Library Announces Schedule for Summer Reading Program

CLEARFIELD – The Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library’s Every Hero Has A Story! summer reading program continued last week and celebrated Heroes in History.

Pre-school attendees discovered fairytale heroes, adults learned about the Nooks available for borrowing and the Overdrive downloadable books available online at the Digital Library from staff member, Kayla Clark, and school-aged youth had the opportunity to make their own mini catapult and cannon.

The Every Hero Has A Story! summer program wraps up the final week of programs for the summer next week. Summer readers can continue reading and recording minutes thorough Aug. 11.

Details on the “Hero Bonus Read Week” will be released July 31.  All of the programs for the ending week of programs require registration.  The deadline to register is on Monday at 12 p.m.

Read-to-Me participants are invited to participate in the “Obstacle Course Event” on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.  Weather permitting, the program will be held outdoors and will include water games.

The library invites all of the youth summer readers to join us on Wednesday for the “Parker Dam Excursion!”  Attendees should bring a bagged lunch with them and plan to arrive at the beach area between 10:45 a.m. and 10:55 a.m.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. Carey Huber, a Parker Dam environmental education specialist, will leads youth on a History Nature Walk History Nature Walk for the first half of the program.

After a break for lunch, youth will have the opportunity to visit the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum.  The library encourages everyone to wear appropriate shoes for walking.  Children under age 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.

The week will wrap with an obstacle course challenge for the School Age A & B groups on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Participants should prepare for outdoor water games.  In case of rain, the event will be held indoors.

Throughout the summer, participants of the Every Hero Has A Story!  reading program, will experience at least one of the five literacies (Basic, Financial, Information, Health, and/or Civic & Social) at all library events as part of the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative.  The PA Forward initiative supports the efforts of libraries across the state as leaders in community education.

The library reminds youth participants from birth through 11 years of age to pick up earned tickets for their minutes read when visiting the library.  The week six reading prize drawing for Fun Central gift cards will be held on Monday.  The winner will be notified by phone.  To be eligible for the drawing, participants must have tickets in by Saturday at 5 p.m.

The summer reading program is open to all youth ages birth through the completion of fifth grade and all young adults who have completed sixth grade through eleventh grade.

In addition, adults and recent high school graduates may join the adult program.  Registration is available by visiting the library during regular business hours.

Shaw Public Library is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Fridays from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

For questions about the Every Hero Has A Story summer reading program, please call 814-765-3271.  Additional information may also be found on Shaw Public Library’s Web site at

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