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expanded hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Erin Wincek
Blasco Library Coordinator
Ph: (814)451-6911
ewincek@eriecountypa.gov

INCREASED HOURS AT LIBRARY BRANCH LOCATIONS

Erie, PA – March 29, 2016 – The Erie County Public Library is proud to announce expanded hours at three of its branch locations beginning the week of April 11, 2016. The hours at the Edinboro Branch Library, Iroquois Avenue Branch Library, and the Lincoln Community Center Library will be:

Monday and Tuesday             9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday – Saturday           9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday                                    Closed

Expanded and consistent hours will provide increased access to library resources for the Library’s branch communities. Currently, the Millcreek Branch is the only branch library offering 54 hours of service each week. Beginning April 11, all branch locations will meet the same service hours as Millcreek, giving all communities the opportunity to access essential resources at convenient times. The Blasco Memorial Library is the home of the library system and will continue to offer 66 hours of service each week.

The increased branch hours come just in time for National Library Week, an observance sponsored by the American Library Association. Each Erie County Public Library location will hold special events between April 11-18 in honor of National Library Week and expanded branch hours.

Therapy Dogs United

therapy dogs unitedOn the third Tuesday and Wednesday of every month, children are invited to read to a therapy dog at the Edinboro Branch Library at 3:30 p.m. On Tuesdays, the dogs are available until 7 p.m.; on Wednesdays, the dogs stay until 4:30 pm.

Therapy Dogs United brings the dogs to the branch library for children to practice their reading skills. The dogs love to listen while the children gain reading confidence without any judgment.

The Edinboro Branch Library is located at 413 Plum Street, Edinboro, PA  16412. For more information and to register, please call (814) 451-7081.

IdeaShare

On the first Saturday of every month in 2016, Blasco Library will host IdeaShare Sessions.  The free, drop-in sessions will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.in Fiction Seating Area.

The dates for the sessions are:

April 2
May 5

Aspiring entrepreneurs can drop in for a guided conversation on business or product ideas with  Moderator Bill Scholz, the Innovation Collaborative’s Operations and Communications Lead. Patrons will be encouraged to connect, network, and be inspired with the help of this Community Partner.

The Blasco Library is located at 160 East Front St, Erie, PA  16507. For more information, please call (814)451-6927 or email library-reference@eriecountypa.gov.

The Practice of Breath

Blue sign with arrow pointing right, directing traffic one way

The Edinboro Branch Library hosts First Tuesdays -The Practice of Breath on April 5 and May 3 at 6 p.m.

Discover the art and science of breathing to access your inner calm and inner peace. Join Jean Fera, E-RYT 500, certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, for an hour of mindful breathing and guided relaxation practices.

The Edinboro Branch Library is located at 413 Plum Street, Edinboro, PA  16412. For more information and to register, please call (814) 451-7081.

Therapy Dogs

therapy dogs unitedOn the second Tuesday of every month, children are invited to read to a therapy dog at the Lincoln Community Center Library at 4:30 p.m.

Therapy Dogs United brings the dogs to the branch library for children to practice their reading skills. The dogs love to listen while the children gain reading confidence without any judgment.

The Lincoln Community Center Library is located at 1255 Manchester Road, Erie, PA  16505. For more information, please call (814) 451-7085.

Ask Annie: Read to a Therapy Dog

AnnieAsk Annie: Read to a Therapy Dog will take place on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Mead’s Children Storytime Room at the Blasco Library.

The dates are March 16, April 20 and May 18.

Children fifteen and under can practice their reading skills with Annie the Therapy Dog. Annie loves to listen and play while her young visitors gain reading confidence and fluency, and make a new furry friend! Annie’s owner and trainer Karen Pruyn brings Annie to the Blasco Library to benefit new readers and readers who are struggling with their reading. Also, children who are timid around dogs can meet a gentle friendly therapy dog.

Please email library-childrens@eriecountypa.gov or call 451-6936 for more information.

Blasco Film Series

April 24  Avatar (2009) PG 13

May 29  Master and Commander (2003) PG 13

June 26  Refugee Kids: One Small   School Takes on the World

July 31  Life of Pi (2012) PG

Aug. 28  The Fault in Our Stars (2014) PG 13

Sept. 25  9 to 5 (1980) PG

Oct. 30  The Monuments Men (2014) PG 13

Nov. 27  I, Robot (3004) PG 13

Free and open to the public
1:30 p.m.
H.O. Hirt Auditorium

For more information, call (814)451-6927.

Supported by the Friends of the Erie County Library.