The James V. Brown Library has always been the pre-school’s door to early learning. We believe you should never outgrow the love of your library. We are committed to building lifelong library users. The James V. Brown Library has a brand new series of exciting programs and services for our community’s tweens; reaching out to students in grades 3-6.
Library programs have rich opportunities for building supportive relationships in a caring neighborhood while engaged in creative learning with other adults, as well as positive peer influence and being a service to others. Our partnerships and relationship with Lycoming College is building a stronger community for our youth with free Homework Help after school, upcoming book discussions with the English Society, and our Tween Art Fusion class led by a candidate for Elementary Art Certification. We are stronger together, building bridges and connecting the youth in our community with caring mentors and adults for inspiring imagination, and interpersonal communication extending beyond social media.
All of our programs are linked in supporting the Search Institutes 40 Developmental Assets. The Developmental Assets® are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults. Since its creation in 1990, Search Institute’s framework of Developmental Assets has become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States. The assets are grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency, and prevention. They represent the relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive.
At the James V. Brown Library we also have a Tween Lego Club, Tween Crochet Club, Tween Chess Club, and Tween Comic Club. We have creative workshops for tweens in Origami, Duct Tape Designs, Cooking, and Art. Come join Bob Lewis for Potato Chip Poker or Tween Book Chats this fall including the Twice Upon a Time Series by Wendy Mass, or Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor. Our Reading Café is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 after school to earn a snack coupon for every 30 minutes spent reading for fun. We also have a new Homework Help area open from 3:30-5:00 every Monday-Friday and Saturday from 12:00-4:00 with a Lycoming College education student. If you haven’t been to the library since pre-school story time, we want you to come back. You never outgrow your library.