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Join the Wyomissing Public Library
for more fun in 2017!
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Veteran's Speaker Series:
Walter Piotrowicz
Saturday, January 14th @ 1:00 pm

Mr. Piotrowicz served in the US Navy from 1953 to 1958. He will talk about his experiences as a "tin can" sailor on the USS McNair, a destroyer that was part of the 7th Fleet during the Korean Conflict, and later joined the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean during the Suez Canal crisis of 1957. All ages are welcome to attend.

Registration for this event is requested.  Please register here or call the main desk.

The History of Costume in Pennsylvania: 1600-1900
Saturday, January 28th @ 6:30 pm

Albright college professor Dr. Damayanthie Eluwawlage will discuss clothing as a symbolic indicator of status, which influenced class distinction in early Pennsylvanian society. 

Registration Requested.  Please register here or call the main desk.
Registration is requested.  Please register here or call the main desk.
Local Author: Suzie Carpenter
Wednesday, February 8th @ 6:00 pm

Join us as we welcome local author Suzie Carpenter. On the Bright Side is a story that can apply to all of us. It is a story about love, about learning to trust and let go of expectations, about finding a Zen place. It is a story about trusting your gut and staying true to your core values even when you're in doubt and despair and feeling like you're against all odds. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the program.
Mountains, Madness, and Miracles: 4,000 Miles of Appalachian Trail Stories
Saturday, February 18th @ 1:00 pm
Hiker Lauralee Bliss, an Appalachian Trail 4,000+ miler and the ridgerunner for Shenandoah National Park, will share stories and pictures from her 4,000 mile journey which she undertook northbound with her teen son and then southbound as a solo hiker. This presentation will inspire you to reach for your hiking dreams, whatever they might be. Her book, Mountains, Madness and Miracles: 4,000 Miles Along the Appalatian Trail, will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the event. 
Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy this special event.

Registration for this event is requested.  Please register here or call the main desk at 610-374-2385.
Welcome Miss Kris!
We are pleased to announce that Kristine Seibert is our new Children’s Librarian.

A resident of Wyomissing, Ms. Seibert holds a Master of Library Science from Kutztown University.

For the past six years, Kristine was the Library Media Specialist at Tenth and Green Elementary School in the Reading School District, where she was responsible for providing guidance to students and faculty for book selection, managing circulation, supervising student volunteers, organizing and coaching the Reading Olympics team and coordinating the semi-annual book fair, among other duties.

Ms. Seibert has had experience in other community libraries, at the Reading Public Museum where she was a gallery teacher, and at  Atonement Christian Preschool, where she taught world cultural and art enrichment classes. She has been a volunteer for the Greater Berks Food Bank, the Public Mural Community Youth Program and the Wyomissing Area School District. Ms. Seibert is a member of the PA School Librarians Association (PSLA) and the Kutztown University Department of Library Science Semi-Annual Book Review.

As the full-time Children’s Librarian, Ms Seibert will be responsible for managing the operations of the children’s department, coordinating special events including the Summer Reading Program and three storytimes per week for three different pre-school levels. She will also oversee the purchase of materials for the children’s department and work with other members of the library staff in developing new programs and outreach efforts for children in the community.

In her role as a children’s librarian, Ms. Seibert says, “I'm all about reading aloud to kids, at any age, and no child is ever too old to be read aloud to, because kids can listen to a story that may be on a higher reading level than their own reading level. This is how kids develop a love for, and motivation toward reading on their own, that instills in them a desire to become lifelong readers. I think what Jim Parker, the former Dean of Admission at Amherst College had to say when advising parents, really gets to the heart of it: ‘The best SAT prep course in the world is to read to your children in bed when they're little.'"

Join Miss Kris for Storytime!
Tales for Twos – Toddler Storytime
For children ages 18 months to 2
Every Thursday at 10:00 am
Toddler storytimes focus on early literacy techniques to help your child grow and develop personal and social skills.
All storytimes are followed by a simple craft. No registration required. 

Mini Mother Goose on the Loose
For children ages Birth to 2
Every Friday at 10:00 am
Sweet stories, songs & lapsit rhymes - a playtime just for baby and caregiver! Mother Goose on the Loose incorporates nursery rhymes, music, and movement to aid in developing literacy skills and strengthening bonds between caregiver and child. It is most beneficial when children
experience the program on a weekly basis. This program lasts 15-20 minutes and is followed by creative play with puppets, books, and blocks.  No registration required.
Preschool Storytime
For children ages 3-5
Every Wednesday at 10:00 am
Preschool storytimes focus on early literacy techniques to help prepare your child for their preschool and kindergarten classes.
All storytimes are followed by a craft to practice fine motor skills. No registration required.

Tail Waggin' Tutors
Tuesday, January 17th @ 6:00 pm

Come to the library and read with our therapy dogs!  Pick a spot in the library, grab a book, and hang out with our adorable furry friends.

All ages welcome.  No registration required.
Winter Warm-Up Celebration
Saturday, January 21st @ 10:30 am

Our winter celebration promises to warm you with stories, crafts, hot cocoa and donuts too!  So bundle up and come to the library for some wintertime fun.  All ages welcome.

Registration required.  Please register online here or call the main desk at 610-374-2385.
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Family Movie Night
Tuesday, January 24th @ 5:30 pm

This month we will be showing Ice Age 5: Collision Course.  Popcorn provided.  Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy during the movie.  Recommended for children age 6 and up.  Rated PG.  Length: 100 minutes. 

No registration required.
Board Game Blitz
Friday, January 27th @ 4:30 pm

Join us for fun night of games and pizza!  BYOG or play one of ours.  For teens in grades 7-12.  Questions?  Email
Miss Maria: maria@wyopublib.org.

No registration required.
9 Reading Blvd  Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 374-2385    www.wyopublib.org