Blossburg Memorial Library is hosting many kids and adult programs under the theme, “A Universe of Stories,” this summer. All programs are free thanks to generous community grants and donations.

SummerQuest (formerly Summer Reading), will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesdays until July 16. The stars are the inspiration for our program this summer which will include projects, games, books, and STEAM activities.

We will even discuss stories from other cultures like ancient Egypt. Whether they are dreamers or future scientists, kids ages 4 to 12 will be inspired to be creative.

Momentum Music Services will facilitate “Rhyme in Time,” Fridays from July 12 through Aug. 23 from 11:30 to 12:15 p.m, (no program Aug. 2).

This program is for 0-5 year-olds and their parents or caregivers.

We will offer exposure to a wide variety of musical experiences based on traditional nursery rhymes.

Being exposed to the rhythm and patterns of words, both in rhymes and songs, is one of the foundations of early literacy.

We will explore these concepts through singing, instrument exploration, and movement to music, all while having fun and fostering an early love of reading and the creative arts. Space is limited; pre-register at the library.

This program is free to participants thanks to a generous grant from the Jones Foundation of Blossburg.

Our adult health seminars continue with, “Current Health,” on Thursday, July 25.

At 3 p.m. we will start with opioids and Naloxone and segue to Lyme Disease at 4:30 p.m. A healthy snack will be served between presentations.

Attend one or both – these topics are for anybody of any age who wants to learn more. Presented by Kara Gochnauer, BSN, RN, population nurse with the PA Department of Health. No pre-registration necessary.

Our next book club meeting is Tuesday, July 30 at 6 p.m.

We will discuss “The Hollow Ground,” a novel by Natalie S. Harnett.

Join us for a discussion about this tale of a family in Pennsylvania coal country and how their lives were irrevocably changed by devastating coal mine fires. Inspired by real-life events.

Stop by anytime to pick up the book. Anybody can join us, even if they haven’t read the book — feel free to bring a friend.

Many more free summer programs for people of all ages will be offered at the library – look for details and registration materials on Facebook.

For more information about any of Blossburg Memorial Library’s activities and amenities, contact us at 570-638-2197 or blosslib@epix.net.