Library receives funds from Claysburg Education Foundation

Courtesy photo Addison Bushore receives an award for her artwork from Terri Lingenfelter, secretary of the board of trustees of Claysburg Area Public Library.

CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg Area Public Library was awarded $3,000 from the Claysburg Education Foundation for the 2019-20 Learning @ the Library program.

This program is a preschool program which prepares children for entering kindergarten. It also involves the parents/caretakers in the early reading education of their children. Children learn numbers, letters, colors and shapes. They also learn to listen to stories, participate in songs and develop social skills.

This program has been at the library for eight years. It is open to all children ages 3 to 5. Classes are held from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Visitors to the library will notice some bright changes in the Easy Reading area. Artwork of six children from Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School has been added to the area. Funds from the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation were received to make the area more attractive to young visitors. I

The library has a maker space to make your own cards. The library also has craft classes.

At 6 p.m. May 21, an acrylic pouring class will be held. Lacey Smith will instruct new techniques of painting. Call the library at 239-2782 to register. You will need a canvas with a wooden frame and three colors of paint. A $5 donation is requested.

At 6 p.m. May 30, Aaron Hileman, an antique tool collector based in Claysburg, will show examples of collectible axes and hatchets from Pennsylvania as well as from Sweden, Germany and Australia. This is a free program and no signup is needed; it is geared for adults although school-aged students are also welcome to attend.