Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits LogoDid you know we offer a variety of titles for you to use with your book club?

Below is a list of available titles (with Author, Number of Copies, Category, and Notes) as of 3/22/17, and we are adding more each month.

Feel free to call the library or stop in to discuss borrowing a book club set of books!

Title of Book: Author(s): How Many: Category: Notes:
Picnic in Provence (A Memoir with Recipes) Bard, Elizabeth 8 Non-Fiction
King Peggy: An American Secretary Bartels, Peggielene and Herman, Eleanor 10 Non-Fiction
A Week in Winter Binchy, Maeve 11 Fiction Audio Available
The Postmistress Blake, Sarah 5 Fiction
Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination Bogar, Thomas 6 Non-Fiction
The Boys in the Boat Brown, Daniel James 9 Non-Fiction Play-A-Way Available
The Silent Sister Chamberlain, Diane 10 Fiction
Missing You Coben, Harlan 10 Fiction
The House Girl Conklin, Tara 6 Fiction
Sarah’s Key DeRosnay, Tatiana 4 Fiction
The Boston Girl Diamant, Anita 7 Fiction
All the Light We Cannot See Doerr, Anthony 7 Fiction
Room Donoghue, Emma 4 Fiction 1 Large Print
The Walk Evans, Richard Paul 7 Fiction
One Thousand White Woman Fergus, Jim 9 Fiction
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Ford, Jamie 8 Fiction
In the Woods French, Tana 8 Fiction
Still Alice Genova, Lisa 8 Fiction Movie Available
Kitchen House Grissom, Kathleen 7 Fiction
Same Kind of Different as Me Hall, Ron & Moore, Denver with Vincent, Lynn 7 Non-Fiction Guide Book Available
Plainsong Haruf, Kent 9 Fiction
Unbroken Hillenbrand, Laura 5 Biography
The House We Grew Up In Jewell, Lisa 6 Fiction
The Memoir Club Kalpakian, Laura 3 Fiction
The Invention of Wings Kidd, Sue Monk 7 Fiction
Orphan Train Kline, Christian Baker 5 Fiction
Amish Grace Kraybill, Donald; Nolt, Steven M. and Weaver-Zerdner, David L. 9 Biography
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened Lawson, Jenny 10 Fiction
Paris Wife McClain, Paula 7 Fiction
Bittersweet McCullough, Colleen 6 Fiction
The Children Act McEwan, Ian 12 Fiction
Letters from Home McMorris, Kristina 6 Fiction
The Husband’s Secret Moriarty, Liane 10 Fiction
Everything I Never Told You NG, Celestie 7 Fiction
The Other Typist Rindell, Suzanne 7 Fiction
The Reader Schl, Bernhard 4 Fiction
An Invisible Thread Schroff, Laura 9 Non-Fiction
The End of your Life Book Club Schwalbe, Will 10 Biography
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society Shaffer, Mary Ann 5 Fiction
The Rosie Project Simsion, Graeme 8 Fiction CD Available
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Skloot, Rebecca 5 Non-Fiction
The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café Smith, Alenxander McCall 9 Fiction
The Cure for Anything is Salt Water South, Mary 6 Biography
The Light Between Oceans Stedman, M.L. 10 Fiction
The Apple Orchard Wiggs, Susan 10 Fiction
The Book Thief Zusak, Markus 9 Fiction

Vision Screenings at the Library

Central Susquehanna Sight Service will be providing vision screenings for Adults and Children (Age 2 to 6):

If you are interested in coming to one of these screenings, please let us know.

eyechartAdult Vision Screening

  • Date: January 24th, 2017 (DATE CHANGE)
    • Time: 1:00 pm until 3 pm
  • Location: Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library
  • Screening For:
    • Visual Acuity
    • Color Perception
    • Depth Perception
    • Peripheral Vision

Vision Screening for Children Ages 2 to 6

  • Date: January 26th, 2017 (DATE CHANGE)
  • Time: 1:00 pm until 3 pm
  • Location: Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library

End of Year “Extras”

libraryprogramsAlong with all the regularly scheduled programs offered at the library, we are preparing for a lot of fun additional activities for both children and adults.

November 12th from 2-4pm: Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the library for a make a take Pumpkin Craft.  (While you are here, children will be asked at also make a snowflake to be used on our Christmas tree for Selinsgrove Tree Fest.)

November 15th from 6-8pm: Adults are invited to sign-up for a Christmas themed Cross-Stitch class with our Director, Jeff.  This project will be provided free of charge, but seating is limited, so please sign-up in advance.

November 29th from 6:30-8pmInspired Designs by Keith Phelps will be back at the library.  This time Keith will be teaching us how to make a Christmas swag from permanent flowers.  Cost for the class is $25 and seating is limited.  Payment is required to hold your spot, so stop by the library today to sign-up.

December 3rd from 7am-6pmHoliday Treat Bus Trip – Ages 8 and Up – Start the holiday season with a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet. Through a generous donation from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, we are offering a FREE trip to Harrisburg to see the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s Annual Holiday Performance.  All costs for the day long adventure will be included. We ask that you CALL the library to sign up. Seats are limited.

