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Tree Fest of Children's Books

Tree Fest 2018 will once again fill the windows and in fact all of Gelnett Memorial Library with trees and wreaths, lights, and ornaments and the magic of decorators each capturing the theme of a children's book.

Tree Fest is a way of promoting reading and of emphasizing the importance of children's books. Funds raised by the sale of vote tickets benefit the summer reading program serving not only Gelnett Memorial Library young patrons but all Snyder County Libraries youth patrons.


Decorator information will be available in early September for Tree Fest 2018

Tickets will be sold at the library for you to vote for YOUR favorite tree or wreath. Funds are raised at Tree Fest by the sale of vote tickets which visitors use to choose favorite trees/wreaths.

Tree Fest 2017 Winners!!

Thank you to Kay Poeth for these photos!

Popular Choice Winners...
Gold - 1st Place Tree - Selinsgrove Senior Center, "From Sheep to Sweater" by Ellen Tarlow
Silver - 2nd Place Tree - Rivertown Coalition for Clean Air and Water, "All the Way to the Ocean" by Joel Harper
Bronze - 3rd Place Tree - Shine Children Shine of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Shamokin Dam "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" by Kadir Nelson
Favorite Wreath - Selinsgrove Area Intermediate School, Mrs. McEvoy and Mrs. Varner, "My Father's Dragon" by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Judges' Choice Winners...
Judges' Choice 1st Place Tree - Seals Den, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Judges' Choice 2nd Place Tree - Middleburg Elementary Kindergarten, "I Stink" by Kate & Jim McMullen
Judges' Choice Wreath - Selinsgrove Area Community Pool, "Caillou Learns to Swim" by Sarah Margaret Johanson

How can YOU help Tree Fest?

Tree Fest is made possible through the help of many volunteers. We can use your help during set-up, clean up or "tree sitting" - welcoming visitors and selling tickets during the hours the library is open.


Make a donation. Checks should be made out to Friends of Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library and mailed to Friends at P.O. Box 112, Selinsgrove 17870
Publish information about Tree Fest in church bulletins and company newsletters.
Talk up our Fourteenth Annual Tree Fest; tell your friends; invite them to visit.
When you visit Tree Fest, buy tickets to vote for your favorite tree and wreath.
Purchase unique handcrafted ornaments, wreaths or tiny trees donated by our decorators and volunteers.
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