Kiwanis Club members from across the state will be convening in Williamsport for the District Convention from August 8-11.

During that time, Kiwanians will complete several community service projects. One is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St.

The library project will feature Kiwanis volunteers providing space-themed crafts, activities and storytimes in the first floor of the Welch Children’s Wing of the library. This also is the first time that participants in the summer learning program can turn in their activity/reading log for a prize.

Activities will include astronaut training (movement and rhythm), constellation creations out of pretzels and marshmallows, straw rockets, out-of-this-world storytime, and more.

Kiwanis is an international service club founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, with the local Williamsport club celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Its defining statement is: “Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.”

This program is one of the many ways Pennsylvania public libraries support the PA Forward Initiative by providing civic and social literacy opportunities for learning.

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