December 7th from 6-8pm:  Come in your PJ’s to jump on our version of The Polar Express. We will try to re-create the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of riding this holiday train. We won’t leave the library but we hope this will get you in the holiday spirit that we enjoy sharing with the community every year!

December 10th from 10am-3pmNifty Gifites is back! Kids can come and make special holiday gifts for family members! We are asking that you call the library to sign up so we can have enough supplies!

December 31st from 10am-noonCountdown to Noon – It’s our Fourth YEAR to usher in another NEW YEAR! Come to the event that makes it easy to get the new year started. This festival is for anyone who wants to celebrate 2017 at NOON. Venues will be all around Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, the Masonic Hall, the Christ United Methodist Church, and of course King Street Park! Leading up to the excitement of the Oxygen Isotope drop – fun family friendly activities! If you haven’t done it yet, do it in 2016, Northumberland is the PLACE to be!

Get the “Scoop” on Summer Learning

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ

Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library will be the site for Summer Learning Opportunities starting on June 11 and running through August 1.



Saturday, June 11th will feature our  Fifth Annual Touch a Truck Event.  Children of all ages are invited to come to King Street Park and meet drivers who are an important part of how we get good and services.  Dump Trucks, Excavators, Fire Trucks, and more will be on display from 10-2.  Hands On Activities will also be occurring at King Street Park.




School Age Summer Learning: Children who have completed Kindergarten to Sixth Grade are invited to sign up for the library’s  “TEAM” this summer.  Each week, beginning on June 13 will feature speakers and activities around many sports and games.  Programs are held on Mondays from 1-3 PM, Tuesdays from 6-7 PM and Thursdays from 10-11AM.

Wee Ones:  Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers can join the Library “TEAM” this summer with their grown ups.  Programs will be held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM.  Come and join the fun as we jump like frogs, wiggle and giggle our way through books and music.  Programs will begin on June 15




Cruise Into Kindergarten:  This program is perfect for children entering Kindergarten.  Starting  June 24,  Friday mornings will help your soon to be Kindergarten Bound child, meet others, increase skills, and get ready for their next BIG step in the fall.  Registration is limited to 10 children. Programs will be held on Fridays from 10:30-11:30 AM



Teen Reading Lounge

Teen Reading Lounge!  Summer Style!  We loved our TRL Teens who participated in 8 weeks of  our first ever Teen Reading Lounge.  We will be offering Teens 12 and older a taste of Teen Reading Lounge in the summer.  Starting on June  23 we will start Teen Reading Lounge with some local history sessions about the Civil War.  Sessions will include local historians, the possibility of field trips,  art, and more.  Of course, BOOKS will be an important part of the program.  Registration is limited to 10 teens.


Summer Lunch program logo

Lunch and Learn:  The Summer Lunch Program is back!!  We will be a host site for the Children’s Free Summer Lunch program.  Monday-Friday, you can stop in and enjoy a book or activity while having a healthy lunch.  The program is free for children preschool to age 18. The only “rule” is that lunches must be consumed at the library.  Come and have lunch on us, starting June 13 at 11:00.

“It’s Your Day” @ PFML

Looking for a unique way to honor someone special?  Consider PFML’s new “It’s Your Day” program!  For a minimum donation of $25, you can nominate a deserving friend for some special treatment at the library!  on his/her day, the honoree’s name will be posted outside of PFML, his/her favorite book and movie pick will be on display next to the check out, and all receipts printed on that day will honor him/her.  Dates are available on a first come, first served basis, so pick a date and reserve it now!  See the front desk for details.


Teen Reading Lounge

Teen Reading Lounge

Shikellamy School District, Schools for the 21st Century are joining us for “Teen Reading Lounge!” Our first program will be on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3:30 PM. If you are a TEEN and want to come to an interactive, creative, and AWESOME book club, give us a call or message!

*New – AV2 Collection!

We are very excited to announce our new AV2 Collection!AV2

AV2 Books are a terrific resource for Children and Young Adults.  Not only are they wonderful hardback books full of beautiful pictures, they contain an online component to continue and advance your information even farther!

Click here for a demo of what the online component looks like:  Although, we do not have this exact title, we are sure there will be a topic you will enjoy!

These books would be perfect for a student doing a first time report, a teacher to use in class (most titles even have a Smart Board interaction), home school students, and more!

We have titles from A-Z.  For a more detailed list, just type “AV2” into the search bar of our online catalog:



Eat Right When Money Is Tight

Cyndi Clayton from Penn State Extension will be at PFM Library for a Free Workshop Series.  To learn more about this program click on this link:  Eat Right When Money Is Tight

Who: Cyndi Clayton, Nutrition Education Adviser, Penn State Extension

What: Free Workshop Series to help you to save money while improving your family’s health.

Where: Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 King St, Northumberland, PA 17857

When: Mondays, February 22& 29, March 7,14, & 21 (Weather make-up March 28)

Time: 12:00 —2:00 PM.


Try new foods and get prizes!

Information: Text or call: 570-369-8708 or call 570-556-4742,