Book Club will Meet on December 10

The next meeting of the Coudersport Public Library’s Book Club will take place on Wednesday, December 10, at 1:30 pm.  The Club will be discussing the book The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard.  scent

Publisher’s Weekly gave The Scent of Rain and Lightning a starred review, “With exquisite sensitivity, Edgar-finalist Pickard (The Virgin of Small Plains) probes a smoldering cold case involving the Linders, a cattle ranching family that’s ruled the small, tight-knit community of Rose, Kans., for generations.

All are welcome to join us for our monthly book club. There is no cost to join the book club. Books are provided at no cost by the Potter-Tioga Library System. You can ask for a copy of the book at the circulation desk.

Class of 1974 Donate to Library Building Fund


Dennis Goodenough and Terri Shaffer present an envelope with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the CAHS Class of 1974 to Coudersport Library Board members Jane Metzger and Billie Haskins in front of a model for the new timber frame construction library building.

Members of the Coudersport Area High School class of 1974 gathered for their 40th graduation reunion on September 13 and chose to celebrate by making a collective donation to the Coudersport Public Library Building Fund.  These moneys will be used to help fund the planned construction of a new library building scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015.

Terri (Booth) Shaffer, a classmate and Library Trustee, brought a table-top model of the future building and explained the how the new building will function.  She also shared information on some of the programs the Library provides to the community, particularly free internet access to families who may not be able to afford in-home service.  The Library provides a lending collection including books, reference materials, periodicals, recorded books, DVDs and more to the community free of charge. Programming at the library includes story hour and other programs for children, book club, programs for adults, and public space for open dialogue on critical issues.

“We so appreciate the generous support of the Class of 1974 as we begin a capital campaign to help make our dream of a new library a reality that will benefit our community for years to come,” says Jane Metzger, Library Board President.

Coudersport Public Library Trustees have embarked on a unique plan to use local resources to build a new structure adjacent to the current library building. A capital campaign committee is being organized with Georgianna Leete, Anne Acker and Linda Lane volunteering to serve as co-chairpersons to work to raise the funds needed to complete the project.


Baby Lapsit Program Returns for Autumn 2014

Our Books and Babies Lapsit Program returns this Autumn on Wednesday mornings at 10am. lapsit_aut_2014

This free program emphasizes adult and child interaction through short, colorful books, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs.

There will be time following the program for adults and babies to make new friends and engage in creative play.

The program is designed for babies ages 0-2 years and their caregivers

No registration is required.  Contact the library at (814)274-9382 with questions.

Preschool Story Hour Autumn 2014

Our Preschool Story Hour program will return on September 16 and run through December 16.  This free weekly program meets on Tuesday mornings at 10am at the library and lasts approximately 30-45 minutes with songs, stories, and crafts.  Children ages 3-5 and caregivers are invited to attend this fun and educational program.  Registration is not required for this drop-in program.  A schedule of themes can be found below.  Please call the Library at (814)274-938storytime2 with questions.

Tuesdays at 10am

September 16: Pirates

September 23: Farm Animals

September 30: Monkey Business

October 7: Falling Leaves

October 14: Owls

October 21: Pumpkins and Apples

October 28: Halloween Tales

November 4: No Story Hour- Election Day

November 11: Construction Junction

November 18: Turkey Time

November 25: Thanksgiving Tales

December 2: Counting Cookies

December 9: Snowy Snowmen

December 16: A Visit with Santa

Books Unlimited Gala to be held Tuesday, Nov. 11

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the directors of the Coudersport Public Library will host the twenty-ninth annual Books Unlimited charity fundraiser in the Coudersport Consistory ballrooms. This is the main fundraiser that we use to support the day-to-day operations and services that our library provides for our community.

Reverend Evon Lloyd is pictured donating her beautiful original painting done in acrylics, "Lake Erie Sunset," to Librarian Keturah Cappadonia.

Reverend Evon Lloyd is pictured donating her beautiful original painting done in acrylics, “Lake Erie Sunset,” to Librarian Keturah Cappadonia.

The evening will start off with browsing, socializing, and cocktails. It will continue with heavy hors d’oeuvres and delicious desserts, intermingled with our usual door prizes and fund raising events of auctions and raffles. Tickets for the Gala cost $30 and are available from members of the Library Board, Friends, or at the Library. We are very confident that the evening will be as enjoyable as it has been in the past.

We are looking for items of high quality that we may offer for auction, raffles, and/or door prizes. These may be gift certificates, arts and crafts, antiques, or any usable modern merchandise. Of course, monetary donations are also greatly appreciated, no matter the amount. If you wish, you may leave items at the Library or you may call the Library at 274-9382 to arrange for pickup. We need to have all donations in by Friday, Oct. 31, so they can be listed in our program booklet.


We thank everyone in advance for theiBooks Unlimited Dinner Poster_2014r support of our local library.



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