Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Planning Magical Evening for Daddies and Daughters, Tickets Available Now

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Planning Magical Evening for Daddies and Daughters, Tickets Available Now

The Friends of the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum (BCM) will host its 3rd annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Sunday, July 28 from 3-6 p.m. at the Museum, 2 West 7th Street, Bloomsburg.

Daughters may be escorted by dad, grandpa, Uncle, or any special person who fits this role.

The Museum will be transformed into every little girl’s dream with live unicorn meet and greets, a red carpet photo shoot, fun crafts and activities, and of course – dancing!

Tickets include appetizers and desserts, live unicorn meet and greets, red carpet special photo opportunities, limousine rides thanks to Susquehanna Valley Limousines, a live DJ, and dancing under a tent. There will also be themed and guided crafts.

All guests must purchase a ticket to enter. Tickets are $50 for a dad and daughter ticket; additional daughter tickets are $15. Purchase tickets online at https://bit.ly/bcm-dance24

Limited VIP tickets include all of the above plus corsage and boutonniere, a private unicorn meet and greet, and a VIP time slot (between 2-4:00 p.m.) for hair and makeup.

The lead sponsor for the event is Service 1st Federal Credit Union, with additional funding from Fruit’s Fuel Service, Karen Gronsky School of Dance, Thrivent Financial, American Legion Post 804, First Keystone Community Bank, Susquehanna Kids, and Zimmer Insurance.

Businesses interested in sponsorship can contact Lisa Leighton at [email protected].

Moms can also participate – there will be a special VIP red carpet spot for picture taking. Moms are also encouraged to volunteer at the event. Sign up to volunteer online at https://forms.gle/YSxMNj2CACp988Dx5

For more information, visit http://www.the-childrens-museum.org or search for the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum on Facebook.

The Wellsboro Art Club to host Plein Air Class

The Wellsboro Art Club to host Plein Air Class

The Wellsboro Art Club will be hosting Filomena Jack for two plein air (outdoor) painting classes for children on Saturday, June 29 th . Students will learn how to better observe their surroundings and record what they see. The project’s intention is to help students learn new skills while focusing on the interesting things around them. Students will use quality papers, pens, brushes, and watercolor paints, which will be provided. They will learn about color theory, design, and use of tools. Students will keep their projects and supplies at the end of class. These classes are intended to teach children the basics of painting outside (en plein air) so that they can feel confident enough to participate in the Wellsboro Art Club’s upcoming Wellsboro Wilds Plein Air Festival that will be held on Sept 13 th and 14 th of this year.

Filomena Jack is a teaching artist who has worked with diverse communities for more than 25 years. She received her BFA from Jersey City University and creates fine art and street art, including murals. In addition to teaching art classes, Filomena also teaches basic sewing classes and modern hula hooping as a form of meditative movement. She is certified in personal development training and uses this education to guide students toward positive mental health practices.

Each session is limited to 18 students. The first session will be from 10-11:30AM and is for 8 to 12 year-olds. The second session will be from 1-2:30 PM for 13 to 17 year-olds. The cost is $10 per student. Materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Sign up by contacting the director at 570-724-1917 or emailing [email protected].

On the day of the class Students will gather at the Studio at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA – behind the Green Free Library) for instruction and then will make their way outside with the teacher. Please make sure they are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. If it is raining, a tent will be provided.

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Receives Grant From PPL Foundation for “Equitable Access to STEM Resources for Rural Communities”

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is pleased to announce it has received a $17,190 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the Museum’s “Equitable Access to STEM Resources for Rural Communities” program.

The project puts STEM resources into the hands of underserved students in isolated rural communities. It builds on a successful pilot program the Museum ran in collaboration with PPL and the Smithsonian Science Education Center. The piloted program’s goal was to connect resources that follow the Pennsylvania new STEELS Academic Standards with at-risk students and their teachers. These funds will support expanding the program and includes producing online professional development courses for teachers. These additional resources will allow the Museum to expand this program throughout its service region.

“Receiving this grant from the PPL Foundation is a tremendous boost for our mission to bring high-quality STEM education to underserved rural communities,” said Dr. Ginny Weibel, Director of the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. “This project is crucial because it not only provides vital resources to students who might otherwise be overlooked, but it also empowers teachers with the tools they need to inspire the next generation of innovators. We are thrilled to expand our program and continue making a significant impact in these communities.”

“PPL supports communities where all are respected, valued and free to reach their full potential in life,” said Lissette Santana, PPL Foundation president. “The PPL Foundation is proud to recognize programs supporting underserved communities and advancing equity and inclusion in the communities we serve.”

The PPL Foundation announced the recipients of its Powering Equity Grants, awarding $203,000 in grants to support 30 organizations working to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in the communities they serve.

About the PPL Foundation
Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations working to create vibrant, sustainable communities; promote diversity, equity and inclusion; and empower each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in eastern and central Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit pplcares.com.

