Union County Libraries Happenings

Just for Kids

May 8, 2023 to May 31, 2023

Union County Library System

Children's Book Week 2023

In honor of this year’s Children’s Book Week theme Read Books, Spark Change, Every Child A Reader has created a Find Your Spark Challenge. Kids are encouraged to find their newest spark or dive deeper into something they already love, that inspires them!

Books that Spark Change

The Land of the Cranes

by Aida Salazr

Maddi's Fridge

by Lois Brandt

The Water Walker

by Joanne


The Cat Man of Aleppo

by Irene Latham

A Boy Like You

Frank Murphy

Around the Libraries:

Book in a Jar Contest

Herr Memorial Library

Stop by the Herr Memorial Library during the months of May and June and try to guess the title of the shredded book in a jar. A winner will be drawn at the end of each month and receive a gift card to a local restaurant!

Far Out Field Trips

Public Library for Union County

Last week, first graders from Kelly Elementary School toured the library and learned how it serves our community. They also participated in a special "Mars" story and craft time with Ms. Mary. Check out the creative Mars landing space crafts the students made (pictured above)!

Comic Day at West End

West End Library

Local comic book creator Chris Ring visited the library and signed copies of his new children's graphic novel Seamus the Famous: The Eternity Run. Also featured was a display of comic books from the 1940s to present day!

Herr Memorial Library - Mifflinburg

Public Library for Union County - Lewisburg

West End Library - Laurelton

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My Library Has What?

Vacation Loans

Ask about our extended loans! Get up to 6 weeks (no renewals) on your books, DVDs, and audiobooks for your upcoming vacation.

Don't Miss These Events!

Book Talk: 20 Lives Ignited

Monday, May 22

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Public Library for

Union County

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Book Signing: Judy Sharer

Thursday, May 20

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Herr Memorial Library

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Basic Crochet

Saturday, May 13

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

West End Library

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New on the Shelf

Place a hold today and be the first to get these titles!

New Adult Fiction

Small Joys: A Novel

By Elvin James Mensah

New Teen Fiction

The Little Mermaid: Against the Tide

by J. Elle

New Children's Fiction

As Night Falls

by Donna Jo Napoli

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Gallery 255 Presents...

Time & Tide - Month of May

Chris Ring, Victoria Ring, and Natalie Ring

Artist Reception: Saturday, May 6 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Chris Ring, a local commercial illustrator and children’s book author shares the gallery space with his artist daughters Victoria Ring and Natalie Ring in an exhibit titled, “Time and Tide” – a family collection of paintings, illustrations, and sculptures centered around an ocean theme.

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Upcoming Just for Kids Events

H.E.R.Y.N. Registration is Open for 2023

February 8, 2023 to June 22, 2023

2023 HERYN (Helping Engage our River's Youth with Nature) youth kayaking and fishing program days are scheduled for June 22, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 28. These program days are for young people ages 9 to 14, introducing them to important skills in both kayaking and fishing, building confidence in these outdoor skills, and developing a vested interest in protecting our river's resources. REGISTRATION is OPEN.

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Summer Camps for Children around the Susquehanna River Valley

March 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023

It's time to sign up your kiddos for exciting summer camps in the Susquehanna River Valley. Locations offering camps include: Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Summer Camps Lewisburg Children’s Museum Summer Camps Lewisburg YMCA at the Miller Center for Recreation Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art Summer Camps Millbrook Playhouse Lincoln Caverns Bluebird Atelier

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Zoo Camp at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland - More Dates Have Been Added

March 16, 2023 to June 20, 2023

REGISTER NOW for Zoo Camp to be held on June 8, 14 and 20 from 9:30am - 4:00 pm. Go behind-the-scenes and experience the inner workings of an AZA accredited zoo! Filled with up-close animal experiences, zoo tours, hands-on projects, and games, Zoo Camp encourages learning through exploration.

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