From The Stacks A column about the Tyrone-Snyder Public

Today is the last day of July. August and the inevitable end to summer leisure looms just around the corner. Students and parents scurry to find summer treasures to enjoy before returning to the school year routine. Looking for something to do to enjoy those last few days of leisure? Why not visit the library?
This week marks the end of the Summer Reading Program for patrons through ninth grade. Saturday, August 2, at 5 p.m. is the deadline for turning in your completed reading logs. The closing ceremonies and award program takes place next Thursday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m. That doesn’t mean there is no reason to visit the library during the remainder of August.
Stop by to browse the new books, leaf through the magazines, and survey the audio books available to borrow. Players of all ages are invited to check out the library Wii or the video games available for borrowing. Do your summer surfing in our computer lab with recently upgraded connection speed. If you’re looking for books to take home without worrying about a due date, a Used Book Sale is scheduled for the week of August 11. Come search the tables for precious books you can read and re-read. Look for that elusive cook book with that special recipe you’ve been seeking. Discover the missing book needed to complete the series you’ve been collecting.
The following policies are in place for this book sale:
• All recently published hardback books $1 each.
• All other hardback books $.50 each.
• All paperback books $.25 each.
Other special events to look forward to include:
• Interactive anti-tobacco presentation entitled “Squash The Tobacco Bug”; play Tobacco Free Earth Bingo for prizes on Tuesday, August 5.
• EXPRESS YOURSELF SUMMER ART CAMP scheduled for August 11-15 for those 8 – 12 years. One week of exploring the arts: Theatre, Painting, Poetry, Sculpture, & Dance/Movement. Call 684-1133 to register.
• The first ever Tyrone-Snyder Public Library Tail Gate before the Back Yard Brawl between Tyrone and Bellwood-Antis football teams, Friday, August 29. Watch the paper for details to follow.
• The 4th annual Longaberger Basket Bingo to be held at the Bald Eagle Fire Hall on Sunday, September 7.
Detailed information about all of the upcoming programs will be posted as it becomes available on the library website
As you can see, there are many treasures for all ages to discover at the library. Plan to spend the remaining summer days (at least some of them) at the coolest place in town. We look forward to seeing you at the Library soon!