Library Programs

Look for more updates on our calendar, Facebook page, or in The Derrick.

All Ages

  • Stay and Play Game Days (Monday, Wednesday)
    • In partnership with Good Hope Lutheran and Zion Churches, the Library offers “Stay and Play” on Monday and Wednesdays evenings (3 pm- 8 pm).
    • Popular games include Super Mario Smash Bros., Abyss, Splendor and Jenga.  There is a wide selection of games to play.
    • Snacks are provided for all participants.
    • You are welcome to bring a game to share with the group.
  • Tutoring (available during Stay and Play sessions)
    • Please call the Library in advance to register for tutoring sessions.
    • Please provide as much detail as possible regarding tutoring needs.
    • Tutoring is provided by volunteers with background clearances.
    • Tutoring support is also available utilizing the database on our homepage,

Youth Programming

  • Rock the Block (LEGO’s)
    • LEGO Tables and Keva Blocks are made available freely throughout library hours
    • Come build your best LEGO designs by yourself or with a friend!  We’ll even display them for others!
  • Summer Reading (Children 3+ and Teens)
    • Summer Reading will be available weekly.  Attendees are encouraged to attend the sessions that best fit their scheduling needs.
      • Wednesdays at 10 am: June 14, June 21, July 5, July 12, July 26, August 2
      • Thursdays at 2 pm: June 15, June 22, July 6, July 13, July 27, August 3
      • Saturday Family Programs for all ages at 10 am: July 1, July 22
      • Teen Summer Reading, Saturdays at noon: June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29
      • Wrap-up Party for all ages: Saturday, August 12 at 11 am
  • Bouncing Babies (Monday)
    • Offered on Mondays (10:00 am) weekly
    • Open to babies newborn to 18 months and caregivers, no registration required.
    • Share stories, rhymes, and bounces with your baby.
  • Full STEAM Ahead (Tuesday)
    • Offered on Tuesdays (10:00 am) weekly
    • Children are introduced to new technologies and learn new skills using STEAM equipment and crafts.
  • Story Time (Friday)
    • Offered on Fridays (10:00 am) every week.
    • Open to all children (recommended ages 2-5) and caregivers, no registration required.
    • Read stories, sing songs and craft.
  • Teen Reading Lounge 
    • This program is made available from participation with Pennsylvania Humanities Council via LSTA grants awarded by Office of Commonwealth Libraries
    • This is a book club offered to teens that encourages engagement, civic-mindedness and awareness.
    • Teens are provided with free copies of books and food
    • There will be plenty of activities and great discussion led by a facilitator
  • Poetry Readings and Open Mic Events
    • The Library has hosted multiple Poetry Reading and Open Mic Events.  We’re looking forward at trying to organize more in the future.
    • Interested volunteers are encouraged to call or stop in to the Library to discuss further.

Adult Programs

  • Book Club (1st Thursday)
    • This group meets the first Thursday each month at 10 am for book discussion.
    • At the beginning of the year, the group distributes a list of books to be read for each month during the upcoming year.
      • 2018 Book list:
        • Jan. WISHTREE / Applegate
          Feb. THE GREAT GATSBY / Fitzgerald
          Mar. CLAIMING NOAH / Ortlepp
          May. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD / Whitehill
          June. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS / Wingate
          July. THE CUCKOO’S CALLING / Galbraith
          Aug. RIVER OF DOUBT/ Mallard
          Sept. BEING MORTAL / Gwande
          Oct. HILLBILLY ELEGY / Vance
          Nov. NEWS OF THE WORLD / Jiles
          Dec. THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT/ Moore
  • Writers Forge (2nd Tuesday)
    • This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday (6 pm-8 pm) of each month to help improve writing skills and share work.
  • Basic Technology Training
    • These 1-on-1 sessions are offered as time allows to schedule.  Call or stop in to request a session.
    • Group classes are also held.  Announcements will be made prior to any events.
  • GED Classes 
    • In partnership with the IU5, the Library offers GED classes.  Call or stop in for more information.
    • The typical hours are:
      • Tuesday and Thursday 9 am-Noon
      • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6 pm-8 pm


  • Author Visits
    • As scheduled.  Authors who want to share their stories are encouraged to contact the Library to schedule an event!
  • Local Group Presentations
    • As scheduled.
    • Interested groups or individuals looking to provide a program that is open to the Community are encouraged to call the Library at 814-678-3072 to schedule.