The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will hold its first-ever Craft Supply Swap and Crafternoon from 12:30-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.

Bring in your gently used (or never-got-around-to-using-it) art and craft supplies and check out what others brought for you to take home. Crafters are welcome to bring projects to work on, or stop at the craft station to see what’s available to make and take home.

Donations will be accepted at the main circulation desk from May 6-17 during the library’s hours of operation. Any items left outside the building will be discarded.

All donations must come from a non-smoking home and be clean and in good condition. Please bring items in original packaging or clear zippered bags.

You do not have to make a donation to attend. Those who make a donation will receive a ticket for early entry to the event.

Crafters with a ticket can attend from 12:30-2 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m. the event is open to the public.

“This is a chance for crafters to bring their unwanted but usable materials and obtain new materials for free, which has a positive effect on both a person’s economy and the environment,” said Dana Brigandi, marketing and adult programming manager. “The swap is one way we can create a local economy of sharing, get to know fellow crafters, save money, and learn new crafting tips.”

Craft books will be on display and available to check out so you can continue your craftiness at home. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Brown Library is part of a national “Libraries Transform” effort to increase awareness of the changing role of libraries and the ways in which libraries are transforming to meet the information needs of their users.

The program will be presented in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Children’s Wing. Visit  or call 570-326-0536 for more information.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at