The Clarks Summit Festival of Ice is coming in February with the theme “Frozen Frontier.” From Feb. 12-15, enjoy Festival of Ice events throughout the community. More than 50 ice sculptures will be on display. Be sure to come see ours. At the Abington Community Library, we will have themed frontier programs throughout the month of February, including a Tall Tales class for homeschoolers, a Wild West Make-It Take-It craft program for children, and an American Girl event for children featuring Pioneer Era girl Kirsten Larson. Seating is limited for these events and registration is required. Call or stop by for more information.
The library is pleased to announce the support of both Weis Markets, Inc. and Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The money awarded to the library by Weis Markets, Inc. will be used for this year’s annual Battle of the Books for grades 4-12. The money awarded by Fidelity Bank will be used to underwrite Battle of the Books, a Teen Reading Lounge, and our elementary school After School Reading Club. The contribution will also underwrite Junior Achievement Financial Literacy programs.
As an Educational Improvement Organization, the Abington Community Library is fortunate to be attached to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) of the State of Pennsylvania. This program invites businesses to donate to this library as a benefit to themselves as well as to the library. The commitment can be for one year or two, and the application process is simple; a one-page application is all that is required. If your company or business pays corporate taxes to the state of Pennsylvania, please consider participating in this program to give a voice to the allocation of your monies.
Before the Wild West invades Clarks Summit, stop by the library for classic western novels and other books. The following are available through the Lackawanna County Library System:
• “Cabin Porn” edited by Zach Klein
Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. Enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple construction.
• “The Great Divide” by Stephen Grace with photography by Jim Havey
Through vivid prose, stunning photographs, and provocative excerpts from interviews with renowned water experts, “The Great Divide” demonstrates how water both connects and divides the state of Colorado and a vast region beyond its borders, leading to episodes of conflict and compromise.
• “Haints Stay” by Colin Winnette
Brooke and Sugar are contract killers without a contract. Bird is the 13-year-old boy who mysteriously appears in their camp one night, with no memory and palms as smooth as stones. For miles, there is only desert and wilderness, and along the fringes, people. It’s only a matter of time before the sheriffs will find them.
• “The Southern Rustic Cabin” by Emily J. Followill
Follow along with pictures and words to learn the stories of how 13 different cabins and owners came together.
• “Those Girls” by Chevy Stevens
Jess, Courtney, and Dani live on a remote ranch in Western Canada where they work hard and try to stay out of the way of their father’s temper. One night, a fight gets out of hand and the sisters are forced to go on the run.
• “American Meteor” by Norman Lock
A frontier yarn of adventure and discovery that sheds light along the meteoric path of of American western expansion.