Union County Library System Plans Community Pantry

Daniel Prince

Weekly update: program break, kindergarten readiness center, help wanted, and more

The Union County Library System continues its program break this week as the staff prepares for upcoming fall programming. Tuesday Storytime is expected to resume in-person at the library on Tuesday, August 24, at 10 a.m.

With school starting next week, don’t forget to check out the new kindergarten readiness center at the library, presented in partnership with Union County First Steps. The center provides free information and resources for parents and families. The center also has plenty of fun activities for the kids, with picture books, workbooks, puzzles, flash cards, handwriting station, dress-up clothes, puppets, a variety of learning activities, and more. The center is unstaffed and will be open whenever the library is open. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible caregiver at all times.

The library system has a job opening for a part-time library assistant. The position requires that the applicant have a valid driver’s license and be able to work evenings and weekends. For information and an employment application, go to www.unionlibrary.org/employment, or stop by the library at 300 East South Street. You can submit the application by emailing jobs@unionlibrary.org or drop it off at the library.

The library is planning a Community Food Pantry at the Carnegie Library. The pantry will be available for community use and is completely anonymous. Help is needed, however. If you would like to support the library’s effort, Annie Jones has created an Amazon wish list with items needed. It is available at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/33B7J7PTK28Q8. Some items on the list include packages of Ritz peanut butter crackers, Hormel Compleats Roast Beef and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Starkist tuna, Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs, and several more items, 14 in all. Prices range from $8.62 to $35.97, depending on what you buy.

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