Summer reading, pow wow, financial classes for kids among upcoming programs at Abington Community Library

Library News - Laura Gardoski | June 14th, 2016 12:13 pm

Parents, this summer is the perfect time to get your families involved with the Abington Community Library. Children up to sixth grade may register for “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” the Summer Reading Club, while teens and adults may also read for chances to win prizes. No matter how old you are, there are opportunities for fun and learning at the library. Look for exciting events this summer for children like yoga classes, a special singalong, and science experiments. Teens may check out classes on cooking and art. And adults may try chess, Scrabble, quilting, and more.

After the success of last year’s event, the library will be hosting another Native American Mini Pow Wow this summer from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. This event will feature traditional Aztec dancers, the Salinas Family, award-winning hoop dancer Matt WhiteEagle, native flute player Lori Hawk, and arena director and storyteller Tony Moon Hawk.

Vendors will also be on hand with handmade items for purchase: Linda Greene’s fresh fry bread with various toppings, Salinas Family jewelry, Lori Hawk handmade beaded jewelry, Raven’s Curiosities featuring glass and leather work, and Tony Moon Hawk with a variety of native goods such as furs, leather, and jewelry.

Join us for the first program at 4 p.m., or come when the program repeats at 5:30 p.m. Weather permitting, this event will be outside in the parking lot. Bring the whole family; no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Abington Community Library.

The library is pleased to offer Junior Achievement financial literacy classes this summer for children and teens. For grades 3-5, register for “More Than Money” to understand money concepts as they apply to daily life through interactive activities. The first class will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 and will repeat weekly through July 27.

Grades 6-8 may participate in “Economics for Success” to explore skills, interests, values, and the world of work to make informed education, career, and life decisions. This class will meet the same dates as “More Than Money,” but from 4 to 5 p.m.

Finally, grades 9-12 may register for “Personal Finance” to learn to recognize and apply fundamental elements like investing, budgeting, and credit. This class begins meeting weekly from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 29.

Register for any of these classes by calling the library at 570-587-3440 or stopping by.

Why not pick up some books at the library this summer to read together? Popular series such as “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis, “Ramona” by Beverly Cleary, and “Harry Potter” by J.K. Rowling are all books that have been enjoyed by families reading together. Check out the Library for more suggestions.

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Laura Gardoski

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