The James V. Brown Library always has been the preschooler's door to early learning.
The staff believe you should never outgrow the love of your library.
They are committed to building lifelong library users.
The library has a new series of programs and services for tweens, reaching out to students in grades three to six.
The library's partnerships and relationship with Lycoming College is building a stronger community for our youth with free homework help after school, upcoming book discussions with the English Society and the Tween Art Fusion class led by a candidate for elementary art certification.
The library is building bridges and connecting the youth in the community with caring mentors and adults for inspiring imagination and interpersonal communication extending beyond social media.
All of the programs are linked in supporting the Search Institutes 40 Developmental Assets.
The Developmental Assets are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, successful adults.
Since its creation in 1990, Search Institute's framework of Developmental Assets has become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the U.S.
The assets are grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency and prevention. They represent the relationships, opportunities and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive.
The James V. Brown Library also has a Tween Lego Club, Tween Crochet Club, Tween Chess Club and Tween Comic Club. There are creative workshops for tweens in origami, duct tape designs, cooking and art.
Bob Lewis offers the Potato Chip Poker and there's Tween Book Chats this fall including the "Twice Upon a Time Series" by Wendy Mass or "Killer Pizza" by Greg Taylor.
The Reading Cafe is open from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday and students can earn a snack coupon for each 30 minutes they spend reading for fun.
The library also has a homework help area open from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday with a Lycoming College education student.
If you haven't been to the library since preschool storytime, we want you to come back. You never outgrow your library.