It's time for the Spring Yard Sale sponsored by the Frackville Recreation Board. On Saturday, May 2, join your neighbors for a walk around town exploring for those great yard sale bargains. Here at the library we don't have a yard, but we'll be out front with books, Frackville collectables, and baked goods. If you have your own goodies for sale, pick up a registration form at the library. For a $7 fee, you get promotional materials and a listing on the townwide map. Last day to register is April 29.
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, the library has received a new collection of books which is built around the theme of 'Picturing America'. There are a variety of titles, both fiction and non-fiction which are suitable to a wide span of age groups. A spectacular illustrated edition of David McCullough's acclaimed 1776 containing interesting replica documents is an entertaining way to browse through our history. Several classics like Travels with Charley and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow are included, as well as some exciting new picture books for kids. Native American stories are also represented in the collection by The Life and Death of Crazy Horse and Louise Erdrich's The Birchbark House. When you visit the library, take a few minutes to investigate this beautiful collection now on display.
With the economy in the shape it's in many of us are planning to do some serious gardening this year. Whether you're an old hand at it or a novice we have some great gardening books to make sure you've got plenty of fresh veggies for your table. You can also find help with your gardening questions from the pros. Penn State Master Gardeners, Schuylkill County has a Horticultural help line open from April thru September. Phone number is 570 622-4225 ext. 20
Because of weather conditions for the weekend, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Frackville Recreation Board, origianally scheduled for Saturday, April 4th has been postponed until Saturday, April 11, 2009. The hunt will take place and Memorial Park/Field and begins at 1PM. See the previous post for more details.