, April 18. The pick-up date is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Orders can be placed at the circulation desk.
Libraries work on joint projects
The Pittston Memorial Library, West Pittston Library and Wyoming Free Library will hold Amnesty Week from Monday, April 11 to Saturday, April 16. Patrons can bring in a non-perishable food item to the circulation desk and have $1 in current fines waived. Fines will not be waived for the following situations: previous fines for damaged or lost materials, magistrate fees, lost library cards or items that belong to other libraries in Luzerne County. All food collected will be donated to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank.
The Pittston Memorial Library, West Pittston Library and Wyoming Free Library are holding a “Little Miss and Mister Library” contest. Children ages 7 to 10 who are members of either library are eligible. The applicants are required to submit an essay to their local library entitled, “What I Like About My Library.” Essay deadline is Saturday, April 23 and winners will be announced Monday, April 25. Submissions can be dropped off at the three participating libraries. For information, visit wplibrary.org, pittstonmemoriallibrary.org or wyomingfreelibrary.com.
LAFLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Taylor to discuss book April 11
LAFLIN — Author Barbara Taylor, along with Library Association President Melissa Werner and Librarian Nancy Coassolo will discuss Taylor’s book “Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at the Laflin Public Library.