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

Providing opportunities that transform, inform and enrich lives.

Early Learning Programs and Handouts

These programs promote PA Forward, Pennsylvania Libraries Basic Literacy along with the Civic and Social Literacy.


This project has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.


Programs for Families with children ages 5 and underat the Mengle Memorial Library (headquarters of the Jefferson County Library System)

Summer Reading Program - Mondays June 13 - August 1 Join us weekly for a story and craft!

11:00am age birth to 4 | 1:00pm age 5 to 8 | 2:00pm age 9-18
Register in person or call (814-265-8245)

Weekly Storytime - Tuesdays @ 11 am (during the school year)

Please REGISTER (call 814-265-8245) for events.  Parents learn easy, fun activities they can do with their children at home to prepare their child for learning.  The families will receive a goody bag containing a board book, a puppet, handouts with information on early learning and flyers with other activities parents can do with their children. 


Book Guides

A to Z by Sandra Boynton                                                                               

A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judy Barrett

big fat hen by Keith Baker

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin, Jr. 

Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis

Cows in the Kitchen by Child's Play 

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Dinosaur, Dinosaur by Byron Barton 

Five Little Ducks by Child's Play   

Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss 

Freight Train by Donald Crews

Froggy Gets Dressed by Donald Crews

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by Child's Play

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw 

Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann

Ten Little Fingers by Child's Play 


Handouts and Guides for Educators

Family Development Time Handouts

Colors (Family Activities Handout)

Environmental Print (Family Activities Handout)

Letters  (Family Activities Handout)

The Importance of Play  (Family Activities Handout)

Singing  & Music (Family Activities Handout)

Talking & Dialogic Reading  (Family Activities Handout)

Writing  (Family Activities Handout)

Attention (Family Activities Handout)


Building Brain Power Flyer

Nursery Rhymes Cards

Every Child Ready To Read (slideshow with notes page)