News from the Pierson Library

The kick-off event for this year’s summer youth programming is this afternoon, Thursday, June 21 at 1 pm.

No registration is necessary for this gala annual event. Stop in to sign up for a variety of summer programs, have your face painted, and join in an ice cream social.  Along with the ice cream, we’ll hand out summer reading logs, bookmarks, and schedules for our programs. We’ve added a new reading incentive this summer, and the kid with the highest page count will bring home a Barnes and Noble Nook!

PLEASE NOTE: Sign up for summer programs will not begin until this afternoon’s kick-off event. Can’t make it? Call us any time after the social to register by phone.

Next week’s programs in the youth area:

Adventure Club Tuesday, June 26 at 1 pm. To infinity and beyond! Design your own planet, and build a rocket kit to launch to that planet.

Faerie Club returns Wednesday, June 27 at 1 pm. String a strand of faerie lights! Decorate a strand of twinkle lights with flowers, and bring it home to make your room into a faerie’s bower.

Dream Big in the Deep Dark Night Thursday, June 28 at 1 pm. I can fly twice as high!  Paint a hot air balloon to hang from your ceiling, and take your photo in our giant cardboard hot air balloon.

Check the Pierson Library website or our Facebook page for more information on these exciting programs.

Volunteers are once again needed for the library front desk. Our wonderful library volunteers are invaluable to our staff and greatly assist in making Pierson Library the cheerful and helpful place that it is. If you would like to help out at the library and share your love of reading with your neighbors, we are looking for you. Our weekly morning shifts are from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Afternoon shifts are from 1:30 pm. to 5 pm. Saturday shifts are either from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 1 to 3 pm. The Saturday shift does not require a weekly commitment. Saturday volunteers may choose to work only once or twice a month, or not at all some months. This is a great way to help out without giving up a morning or an afternoon every week. In addition, Pierson Library is always looking for substitute volunteers who want to help at the circulation desk on occasion. We have many other ways for volunteers to help out that do not require a weekly time commitment or working at the circulation desk. For example, you might want to be responsible for shelf reading in a particular section of the library stacks (a great way to discover new books to read). If you want more information, next time you visit the library talk to Reggie or another staff member at the circulation desk or call 985-5124. Training is provided for all volunteers.


Congratulations to our newest library patrons. When you are five years old you can get your first Pierson Library card. Come with your parent(s) and fill out a short application at the front desk.  Here is a list of our newest card holders:

Caleb Greenslit

Joey Marks

Flynn Hall

Alex Meade

Colleen McLaughlin

Leah Meade

Sean McLaughlin

Ellie Ramirez-Richer

Claire Marcoe

Lily Williams

Jack Marks


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