Amelia Bedelia’s Birthday Bash!

Celebrate Amelia Bedelia’s Birthday on Monday, January 27th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the community room of the library.

Amelia Bedelia is the protagonist and principal character in books written by Peggy Parish, until her passing in 1988, and now by her nephew, Herman Parish. “Amelia Bedelia” books have been a favorite of young children for generations. Amelia’s character is based upon a maid in Cameroon, where Peggy Parish spent many of her younger years. She is a delightful character that repeatedly misunderstands what she is asked to do, and interprets commands very literally. If she is asked to make a sponge cake, she makes it out of actual sponges; if she is asked to weed the garden, she plants weeds!

Click here to view an Amelia Bedelia slideshow.

Join in the fun by coming in dressed like your favorite Amelia Bedelia character!

You can bring in your own home- made Amelia Bedelia birthday card and we will place it on display at the library, or join in our craft fun.

Refreshments of punch and birthday cake will be served while supplies last!

Registration is mandatory, as space is limited! Walk-ins will not be accepted for this program.

To register, call the Hoyt Library at 570-287-2013

Resumes and Cover Letters Workshop

The Hoyt Library, on Saturday, January 18th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. will present a Resumes` and Cover Letters Workshop, by Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, MS, a Private Career and College Counselor of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, in the community room of the library.

The workshop is for anyone who is interested in specific guidelines on building different types of resumes`, and advice for writing an eye catching cover letter!

Participants may bring copies of their own resume for critique.

To register for this career building workshop, call the Hoyt Library at 570-287-2013.

An Interviewing, Appropriate Dress and Etiquette Career Workshop

The Hoyt Library, on Saturday, January 25th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. will present an Interviewing, Appropriate Dress and Etiquette Career Workshop, by Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, MS, a Private Career and College Counselor of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, in the community room of the library.

The workshop will present major details on successful interviewing techniques applicable for students planning on attending college, and for adults entering, or re-entering the workforce.

Various scenarios and advice will be discussed for the “hard to answer questions” during interviews, in addition to the skills on how to handle them with ease and confidence.

To register for this career building workshop, call the Hoyt Library at 570-287-2013.

You Have Graduated from College, What’s Next?

The Hoyt Library, on Saturday, January 11th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. will present the workshop: You Have Graduated from College, What’s Next? , by Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, MS, a Private Career and College Counselor of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, in the community room of the library.

The workshop is for anyone who is interested in the following information: how to become a successful employee, how to seek and apply for a job, how to find additional educational opportunities, how build a resume`, how to network, and once being hired; proper office etiquette.

Register by calling the Hoyt Library today for this free career building workshop!

Men’s Health and Wellness Presentation

Melissa Gomez, a Quality Community Outreach Specialist from AmeriHealth Northeast, will present, a  “Stay Strong – Live Healthy, Women’s Wellness Initiative” program from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Monday, January 06, 2014, in the community room of the Hoyt Library.

The Women’s Wellness Initiative addresses social, physical, mental, and environmental health factors which influence women’s health. The program will focus on three areas of women’s health; heart disease, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. An overview of risk factors that can, and can’t be controlled, signs and symptoms, and recommended screenings and tests for women, will be discussed.

Please call the Hoyt Library to register at 570-287-2013.

“Stay Strong- Live Healthy” Women’s Wellness Initiative

Melissa Gomez, a Quality Community Outreach Specialist from AmeriHealth Northeast, will present, a  “Stay Strong – Live Healthy, Women’s Wellness Initiative” program from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Monday, January 06, 2014, in the community room of the Hoyt Library.

The Women’s Wellness Initiative addresses social, physical, mental, and environmental health factors which influence women’s health. The program will focus on three areas of women’s health; heart disease, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. An overview of risk factors that can, and can’t be controlled, signs and symptoms, and recommended screenings and tests for women, will be discussed.

Please call the Hoyt Library to register at 570-287-2013

Coupon Deal of the Week, December 2nd

Purchase Ghirardelli bagged chocolate at Rite Aid for only $.50 per bag!

How to do it:

There is currently a sale at Rite Aid in which you can get 2 bags of chocolate for $5.00 USD. However, there is also an available manufacturer coupon to save $2.00 PER BAG.  To access the manufacturer coupon please click here. Please note that you can only print two coupons per computer.

If you have any questions please the Information Services Department and ask to speak with Stephen. 

A Youth Sports Safety and Poison Prevention, Be Safe. Not Sorry!

The Hoyt Library, on Monday, November 25th will present two programs for children and their parents in the community room of the library from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. by Melissa Gomez, a Quality Community Outreach Specialist from AmeriHealth Northeast.

“The Youth Sports Safety” program will instruct children and parents on ways to reduce the risks of sports-related injuries by identifying key components to safety such as location, equipment, and good instruction. Participants will also learn the medical treatment method known as RICE for common injuries, such as sprains and strains.

“Poison Prevention, Be Safe. Not Sorry!”, is a two-tiered PowerPoint presentation which outlines how to recognize poisons, where they are found, how poisoning can occur, how to prevent them and what to do in a poison emergency. Topics also include lead and carbon monoxide poisoning. The first section of this program can be used for children and the following sections are targeted toward adults and caregivers.

All participants receive health related materials and giveaways such as headbands, water bottles, lunch/sports bags, pedometers, band-aids, toothbrushes, portion plates, etc.

To register, call the Hoyt Library at 570-287-2013

Taking Care of Yourself, Healthy Tips for Teens

The Hoyt Library, on Thursday, November 21st program on a variety of topics relating to Teen Health, by Melissa Gomez, a Quality Community Outreach Specialist from AmeriHealth Northeast. The program will focus on healthy eating and physical activity for teens, personal and internet safety, dental hygiene and teen depression.

Ms Gomez will also include in her presentation information about the importance of healthy relationships, being a responsible young adult, and taking charge of your own health.

A discussion period will follow the program and light refreshments will be served.