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces State Science Fair Winners

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces State Science Fair Winners

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is excited to announce that the eight students who participated in the Museum’s Science Fair held on January 18th recently competed at the state-level Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) after finishing first in the Regional PJAS Fair. The museum had 32 students from 6 schools and homeschool groups competing at the local science fair held at the Bloomsburg Fire Company. From that, 19 students were sent to the regional fair at Susquehanna University on March 9th. Students who scored a first award at the Regional Fair qualified for the state science fair held this past Monday, March 20th at Penn State University.
The Museum sponsored eight students at the state fair. The following is a list of the students, the schools they represented, their projects, and the awards they received at the state fair.
  • Blake Rothermel, 8th grade, Line Mountain Middle School, project: “Development of a Water Purification Device” First Award
  • Emily Miller, 8th grade,   Montgomery Area, project: “Unraveling the Human Brain: The Stroop Effect” First Award
  • Isabelle Clinard, 8th grade, Montgomery Area, project: “First-Person Accounts: Is there a Time Limit for Memory?” Second Award
  • Chase Waring, 8th  grade, Montgomery Area, project: “Pepsi vs Coke: A Bias Study” Third Award
  • Lily Gingery, 8th grade, Montgomery Area, project “Are Composite Faces More Attractive than Real Faces?” First Award
  • Charlie Corbeil, 9th grade, Homeschooled, project: “Investigating Pigments in Plants Using Paper Chromatography” Second Award
  • Tim Farwell, 9th grade,  Homeschooled, project: “Investigating Quality of Blown Snow Under Different Conditions” First Award
  • Nathan Corbeill, 11th Homeschooled, project: “Measuring Photosynthesis Rates Using a Floating Leaf Assay” First Award

Columbia County Traveling Library and Bloomsburg Public Library Join Forces for Spectacular Summer Learning Kick-off Event

BLOOMSBURG, PA—Get ready for a summer of fun and learning as the Columbia County Traveling Library and Bloomsburg Public Library come together for an unforgettable Summer Learning kick-off event. Set to take place on Saturday, June 1st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this free community festival promises a day of excitement, exploration, and opportunities for discovery for babies, toddlers, and kids entering into Pre-K through 8th grade this fall.

Partnering to bring the community a fun and educational experience, the Columbia County Traveling Library and Bloomsburg Public Library have activities and attractions that will engage and delight visitors of all ages. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a variety of engaging activities and games, including:

● Paper Plate Mazes
● Friendship Bracelet Making
● Alka Seltzer Rockets
● Nature Scavenger Hunt
● Backyard Bouncin-Jungle Obstacle Course

For nature enthusiasts, the Bird Watch Station will provide an opportunity to observe local wildlife up close with binoculars and a bird guide. Meanwhile, the Flashlight Fun Puppet Theater will captivate imaginations with shadow puppetry inside a blackout tent.

Thrill-seekers can put their skills to the test at the Library Olympic Challenge, featuring events such as Book Stacking, Book Balance, and the Fast Alphabet. And for those with a creative streak, Fort Building and Crack the Code activities will spark innovation and problem-solving.

The beloved Princess Rapunzel will join the festivities from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., adding a touch of magic to the day’s events. Additionally, community partners, including The Children’s Museum, Rohrbach’s Farm, and The Exchange’s Art Cart, will be on hand to provide additional entertainment and activities.

To top it all off, each attendee will receive a goody bag filled with valuable information about the Summer Learning Programs at the Bloomsburg Public Library and the Columbia County Traveling Library, ensuring that the learning journey continues long after the kick-off event concludes. Free snacks and drinks will be provided.

Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to kick off your summer with a day of excitement, exploration, and enrichment! Join us at Bloomsburg Town Park on Saturday, June 1st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a celebration you won’t soon forget.

For more information about the Summer Learning kickoff event and program, visit bloomsburgpl.org, travelinglibrary.org, call the Bloomsburg Public Library at 570-784-0883, or call the Traveling Library at 570-387-8782.

The Bloomsburg Public Library was founded in 1889 and is proud to serve all of Columbia County with our partners the Columbia County Traveling Library and the Orangeville Public Library. It is the mission of the Bloomsburg Public Library to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and lively environment that inspires and enriches our community through access to materials, resources, innovative programs, and experiences that promote lifelong learning, literacy, and creativity. For more information about the Library, its services, programs, and events, visit the website at bloomsburgpl.org.

The Columbia County Traveling Library was founded in 1941 and serves as a vital resource for rural communities across Columbia County. Comprising the Traveling Library, Central Branch, Benton Area Branch, and Catawissa Area Branch, along with partnerships with Orangeville Public Library and Greenwood Friends School Library, the Traveling Library offers access to a diverse collection of books, audiobooks, and DVDs. Through personalized service, community ownership, and a commitment to literacy and lifelong learning, the Traveling Library fosters a connected community of readers, learners, and volunteers. For more information about the Traveling Library’s services, programs, and locations, visit the website at travelinglibrary.org.

