Crafting for a Cause

Tuesdays from 6-8 PM

Looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Join us each week as we use our love of crafting to support a local cause!

CURRENT CAUSE: Hats, Scarves and S.A.C.K.

In addition to creating and donating hats and scarves to local shelters, we will be supporting S.A.C..K. (Supporting a Community with Kindness) by creating crocheted/knit soap sacks, with soap in each, for homeless shelters, food pantries and transitional housing.



Magic Maker WOrkshopSecond Saturday of each month from 10 AM to 12 PM

Magic Maker Workshop supports the Magic Yarn Project by creating homemade wigs for children who have suffered hair loss due to chemotherapy treatments. Teens and Adults who would like to participate may do so in the following ways:

1) Donating funds to purchase materials and cover the cost to ship boxes of wigs that will be distributed to kids.

2) Crafting bedazzled flowers, decorating envelopes, organizing materials and cutting yarn.

3) Crocheting beanies and wig components. Please contact Sarah at to learn how to qualify to be an approved crocheter.


February 26th

Wednesday, February 26th from 6 to 8 PM

There will be materials available to create greeting cards. All are invited to bring a current project to work on alongside their fellow crafters.

Free. Materials and instructions will be provided. Please register at the circulation desk or by calling 610-373-9888.

Genealogy 101

Last Tuesday of Each Month

Tech Help Desk

Need Tech Help? Bring in your devices for help desk service on the last Tuesday of each month.  


February 27th at 6 PM

Novels at Night

We will be discussing TWO books this month, splitting our time. 

"The Bridges of Madison County" by Robert James Waller and "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

PLEASE NOTE: Novels at Night will be moving to the last THURSDAY of each month beginning in January of 2020.
Previously held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Standards & Information

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Regulates, funds, and supports education in Pennsylvania.

333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126

Pennsylvania State Standards
Standards children should meet in every subject at specific grade levels.

Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU)
The Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) provides programs and services to public school districts, nonpublic schools, and other human service organizations of Berks County, Pennsylvania. The BCIU also is a liaison agent between the schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

1111 Commons Boulevard, P.O. Box 16050, Reading, PA 19612-6050
fax: 610-987-8400


Curricula and Resources

ThoughtCo.- Homeschooling
Get advice on motivating and transitioning your student, plus keeping track of finances and teaching different age groups.
Donna Young has collected printables and resources for home, homeschool, and classrooms.

Home to thousands of quality, hand-picked resources including homeschooling lesson plans, unit studies, software, webquests, websites, and more.
Resources for excellent civics education. This website connects award-winning, comprehensive curriculum on the Constitution to daily civics news and student discussion.  

The Learning Network: Teaching & Learning with the New York Times
Provides teaching ideas, lesson plans, and more using the news as a base of learning.

Montessori Homeschooling
Helpful information and resources for establishing the Montessori-type learning environment in the home.

PBS Kids
Many fun, educational, interactive games for kids. For teachers:

Reading Eagle - Newspaper in Education
Free newspapers for classrooms, the Reading Eagle-sponsored spelling bee (homeschoolers welcome), Reading Eagle tours.


Advocacy & Support Groups

Home School Legal Defense Association
"HSLDA is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms."

National Home Education Legal Defense
"NHELD, LLC examines and explains the history of the law pertaining to homeschooling, and the authority of parents to instruct their children... It is important to note that the governmental authority to regulate education, as well as all other issues not specifically mentioned in the Federal Constitution, is left up to the states."

Pennsylvania Home Educators Association (PHEA)
"PHEA is an inclusive statewide coalition of home educators whose primary purpose is to provide accurate information and advocate for Pennsylvania home educators."