Friday, February 29, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dover Area Community Library3700-3 Davidsburg RoadDover, PA 17315717-292-6814
CONTACT: Debbie Van de Castle
THE DOVER AREA COMMUNITY LIBRARY IS OFFERING FAMILY FINANCE HELP THAT’S “RIGHT ON THE MONEY”
Family-friendly program teaches parents and children to manage money
Dover – The Dover Area Community Library is pleased to announce that it will be offering free, family-oriented money management lessons through an innovative new program developed for Pennsylvania community-based organizations and libraries. “Right on the Money” is a program that uses fun, age-appropriate children’s books to introduce kids to key financial concepts and provides parents with tools to reinforce their own financial knowledge as well as help their children build sound money management skills.
“Nearly 75% of parents feel they are unprepared to teach their kids about basic personal finances,” said Debbie Van de Castle, Director of the Dover Area Library. “This program helps parents strengthen their financial skills. It also gives them creative ideas and helps them feel more comfortable teaching positive money management skills to their children. And, frankly, it’s a lot of fun!”
“Right on the Money” was developed through a partnership between the Penn State University Cooperative Extension, the Heinz Endowments and the Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education to create an easy-to-use curriculum for teachers, librarians and other community members who are interested in providing financial education to children ages 5-7 and their parents.
The four-part program will begin April 9, 2008. For more information, contact Debbie Van de Castle @ 717-292-6814
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Sloppy weather continues to make driving treacherous and road conditions exciting. Many libraries have opened, but with a delay.
Please call your library to ensure that they are open for business.
Due to a large-area electrical outage, the Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam is closed. They will re-open when power has been restored.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Registration for the February 27, 2008, seminar in the Herb Series at the Paul Smith Library filled up the first available day of registration – if you’re interested in the Herbal hors d'oeuvres class (held in March) you’ll want to sign up as soon as possible on the opening registration date - March 1st.
You can do this by phone (717) 235-4313, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the library.
A new local podcast has arrived!
Check out the latest broadcast with January’s artist of the month, Mary Swann. Mary will be speaking with Jason Hoppes and Carol Stampler about her art and life in southern York County.
What is a podcast?
Think of it Internet radio or television broadcasts.
The term "podcast" has nothing to do with iPods - rather, it is a portmanteau of the acronym "Pod"—standing for "Portable on Demand"—and "broadcast".
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
There is a cap of 30 participants, but there's always room and snacks for spectators! Cheer on your friends and watch as the songs get harder and the players dwindle in number.
We have 24 have already signed up, so get on it soon if you want to compete.
Special thanks go to Gamestop for their sponsorship and support - the top winners in each category will receive a Gamestop gift card.
All competitors must register in advance and may do so by calling (717) 632-5183 and asking for the Teen department.
Monday, January 21, 2008
To win, he needs our help!
Please go to the Jif Peanut Butter site and vote!
Please vote for Ian from Pennsylvania's Monstwich. You can vote once each day from now until February 11th to help him.
There are ten incredibly creative recipes from children aged 6-12, so for some extra fun, copy down the recipes and try them out!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Works by local artist Dee Brua will be displayed at the Library through February 9, 2008. Commissions from the sale of art work will benefit the Library. The event is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
Drawn to watercolors all her life, Dee Brua imagined she would have lots of time to devote to learning to paint after retirement. However, when she was laid off after 25 years, a friend coaxed her into taking watercolor classes while she looked for another job. Hooked after the first class with Pat Thorn in 1999, she has continued her studies to learn new techniques and stay connected to other artists. She found another job, but couldn’t stop painting.
All sales from the Art Exhibit will be available for pick-up on Saturday, February 9, 2008, and gallery commissions will benefit the Paul Smith Library.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of Southern York County Library.
Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five.
Proceeds benefit the Mason Dixon Public Library.
Last year’s winner received a prize package valued at over $500 which included a one night stay at the Hampton Inn in Shrewsbury, gift cards and gift baskets. Tickets are available at the library.
- a one night stay at the Hampton Inn in Shrewsbury
- A lovely collection of breakfast items from Cracker Barrel
- gift cards for WalMart and Giant
- Cookie Lee Jewelry
- Gift Certificates from local restaurants including China Wok and Spaterro's
It is also not quite this large.
Monday, January 14, 2008
As seen in the news - Tales for Tails
Children who are new to reading or who need a little help can benefit by reading to a dog in Tales for Tails sessions at the Glatfelter Memorial Library.
Molly, Luke, Sophie, Brewster and Buddy are ready to listen! Please register ahead of time, and come the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.
For details or to register, stop by the library or call 235-3220.
A little about our furry listeners: they are either certified through Therapy Dog International or Therapy Dog Incorporated.
Here are some of the requirements to be a therapy dog - (these may vary, depending on their certification)
- A dog must be a minimum of one (1) year of age and have a sound temperament.
- Each dog must pass the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC),
- They must have a temperament evaluation for suitability to become a Therapy Dog.
- The test will also include the evaluation of the dog's behavior around people with the use of some type of service equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.).
Paul Smith, a native York County businessman and World War II veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, started Paul L. Smith Builders in 1946. In Southern York County, Smith built the Southern Farms Development, Oakwood Manor, Eastwood Townhomes, a portion of Forest Lakes, Market Square Shopping Center, Freedom Hills, Slyder Estates, and Boundary Road Apartments, in addition to many private homes.