The Friends of the Library will now be collecting book donations at a new location!
We will continue to receive donations of books for the annual book sale at the 2nd St Community & Municipal Center in the Northumberland Borough Building, 175 Orange St., Northumberland, PA. The time will still be the first Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
For more information take a look at the Friends section on our Give page, or download the Friends’ Brochure for more information or to become a Friend of the Library.
Acceptable books include:
- Books that are in good condition
- Textbooks, encyclopedias and medical books that are newer than 5 years old.
Excluded items include:
- Reader’s Digest condensed books
- VHS or cassette tapes
Friends of the Library
Raising Funds and Awareness
The Friends of the Library are dedicated to promoting the library as a center for education, cultural enrichment and entertainment in the community. The group seeks to develop a core of volunteers to energize community support, raise funds through public and private sources, and serve as ambassadors of the library to the community at large.
Is your child about to enter Kindergarten? Would you like him or her to have a short practice run? Come to our Kindergarten Kickstart program and they can be a little more prepared on the first day of school this year.
The dates are Tuesday July 28 and Thursday July 30, 11-12:30.
We will be focusing on School Readiness, talking about what might happen in Kindergarten, and meeting new friends. Two dates are planned and children should attend both sessions.
Remember, this program is for children who will be entering Kindergarten for the first time this upcoming School Year.
Please call the library to sign up.
A Painting by Renoir of Monet painting in his garden.
Calling area painters, poets, musicians, artists and story-tellers of all types, from beginner to pro! Don’t let the summer get away from you too quickly. Enjoy some art and light refreshments with like-minded friends in the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library Garden once again!
Tuesday evening, July 21st at 7:00, weather permitting, artist, and Cross Keys Poetry member Faith Saxton Gallo will be setting up her easel in the library garden for the second time this summer.
If you paint, draw, play an instrument, tell stories, write fiction, or compose poems–even if you just enjoy flowers and fine company in the shade, we invite you to join us. Artists can open their notebooks and sketchbooks, or set up their easels along with us. We’d love it if you wanted to tap out a rhythm on your bongos, or practice some chords on your guitar! Consider it a relaxed community rehearsal, just artists doing what they love to do in the beautiful atmosphere of our Library Garden.
Faith’s canvas for July’s Arts in the Garden
Perhaps you’ve seen one of Faith’s recent exhibitions, or were fortunate enough to take a watercolor class with her here at the library. In any case, this event is completely casual, and non-poets and the artistically challenged are encouraged to attend, enjoy a cool beverage, and wind down a summer day with us.
Again, that’s Tuesday, July 21st, starting at 7:00 pm, maybe a bit earlier, to make the most of the daylight.
*Note: In case of inclement weather, the function will move inside the library.