Library to host Summer Learning Finale with Scholastic Book Fair on Aug. 5-6

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will celebrate all children who participated in the summer learning program during a Scholastic Book Fair finale scheduled August 5-6.

Children who bring back their bingo sheet (available at any help desk) will receive a voucher for a free book at the library’s Scholastic Book Fair as well as a sweet treat from Aaron’s Water Ice. Children who did not complete their reading log but still want to celebrate may still purchase books and treats.

Children’s books will be in the first-floor programming rooms and the tween/teen/young adult books will be in the third-floor Lowry Room. There will be additional fun games and prizes throughout the event, such as a trivia game and scavenger hunt, so be sure to check it out!

The Scholastic Book Fair hours are:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday (Kids First Friday), August 5
  • 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6

Additional events scheduled during the celebration include:

  • Mr. Music free family show – 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Aaron’s Water Ice – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Edwin Street alleyway.
  • Andy Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse with free meal coupons – 1-2 p.m. Friday.
  • Celtic Wood and Wires free family concert – 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Edwin Street alleyway.
  • Magician Brent Kessler family show – 11-11:45 a.m. Saturday.
  • Musician Izzy Butters from Uptown Music Collective performance – 12-1 p.m. Saturday in the Edwin Street alleyway.

The Library is the perfect place to cool down after Kids First Friday – families can check out a toy from our Toy Lending Library or Board Game Collection to take home for additional weekend fun. The first-floor children’s area bathrooms will be available to the public during Kids First Friday.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the James V. Brown 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.  

Visit for more information or call 570-326-0536.

The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Walk-in passport services are available. The Brown Library is the 2021 PA Library of the Year.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

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