Upcoming September Adult Programs

Thursday, September 1st at 6 p.m.—Bee Keeping

A local beekeeping hobbyist will share information on beekeeping, the role of honeybees, and honey extraction. Danielle Argot has been beekeeping for 3 years and will share her knowledge and love of bees. Join her for this interactive presentation. 1 pound bottles of honey will be sold to benefit Honey for Heroes, a non-profit veteran’s organization.

Tuesday, September 13th at 6 p.m.—Genealogy

Thursday, September 22nd at 6 p.m.—Steel Creek Band

The Steel Creek Duo is an acoustic group comprised of singer/songwriter Jeni Hackett on vocals and guitarist Ken Duncan on bass. The two musicians bring a different influence to the band and the combined musical backgrounds add a rich fullness to the sound of Steel Creek.

Tuesday, September 27th at 6 p.m.—Pat Grace’s Arrowhead Cabaret

Adults only. Sing Along with these talented local singers. Bring back memories from the 50s to the 70s.

Thursday, September 29th at 2 p.m.—Adult Coloring Program

The Clymer Library’s free stress relief coloring program for adults continues by popular demand. Patrons ages 18 and up are invited to stop by any time all month long to color on their own. The library will supply the coloring pages and colored pencils or you can bring your own. Then join us on Thursday, September 29th at 2 p.m. for a



Upcoming September Kids’s Programs

Monday, September 12th, 19th, & 26th 10:30 a.m.—Story Hour (ages 3-5) (No Story Hour on Monday, September 5th—Labor Day)

Thursday, September 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th at 10:30 a.m.—Lap Sit (ages 2 & under) NOTE: No Lap Sit on Thursday, September 1st

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

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

Tuesday, September 20th at 6 p.m.—Teen Advisory Board meeting


August Clymer Library Events

August 1: Story Hour, 10:30 a.m.; Marble Jumps, 1 p.m.

August 2: Relay Races for Kids, 4 p.m.; Sleepy Time Story Hour, 6 p.m.

August 3: Clymer Library House Tour & Brunch (Brunch, 10:30 a.m.; House Tour, 12 p.m.)

August 4: Lap Sit, 10:30 a.m.; Lunch on the Lawn, 12 p.m.

August 6: Olympic Saturday, 1 p.m.

August 8: Story Hour, 10:30 a.m.; Keva Plank Challenge, 1 p.m.

August 9: Genealogy Program, 6 p.m.; Junior Book Club, 6 p.m

August 11: Lap Sit, 10:30 a.m.; History of Lighting, 6 p.m.

August 15: Story Hour, 10:30 a.m.; Sports Bingo, 1 p.m.

August 16: Lake Naomi Drama Club, 6 p.m.

August 17: Football Craft, 11 a.m.

August 18: Lap Sit, 10:30 a.m.; Children’s Summer Reading Closing Ice Cream Social, 1 p.m.; History of Music and Sound Reproduction, 6 p.m.

August 20: Cooking with Judith Rubin, 2 p.m.


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 kbelcher@clymerlibrary.org.

  • 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 mcteenlib@gmail.com 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 www.LTCtheBand.com. 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 www.polarengraving.com/clymerpavers; 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.


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.