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#ManOfBronze Donors Honored
State College’s #ManOfBronze, Downtown Eugene Brown, has been making a name for himself - and for the donors who helped bring him to our community. On April 30, State College residents Rich and Sally Kalin were presented with the Ingrid P. Holtzman Award to recognize their gift to the community of Downtown Eugene Brown, a statue at the intersection of Beaver Avenue and Allen Street. Downtown Eugene Brown was commissioned by the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts on behalf of Schlow Library and the Centre Area Transportation Authority, and was created by Gavin Gardner, who modelled the life-size statue after his own grandfather.

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Want to make a librarian smile?
When you shop AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Schlow Library. Simply follow this link and register for AmazonSmile: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/24-0857113

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Thank you, Centre County!
Thanks to more than 400 donors, the Friends of Schlow raised $44,633 during this year’s Centre Gives. In addition to receiving a pro-rated match from Centre Foundation, the Friends of Schlow will also claim the $3,000 bonus prize for the most unique donors. Also during Centre Gives, three donor-advised funds made grant distributions to the Friends of Schlow Library: the M.W. and Margaret S. Schreffler Fund, the XYZ Fund, and the Edward and Deborah Klevans Fund.

We are tremendously grateful for this generous show of support. Your contributions will help sustain the level of service our community has come to know and love. Whether you are drawn to Schlow for the books, the digital resources, children’s programming, or our many other features, Schlow is your Centre of Reading and Learning - and remains so thanks to the support of this community.

Read, Reflect, Connect
Everyone knows that Schlow Library is the place to connect with books. Did you also know that Schlow is the place to connect with book lovers? Thanks to our monthly book clubs, community members can come together to read and discuss popular books in meetings led by our library staff.

Book discussion groups give us the opportunity to reflect not only on the books we read, but also on universal questions posed by great literature. Says author Shilpi Somaya Gowda, “That opportunity for reflection and connection is the greatest role art can play in life.”

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Upcoming Events and Summer Reading Registration
Summer Reading Kickoff: Family Fun Day
Saturday, June 6, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Meet superheroes, watch a magic show, get a balloon animal, and more!

Summer Reading Kickoff: World Sounds Concert
Saturday, June 6, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Kick off summer with concerts from the Society for Indian Music and Arts and Penn State Taiko!

Visit Schlow's website to view our calendar of events for both children and adults. And remember to register for our Summer Reading Programs online or in person!

What’s worth more than gold? Our volunteers!

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Schlow Library recently celebrated its 84 volunteers with a special volunteer appreciation brunch. This event, sponsored by the Friends of Schlow Library, is an annual tradition with a new theme each year - this year, the Olympic games.

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Summer Reading Is For Everyone!
What do rocket building, ukuleles, and reptiles have in common? They are all part of Schlow’s Summer Reading Program, coming your way starting June 1!

Schlow’s Summer Reading Program brings reading to a new level for children, teens, and adults with exciting programming and great incentive prizes. This community-wide adventure in reading has something for everyone: music, an adult craft studio, and children’s Discovery Days, just to name a few.

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Read to Your Child and Enter to Win a Storybook Quilt

In August, Schlow Library launched its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Recently, the program had its first finisher, 20-month-old Mae Chazal! The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages caregivers to read 1,000 books to their children before they begin kindergarten. An ambitious endeavor, to be sure - but one that is of critical importance. Studies show that reading to children helps build their vocabulary and promotes reading readiness, and helps prepare them for a lifetime of reading and learning.

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