6th Annual FRIENDS of Towanda District Library Artist/Vendor Christmas Tea and Holiday Sale

Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Enjoy a complimentary warm drink and Christmas cookie while you shop for holiday gifts from these artists and vendors:
  • Duncan Manor Christmas Ornaments with funds to Duncan Manor Restoration Fund and FRIENDS of Towanda Library
  • Beadwork by Betsy Thompson
  • Alpaca Wool Art by Stan and Janetta Bauer
  • Tastefully Simple by Marsha Mesk 
  • Scentsy by Jan Cavallo
  • Norwex by Michelle Kerr
  • 31 by Lindsey Hale
  • Felt Designs by Kara  Kirchner
  • Pampered Chef by Annette Hancock
  • Custom Pearl Designs by Melodee Beckman
  • DoTerra Oils by Vanessa Houssian
Sign up for door prizes from vendors.
Support your library, your community, and Duncan Manor Restoration Fund.
Items from artists and vendors currently on display at the library. Stop by for a sneak peek or to pick up your own catalogs.

Wednesday Morning Pre-School Story Hours

October 7 – Firefighters Visit; October 14 – Counting Fall Things; October 21 – Pumpkin Fun! October 28 – Happy Halloween!…come dressed in costume.

The Very Ready Reader Program

This program is a comprehensive early literacy curriculum used by our library. Children between the ages of three and five need to interact with their peers to learn social skills. Adults need to provide guidance and should always model appropriate social graces. Story characters also provide “windows” to view adaptive problem solving and interaction skills. True reading comprehension is based solidly upon human relationship understanding rather than just upon letter sound decoding.

Bulldog Book Club for 4th & 5th Graders

The club meets right after school on September 30 and October 14 & 28. September 30th the activity relates to Chompby Carl Hiaasen. October 14th Chomp is discussed. October 28 the activity relates to Rump by Liesl Shurtliff. November 18th Rump is discussed.


Offers a book discussion that is open to the public on Tuesday, October 13th. “A Man Called Ove” by Frederick Bachman is a funny crowd-pleaser that serves up laughs to accompany a thoughtful reflection on loss and love. The book received starred reviews from several sources.

October 1st Deadline for November 7th Artist/Vendor Holiday Sale

The FRIENDS of Towanda Library will meet at 4:00 pm on October 6th to determine which artists and vendors will participate in the 6th Annual Artist/Vendor Holiday Sale to benefit the library. Only those who have paid their registration fee by October 1st will be considered. Duncan Manor will have a special item at this year’s sale.

Read to Dogs

Read each Tuesday evening in September and October. Children whose parents have given written permission may schedule a 15-minute appointment with a canine friend from 5:30 to 6:30.

Needlework Group

This group meets at the library every Tuesday night throughout the year from 5:00 to 7:00. Some crochet, some knit, some felt. Everyone enjoys themselves by dropping in whenever they are able.

Watch for Ancestry.com

Coming to your library for you to use free-of-charge within the library – beginning January 1, 2016.

Tumblebooks and World Book Encyclopedia

These are available online for you to use from home 24/7…thanks to the subscriptions paid by your Towanda Library. All you need is a Towanda Library card.