Library News: Abington Community Library to participate in Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade

Library News - Laura Gardoski | May 15th, 2017 5:38 pm

One of the Abington Community Library’s best annual traditions is walking in the Clarks Summit Memorial Day Parade. Register today at the library and walk with us. Wear good comfortable shoes, bring a water bottle, and join other library supporters in distributing bookmarks and candy. Look for the library banner at the flagpole at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 29.

Build a Better World this summer at the Abington Community Library. Summer Reading Clubs for all ages run from June 12 until August 4. Exciting special events, classes, and programs will continue throughout the summer for children, teens, and adults.

Because of the scope of the programming offered, Summer Reading Clubs support all five Literacies of the PA Forward initiative, which promotes the value of libraries in the 21st Century: Basic, Civic and Social, Health, Information and Financial. The library’s mission is lifelong learning for all ages, so staff seeks to cultivate a welcoming environment where all may strengthen their literacy skills and contribute to a flourishing community.

Reading throughout the summer is proven to help combat summer slide, the loss of learning that can occur while children are out of school for several months. Involvement in the Summer Reading Club is a great way to encourage children to read for fun, whatever they want. Participation in special activities at the library shows children the library is a place for them. Magazines, graphic novels, audiobooks, picture books, chapter books – whatever they enjoy they may read to earn prizes. Read with your children and discuss what you read to reinforce literacy skills even while they are not in school.

Regular storytimes will continue throughout the summer for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Special visitors will stop by the library for exciting programs like a circus show, dinosaur dig, music workshop and animal visit. Older children going into grades 4-12 may want to join a team for the Battle of the Books, and read to be quizzed on five books for the chance to earn a prize and compete on behalf of the Abington Community Library in a system-wide competition. Teens and children will love Cupcake Wars, where they will decorate cupcakes. And of course, join us on June 21 for our third annual Authentic American Indian Mini Pow-Wow and enjoy dancing, storytelling, music and more.

Make the library one of your summer destinations.

Library News

Laura Gardoski

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