Clymer Library Fall Programs

The Clymer Library in Pocono Pines is pleased to offer many exciting
programs and events in September and October!

  • Children’s Story Hour and Lap Sit

Throughout the month of September, the Clymer Library will hold several children’s programs and events. The library’s popular Story Hour for children ages three and up will be held on Monday, September 14, 21, and 28 at 10:30 a.m. And, Lap Sit for kids ages two and under will he held Thursday, September 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 10:30 a.m.

  • New this Fall: Sleepy Time Story Hour

Beginning September 1, the Clymer Library is offering a new program for young children called Sleepy Time Story Hour. This fun program takes place the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., and kids can come dressed in their pajamas to hear stories before bedtime. No advance sign-up is necessary. For more information, contact the library or email Children’s Technician Kristi Belcher at

  • Clymer Library to Offer New Program for Tweens: Junior Book Club

Students in grades four through six for the 2015-2016 school year are warmly invited to join the Clymer Library’s brand new Junior Book Club. The club will meet on Tuesday, September 8 at 6 p.m., and will be discussing The School Story by Andrew Clements. Read the book and come prepared to talk about it with your friends and classmates. There are only 10 seats available for the Book Club, so sign-up is required at the library. For more information, contact Children’s Technician Kristi Belcher at kbelcher@clymerlibrary.orgor call the library at (570) 646-0826 to reserve a copy of the book.

  • Clymer Introduces 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

The Clymer Library is supporting early literacy with this new program that challenges parents and children to read 1,000 books from birth until they enter kindergarten. For each 100 books read, the child’s name will be placed on the “Pathway to 1,000” in the children’s area of the library. Contact Children’s Technician Kristi Belcher for details about this new program at the library.

  • Talk Like a Pirate at Clymer Library

Ay, Mateys! Join the Clymer Library on Saturday, September 19 at 11 a.m. for some pirate fun! At this event, kids will hear stories, do a craft, learn some pirate words, and have a snack. You can even dress like a pirate if you’d like. This event is for ages three through eight. There are 24 seats available so call or stop by to reserve your spot today. Sign-up and parental supervision are required.

  • Birthday Party for Johnny Appleseed

On Saturday, September 26 at 1 p.m. the Clymer Library will host a birthday party for Johnny Appleseed. Kids ages three through eight will learn all about Johnny Appleseed through stories and crafts, and even have a special snack. There are 24 seats available so call or stop by to reserve your spot today. Sign- up and parental supervision are required.

  • Teen Advisory Board Meetings Resume in September

The Clymer Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings once again begin on September 15, and TAB is looking for new members to come on board. TAB meets the third Tuesday each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Clymer Library and is open to students in grades seven through twelve who want to take an active role in their library. TAB members plan library programs and events for teens, help select books and other library materials, and discuss books, movies, and more. The meetings are informal and fun, and snacks are provided. No registration is necessary—just show up—as new members are always welcome. To sign up for the e-mail reminder list send an e-mail to and include your name, grade, and phone number. 

  • Library Hosts Doo-Wop Show

On Thursday, September 3 at 6 p.m. at the library, Pat Grace’s Arrowhead Cabaret will entertain library patrons with the sounds of Doo-Wop. This popular Pocono group performs regularly at Arrowhead Lakes, Locust Lake Village, and many local nursing homes. Come listen to the individual and group renditions of your favorite Doo-Wop songs. The Cabaret has been performing for more than 10 years. Sign up at the circulation desk or call the library.

  • Local Pocono Band to Perform at Library

Come on out on Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m. to hear local band Long Time Comin’ at the library. Long Time Comin’ is a three piece variety band based in the Poconos playing rhythm and blues, dance, blues, country, and rock from the 1950’s through today. The band is made up of husband of wife duo Joe and Meg Irizarry and Long Pond resident Kenneth Meyer. The band performs locally at the area’s resorts, bars, restaurants, and outdoor events, and travels as far as the Catskills. All of the band members sing and often invite others onstage to join in. The band hosts open mic nights and band takeovers which allow guests to “be the band,” either just for photos or in many cases to really perform. Check out the band’s website at For more information or to sign up for the program, call the library or stop by the circulation desk.

  • Brown Bag Book Club

On Wednesday, September 23 at 12:30 p.m., the Brown Bag Book Club will hold its next meeting at the Clymer Library. The Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at the library and is seeking new members. 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. For more information, contact Melissa Lopez at the library at 570-646-0826. The club members say they hope you’ll seriously consider joining them.

