The James V. Brown Library hosts the Summer Learning Closing at the Textbook Fair | News, sports, jobs

IMAGE INTRODUCTION Andy Armadillo of Texas Roadhouse will be at The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Third Street, 1-2 p.m. Friday, August 5. The library’s textbook fair celebrates the end of the summer reading program. The two-day event starts August 5th at 11:30pm and ends at 1:30pm on August 6. The event is sponsored by Friends of the James F. Brown Library. Visit or call 570-326-0536 for more information.

The James F. Brown Library, 19 AH. Fourth Street, with all the children who participated in the Summer Learning Program during the closing of the school book fair scheduled for August 5-6.

Kids who bring their own bingo sheet (available at any help desk) will receive a voucher for a free book at the library’s textbook fair as well as a sweet treat from Aaron’s Water Ice. Children who have not completed a reading log but still want to celebrate can purchase books and rewards.

Children’s books will be in the programming rooms on the first floor and teens/teens/youth books will be in the Lowry’s room on the third floor. There will be fun games and bonus prizes throughout the event, such as the information game and the chase, so be sure to check them out!

The school book fair hours are:

• 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday (first Friday for children), August 5

• 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Saturday 6 August

Additional events scheduled during the celebration include:

• Complimentary Mr. Music Family Show – 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM on Fridays.

• Aaron’s Water Ice – 11:30 AM to 2 PM on Friday and 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Saturday at Edwin Street Alley.

• Andy Armadillo of Texas Roadhouse with free meal coupons – 1 to 2 p.m. Friday.

• Free Celtic Woods and Wires Family Concert – 10:30 a.m. to Saturday noon in Edwin Street Alley.

• The Brent Kessler Family Show – 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

• Musician Izzy Butters from the Uptown Music Collective Show – from noon to 1 pm on Saturdays in Edwin Street Alley.

The Library is the perfect place to unwind after kids’ first Friday – families can check out a game from the Toy Lending Library or a board game collection to take home for extra weekend fun. The children’s area bathrooms on the first floor will be open to the public during the first Friday of the children.

The event was sponsored by Friends of the James Library at Brown.

Brown Library is part of the national “Transforming Libraries” Efforts to raise awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the information needs of their users.

Visit for more information or call 570-326-0536.

The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; And from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. To book a reservation, visit or call 570-326-0536 during library hours. The library is also open for general computer use and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Passport services are available without reservation. The Brown Library is the 2021 Library of the Year in PA.

James at Brown Library, 19e. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is the place to go to learn, connect, and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions a love of reading, opens new doors for lifelong learning, and provides a haven for those who seek and ensure the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors a year and circulates half a million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to advance literacy in our communities to provide a better future for all.

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