June 2015 Newsletter
 
 
Join Our Mailing List
 
 
Garden Volunteers Needed!
 
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The Wyomissing Public Library is looking for volunteers to help with the light maintenance of the library grounds including weeding and watering plants.


Our volunteer gardeners meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month during the summer from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

 
Please call or stop by the Main Desk sign-up!
 
Are YOU a community hero? 
The library is looking for community heroes to join us for our summer storytimes!

 
If you, or someone you know, is involved with 
education, youth or senior programs, environmental issues, animal interests, religious institutions, arts and culture, or health and human services, please email Miss Joie at joie@wyopublib.org

Our storytimes are Wednesday and Thursday mornings @ 10:00 and last about 40 minutes. If you're passionate about what you do, we want to hear from you!  
 
Summer Movie Nights:
Tuesday, June 9
@ 5:30 p.m.
 
"Paddington" 
Tuesday, July 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
 
"The Incredibles"

 
 
Can't make it to storytime?
Don't worry -- Miss Joie created a Goodreads list of all the books she read at storytime throughout the year! Please click here to view her Storytime Booklist, and feel free to add her as a Goodreads friend for book recommendations.
 
NEW Therapy Dog Program! 
   

 

Join us throughout the summer to read to the very best listeners - our therapy dogs! 

  

Monday, 6/29 @ 6:30 p.m.


Monday, 7/13 @ 4:00 p.m. 

Monday, 7/27 @ 6:30 p.m. 


Wednesday, 8/5 @
10:00 a.m. for storytime!


*No registration required.


 
Poetry Practicum
 
 Calling all poets! Join Berks County's Poet Laureate, Nancy Yeager, for our weekly poetry workshops. All levels of poets are invited to participate, and emphasis will be placed on reading and writing free verse. All you need is a notepad and a pencil.

 

Join us Thursdays from 1:30-3:00 p.m.  

 
 
Thank you!
 
We would like to thank everyone who supported our 2015 Kentucky Derby Party.  This event raised over $4,000 for our library!
 
 
Save the Date!

 
The library is having a HUGE fundraiser on Tuesday, July 28 at Barnes & Noble, Chipotle, and YoGo Crazy from 4:00 p.m. - close! Visit one (or all three) of these locations to support the Wyomissing Public Library.  More details and fundraiser vouchers will be available closer to the date. Stay tuned!
 

 

 
 
 
Summer Reading is here!
 
Our 2015 theme is "Every Hero Has a Story" -- join us from
June 8 - August 15 as we celebrate all kinds of heroes. Calendars for the summer will be available beginning June 1 at the library
and on our website. 
 
If you're a member of the Wyomissing Swimming Pool, please visit Miss Joie and Miss Jill on Saturday, June 6 between 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. under the pool's pavilion for a sneak peak at the prizes, registration, superhero stories, and information about our upcoming programs. If you can't make it to the pool, you can still pre-register at the library!
 
How Do Heroes Solve Crimes?

Help the library kick off our summer reading program with a demonstration given by Wyomissing's Crime Scene Unit on 
Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how officers analyze their crime scene evidence using science and technology to solve the case.  This program is perfect for ages 8+ (including adults). No registration required.
 
Adult Programs 
 
Art Film Matinee -- "Cake" 
Jennifer Aniston stars in this movie as 
the acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.
 
Friday, June 12 @ 2:30 p.m.

  

Tea & Classics Book Club -- "The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller

When she was 19 months old, Helen Keller (1880-1968) suffered a severe illness that left her blind and deaf. Not long after, she also became mute. Her tenacious struggle to overcome these handicaps-with the help of her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan-is one of the great stories of human courage and dedication. 


Completely devoid of self-pity, yet full of love and compassion for others, this deeply moving memoir offers an unforgettable portrait of one of the outstanding women of the twentieth century.C 

Wednesday, June 17 @ 6:30 p.m.
 
Please pick up your book at the main desk. 


Use Goodreads to keep track of what you've read! Goodreads has book reviews, recommendations, reading challenges and MORE! Sign up (for free) today!
 
 
Literary Heroes Club

Literary Heroes Club will explore our favorite book heroes all summer long! Join us for discussions about Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Katniss Everdeen,  Matilda, and MORE! 


Literary Heroes Club meets Friday 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24 from
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Please bring your lunch. This club is perfect for ages 8+, but all ages are welcome! 

 

 
"Graphically Speaking"

 

Do you love graphic novels and Manga? Join our "Graphically Speaking" discussion and recommend your favorites!  All ages welcome.