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces June Programs/Camps

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces June Programs/Camps

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum, 2 West 7th Street, is pleased to announce its programs for June.
The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 am-4 pm. For more information about these and additional programs, visit the-childrens-museum.org

SUMMER CAMPS

Art with Anne I
June 3-7th
10:00AM-1:00PM

Register online: https://bit.ly/bcm-paint324

Join Anne Cosper, Bloomsburg resident, Art Cart Facilitator, and life-long artist who really likes the creative process for this week-long summer camp! The only thing better than making things? Making things with other people! Make sure you put your creative caps on! Anne will be teaching two sessions of Art with Anne; each will be a little bit different. Ages 6+

Maker Camp I
June 3-7th; 10-1:00 p.m.
Ages 6-14

Register Online: https://bit.ly/bcm-maker124

At Maker Camp, campers will dive into the fundamentals of manufacturing and engineering design processes, gaining hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies. From 3D printing and laser cutters to plastic formers, soldering, woodworking, hand tools, and other machinery, our campers will have the opportunity to unleash their imaginations and bring their ideas to life. Ages 6-14.

Ag Camp at Rohrbach’s
June 10-14th

Register Online: rohrbachsfarm.net

For kids who have completed K-8th grade. Each day on the farm will be filled with hands on learning and education! In partnership with the PA Mobile Ag Lab and the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum, each day will be filled with guest speakers and hands on fun to help children learn about Agriculture careers and practices. The camp is broken up into small groups by grade level for the relevant and impactful learning.

Tiny Taste Buds: A PreK Cooking Camp
June 10-14th
Session A: 9-10:00 a.m.
Session B: 11-12:00 p.m.

Register Online: https://bit.ly/bcm-prekcook24

Welcome to our Preschool Cooking and Storytime Summer Camp—an enchanting adventure designed for young minds ages 2-5 to explore the magic of stories and the joy of cooking! Our camp combines the wonder of storytelling with hands-on cooking activities, fostering creativity, imagination, and a love for learning in your little ones.

3D Printing & Laser Cutting:
Toy and Game Design
June 24-28th; 6-8:00 p.m.

Register Online: https://bit.ly/bcm-3D24

Walk through the engineering design process to create your own toy. Students will brainstorm ideas for toys, create a 3D design of their project in a CAD program, learn how to troubleshoot their design for production and print out a final version of their creation to take home. Ages 9+

Enchanting Adventures with Princess
Belle: A Royal Preschool Camp
June 17th-21st
Session A: 9-10:00 a.m.
Session B: 11-12:00 p.m.

Register Online: https://bit.ly/bcm-belle24

Our enchanting camp is designed to transport your little ones into the fairy-tale world of Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Immerse your child in a whimsical realm of creativity, friendship, and discovery, where every moment is filled with joy and wonder. Ages 2-5

Creative Arts Camp I
June 24-28th; 10-1:00 p.m.

Register Online: https://bit.ly/bcm-arts1

In this exciting art camp, 6-12 year olds will have the opportunity to develop their creativity and artistic skills by working with a variety of media and approaches, sometimes way outside of the box! This creative camp will unleash your child’s imagination and give them the freedom to express themselves both independently and collaboratively all while fostering new friendships. Projects change every summer, allowing kids to come back each year and try something new! Presented by Mock Pie Studio artist and Artspace member Sara Mika.

PROGRAMS
First Friday: June 7th

10 AM – 7 PM
The museum will be open until 7 PM.

PreK: Wild Roots
June 4th and 18th

10 – 11 AM
Pre-K children come to explore the wild in this nature-based program. We will learn about animals, insects, birds, trees, and the world around us. We will read together, make a craft, and combine music and movement as we explore and play in nature! Included with admission.

$2 Tuesday
June 18th
10 AM – 4 PM
On the third Tuesday of the month, there’s $2 admission all day! The Exchange will host hands-on Art Cart projects from 10 AM – 2 PM.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Kitties with Kiddies
June 1st
9:30-10:15 AM
Register online: https://bit.ly/bcm-kitties24
We are excited to host this special story time with kittens from the Animal Resource Center. A themed craft is included. Space is limited. Parents and children need to register. Proceeds benefit the Animal Resource Center.

VISIT US OFF-SITE
Saturday, June 1st
Degenstein Community Library
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Degenstein Rescue Fair
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tuesday, June 4th
Milton Public Library
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Saturday, June 8th
Knoxville Public Library
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Monday, June 17th
Girls on the Run
1:00 – 2:30 PM

Tuesday, June 18th
Shamokin Coal-Twp Library
6-7 PM

Wednesday, June 19th
Girls on the Run
1:00 – 2:30 PM

Monday, June 24th
Elkland Community Library
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 25th
Mt Carmel Library
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Priestly-Forsyth Memorial Library
6:30 – 7:30 PM

Wednesday, June 26th
Selinsgrove REC
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Green Free Library
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Thursday, June 27th
Blossburg Memorial Library
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Montgomery House Library
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 29th
Galeton Library
2:00 – 3:00 PM