Eat Out & Bring the Kids for Free

Want to go out to eat more often but worried that you’ll spend too much money when you take the kids? No worries, check out the food venues below where the kiddos could snag a free meal during certain times. 

Monday

  • Applebee’s: Kids eat free on Monday and Tuesday nights at select restaurants. One free child entree per visit; however, it’s only $1.00 for additional kids’ meals.
  • Chili’s: 2 children’s entrees per adult meal purchase.
  • Golden Corral: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.
  • IHOP: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., kids under 12 eat free with adult meal purchase.

Tuesday

  • Denny’s: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Lonestar Roadhouse: All day; with purchase of adult mean
  • Bob Evan’s: After 4 p.m. with adult purchase
  • Friendly’s: All day
  • Pizza Hut: Evening
  • Perkins: All day
  • Texas Roadhouse: Kids 12 and under eat free.
  • Chick-fil-A: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., get a free kid’s meal with each adult purchase.

Wednesday

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. kids 12 and under eat for $.99.
  • TGI Fridays: All day; 1 free meal per adult entree

Saturday

Kids eat free every day

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Mock Interviewing and Etiquette Workshop

The Hoyt Library, on Saturday, February 08, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. will present a Mock Interviewing, Appropriate Dress and Etiquette Career Workshop, facilitated by Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, MS in the community room.

Severini-Kresock is a Private Career and College Counselor of NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates.

At the workshop participants will engage in a first-hand learning environment in which prime details geared towards successful interviewing tactics will be surveyed. These techniques serve as applicable foundations for college-bound students as well as individuals entering or re-entering the workforce. 

It it said that anyone can succeed in an interview after learning tips to answer difficult questions with strong responses. During the workshop scenarios of this nature will be presented to boost ease and confidence when forming responses. 

 

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at the Hoyt

MLK

Monday, January 20th is a federal holiday honoring the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.  and many utilize this day as a time for rest and personal enjoyment.

However, this year at the Hoyt Library we are taking a different approach. We are remembering Reverend Martin Luther King through a day of national service to our community. With this, we are asking patrons to bring non-perishable, yet not-expired, food items to our facility. There are individuals within our own backyard that need our assistance. All proceeds will be donated to our area food kitchen. This is a one-time only event.

Please look for the “MLK” marked boxes at either inside entrances of the library to place your donations in Honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

In addition, a  limited supply of  posters and markers will be made available for children to use at the library. With these supplies, children will have the distinct opportunity to design a poster depicting their personal view of what community service is all about, the option to create a Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. creation, or the option to bring a poster that was created at home. These works of art will be displayed throughout the library.

Also, don’t forget to stay awhile to check out the Hoyt Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. book displays, posters, videos, and coloring pages for children!

have any questions

Please remember the library

The Library is vital to the community and has provided resources free-of-charge to all who have used it over the past 85 years, but we need your help to continue our important work. This is the time of the year when many people are making decisions about their charitable giving, and we hope you will consider helping the Hoyt Library with a tax-deductible donation. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Werner at 570.287-2013 ext. 222 or mszafran@osterhout.lib.pa.us.

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