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Towanda District Library is seeking a Library Clerk who has the ability to work with the library staff, patrons, and local organizations to provide quality services and programs for the community. Responsibilities include planning/implementing adult programming – including volunteer recognition. The successful candidate will assist with data analysis and collection development, as well as circulation. Applicant must possess strong technology skills and enthusiasm for the profession. This is a part-time position for 10 to 12 hours/week. Working in the Saturday rotation is expected.  Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ideally, the candidate will have completed some courses leading to the Masters of Library Science. Applications available at the library. Apply by January 13, 2017. Contact: Karen Stott Bersche, Library Director at Towanda District Library EOE

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TOWANDA READS Book Discussions

This groups meets the 2nd Tuesday of even-numbered months. You are invited to join the group any time that the title interests you. February 14 @ 5 pm the group discusses “The Lilac Girls” by Martha Kelley and/or “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah.  Joining a book discussion adds a whole new dimension to reading!

Library Closings

When there is inclement winter weather, library closings will be posted on the library’s Facebook page. The rule of thumb is that the library is closed if Unit 5 schools announce a weather-related closing. Occasionally this will vary.

Senior Assistance Sessions

Community Care Systems and the Department on Aging will host information and assistance sessions at the library from noon to 2:00 on January 16, plus the third Monday of each subsequent month. Trained staff will answer your questions and assist you in filling out applications for homestead exemptions, Medicare, license plate discounts, etc. It is first-come, first-served at these monthly sessions.

Library Board Meetings

The next meeting of the Towanda Library Board is scheduled for 7:00 pm on January 17, 2017. All meetings are held at the library.

PreSchool Story Hours – Wednesdays during School Year

Each Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other pre-literacy building activities at the library. Very young children and their even younger siblings learn about the magical place that is “the library.” Regular attendance at Story Hours shapes the way your child will always see and use the library. Stories are a wonderful way to explore and encourage social/emotional awareness. Story Hours are a great place to meet and make friends!

Bulldog Book Club

4th and 5th Graders meet every “late-start” Wednesday throughout the school year from 2:30 to 3:30 at our library — to discuss the best juvenile literature, play games to locate library resources, create their own literary masterpieces, and have fun doing it! This is a safe environment to practice and hone reading skills learned at school. An after-school snack is served. Pre-registration is required. Multiple copies of the month’s book are available at the library.

Tuesday Tunes on First Tuesday of Month

The first Tuesday of school attendance each month a music therapist from Developing Melodies will lead singing, dancing, and stories at our library from 2:30 to 3:30. Tuesday Tunes is geared toward the developmental needs of Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Graders. Parents need to pre-register their child by picking up a registration form at the library. An after-school snack will be served.