The Hoyt 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 Jane Manganella at 570.287-2013 ext. 235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Timothy Maloney from Falmouth, Kentucky has a very interesting hobby- collecting library cards. It just so happens that Tim has even collected a Luzerne County Library System library card.
There are currently over 1450 libraries in more than 45 states represented within his collection. Aside from library cards within the United States, he also has a vast collection of cards from more than a dozen countries across the world.
Join the Sweet Witches Bakers on Monday, October 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and learn how to decorate a “Witch Leg Cake” from one of our areas best decorating bakers, just in time for that special Halloween event!
Each class must have a minimum of 5 students, and be registered no later than two days before the class, or the class will be cancelled. Payment may be made by cash, or check, at the library.
The cost of the class is $25.00 per person. Students are asked to bring two 8” or 9” cake layers, or the bakers can provide a “dummy cake” for them to decorate for $30.
Invite your friends to come and have some fun!
For additional information call us at 570-287-2013.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association, is going pink in an effort to raise awareness and promote early detection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is second to melanoma skin cancer in leading causes of death for women. Breast cancer deaths among women were 40,676 in the United States in 2009. (U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group).
Libraries throughout Pennsylvania play an important role in helping citizens actively manage their own well-being, thus making them effective partners with their healthcare providers. For many, a library is the first stop after receiving a diagnosis from their doctor. The Hoyt Library maintains a strong collection of health information, including medical manuals, coping guides, memoirs of survivors, and access to current medical research and data.
The Hoyt Library also offers free access to online sites such as the Mayo Clinic, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the U.S. National Library of Medicine for up-to-date research and statistics. Additionally, Pennsylvania residents can use Consumer Health through the state’s POWER Library. Click here to access the POWER Library. Consumer Health provides articles, research reports, and drug information, as well as alternative solutions.
Libraries are the connectors between people and information. When facing a diagnosis, facts and research from reliable sources can be comforting. The Hoyt Library has quality materials and resources to help patients make informed decisions about their healthcare. Although National Breast Cancer Awareness Month started more than 25 years ago, much is still needed to be done to help fight this disease.
For more information on PA Forward, visit www.paforward.org.