It’s Time for National Library Week!

National Library Week is April 12-18, and here’s how we’re celebrating at the Clymer Library:

  •  Fine Forgiveness!

During National Library week, the Clymer Library will forgive fines up to one dollar with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Please, no dented food cans or expired food.  The library will give all donated food items to the local food bank.

  • Monday, April 13th–  Have lunch at the library!

Stop by the library in the early afternoon and spend some time with the library staff. Please bring your own lunch.

  • Wednesday, April 15th–Movie Matinee! 

Come to the library to view the movie Storm Center with Bette Davis. Sign up is required and free popcorn is provided. Please bring your own beverage.

  • Friday  April 17th–Patron Appreciation Day! 

Free coffee and cookies through the day! Also, adults can participate in a fun contest all week long! We look forward to see you during National Library Week!

Library Showcases Student Artwork

The Clymer Library continues to showcase works of art by TEC students. The display case at the library showcases “coiled snake” pots made by fourth grade students who molded clay into a coil-like shapes before glazing and placing the pots into the kiln for firing. The display case also features Russian matryoshka nesting dolls made by the first graders in their Library class. The large frames in the reading area showcase textured ice cream cone art created by the kindergarteners. For this project, the students experimented with different textures on each scoop of ice cream and then added them to the cone. Please stop by and see some of these wonderful pieces.

Library Offers Quiet Valley Folk Art Program

On Thursday, May 28, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will present Just for Nice-Pennsylvania Folk Art, an informative and entertaining program, at the Clymer Library at 6 p.m. According to Quiet Valley, life was hard for the early settlers in Pennsylvania, but despite those hardships they still managed to create many works of art. This program talks about scherenschnitte, fraktur, tinwork, decorative painting on furniture, and decorative fabrics, and is about an hour long with time for questions and answers. For more information or to sign up for the program, call the Clymer Library at (570) 646-0826.

Calling All Teens!

The Clymer Library is looking for teens in grades seven through twelve to serve on its Teen Advisory Board. The Teen Advisory Board is a group of young adults who take an active role in their library by helping to plan teen programs and events; selecting books and other materials for teens; discussing books, movies, and music, and having fun! The next meeting will be April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Library, and new members are welcome at any time. To join, just show up at the meeting, or contact Mary Ann Lewis, Young Adult Services Librarian, at (570) 421-0800, Ext. 318. Or, email mcteenlib@gmail.com. The program is sponsored by the Associated Libraries of Monroe County.

Brown Bag Book Club Seeks New Members!

The library’s Brown Bag Book Club will meet Wednesday April 22, at 12:30 p.m. The group will discuss “Beach Music” by Pat Conroy. The Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at the library. Current members say the club is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, discuss an author’s style, review history, and give opinions.  Members of the club choose the books to read, and therefore the group experiences a wide variety of literature. Members say they laugh a lot, and the meetings are held in a private room as not to disturb other patrons. Music, art books, trips, and personal experiences add to each discussion.  So far, the group has read Naked Came I (about Rodin), Me Before You (a current novel), and The Persian Boy by Mary Renault. The club reads at least one classic novel each year, and this year, the group selected To Kill A Mockingbird. For more information, contact Melissa Lopez at the library at 570-646-0826. The club members hope you’ll seriously consider joining them.