Summer Reading Quest 2022

Here is the program line-up for Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library:

June 14: Book Bingo! Join us at the library for this fun family event. We will be playing Bingo with books, book-related items, and more as prizes. Lots of prizes!! Lots of Winners!!! Starts at 6:00 pm at the library.

June 21: Teddy Bear Beach Party! Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for a story, craft, and snack. Leave your friend with Miss Kelly for a fun two-day beach trip! Starts at 2:00 pm at the library.

June 28: Free Admission to Union COG Pool!!  Must be 18 or under for free admission to apply. Come spend a fun day at the pool!

July 10: Free Outdoor Summer Carnival!! Last year’s carnival was such a hit we’re bringing it back!! Join us from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Rimersburg Veterans Park for fun games, face painting, prizes, a bounce house, and a snack for all kids!

July 19: Mahoning Dam!! We’re teaming up with Redbank Valley Public Library for this fun event! Meet us at 145 Dam Site Rd. New Bethlehem, PA. We will all gather at the Dam Site/Outflow area at 10:00 am. We’ll have a snack and drink, tell you all about the dam and the fun things to do there! There are playgrounds, pavilions, hiking trails and more!

July 25: Art Show!! The library has additional registration forms for children who would like to enter the art show if they happened to have misplaced the packets the library handed out to the school. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded. 

August 2: Pittsburgh Zoo!! Join us along with Redbank Valley Public Library for a trip to the zoo! Meet at Redbank Valley High School at 8:30 am we will travel via school bus to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Registration is required and space is limited to 25 participants. One parent or guardian must accompany child(ren). Due to limitations only 2 adults per family group. Sack lunch will be provided. *Register by contacting Miss Kelly at 814-473-3800, email at, or by messaging the library on Facebook or Instagram. 

August 9: Sundae Party!! Do you like ice cream? We will be having all kinds of ice cream fun with different flavors of ice cream and toppings for you to choose from. We will also be drawing our Grand Prize Winner at this event! *allergy-free options can not be guaranteed. Starts at 6:00 pm at the library.

By attending these events you will be entered into our drawing for the summer’s grand prize, an XBox Series S, and a 90-day Ultimate Game Pass! 

Other ways to enter the drawing:

1.      Check out a book at the library. It has to be you (it can be on a parent’s card). Books must be returned to the library on time. One entry per check-out per day.

2.      Visit one of the places on the Water Adventures page, take a picture of yourself there and send it to me along with your name, age, where you are, and what you thought of the adventure.

3.      Come to one of the “special” days at the library:

a.      Mondays: Block Party, come build something with one of our many block sets

b.      Thursday: Story Time for the littles (pre-K through 2nd grade) come in at 1 p.m. and hear Miss Kelly read a story and enjoy a take-home craft!

c.      Friday: Come into the library and make some art. Paint, color, draw, and more with our many art supplies. We will have some sidewalk chalk outside for you to make our sidewalk and wall colorful!

What are Water Adventures, you might be asking?  Well, since this year’s Summer Reading theme is Oceans of Possibilities, but we aren’t near any oceans, Miss Kelly got creative and found some other water sources to incorporate into our program.  Here are a couple of the places you could set off and adventure to this summer with friends and family and at the same time, earn an entry into the grand prize drawing:

Allegheny River  – The Allegheny River runs along the southern border of Clarion County. There are several spots to view the Allegheny River one of the best being the Brady’s Bend Overlook on Rt. 68 towards East Brady.

Redbank Creek –  The Redbank Creek runs from Brookville, PA to East Brady, PA where it runs into the Allegheny. Stop by Gumtown Park in New Bethlehem, PA to see the dam on the Redbank.

Beaver Creek – Located on Rt. 208 between Knox and Emlenton. Beaver Creek contains 850 acres of lakes, wetlands and meadows. An amazing place to observe wildlife and have some outdoor fun.

Wildcat Run – This stream is a tributary of the Redbank Creek. It’s a beautiful stream that can best be seen along the Sligo Spur of the Redbank Valley Trail in Lawsonham.

There are many more – check them out and make some great memories along the way this summer!

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