Mengle Memorial Library  
Jefferson County Library System Headquarters  
(814) 265-8245   

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Wonderful Wednesdays

 The Mengle Memorial Library announces plans for the upcoming Wonderful Wednesdays at Brockway’s public library.  The scheduled dates are April 15 and 22 with Surprise Saturday on April 25.  Events begin at 11 am.  You may remember our prior events held in February as Winter Wednesdays. This year we are moving to April after Easter and doing Wonderful Wednesdays.

Wonderful Wednesdays is a quality used book sale in a welcoming café setting.  Quality used books are offered as well as puzzles, videos, audiobooks, and music cassettes for affordable pricing.  The café features a variety of homemade soups, kitchen fresh baked goods, and beverages.  Items are available for dine in from 11 am to 2 pm.  Take-out is available till 7 pm on a first come, first served basis.

Surprise Saturday on April 25th is a kids’ day with storytelling, face painting, games and activities.  The highlight of the day will be a special visit from Doc McStuffins.  There will be an opportunity for pictures with Doc McStuffins, so bring your camera.

These special events at the library were started by Barbara Pisarchick as a fundraiser for our library when the state budget was reduced.  Her enthusiasm for the project was contagious as community members volunteered to support the efforts to generate money for the library and show civic pride in the library.  This support continues with widespread cooperation as committees form, sign-ups for donated items increase, and the community genuinely looks forward to these annual events.

This year’s committees involve a large number of women who serve on the following: Books, Desserts, Beverages, Soups, Publicity, Door Prizes, Decorating, Greeters, and Kids’ Programming.   Volunteers provide the hearty soups and the delicious baked goods.  CenClear generously sponsors the special visitor.  These events involve many community members who give of their time and their talents to benefit the library. 

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Teen Reading Lounge      

Join us for the teen book club the first Tuesday of each month.  In April, we will be reading an ebook from our website, The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart.  Call the library or come in to sign up or to get more information.

Mengle Memorial Library in Brockway is excited to announce that we have been selected to participate in the PA Humanities Council’s Teen Reading Lounge. Teen Reading Lounge (TRL) is a program designed to get students in middle and high school excited about and discussing the humanities. Teens who participate in TRL will participate in book discussions, projects, and activities to get them talking and thinking about literature.

In recent years, science and math have taken a prominent place in education, and the study of humanities has taken a bit of a back seat.  But it is through the study of the humanities that we learn about other people, places and cultures. Through these studies, we learn speaking and listening skills, critical thinking and comprehension skills, and how to relate to others.

This is a fun program with activities and book discussions (check our calendar of events for book titles, dates, and times).  Teen Reading Lounge is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of the Commonwealth Libraries.

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Mengle Memorial Library is a participating site for the Statewide Access card.

The Mengle Memorial Library serves as the headquarters for the Jefferson County Library System.