  • Library Offers Genealogy Program

On Thursday, September 24 at 6 p.m. at the library, local resident Patrick Quigley will discuss genealogy, the study of family lineage and history, and give helpful tips on how patrons can effectively research their own family history. Patrick has spent years collecting information about his family in Ireland and New York, interviewing relatives far and near. He has made several trips to assist him in his research, and has received honors from the Phi Beta Mu Library and Information Sciences Honor Society. Patrick is also a winner of the 2009 NGS Family History Writing Contest. Sign-up for this program is required, so call or stop by the circulation desk.

  • Banned Book Week Begins September 27

Beginning September 27 the Clymer Library will display books and other materials that are banned or have been banned at one time from library, schools, and bookstores. Sponsored by the American Library

Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, the event promotes awareness of challenges to library materials and celebrates freedom of speech. Banned Book Week at the library runs through October 3.

  • Library Holds Annual Public Meeting

The Clymer Library will hold its Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. at the library. All residents of Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock Townships are warmly invited to attend the meeting. Members of the library’s Board of Trustees and the library director will be on hand to meet members of the public, discuss future plans for the library, and take your suggestions. We hope to see you there!

  • Leave a Legacy at the Clymer Library

The Clymer Library Custom Paver Sponsor Program gives library supporters the unique opportunity to permanently engrave their names, symbols, or logos into a sidewalk paver for installation in the entranceway of the library. Pavers can also be engraved in remembrance or in honor of a loved one. The program gives donors the opportunity to show their support for the library for many years to come. All donations from the paver program directly benefit the library, which serves the residents of Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock Townships. To order a paver or to make a donation, visit; stop at the library’s circulation desk; or call (570) 646-0826. All donations are tax deductible.


  • Upcoming October Programs


Sleepy Time Story Hour—Tuesday, October 6 at 6 p.m.

Junior Book Club—Tuesday, October 13 at 6 p.m.

Halloween Movie—Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m.

Join us for a family-friendly Halloween movie. Popcorn will be provided but please bring your own drink. Sign-up and parental supervision are required. Ages 5 and up.

Pumpkin Painting—Saturday, October 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join us in painting a small pumpkin to get in the spirit of Halloween. All materials are provided, but space is limited, so sign up today. Parental supervision is required. Ages 3 and up.

Halloween Costume Party—Tuesday, October 27 at 6 p.m.

Dress up and join us for a family-friendly costume party. We’ll listen to Halloween music, eat snacks, and parade around the library in our costumes. Sign-up and parental supervision are required. All ages are welcome.



Karaoke Night—Thursday, October 22 at 6 p.m.
Robb Taylor—October 15 at 6 p.m.

Robb has been on the stage with the likes of Roberta Flack, Chubby Checker, and Charlie Daniels. His sound covers rock, pop, country, and blues.


July and August Children’s Programs

July 24th at 1pm — Family Fishing Part 2 of 2 from the PA Fish & Boat Commission
During this one hour program, learn the basics of knotting, rigging and baiting. Casting skills will also be covered. Sign up is required. 20 seats available. Ages 5-12.

July 25th at 11am — Craft: Superhero Jet Pack
Blast off with your jet pack using upcycled 2-liter bottles! Ages 5-8.

July 27th at 11am — Field trip: Paradise Fishing Preserve
Meet us at the Fish Preserve for fishing fun! Please note: This is NOT catch and release! You are required to take your fish with you, so please come with a bucket to transport your fish home. Sign up is required. Ages 5-12.

July 28th at 6pm — Craft: Cupcake fish
Create an underwater scene using cupcake liners to make colorful fish! Sign up is required. Ages 3 & up.

July 29th at 11am — Way Back Wednesday!
Movie: Superman (PG). Go back in time to when Christopher Reeve was Superman. Popcorn is provided but please bring your own beverage. Parental supervision and sign up required. All ages welcome.

July 31st at 1pm — Learn about Marie Curie
Ms. Parzych from TEC will talk about Marie Curie, the first person ever to win TWO Nobel Prizes and discuss x-rays with a fun activity. Sign up is required. 25 seats available. Ages 8-11.

August 1st at 11am — Craft: Mini Superheroes
Use a variety of materials to create a superhero from a craft stick! Sign up is required. Maximum 24 children. Ages 6 & up.

