College and Career Workshops at the Hoyt Library


The Hoyt Library has scheduled the following college and career workshops presented by Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, MS, a Private Career and College Counselor, of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates for high school students, college students, and their parents.

All workshops are on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

09/14 – Best Fit – How to Determine Your “Best-Fit” Colleges—Strategies and Advice on finding the best college for each student based on a variety of factors.

09/28 – Standardized Testing -Standardized College Testing: Information and Preparation— this workshop will address all of the options for standardized college admissions testing and provide tips for successful preparation.

10/12 – Special Needs Students and Strategies –Special Needs Students and Strategies for Post-Secondary Success—Advice and information for special needs students and families planning for post-secondary education.  Specific information will be presented on transition, college and career options, employment, standardized testing, OVR, and other relevant needed information. Several brochures and pamphlets will be provided to each family for additional pointers.

10/19 – My Top 10 Tips for Getting Admitted to the College of Your Dreams

11/09 – Intro to Financial Aid and Scholarships and Forms Forum – Intro to Financial Aid and Scholarships—Basic information and tips on financial aid regarding—forms, procedures, and terminology.  Scholarship information will also be provided. Forms Forum—designed to help students and parents complete any forms required for college admissions, financial aid, scholarships. There is a $10.00 charge per family only for this workshop’s materials.

01/11/14 – You Have Graduated From College, What’s Next? – You Have Graduated from College, What’s Next?—How to become a successful employee—seeking and applying for a job, additional education opportunities, resume building, networking, office etiquette.

01/18/14 – Resumes and Cover Letters

01/25/14 – Mock Interview, Appropriate Dress, and Etiquette for Interviewing.

All workshops are free of charge, except for a $10 material fee per family on 11/09.  Don’t miss out on important information, and necessary college deadlines and applications!

Register by calling the Hoyt Library today!


Sweet Witches Bakers Sunflower Cake or Cupcake Decorating Class at the Hoyt Library


Join the Sweet Witches Bakers on Saturday, September 21st from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a sunflower cake, or cupcake decorating class!

Students may choose whether they would like to decorate a cake or cupcakes.

If you choose to decorate a sunflower cake, then students are asked to bring two 8 inch x 2 inch cake layers; or you may choose to use a styrofoam “cake dummy”. The fee is $20 if you bake your own cake, or $25 with the cake dummy. The styrofoam form will be yours to keep for future projects, or to practice on at home. Students choosing to bring cake layers are asked to come to class at 12:30 p.m., so that we can level and fill the cake.

If you choose to decorate sunflower cupcakes; the fee is $15 if you bake, or $20 if we bake the 6 cupcakes for you.

Payment is due at time of registration, and the final day to register is Friday, September 20th.

For additional information call the Youth Services Department of The Hoyt Library, or go to, or on Facebook at Sweet Witches.



Story Time Registration Begins September 16th at The Hoyt Library


Registration for The Hoyt Library’s Story Time program will begin on Monday, September 16th. The program features age-appropriate stories, crafts, activities and free play in our play room.

Story Time, for children aged 18 months to five years and their caregivers, meet on Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and November 5, 12, and 19 and December 3 and 10, at 10:30 a.m. Space is limited and registration is required. Please note, if registering for the program you must be able to attend all sessions.