This month, the Crozer Library is recognizing several important events, among them the 20th anniversary of September 11th. Designed with social distancing in mind, these programs provide opportunities for you and your family to reflect on the importance of literacy and service and include activities you can take home. We hope to see you in September.
9/11 Memorial and Museum Exhibit
September 7th – September 11th
From September 7th through September 11th, the Crozer Library is honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a poster exhibit. Housed in the Community Room, the exhibit is comprised of 14 informative posters with images from the Museum’s collection. These posters focus on the events of the day and its aftermath. The presentation will also feature videos recalling the heroic sacrifices from that day. Activities for families will be available to take home. The exhibit will be open during regular Library hours, and social distancing protocols will be in place.
International Literacy day
While learning to read is not quite the same as breaking a code, the written word can seem mysterious and cryptic to those who cannot read. In fact, as young children learn the connections between letters and sounds, they “decode” the words on the page. To celebrate International Literacy Day this year, the Crozer Library is looking for some “code breakers.” Stop by the Library starting September 7th and pick up one of the coded messages – for young kids, for middle schoolers, and for teens and adults. Break the code and win a prize. The contest ends on September 11th. Find out more about UNESCO’s Literacy Day commemorations by clicking here.
Tuesday Mornings and Thursday Afternoons
Have a question about your cell phone, tablet, laptop, or other device? Need a computer question answered? Make an appointment to meet with a Library staff member. Click on the link below to register for a session. Then stop by the Library for a socially distanced, individualized session. Be sure to bring your device with you. Click here to register.
Digital Skills WorkshoPS
Mondays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 P.m.
Offered from August 2021 through May 2022, this series of workshops covers basic digital skills. The first workshop sessions are already filled.
Call the Library at 610-494-3454 to sign up for October’s workshop sessions – Communications Basics – to learn about email and Zoom. Crozer’s workshops meet on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Digital Skills Workshops are made possible by an ARPA grant from Delaware County and are a collaboration of the Delaware County Workforce Development Board, the Delaware County Literacy Council, PA CareerLink, the J. Lewis Crozer Library, and the Upper Darby Libraries.
Fall Reading Challenges
Lots of reading challenges underway in September. Create or log into your Beanstack account and start (or keep) reading. Log your reading, complete the badges and activities, write reviews of the books you read. Click here to create a new Beanstack account or to log in and get started on a new challenge.
emlen tunnell Coloring Contest
Join the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum as it honors Delco sports legend and NFL Hall of Fame member Emlen Tunnell. In recognition of Mr. Tunnell’s accomplishments during WWII, the U.S. Coast Guard is naming its 45th Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) in honor of Steward’s Mate 1st Class Emlen Lewis Tunnell. The Museum is sponsoring a coloring contest in anticipation of the commissioning ceremony to be held on October 15th at the U.S. Coast Guard – Delaware Bay Sector in Philadelphia. You can stop by the Library to pick up the coloring page or download it at https://emlentunnell.org/. All entries must be submitted by October 1, 2021.
Take and Make Craft
September 21 – 25
You can’t have autumn in Pennsylvania without apples. Stop by the Library and pick up a bag with all the supplies to make a tissue paper apple. You and your children or grandchildren can make a wall hanging or, perhaps, a thank you card for their teacher. Available while supplies last. No registration. Adapted from kidsactivities.com