Spalding Memorial Library News

The Spalding Memorial Library, located at 724 S. Main St. in Athens, Pa., will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at noon.

Due to an increase in COVID-19 transmission within the county, they are once again asking patrons to wear masks inside of the building. 

The Spalding Memorial Library and eight other libraries of Bradford County have T-Mobile / Franklin T9 Mobile Hotspots available through Emergency Connectivity Grant funding until June 30, 2022. To be eligible you must certify that you do not otherwise have access to sufficient broadband Internet and that if you are borrowing a Wi-Fi hotspot, you certify that you are not receiving benefits under the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. You can contact the library at (570) 888-7117 to learn more.

Drop in from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18 to make you own mitten suncatcher. Children of all ages are invited to join in. 

On Tuesdays, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Threads group meets. This is a group open to all ages wishing to explore knitting, crocheting, and other crafts. Members usually come with individual projects to work on and share with the group. Advice is often given on different techniques. Those wishing to learn a new skill are welcome to come in for help.

On Thursday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m., Ms. Jess will live stream stories and songs on the Spalding Memorial Library Facebook Page. 

Grab & Go Storytime Bags are available at the library while supplies last. Each bag contains all of the storytime crafts for the month. Call the library at (570) 888-7117 to reserve a bag for your child, or stop in to pick one up today. 

Join them for storytime on Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. They will read about hats and mittens, sing songs, and make a craft. They will also play with blocks after the 11 a.m. storytime. No registration is required, and all ages are invited to attend. 

Winter Craft Kits are available while supplies last. Each kit contains the supplies to make a fork painted polar bear. Call the library at (570) 888-7117 to reserve a free kit for your child, or stop in to pick one up today.

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