July 2014 Newsletter
 
 
Important Dates

 
Friday, July 4
Library is CLOSED
  

 
Summer Hours
The library will close at 1pm on Saturdays until 8/23.

 
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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!

 
 
 
July's Featured eBook: Goodnight June
The New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter, imagines the inspiration for Goodnight Moon.

 
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be.

 

June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby's estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children's bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store's papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown-and steps into the pages of American literature.

 

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

 
Rubber Ducky Race, July 4th
 

 

Once again our raft of ducklings will be taking to the Wyomissing Creek in our 8th annual Rubber Duck Race.  Help support the library by sponsoring a duck for $2.  

 

First place winner will receive $100 and second place takes home $50.  All proceeds directly benefit the library.  For more details, click here.

 

Stop by the library to get your lucky duck!


 
 
 
Out and About Town

Be sure to stop by the library's tent at the first ever Berks Sustainability Fest on Saturday, July 19th.  We will feature newly acquired eBooks selected specifically on the topic of sustainability, storytime with Miss Corinne, and an upcycled book craft for all ages.

Saturday, July 19, 2014
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Vanity Fair Parking Lot
Visit the official festival website for details.
 
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.

 

A $100 Sponsorship Receives

 

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 contact the Library Director 

Colleen Stamm by September 30th

Phone: (610) 374-2385             Email: colleen@wyopublib.org

 
Fizz, BOOM, Read! 
2014 Summer Reading Program
 

There's still time to register for our Summer Reading Program.  The 10 week program encourages children to continue reading throughout the summer. This year we have over 50 free interactive, exciting and educational events scheduled.

 

Children and teens track their reading minutes for an opportunity to win great prizes including a Kindle Paperwhite eReader, LeapPad 2, and weekly backpack drawings.  

 

The program runs Monday, June 9 through Saturday August 16, 2014.

 
Families may register online or at the library.  If you register online, don't forget to pick up your welcome packet at the library.  

 

Questions about the Summer Reading Program? Please contact our children's librarian Corinne Brumbach, email: corinne@wyopublib.org 

 
 
Since you're a savvy library user, these services are free to you!  
All you need is a library card number.
 
    
   
 
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."