August 2014 Newsletter
Important Dates

Summer Hours
The library is only open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays until 8/23.

The library will be closed on Saturday, 8/30 & Monday, 9/1 in observation of Labor Day.

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Our library is always busy with programs for infants through adulthood.  Children's programs require many supplies. 
A wonderful way to say "thank you" for library services to our community, is to donate items from our Amazon Wish List.  Click the link below for details.  Thank you in advance!

SRP is Winding Down
This year's Summer Reading Program (SRP) is coming to a close.  Only 2 weeks left!  Participants can enter their minutes online or complete a paper log.  Children and teens just need to read (or be read to) 15 minutes a day for a week in order to be eligible for a prize.  For more information about this program, click on image above.

We also have a number of wonderful programs still yet to come, including:
Mad Scientist - Saturday, August 2nd at 10:30 am*
Snapology - Monday, August 4th at 6:00 pm*
"How to Think like a Scientist" - Tuesday, August 12th at 6:00 pm

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please call (610-374-2385) or stop by the library to sign up.
Block Party - August 16, 2014 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 The library is once again teaming up with the Wyomissing Police & Fire Departments for an unforgettable block party event.  There will be a moon bounce, games, and other activities.  Don't miss your opportunity to dunk a policeman or fireman.  

Help support the library by purchasing a snack from the concession stand.  We will have hot dogs, soft pretzels, and much more.


Due to the road construction on Reading Blvd, the Block Party will take place on the side and back of the building (Franklin St. & Poplar Ln.). 

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon! 

Garden Volunteegardening-items.jpgrs Needed
We are still looking for volunteers to help with the light weeding and watering of the library grounds this summer.  Our group of hard working gardeners meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:30-10:30 am.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Colleen Stamm at 610-374-2385 or Library Edition
The Wyomissing Public Library is pleased to announce that we now have library edition.  This is a genealogy database offering hundreds of resources on researching one's family history, including such items as federal census records, passenger ship manifests, and other documents.  Access to this database is restricted to library use only (no remote access).  Stop by the library to research your family's history!
Featured eBook: Duncan Hines

Duncan Hines (1880-1959) may be best known for the cake mixes, baked goods, and bread products that bear his name, but most people forget that he was a real person and not just a fictitious figure invented for the brand. America's pioneer restaurant critic, Hines discovered his passion while working as a traveling salesman during the 1920s and 1930s - a time when food standards were poorly enforced and safety was a constant concern. He traveled across America discovering restaurants and offering his recommendations to readers in his best-selling compilation Adventures in Good Eating (1935). The success of this work and of his subsequent publications led Hines to manufacture the extremely popular food products that we still enjoy today.


In Duncan Hines, author Louis Hatchett explores the story of the man, from his humble beginnings in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to his lucrative licensing deal with Proctor & Gamble. Following the successful debut of his restaurant guide, Hines published his first cookbook, Adventures in Good Cooking (1939), at the age of 59 and followed it with The Dessert Book (1955). These culinary classics included recipes from many of the establishments he visited on his travels, favorites handed down through his family for generations, and new dishes that contained unusual ingredients for the era. Many of the recipes served as inspiration for mixes that eventually became available under the Duncan Hines brand.

This authoritative biography is a comprehensive account of the life and legacy of a savvy businessman, American icon, and an often-overlooked culinary pioneer whose love of good food led to his name becoming a grocery shelf favorite. Hatchett offers insightful commentary into the man behind the cake mix boxes and how he paved the way for many others like him.


To access this eBook, click the book cover image.  For additional eBook titles for kids, teens and adults, visit our growing eBook collection.
Trolley Tour Tradition

After a 26 year hiatus, we brought the Trolley Tour tradition back to Wyomissing last year to commemorate our centennial.  We would love to continue the trolley tradition for the families of Wyomissing.  The library is seeking help from community businesses and individuals to support this event. The tour is scheduled for the evening of Friday, December 12, 2014. Please consider becoming a program sponsor of this beloved tradition.


$100 Sponsor will receive:

  • 4 tour tickets
  • Premium tour time selection before registration opens to the public.
  • Recognition during the event, featured on the library's Facebook Page, eNewsletter sent to over 1,500 recipients, and the February newsletter mailing reaching 5,800 Wyomissing residents.  Sponsors also have the option of anonymity.  

Interested parties should complete the
sponsorship form and mail it with the donation
to Colleen Stamm
by September 30th

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WPL Mission Statment

"The mission of Wyomissing Public Library is to provide a wide variety of popular and informational material for reading, listening, and viewing. The library places an emphasis on those services which encourage children and parents to read together, as well as providing educational, cultural and general programs for the community at large. Electronic as well as print reference information is available."