Clymer Library September Newsletter

Check out the September edition of the Library Newsletter!
Lots of interesting things happening at the Library in September including the Doo Wop Show, Genealogy: “How to Do It!” and much more! Check out all the interesting events in the 2015 September Newsletter.



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.