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Youngsville Public Library is open during special hours on the day “WarrenGives” On Wednesday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., that’s the tradition the Youngsville Library has maintained since Warren Jeffs Day of Online Donation began.

“YPL recognizes that there are still many individuals who do not have their own computers or access to reliable wi-fi but who still want to participate in WarrenGives and who would like to donate to various charities.” said Kristi Wallace, director of the library. “Not only does Youngsville Library provide free access to our public computers, but we also have volunteers from our Friends of the Library group available to help anyone with questions about the process of visiting the WarrenGives website to make a secure donation. Each year, we help each From first-time donors and many repeat donors, who just want to “check back” that they’re giving their donation correctly. So we make sure we open our doors a few hours longer on WarrenGives Day.”

Youngsville Public Library is eligible to receive donations through WarrenGives each year. This year’s immediate/short term needs at the library include (a) replacing a broken public water fountain with an updated bottled water fountain station, (b) repairing/replacement of plumbing line connections to and from the water fountain area, and (c) purchasing new public seating and seating areas general computer. Because of COVID, the library needs new public use chairs that can withstand hourly sanitizing. The library currently uses borrowed plastic “Abroad” Garden benches.

The library also uses funds raised through WarrenGives to continue to provide “Free to the public” e-books, high-speed Wi-Fi access, summer reading and other outreach programs, free summer snack program, free weekly professional development workshops, digital courses and digital reference databases, and much more. WarrenGives from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. The minimum donation is $10 per organization(s) or selection, and both credit and debit cards are accepted. The Youngsville Library has a quick link to the WarrenGives website on its homepage at

Free Workshops: Danielle Dietz will hold three separate professional development workshops Wednesday at the Youngsville Public Library.

The first workshop from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm entitled “SkillUP PA.” The session will be held in person and attendance is accepted. SkillUP PA provides access to over 6,000 free online skills training courses to help prepare for a new career path, enhance a person’s existing skill set, and more. Stop by to receive one-on-one help on how to register, navigate and benefit from SkillUP PA.

From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Ditz will hold an open question and answer session. Ask personalized questions about job searches, PA CareerLink, free job training opportunities, and more. No need to register. From 1:30 to 2:30 PM, Dietz will drive Steps to a successful interview Available in person, virtual or over the phone. The workshop does not require registration. Contact Danielle Ditz at 814-272-4020 or [email protected] Visit the homepage or the Youngsville-Public Library Facebook site for more information and upcoming workshops. Workshops count toward the weekly unemployment requirement because they are part of PA CareerLink.

borough news

Lawn Mowing Help Needed: The Youngsville Pro Department of Public Works is looking for immediate (temporary) mowing assistance for the next few weeks. Those interested can apply in person at the town’s office.

Pool Season Passes: Brokenstraw Valley Pool will be open from June 11 to August 13. Usual pool hours are Monday through Friday 1-5 PM and 6:30-8:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday 1-6 PM unless otherwise posted for special events etc. In the event of inclement weather, the pool will be closed and reopened at the discretion of the pool manager.

Season tickets for the Brokenstraw Valley Pools are available for purchase now. Season Pass applications are located at town offices or can be downloaded from the Youngsville Library homepage. Those who purchase season coupons before May 31 will receive $10 of their total due. Details on seasonal admission costs, daily/evening rates, and more can be found on the BSVP page ( or call 814-563-4604 with questions.

Free Visual Impairment Assistance Program: The Specialized Services Program will be offered by the Office of Blindness and Visual Services at the Allegheny Community Center Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. Teri Rexford will provide information on services that help children and adults alike. Blind and visually impaired. The information will include:

¯ Vocational rehabilitation, which helps individuals interested in preparing for or retaining work for the visually impaired.

¯ visual rehabilitation therapy, which deals with how to safely and efficiently continue with their daily lives and activities, such as home and personal management,

¯ Orientation and Mobility Training, which teaches how to successfully travel independently within the community, home and workplace, and

Independent Living, which teaches people aged 55 and over with low vision to become more self-sufficient and independent in their own home.

To attend, please call the ACC at 814-723-4180.

collecting money

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive Program: American letter carriers are collecting non-perishable donations today. Put a non-perishable donation in a bag by mailbox and USPS letter carriers will deliver it to a local food bank or deliver food drive donations to the Youngsville Post Office during their business hours.

Plant Sale: The Warren Garden Club is holding its annual plant sale fundraiser today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at General Joseph Warren’s Garden near St. Joseph’s Church off Ben Avenue West. There will be a selection of houseplants, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets and garden plants to choose from and purchase.

Garland VFD Giveaway: The Garland Volunteer Fire Department has a Spring Casino Voucher fundraiser. The winner will be drawn on Monday, June 6, in the June Bingo session. Winners do not need to be present to win. The cost is $5 per opportunity. Grab a chance from any member of the fire department or stop by the firehouse on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. or Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. The prizes are:

¯ 1st Prize – $250 Presque Downs Casino Voucher,

¯ 2nd Prize – $250 Seneca Alleghany Casino Voucher,

¯ 3rd Prize – $100 Presque Downs Casino Voucher,

¯ 4th Prize – $100 Seneca Ghana Casino Voucher,

¯ Fifth Prize – $50 Presque Downs Casino Voucher,

¯ Sixth Prize – $50 Seneca Allegheny Casino Voucher.

Chapman Dam

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Saturday May 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Chapman State Park, 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon, Witness What is in the water? program for children. The program is provided through a partnership with Penn Soil RC&D. Pre-registration is required. Get ready to get wet during New Learning Days and Kids to State Parks 2022. Kids will learn about what lives under the surface of Chapman Lake and Penny Run. Take part in fishing, table studies, nature newspaper, and make a fish print (rubber fish is used) to take home. All materials including bait and bars will be provided. Wear shoes that can get wet. Lunch will be provided. Activities will be ongoing during this time. To register, visit–in–the–water#.Y1A6MsjMKUk.

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