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Hughesville Locals July 8, 2015

By Staff | Jul 8, 2015

What a nice relief to have had a weekend that was not a total washout! I hope everyone enjoyed the warm, but not scorching, temperatures over the holiday. I am also hopeful that we have put the monsoon season behind us. I haven’t had nearly enough time in my backyard this summer and hope to spend more time outside later this month and next.

What are you reading this summer? I’ve been trying to make a dent in the stack of books on my bedside table. It has been crossing my mind that I might be smothered in my sleep if they fall on me, so I had better work my way through them! Of course, then I get an idea of another title that has interested me and I head for the Hughesville Area Public Library or the Eagles Mere Bookstore and the end result is that the stack gets even higher! While I know that I can’t possibly read every book I see, it is fun to try. If you have the same outlook, or if you are ready to choose even just one book for this summer, I recommend both places for accessible and affordable reading.

This Saturday is a great time to visit Eagles Mere, as it is the day of the 41st Annual Summer Antiques Market, so you can enjoy that event as well as make a visit to the bookstore, art gallery, museum, and other shops in the village. You can also enjoy the cool mountain air and breezes!

The Hughesville Area Public Library is also in the midst of the 2015 Summer Reading Program.

There are Tuesday evening programs for children ages 5-11, and Thursday evening programs for tweens and teens ages 12-15. The library’s monthly Pre-School Story Hour will be held this Friday. The library also has plans for some adult programs, so visit or call the library soon for more information and to register for the programs that suit you best. Remember, children who read a modest number of books during the summer vacation (8 books is usually the recommended goal) tend to be more successful in school when they return to class in the fall. There’s no better way to make that reading fun than by visiting the library frequently.

Are you ready for the Lycoming County Fair? Just a week from now, July 16, will be the fair opening day, so get your entries ready and make plans for your days to visit the fair. I have to make at least two or three visits to sample all my favorite food items and see all the great displays. The Lycoming County Fair Association does a great job of presenting an entertaining and fun experience for everyone at a minimum cost. See you on the Midway ?or maybe on the Ferris wheel!

Hughesville Events:

Thurs., July 9, 6:30 p.m. Hughesville Area Public Library Tweens and Teens program, ?Superhero Night?, 146 S. Fifth Street, call 584-3762 to register for all programs.

Fri., July 10, 10:30 a.m. Hughesville Area Public Library Pre-School program, ?Family Hero Story Hour?.

Tues., July 14, noon, HAPL children’s program ?Environmental Heroes with a Teddy Bear Picnic?.

Thurs. July 16 Opening Day for the 145th Annual Lycoming County Fair.