ARTS Engage Day Activities Set For August 1

Reading is not only important to a child’s educational, career and social development, it also pays great dividends.

Youngsters, who participate in the Lackawanna County Library System’s Summer Reading Clubs, receive a passport that offers them admittance to a variety of County cultural events.

One activity that the passport is good for is the Thursday, August 1, ARTS Engage Day at the Electric City Trolley Museum on 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, on the property of the Steamtown National Historic Site, from 10 AM – 1 PM.

Children with a passport will gain free admission to the program, have access to a variety of fun arts activities and be able to enjoy a discounted trolley ride.

Initiated in 2006, the passport program is a collaboration between the Library System and the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. It entitles the holder to one free admission at the Electric City Trolley Museum, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tours, Steamtown National Historic Site, the Everhart and Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museums, and the Scranton Cultural Center.

Each Summer since its inception, the passport program has provided children with more than 10,000 free admissions to the County’s major attractions.

For more information on ARTS Engage! Day, please contact the Arts & Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 102, or visit


Lackawanna County Call for Artists ARTS Engage! Day

This program is a partnership with Lackawanna County’s Arts and Culture Department and the Office of Youth and Family Services and the County Library System Passport Program. Art activities will be featured in the Trolley Museum and admission will be free for children with their Lackawanna County Library Passport card.

Lackawanna County is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 7-13 to work at our Art in the Park program this summer. Artists that have been selected by the committee will be paid a stipend rate of $250 (two hundred, fifty dollars).

Applicants should apply by submit the application form, a proposal 1-2 page proposal outlining the art activity and a one page bio or resume.

If you have any questions, please contact Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director Arts andCulture, 570.963.6590 ex. 102 or by email | download application