Ross  Youth Services Spring 2017 E-Letter

Spring story time started in a blizzard on March 15 and will end six weeks later in glorious sunshine or April showers on April 19, 20th. The spring theme is Mother Goose Rhymes- Cats and Dogs and Animal Friends. Sarah Drohan will join us with her dog, Sundance.

No pre-registration is required and you may switch the days that you come. The program is entirely free and includes 2-3 stories, rhymes, songs and movement, and a small craft.  Parents donate items and juice for a small snack to quiet the hungry bellies. Thank you parents and grandparents for your donations. We also accept napkins and small cups.

·         Baby Bookworms (for the younger set) Wednesday 10AM

·         Book Bugs Wednesday 11AM

·         Busy Bugs Thursday 10:30AM

A big thank you to Mary Coploff who read stories for children here at the library and at Infant Development Program for Read Across America Week. Mrs. Coploff also presented each child with a book to take home. She is a representative of PSEA Retired Teachers CLUST (Clinton, Lycoming, Union, Snyder, and Tioga Counties)

Keystone Central Elementary Schools art is showing in the Bossert Gallery on the main floor. Check out the fabulous works of art done by the Elementary school students.

…and speaking of art; local artist and founder of Artpost Awareness, George Stefanski will be teaching a drawing series on Monday evenings in April and the first evening in May.  This program is designed for young people ages 12 and up. The goal will be to create a simple comic strip. Teens are invited to explore their talents, hopes and dreams, their future goals, their contributions, and interests through the art of the comic strip. George will guide the student through each panel, teaching some basic storytelling through drawing, narration, and dialogue.

The five week program will begin on Monday, April 3 at 6:15PM and will conclude on May 1.

  “Be The Best You: My Life, My Story” will be the overall theme of this program. The finished comic strip will be displayed in the YA area in celebration of Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6.

Interested student should call 570-748-3484 or e-mail ross5@rosslibrary.orgto ask questions or register for the program. It is not absolutely necessary to register, but if you know you want to join the group, please let the library know. Ask for Nancy or Mel. The group will meet in the Gould Room in the Youth Wing on the second floor. For more info about George, visit his website at  The program is free.

Spring Cleaning- The youth lobby bulletin board poses the question, “Did your child create one of these masterpieces? “ Please take a look and help us make room for other great works of art! Also please check under your beds, couches and cars for any books or CD’s that need to be returned to the library. Thank you!

Save the Date: Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble has been in rehearsal with Millbrook’s Artistic Director, David Leidholdt. The Youth Ensemble consists of the following performers: Mattison Schlesinger, Kenetcha Long, Elizabeth Nestor, Claire Bowman, Kendall Eichenlaub, Garrett Cunningham, Daisy Samples, and Emily Chapman.  The program,” Story Book Theatre” will be presented to the public at Ross Library in the Gross Community Room on Saturday, April 22. (Time TBA)  The original scripts were adapted from popular fairy tales by youth librarian, Nancy Antram.  Stay tuned for more details!

Congratulations to all the seniors who completed their senior projects here at Ross Children’s Library. They all did a great job and helped us out tremendously. Volunteers in the class of 2017 are Alexis Kitchen, Douglas Welshans, Ciera Strouse, Austin Herlocker, Sarah Confer, Ashtin Cox, and Angie Radford.

Current juniors who are thinking about what to do for their senior project should think LIBRARY! There are many opportunities for 2018 graduates to complete their hours during the summer when the library offers a variety of programs. Help is always needed.  Contact the Youth Services Coordinator now by calling 570-748-3484 or e-mail  Ask for Nancy. 

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