Summer Reading Quest draws to a close

Courtesy photo Alivia Snyder built a piano using Nintendo LABO during Claysburg Area Public Library’s Summer Reading Quest program.

CLAYSBURG — The Summer Quest Program at the Claysburg Area Public Library ended on July 24.

The program covered Music Rocks, Rocks Rock, Art Rocks, Sports Rocks, Science Rocks, and ended with Rock the World.

In Music Rocks, the children had an opportunity to try some new instruments including the ukulele. The library has two ukuleles and two instruction books which may be taken out of the library.

During Rocks Rock, Suzanne Black of the Blair Conservation District talked about fossils and how they are made. The children were able to make their own fossils and paint a rock.

In Art Rocks, posters from Picturing America were used to introduce children to some famous works of art. Participants discussed what the artist wanted to say in their picture. Afterward, they made melted crayon art.

Sports Rock involved a sports trivia game and ended in a number of games of dodgeball.

During Science Rocks, the children used various building materials and created electric circuits.

Rock the World introduced the children to famous rocks around the world and ended with an ice cream party.

The library would like to thank McDonald’s and Benzel’s Bretzels for supporting the Summer Quest Program. Programs like this keep the children’s mind active during the summer.

The Learning @ the Library preschool program will resume on Sept. 4.

The program is a preschool program sponsored by the United Way of Blair County.

This program prepares the children for kindergarten and involves the caretakers in the children’s education.

Children ages 3 to 5 learn letters, colors, shapes and numbers. Pam Mauk leads them in songs and stories.

For more information, call the library at 239-2782.

‘Understanding Addiction’ Thursday

Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships will provide a free one-hour training for any community member.

“Understanding Addiction” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships 3001 Fairway Drive, Suite D, Altoona.

Registration is preferred by calling the Blair Drug and Alcohol Program at 381-0921.

Tiger Pride Day set for Saturday

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Tiger Pride Committee and the Hollidaysburg Area School District will host the fourth annual Tiger Pride Day throughout the day on Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

“I think Tiger Pride Day is great because it brings the school and community together and recognizes our great athletes and musicians,” said Owen Batzel, FBLA officer and a member of the Tiger Pride publicity committee.

“I love Tiger Pride Day because it is very fun. As a cheerleader, we get to perform and kick off the school year,” said Kylene Iachini, HAHS cheerleader and FBLA officer.

Other activities include:

n Boys and girls varsity soccer scrimmages.

n HAYFA games.

n Club booths and activities.

n Meet the Tiger mascot.

n Band performance.

n HAMPA concessions.

All community members are welcome to attend.