August 4th at 6pm — Sleepy Time Story Hour
Come dressed in your PJ’s to hear some stories before bedtime. Sign up is required. Ages 2-8.

August 6th at 1pm — Super Reader’s Review
Take the spotlight! Share your favorite book from your summer reading with others. Highlight the best parts or tell us what you did not like about it. Sign up is required. Ages 7-11.

August 7th at 11am — Dental Health for Kids
This program will provide visual aids that will address common oral health concerns. Hand puppets and songs will be used to interactively demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. Sign up is required. 40 seats available. Ages 3-12.

August 10th at 2pm — Closing Party
Super Science Tellers: Join us on an epic, laughter-filled adventure featuring incredible and interactive science experiments with pressure, gravity, surface tension, energy, mass and much more! Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a place where ‘super’ heroes truly do exist! Sign up is required.


July and August Programs

Tuesday, July 23rd, 6pm

Marilyn Monroe: the facts Behind the Figure by Norm Rubin

This presentation covers the entire life of this world famous actress. It includes her childhood, her early career as a model and budding actress, her career as a movie star, her major movies, her three marriages, her spiral downward as a result of marrying Arthur Miller, her use of drugs and alcohol, her relationship to the Kennedy’s, and her untimely death in 1962. This presentation is a result of extensive research and includes factual information and “tid-bits” that most attendees are unaware of and will most likely find surprising. It includes many photographs that are suitable for viewing by people of all ages and none are of a sexually explicit nature.


Tuesday, August 4th, 6:30pm

“The Mind is Magic”

Mentalist/Mindreading and Hypnosis Demonstration

You are in for a unique experience as you get to witness and (if you choose) participate in the art & science of Hypnosis. This unique program will be a fun, humorous and entertaining presentation.

Join Hypnotist Stephen Christopher as he demonstrates the amazing power of the human imagination and have a chance to win some unique door prizes. You can participate in this FUN and entertaining demonstration of Hypnosis and Mentalist / Mind-Reading. Stephen Christopher’s entertainment is featured regularly at the most popular venues in the Northeast.


Thursday, August 6th, 6pm Norm Rubin

Space Exploration & the Possibilities of Extraterrestrial Life

This presentation covers the Hollywood science fiction movies and novels that influenced the presenter’s interest in space travel and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. It includes an overview of our space program, the presenter’s personal contributions to the space program that led to the Hubel Telescope and the development of the voice communication system for the Space Shuttle. It includes a discussion of unidentified flying objects (UFO) sightings such as the Roswell New Mexico incident in 1947 and other UFO sightings from the 1940’s till the time of the ancient Roman and Greek empires.


Tuesday, August 11th, 6pm

Lake Naomi Drama Club presents “The Last Day of W.O.R.K.”

The Lake Naomi Drama Club will present a free Readers Theatre performance of “The Last Day at W.O.R.K.” on Tuesday evening, august 11th at 6:00 pm at the Clymer Library. This amusing play about a radio station in the South which is closing due to the retirement of its owners features many of the station’s regulars, including a weather person, gardening expert, Elvis fan and even a psychic! Come see 16 Lake Naomi actors create these unusual characters. Carol Ray, Director


Thursday, August 20th, 6pm

Headed towards retirement? –Mary Jeanne Robinson

Be sure you’re traveling in the right direction. From financial concerns to sound solutions, let’s talk about the challenges you face as you navigate the road toward retirement. Join Mary Jeanne Robinson for the Choose Your Retirement Path Seminar. Listen to the discussion and let her help you point in the right direction.


Saturday, August 22nd, 2pm Vicky Ann Trimmer

Identity Theft:  Know the Risks – Reduce the Risks

Presented by GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) Pennsylvania State President, CPA and lawyer, Vicky Ann Trimmer.  Identity Theft is a growing concern.  During the workshop we will discuss ways to reduce your risk of being a victim. This is an interactive fun workshop that will help you protect yourself.


Tuesday, August 25th, 6pm Quiet Valley Historical Farm

Food Preservation – From Salt to Canning Jars

Before the days of electric refrigerators and freezers, and a grocery store at every corner, being able to preserve enough food to last throughout the winter was a life and death proposition. Learn about the variety of food preservation methods available to the early Pennsylvania settler, including salting, drying, smoking, and storing food in root cellars and springhouses. The program will also look at the development of home canning, and how it revolutionized the diet and health of the American people.


Friday, August 28th, 10am-2pm

Blood Drive – American Red Cross


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.