Want more graphic novels at the library? Bring a recommended list for Miss Joie.  
Tuesday, June 16 @ 12:30 p.m.
*No registration required.  

 

 
 
Performed by the Yocum Institute, this 40 minute play tells the story of ten-year-old  Violet, who is determined to show the world just how special she is. Violet sets out to break a world record, but becomes accidentally extraordinary when she's struck by lightening - twice - and gains control over all things electric!
 
Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies, and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head.
(For family audiences; no registration required.)

 

 Wednesday, June 17 @ 6:00p.m.

Dinner on the lawn @ 5:30!
 
Animal Heroes: The Animal Olympics

What animals can jump the highest or longest? Who is the best swimmer or flyer? Who eats the most and is the strongest? Learn the answers to all of these questions and many others relating to an animal's athletic ability. First you will learn about the different animals and then you will have a chance to beat their records and see how human abilities compare to theirs. This program is open to all ages! 
Monday, June 22 @ 6:00 p.m. 
Dinner on the lawn @ 5:30!
*No registration required.  
 

 
Do you love Harry Potter AND your community? 

Join the library's first ever "Harry Potter Alliance" -- a club dedicated to changing the world through a love of literature. 
The Harry Potter Alliance "turns fans into heroes. We're changing the world by making activism accessible through the power of story. Since 2005, we've engaged millions of fans through our work for equality, human rights, and literacy."
 

 
The HPA chapter will be starting at the Wyomissing Public Library on June 23 at 5:30 p.m.We will discuss our plans for activism throughout the summer and create our library chapter name. The HPA is open to ALL AGES (including adults) who want to get involved and change the world! We look forward to seeing you on June 23!

 
For more information about the HPA, please visit: http://thehpalliance.org OR view creator Andrew Slack's TED TALK here:
 
HPA Andrew Slack TED TALK
 
Did you know?
 
Miss Joie is now a Booktuber! 
 

Booktube is a branch of Youtube where people make videos all about books (who knew?). Follow Miss Joie through her Booktube journey as she discusses her favorite books and life as a librarian.
 
Her goal is to encourage younger audiences to support their local libraries and fall in love with reading. If you're on Youtube, please subscribe to her channel, "MissJoie Reads." Suggestions for video topics? Email joie@wyopublib.org. Thank you!
 
 

 

 

 

More News from WPL
June 2015 Newsletter Addendum
 
 
Join Our Mailing List
 
 
Are YOU a community hero? 
The library is looking for community heroes to join us for our summer storytimes!

 
If you, or someone you know, is involved with 
education, youth or senior programs, environmental issues, animal interests, religious institutions, arts and culture, or health and human services, please email Miss Joie at joie@wyopublib.org

Our storytimes are Wednesday and Thursday mornings @ 10:00 and last about 40 minutes. If you're passionate about what you do, we want to hear from you!  
 
Garden Volunteers Needed!
 
gardening-items.jpg

The Wyomissing Public Library is looking for volunteers to help with the light maintenance of the library grounds including weeding and watering plants.


Our volunteer gardeners meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month during the summer from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

 
Please call or stop by the Main Desk sign-up!
 
NEW Therapy Dog Program! 
   

 

Join us throughout the summer to read to the very best listeners - our therapy dogs! 

  

Monday, 6/29 @ 6:30 p.m.


Monday, 7/13 @ 4:00 p.m. 

Monday, 7/27 @ 6:30 p.m. 


Wednesday, 8/5 @
10:00 a.m. for storytime!


*No registration required.


 
Poetry Practicum
 
 Calling all poets! Join Berks County's Poet Laureate, Nancy Yeager, for our weekly poetry workshops. All levels of poets are invited to participate, and emphasis will be placed on reading and writing free verse. All you need is a notepad and a pencil.

 

Join us Thursdays from 1:30-3:00 p.m.  

 
Summer Movie Night:
Tuesday, July 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
 
"The Incredibles"  

 
 
Can't make it to storytime?
Don't worry -- Miss Joie created a Goodreads list of all the books she read at storytime throughout the year! Please click here to view her Storytime Booklist, and feel free to add her as a Goodreads friend for book recommendations.
 
 
We need your help!

During the recent rain storms, the library basement flooded and many of Miss Joie's summer reading prizes & storytime crafts were lost.  We need to raise $500 to replace all the damaged items.  Please come to our rescue...every penny counts.  Help us fill the donation jar or
make a donation online at: https://npo.justgive.org/wyopublib (under Program, select Summer Reading Program or Children's Programming).
 
