Give a little love this holiday season by contributing to and making personal care kits for those in need in the Williamsport community. The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is collecting items to include in personal care kits that will be donated to the American Rescue Workers and YWCA of Northcentral PA.

During an adult program at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 18, community members will pack the kits and also make lotion bars and washcloths to include in the kits. More hands make light work so please join us to give a little time, energy and love to those in need in Williamsport.

Requested items for the kits include:

·         Toothbrush – single pack

·         Tooth Paste – full-size tube

·         Soap Bar – full size

·         Shampoo, 2-in-1 or conditioner – 13 ounce bottle or less

·         Deodorant, full size – gender-neutral or ladies variety

·         Comb

·         Lip balm

·         Travel-size lotion

·         Nail clippers

·         Feminine products

Please drop off donations anytime in the receptacle in Adult Circulation area of the library.

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. Registration is required and may be made at or by calling 570-326-0536.

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