 
Meet the Geeks
 
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Stop by the library and have all of your technical questions answered by our team of geeks. Items covered include: iphones, android phones, laptops, ipads, tablets and e-reader questions answered. Learn how to call, text, download apps, borrow books, connect to Wi-Fi, organize your home screen, and more!  No registration required. 

 

Monday, June 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

 
Adult Programs 
 
Art Film Matinee -- "Cake" 
Jennifer Aniston stars in this movie as 
the acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.
 
Friday, June 12 @ 2:30 p.m.

  

Tea & Classics Book Club -- "The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller

When she was 19 months old, Helen Keller (1880-1968) suffered a severe illness that left her blind and deaf. Not long after, she also became mute. Her tenacious struggle to overcome these handicaps-with the help of her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan-is one of the great stories of human courage and dedication. 


Completely devoid of self-pity, yet full of love and compassion for others, this deeply moving memoir offers an unforgettable portrait of one of the outstanding women of the twentieth century.C 

Wednesday, June 17 @ 6:30 p.m.
 
Please pick up your book at the main desk. 

 


Use Goodreads to keep track of what you've read! Goodreads has book reviews, recommendations, reading challenges and MORE! Sign up (for free) today!
 
 
Lawn Furniture Needed
 
The library is looking to expand our outdoor seating area. If you, or someone you know, is looking to get rid of lawn furniture and decorations, please email Miss Joie (joie@wyopublib.org). We would love to create a welcoming space for families to spend time together outside!
 

We are looking for:
  • Benches
  • Table/chairs
  • Kid-sized table and chairs
  • Bird feeders/bird bath
  • And maybe even a sandbox!  
 
Summer Reading Storytimes
 
Miss Joie and her storytime friends will be learning about all kinds of heroes throughout the summer. 
 
Next week, we will learn about family heroes and Miss Joie needs your help! She is looking for storytime family members to read their favorite book to our storytime groups on Wednesday, June 17 and Thursday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome to both storytimes and we encourage the whole family to join us! 
If you're interested in reading, please give Miss Joie a call at (610) 374-2385 or email her at joie@wyopublib.org 
 
Literary Heroes Club

Literary Heroes Club will explore our favorite book heroes all summer long! Join us for discussions about Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Katniss Everdeen,  Matilda, and MORE! 


Literary Heroes Club meets Friday 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24 from
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Please bring your lunch. This club is perfect for ages 8+, but all ages are welcome! 

 

 
"Graphically Speaking"

 

Do you love graphic novels and Manga? Join our "Graphically Speaking" discussion and recommend your favorites!  All ages welcome.

Want more graphic novels at the library? Bring a recommended list for Miss Joie.  
Tuesday, June 16 @ 12:30 p.m.
*No registration required.  

 

 
 
Performed by the Yocum Institute, this 40 minute play tells the story of ten-year-old  Violet, who is determined to show the world just how special she is. Violet sets out to break a world record, but becomes accidentally extraordinary when she's struck by lightening - twice - and gains control over all things electric!
 
Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies, and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head.
(For family audiences; no registration required.)

 

 Wednesday, June 17 @ 6:00p.m.

Dinner on the lawn @ 5:30!
 
Animal Heroes: The Animal Olympics

What animals can jump the highest or longest? Who is the best swimmer or flyer? Who eats the most and is the strongest? Learn the answers to all of these questions and many others relating to an animal's athletic ability. First you will learn about the different animals and then you will have a chance to beat their records and see how human abilities compare to theirs. This program is open to all ages! 
Monday, June 22 @ 6:00 p.m. 
Dinner on the lawn @ 5:30!
*No registration required.  
 

 
Do you love Harry Potter AND your community? 

Join the library's first ever "Harry Potter Alliance" -- a club dedicated to changing the world through a love of literature. 
The Harry Potter Alliance "turns fans into heroes. We're changing the world by making activism accessible through the power of story. Since 2005, we've engaged millions of fans through our work for equality, human rights, and literacy."
 

 
The HPA chapter will be starting at the Wyomissing Public Library on June 23 at 5:30 p.m.We will discuss our plans for activism throughout the summer and create our library chapter name. The HPA is open to ALL AGES (including adults) who want to get involved and change the world! We look forward to seeing you on June 23!

 
For more information about the HPA, please visit: http://thehpalliance.org OR view creator Andrew Slack's TED TALK here:
 
HPA Andrew Slack TED TALK
HPA Andrew Slack TED TALK